Thinking Out Loud – Thinking.FM

Thinking Out Loud – Thinking.FM
By Merianna Neely Harrelson
About this podcast
ThinkingOutLoud explores what it means to be a lifelong learner and where being open to new possibilities can lead you in a weekly podcast hosted by Merianna Neely and Elisabeth Kaufmann
In this podcast
Latest episodes
Feb. 2, 2017
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about making space for inspiration and how if you don’t make space for inspiration, inspiration isn’t going to show up. How do you create a physical space for creativity? How do you create a mental space for creativity? What rituals do you engage in to get ready to enter that space? […] The post Thinking Out Loud 132: The Importance of Ritual appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Jan. 25, 2017
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the goals they have for writing, reading, and for their businesses in the new year. How do you incorporate tough issues into your writing? How do you develop your to read list with books that challenge you own point of view? 2017: it’s time to make time to write! Show […] The post Thinking Out Loud 131: Don’t Stop to Feed the Chickens appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Dec. 22, 2016
How have my goals changed? Have I failed or succeeded? How do I know if I have failed or succeeded? Elisabeth and Merianna reflect on 2016 and share their dreams and plans for 2017. Show Notes: http://createifwriting.com/ Solopreneur The Lean Startup Rising Strong Phases of Stages Iteration can make you a better writer What Elisabeth […] The post Thinking Out Loud 130: The Next Iteration appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Dec. 14, 2016
Should I take time to edit and draft my manuscript today? Aren’t there more important things that I need to get done? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about allowing yourself the time to explore your creativity and engage the things that enrich your soul, but sometimes you can’t do that without a friend to help you […] The post Thinking Out Loud 129: If You Are Going to Be Crazy, Find Some Friends appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Dec. 5, 2016
What is truth? Is the author’s intent knowable? Elisabeth and Merianna talk trying to discover truth as they wade through their own manuscripts, talk about the Gilmore Girls Revival, and reflect on the presidential election results. Show Notes Author Intent Vs. Reader’s Response Gilmore Girls Revival Rory Turns Out to Be a Bad Journalist Gilmore […] The post Thinking Out Loud 128: Finding Truth appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Nov. 11, 2016
Does the world you created ring true? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about how and when to include violence in your manuscript and why it is important to not be gratuitous as you include tough subjects. Are you brave enough to write about tough subjects? Show Notes http://nanowrimo.org/ Westworld The Heart Goes Last Writing about violence […] The post Thinking Out Loud 127: Violence and Trigger Warnings Creating Authentic Worlds appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Oct. 26, 2016
Where are we? Authors have the ability to create new worlds and new experiences for their readers. Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the research, time, and effort it takes to create these worlds in fantasy, fiction, and nonfiction. The tiniest crack in world creation can throw readers off and create a disconnect rather than a […] The post Thinking Out Loud 126: Virtual Realities (Creating Believable Worlds in Fiction and Fantasy) appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Oct. 11, 2016
What do you do when you have some down time and are in between projects? Get things done! Elisabeth and Merianna talk about tools to keep you on track and remind yourself that there’s always something you can be doing to help your business or writing process. Todist Wunderlist Remember the Milk Freshbooks Rescue Time […] The post Thinking Out Loud 125: How To Get Things Done appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Sept. 20, 2016
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about being brave in sharing our truths in our writing and in our conversation. Are we brave enough to ask for feedback even when it means examining our own assumptions, stereotypes, and privilege? Are we brave enough to engage in a creative community that inspires us as well as challenges us? […] The post Thinking Out Loud 124: Addressing the Cultural Appropriation in Your Manuscript appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Sept. 10, 2016
How do you separate yourself from your writing? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the struggle with ego, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome in the revision process in order to become an author on the big screen. They talk about how the amount you invest in the process both in editing, in graphic design, and in time […] The post Thinking Out Loud 123: On The Big Screen appeared first on Thinking.FM.