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Articles / April 17, 2020

The transcript for Podcast 401. Rewriting the Voice in Your Head: Creation and Inspiration with Dr. Nicole Peeler has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. ❤ Click here to subscribe to The Podcast →

Historical Mysteries, Dukes, & More
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Articles / April 17, 2020

The Alice Network RECOMMENDED: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is $3.99! RHG gave this one a B+: If you read and loved Code Name Verity this is a book for you. I said a couple of years ago that I expected a lot of World War I stories to come out of this centennial, and I’m pretty pleased to have been right. There are a lot of really interesting stories emerging.  I’m also really interested (for various reasons) in how people deal with the PTSD that come out of traumatic periods in history, and this story is a deeply layered exploration of just that. In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might…

401. Rewriting the Voice in Your Head: Creation and Inspiration with Dr. Nicole Peeler
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Articles / April 17, 2020

Dr. Nicole Peeler is an author of fantasy, and a professor of popular writing in the Seton Hill MFA in Popular Fiction Writing. We talk about SO MUCH and this is one of those episodes you might listen to a few times because it’s so inspiring and affirming. We discuss writing, confronting genre misconceptions, how one teaches popular writing and romance specifically, and writing your own catnip. Detours include vampires, sewing, hobbies, creativity that isn’t monetized, fashion, goals, and learning to love writing again and again. NB: This was recorded prior to the dark winter of RWA, and was also recorded prior to the international quarantine. But creativity in any form is getting me through the quarantimes. What about you? What’s your creative outlet, the ones you revel in? I’d love to know. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Listen to the podcast → Read the transcript → Here are the books we discuss in this podcast: You can find Nicole Peeler at her website, NicolePeeler.com, on Instagram @NicolePeeler, and on Medium, too. Her newsletter, which includes a free goal-setting journal, is at NicolePeeler.substack.com. We also mentioned: International Vampire Art and Film Festival Seton Hill University MFA – Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction The…