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March 23, 2020 @ 2:53 am

Episode 83: Friendship goals with Miranda Popkey & Zan Romanoff

Today, we’re sharing a conversation with a couple of writers who are definite goals – as writers, of course, but especially as friends. Zan Romanoff and Miranda Popkey met in college, and they talk to us about how their friendship has evolved, its role in their writing, and about writing women’s friendships in fiction. They also talk process, craft, and day jobs and writing – basically everything.

Zan Romanoff writes essays, journalism, and fiction, with a particular focus on and interest in areas of culture that don't always get the respect they deserve: stuff like fandom, food, and the Kardashian clan. She also writes YA, including the forthcoming novel Look, out on March 31 (make sure to preorder!), and lives in LA.

Miranda is a writer, editor, social worker, and translator from the Italian. She’s lived in California, Connecticut, Texas, New York, Missouri, and Italy. Right now, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and her dog, and her first novel, Topics of Conversation, was published by Knopf on January 7, 2020. You can find them at zanromanoff.com and mirandapopkey.com. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed talking to them!

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Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá. 

Have a question you'd like us to try to answer, or a topic you'd love to have us cover? Interested in being a guest? Contact us here.  Thanks for listening, and get to work!

If you like Marginally, you should check out #amwriting, with Jess and KJ, where two much more experienced writers talk through their processes with each other and celebrated guests.

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March 2, 2020 @ 12:02 am

Episode 82: Revisiting the Day Job Discussion

Today, we revisit the fundamental question of this podcast: how does a day job and writing fit together? What have we learned in the past few years, and what have the job changes we've both experienced taught us about this balancing act? We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this as well.

Also, during our regular book check-in, we go deep into how to transition between two plot strands that you're trying to weave together - and the struggles both of us have with that at the moment. We also talk about whether you're an over-writer or an under-writer when describing things - and how to think about it as a form of trust in the reader.

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As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá. 

Have a question you'd like us to try to answer, or a topic you'd love to have us cover? Interested in being a guest? Contact us here.  Thanks for listening, and get to work!

If you like Marginally, you should check out #amwriting, with Jess and KJ, where two much more experienced writers talk through their processes with each other and celebrated guests.

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