The Writing Record Podcast 8.3.20 – Cutting to 1000 Words, Humility, Monday Victories

  • I cut down the children’s book to 1000 words!
  • It took me two months to get a decent draft of a children’s book. It’s great to be humbled.
  • I’m tired, but I won Monday.

Much love,

j

How do you stay creative with a day-job? Give me a holler on Twitter at @idlewy

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7.27.20 – Self care and time management venting session

Happy Monday All!

Come along as I discuss a few attempts at self care this past week, as well as the tangle of projects in need of problem solving. So in a nutshell:

  • It’s okay to read your work and be proud of it. Doing that got me through the beginning of a busy week.
  • The creative life is plentiful with stories and projects to get done: a children’s book, a songwriting collaboration, podcasting, a new story idea, and a master list of pending projects waiting for me! But what else is new? Prioritize!
  • We all have a lot going on, in work, life, and the creative pursuit: Sometimes, chilling out with your friends and loved ones is ok.

Much love,

j

If you’re a creative with a day-job, I’d love to hear about your projects! Say hi at @idlewy Visit idlewy.blog for more content by and for working class creatives!

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OKA42 – Jeffrey Epstein Doc, Lovebirds, The History of Corpse Medicine

Happy birthday, America. Sorry COVID made the party so lame. Anyway here’s the latest episode of Our Kid’s Asleep!

Hi friends,

Wow, a lot to unpack! Much wow. We go all out on the following:

Jeffrey Epstein’s Filty Rich Documentary on Netflix!

Lovebirds, an action romance flick!

The History of Corpse Medicine, an amazing new book about how they used to try anything back in the day to get healthy. Check it out!

Much love and happy 4th! #blacklivesmatter!

-J&M

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CD35 – Brother Martin / My Adidas by Troy Jackson

Hello all!

Today’s episode is an experiment so we can find more ways to showcase you, the working class creator, on this podcast! In this episode, I bring you Troy Jackson, a creative based out of Memphis, who will be reciting his poetry, as well as providing some underscoring for the episode. Take it away, Troy!

Troy’s Book of Poetry, now on Amazon. Check it out!

Catch up with Troy Jackson on Twitter @troyrjackson!

Check out Troy’s beats! https://www.beatstars.com/leemay2k

Stop by idlewy.blog to submit your work, and to discover more stuff by and for working class creatives!

Much love,

j

7.13.20 – Childrens Book Breakthrough + Poetry Collection Complete!

Overcoming a broken outline after you’ve done a few drafts…

Hi people!

  • I wanted to breakdown a massive breakthrough I had while writing the third draft of my children’s book from scratch once again. I talk to myself about the method I used to solve the problem when the previous versions were completely void of dramatic momentum.
  • Also, thanks to my amazing wife, the poetry manuscript is complete! A quick update on the roadblocks of self publication and what is left to do before I get to publish!

I’d love to hear how you stay creative with a dayjob! You can find me here: Twitter and Instagram!

Much love,

j

CD34 – The Time We Had by Susana Ramirez

Big show today! We’re back in business featuring a personal essay in dramatic form! The Time We Had, by Susana Ramirez.

Susana Ramirez is a wife and mother of two. She is the Founder of Save The Sharks, a South Florida non-profit organization working to promote healthier shark populations through education, research and outreach. Susana immigrated from Cuba, living in Finland before settling in the U.S. She began writing at an early age, focusing on conservation work throughout the world. Today, she understands the power in having a voice and hopes her words can have an impact on others, leading to a global shift on how humans interact with wild animals and their environments.

Find Susana on Twitter @susanaiswriting and check out Save The Sharks! This piece was originally published in The Selkie: https://theselkie.co.uk/the-time-we-had/

Brenda Zamora is an L.A. based actor, follow her adventures on Instagram!

Produced by J. Alejandro. Visit idlewy.blog, a place for working class creatives!

MUSIC FEATURED: Dreamsphere 7 by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/458-dreamsphere-7 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Calm In The Night by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6232-calm-in-the-night License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 5 vor 12 by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/2973-5-vor-12 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

On the Edge of Forever – http://teknoaxe.com/Home.php Simple Piano Medley 1- http://teknoaxe.com/Home.php Freezing by Warm by Meydan: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/Ambient_1860/Freezing_but_warm

SOUND EFFECTS: https://freesound.org/people/florianreichelt/sounds/459977/ https://freesound.org/people/SpliceSound/sounds/369846/ https://freesound.org/people/borQue/sounds/336855/ https://freesound.org/people/AnthonyChan0/sounds/177956/

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7.6.20 – Videotape play complete (again)! And lessons learned from poetry

  • I talk about this old script I brought back from the dead and submitted to a competition. You learn a lot about how far you’ve come when you actually look back.
  • Poetry collection in its final stages! And the emotional lessons of not sharing anything.

Keep sharing your art. We need it now more than ever. Much love,

j

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Videotape, or Lupe at the End of the World. A play I dug up from the grave to submit to a competition last week. There’s life in it still!

6.8.20 – Poetry Chapbook Progress, Billy Collins Masterclass, Back to Charlie Bird

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  • Poetry Chapbook Progress. I took this week to gather my poems to put together a chapbook to self-publish. It was time.
  • Billy Collins Masterclass. Thank you Billy Collins for existing and for sharing your wisdom.
  • Back to Charlie Bird. The children’s book will be my main priority now that I got a week off from it.

I recorded this minutes after I woke up this morning, I may have to go back and listen to what I said.

Much love,

j

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