Category: WoW Podcast Episodes

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A Covid-19 Writing Update – And a Pause for the Time Being (Ep 046)

Circumstances have changed a lot for Nicole and Sarah – and probably for most listeners too – so we’re sharing what our current writing lives look like. We’re also taking a pause on Writing on Wednesdays for the time being until our jobs (and Sarah’s childcare situation) return to a calmer place. As always, you…
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You know how it’s hard to be grateful? (Episode 045)

We recorded this before COVID-19 became a big deal, but gratitude is more relevant than ever! In this episode we talk about the connection between gratitude and writing, Nicole’s new gratitude journal, plus Sarah shares a tip about Instagram and we both talk about books we’ve read recently. Books we mention in this episode: Nicole’s…
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Finding Calm in COVID-19 (Middlesode)

Looking for a calming refuge from the dizzying developments around the COVID-19 pandemic? This Middlesode is for you. Settle in for instrumental music, a soft discussion about what COVID-19 lockdown looks like in Nicole’s neck of the woods, and an extended reading from Viktor Frankl’s famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning. How are you doing…
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Planning for Downtime, Plus a Special Announcement! (Ep 043)

Sometimes downtime surprises us, but sometimes we can plan ahead to make the most of it. Sarah and Nicole share how they planned (or didn’t) for downtime this winter, plus how Nicole is shaping her work around concerns about the Coronavirus. Resources we mention in this episode: How to Be an Indistractable Creative (Ep 039…
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A Winter Writing Retreat (Middlesode 042)

Every few months, Sarah does an at-home writing retreat. Here’s what she learned from this retreat (and why it was more “creative” than “writing”). Resources We Mention Otter Temi Sarah’s Instagram Why You Need a 5-Year Plan, on The Professor Is In podcast Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! Until next week,…
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Writing About Difficult Topics (Ep 41)

Racism, death, money, faith: if it’s a difficult topic, we’ve probably written about it. Along the way, we’ve learn some valuable lessons on vulnerability, self-awareness, and accepting that criticism is usually not about us.

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Time Blocking for People with Crazy Lives (MIDDLESODE 040)

Say hello to the single best strategy for countering distraction and boosting time- and energy- management throughout your day

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How to Be an Indistractable Creative (Ep 039)

Is canceling all our social media accounts and throwing away our smartphones the only way to beat distraction? Talking about Nir Eyal’s helpful new book, _Indistractable_.

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Being Nimble in Life, Work, and Writing (Middlesode 038)

What does it mean to stay nimble in life and work? Nicole reflects on the inspiration behind her 2020 theme word.

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Writer Websites (Ep 037)

Nicole and Sarah talk about their recent website changes, from design to structure to SEO.