This Metaphorical Bar ep. 1: What We Wish We Knew About Writing

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Who Are We?

Carla M. Lee: An author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA with my partner and ridiculous dog.

Karen Healey: An author and teacher living in Christchurch, New Zealand with my awesome flatmate and an overgrown herb garden.

Robyn Fleming: I write, parent, and sometimes teach martial arts in Tucson, Arizona. My five year old is internet famous for asking whether our country is named after Captain America, which probably tells you everything you need to know about our household.

Episode Summary

Topic: What we wish we knew about writing.

  • You don’t have to finish everything, you’re allowed to decide something is terrible or you’re not ready yet and move on.
  • Conversely, sometimes you will hate it but need to keep going.
  • Create a group of writers who will support you and help you – maybe join fandom, worked for us.
  • Read everything.

Episode Links

Karen Healey books

Robyn Fleming and Karen Healey books

+ Athens to Aotearoa (contains Karen’s Guardian of the Dead essay)

Tessa Dare

Ask Your Friendly Neighborhood Bartender

Anonymous: What are your three favorite pieces of media you’ve consumed recently?




Find Us Online

Carla: @carlamlee on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram
Karen: @kehealey on Twitter, @karenhealey on Tumblr, and
Robyn: @robyn_writing on Twitter

Other Projects

The Nerd Degree, the live quiz panel show podcast on which Karen frequently appears

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