Creative Drive Podcast #61 – I Regret to Inform You by Lee Anderson

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Hello all!

On this special episode of Creative Drive we are thrilled to bring you a short piece by Lee Anderson!

Warning: This tale features violence and language.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lee has written short stories and essays for a multitude of small and large press publications, including “Fiction International” and “The Miami Herald.” He also wrote and staged two one-act plays in New York City, “Supper’s Ready” and “Little America.” He’s the author of the shocking horror novel “What Happened at Sisters Creek” and the critically-acclaimed short story collection “Dark Lords of the Trailer Park. Lee lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and calico.

SUPPORT THE AUTHOR HERE: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lee.anderson.writes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleeanderson Website: https://www.palmcirclepress.net


Read and Produced by J. Alejandro
Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a sec, please SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW this labor of love, and don’t forget to tell your writer friends! For more information, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive-podcast/

Gathered 6.16.21 – A cluster of inspiration

An assortment of content recommendations, project updates, and observations from a working class creative.

  • How to stay productive: Close them extra tabs on the browser. Turn off social media. Keep one email open. If you have a smidge of an idea, a plot device, or observation, you write it in the email. As the day progresses, you amass a cluster of ideas and impressions that you send to yourself at the end of the day. When you write an email to yourself with all the ideas you’ve had that day, it reminds you of how good it feels to receive correspondence.

Check out this stuff I found on the internet to inspire myself:

Make art. Make haste. Much love,

j

Hello, my name is Jaime Alejandro. I write and record stories about outcasts, the Other, and the working class (check out my writing portfolio!). I feature your poetry/short fiction from all walks of life on the Creative Podcast.

Gathered 6.14.21 – A cluster of inspiration

An assortment of content recommendations, project updates, and observations from a working class creative.

  • I have signed out of social media on my computers and my phone. I am struggling. I am out of the loop. An interesting realization that most of our time is spent on consumption, not useful observation. Be strong. You got this. I have signed out of my personal google drives to refrain from writing or focusing on extensive poetry endeavors in the middle of the day. I just have an email to send myself notes. This way the writing can be sharper. Under specific parameters, we can bloom.
  • I find that I give in to indulgence often. This morning, I stumbled on some videos that provided some clarity. I had no clue allergies could be exacerbated by an unhealthy liver. It’s making me rethink my diet and life choices up until this point. I’m not an alcoholic or anything, I just eat a lot of sweets. Nothing a healthy diet can’t improve. But alas, I am motivated to get in shape because my health should be a major priority in my life. I am not in my 20s anymore. I am reminding myself to be rid of everyday indulgences by finding anchors in the beautiful self-help resources online. Here’s this great video I am listening to right now to help me with this matter: https://youtu.be/ewXqVUVY9vs
  • What takes away my quality time? Social media consumption. Indulging my food cravings. Sloth. The more I sit, the less energy I have.
  • Rethinking the title to the script I want to undertake once my commission is done. The American Workweek sounds like such an industrial, unappealing title, but it’s a banner that sits atop the idea and has been there for years now. This is my working-class quirky love story, with many twists and turns set over Thanksgiving week. It’s a long time dream I can’t wait to complete. It’s time I get this shit done. I got a white board outlining my creative calendar and it’s helped in the last two weeks. We’ll see if I can sustain this long term, because it feels like I am adding more and more to the pile of projects. Here’s a song that helped me go back to this story, whose characters I love so much: https://youtu.be/x0vgMl6n7m0
  • On Saturday, the fireworks raced upward and I saw them from my backyard. The light show thundered in my bones and it was a wide feeling that created gaps around my heart, just for a moment. Is there a way to bottle this magic to use at will?
  • Listening to the entire Bill Evans discography on YouTube. Stay chill, go listen to jazzhttps://youtu.be/JW6znI_W3H8
  • This anecdote Bill Murray shared about a painting saving his life: Bill Murray Admits A Painting Saved His Life – YouTube
  • This article about imagery found in Japan, pretty beautiful. What a beautiful starting point for a project! Do you think we could set a ten minute play here? Photographer Captures the Magical Firefly Season in Japan (mymodernmet.com)

Much love,

j

my backyard in flames.

Arts Calling: A conversation with screenwriter Gabe Pitchon Getzels

The Writing Record is an accountability journal, a place to unpack the creative process, and a reminder that our art matters, no matter where we come from. Produced by J. Alejandro.

Hi there,

I had a lot of laughs during this conversation with my friend Gabe Pitchon Getzels about screenwriting, influential movies, and his latest screenplay endeavor.
Due to user error, the audio cut out at the 35 minute mark but it was very brief.

Much love,


https://cruzfolio.com/

j

Arts Calling is a series of episodes I created to check in on my friendships, and to learn from the wonderful people I have met over the years. Check out our other podcasts here: https://cruzfolio.com/podcasts

Creative Drive Podcast #60 – Luck of The Anger by G.X. Jupitter-Larsen

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Hi there,
This week, we bring you the first of several special episodes in the coming days to showcase the single pieces we have received recently: Today we feature the work of G.X. Jupitter-Larsen. Additional details on the writer coming soon!

Read and Produced by J. Alejandro

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a moment, please support this labor of love by SUBSCRIBING! And don’t forget to tell your writer friends! For more information, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive-podcast/

The Writing Record Podcast 6.4.21 – A discussion with myself about my first #pitmad on Twitter

The Writing Record is an accountability journal, a place to unpack the creative process, and a reminder that our art matters, no matter where we come from or how we pay the bills. Produced by J. Alejandro.

Hello there,

  • Today I’m talking to myself about my first #pitmad event on Twitter.
  • This leads me to wonder whether what publication means to me now.
  • And I was also reminded that the best way to connect with others is by being genuine and eager to serve in a positive way. All we can do is try to get ourselves out there to make connections with other creatives!

Much love and have a great weekend!
j


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Support the podcast by purchasing my latest poetry collection! Amazon.com: Flame to the Watering Hole: A Poetry Collection eBook: Cruz, Jaime Alejandro: Kindle Store

Creative Drive Podcast #59 – 3 Poems by NM State Senator/Poet Bill O’Neill (selections from The Definition of Empty)

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Hello all!

Today we are thrilled to present selections from The Definition of Empty, by New Mexico State Senator and poet Bill O’Neill!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill O’Neill grew up in rural Ohio and graduated from Cornell University. Elected to the New Mexico Legislature in 2008 he is now in his second term in the New Mexico State Senate. His poems have appeared in numerous literary reviews, both regional and national. Bill’s career has been framed by his work with nonprofits, with a focus on incarcerated juveniles and adults. In 2005 Governor Bill Richardson appointed him Executive Director of the NM Juvenile Parole Board. Named an Emerging Leader in 2016 by the University Of Virginia’s Darden School, he credits his early literary inspiration to mentors E.L. Doctorow and V.B. Price. You can learn more about Senator O’Neill at this website here (https://billoneill.org)

The Definition of Empty (A Poetry Collection) The Definition of Empty is the story of a dedicated advocate trying to help adolescents facing incarceration and newly released parolees navigate imperfect and seemingly indifferent legal systems and societies. Told from the point of view of a public servant trying his best to work with people at various levels of brokenness, these poems are compassionate, heartbreaking, and even sometimes brutal while the voice is gentle, outraged, and naïve in turns. With this collection O’Neill insists that readers bear witness to the struggles of disenfranchised people they might otherwise ignore.
Purchase The Definition of Empty here (https://unmpress.com/books/definition-empty/9780826362230).

Read and Produced by J. Alejandro | Music provided by Musopen | Sound from Zapsplat.com

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a moment, please support this labor of love by SUBSCRIBING! And don’t forget to tell your writer friends! For more information, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive-podcast/

The Writing Record Podcast 5.28.21 – Interviewing creatives, post-covid transition, and a few words of optimism for you

The Writing Record is an accountability journal, a place to unpack the creative process, and a reminder that our art matters, no matter where we come from or how we pay the bills. Produced by J. Alejandro.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
So here we are friends, I am relieved to be done with the week:

j


Visit us at cruzfolio.com for the latest writings and recordings by yours truly and my friends!
Support the podcast by purchasing my latest poetry collection! Amazon.com: Flame to the Watering Hole: A Poetry Collection eBook: Cruz, Jaime Alejandro: Kindle Store

Our Kid’s Asleep Podcast #56 – Madd busted her back, Bluey, and WE GOT MAIL!

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Hey there!
Let’s tink to three things!

  • Maddie busted her back and we had a family bonding weekend over disaster movies.
  • Have you seen Bluey on Disney Channel?
  • And goodness gracious we got mail! Let’s see what your listeners got to say!

Hey, want to support the show? We got SWAG like a bunch of sellouts! More designs coming soon! If you want to help other ways, review and share this recorded program!

Air your grievances at ourkidsasleep@gmail.com

Much love,

J&M

The show lives here: https://cruzfolio.com/our-kids-asleep-podcast/

Arts Calling: A conversation with Trevor Lutz

Hi there,

I’m trying something new. This is a trial run (episode 00) of what will become a limited series in the coming weeks. Today I have the pleasure of chatting with my pal Trevor Lutz of Funusual Suspects about life, the cosmos, and how he approaches his craft as a writer.

I may be wrapping up the Writing Record in favor of this project. We shall see in the coming days.

Much love,

j

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