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Which songs do you think have the best writing? How important are lyrics and meaning to you when it comes to music? 

Join Amy, Tessa, Richard, and Nick for a podcast where we explore various aspects of writing in music. 

Here are some highlights from episode 13 of the Rogue Writers Podcast: 

- Tessa discusses the lyrics of Earth, Wind, and Fire, 21 Pilots, and more.

- Nick gives an example of a metaphor in Alpha Omega by Machine Gun Kelly, then explains the connection between 3 Tool & APC songs. 

- In addition to hosting, Amy discusses some of her favorite bands, including The Cure and Bob Dylan

- Richard reads a powerfully written passage by Alfred Casein in the first Passage Highlight segment. 

- Don't miss our powerful, music-related quotes in the end. 


All feedback and support is appreciated. Feel free to contact the Rogue Writers at RogueWritersSD@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

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Join Gerry, Tessa, Amy, and Nick for another fun and fast-paced episode of the Rogue Writers Podcast. 

Here are some highlights: 

- All 4 participants have written a Haiku about their life for the intro.

- Everyone discussed their most recent book purchase which led to a conversation about building personal libraries

- We asked two well-thought-out questions each for the group for a total of eight. 

- Powerful quotes in the end of the episode were exceptionally good. 

Examples of questions we discuss on the podcast: 

Amy - What job would you do if you weren't a writer? 

Gerry - If driven to distraction at work, how do you get inspired again? 

Nick - What was the most disturbing book you've ever read? 

Tessa - How do you take your self out of your writing when writing about other characters? 

All support for the Rogue Writers Podcast is appreciated - feel free to email us your questions and comments at RogueWritersSD@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!


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Who's your favorite dead writer? In this episode hosted by Amy, Gerry, Richard, Tessa, and Nick each choose a dead writer to discuss. Here were their choices in order of appearance on the podcast: 

Nick: Lee Jun Fan (Bruce Lee)

Gerry: Harper Lee

Tessa: Diana Wynne Jones

Richard: Emily Dickinson

Amy: Dr. Wayne Dyer

...other highlights of episode 11 include: 

- If you could bring back one writer and ask them anything, who would you choose? Our answers spanned from Hemmingway to the Apostles. 

- Sticking with the "death" theme, we each name one thing that's at the top of our bucket list

- Don't miss a poetry reading from Tessa as she reads an epic poem from TS Elliot. 

- Why are people more appreciated posthumously? We discuss various reasons. 

- As always, the episode ends with powerful quotes - these span from Wayne Dyer to the poet Virgil


All support for the Rogue Writers Podcast is greatly appreciated. Feel free to send feedback to RogueWritersSD@gmail.com






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Flash fiction stories are less than 1000 words, and we've each written one for this episode of the podcast. 

The stories range from dark and surreal, and thought-provoking and sweet, to straight up sci-fi. 

Here are the stories that were written and read by each member of the Rogue Writers Podcast: 

Gerry - "The Violet Flame" 

Amy - "The Cat"

Jonathan - "Discovery of Purpose"

Tessa - "A Version I Never Knew"

Nick - "One Last Date"

Here are some other highlights: 

- Some characters blur the line between hero and villain - we discuss our favorite anti-heroes. 

- We discuss our favorite creative outlets that have nothing to do with writing - Who lists gardening as a favorite? Which 2 wish they were better carpenters?

- Don't miss Amy's Author Profile of Dalton Trumbo, and find out how he's connected to the video for "One" by Metalica. 

- Powerful quotes in the end range from Jack Kerouac to Marcus Aurelius


Feel free to connect with the Rogue Writers Podcast by emailing us at RogueWritersSD@gmail.com. Tell us what you think - we appreciate the feedback!

Plus, all sharing on social media is greatly appreciated. Thanks, and we'll be back on June 4 with another episode!






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What does it take to be a good writer? Creativity, self-discipline, and typing skills are useful, but what other skills are required?

Join Amy as she hosts an episode of the Rogue Writers Podcast where we explore the issue of Writing Skills with Richard, Gerry, Nick, and Tessa.

Here are some highlights of Rogue Writers Podcast Episode 9: 

- Remember the hardest writing assignment you've ever had? We do, and we're talking about them as part of our intros. 

- How well do you do at the airport? Listen to some of our pet peeves while traveling. 

- Richard discusses Dorothy Parker and her Algonquin Round Table that attracted visitors from around the world. 

- Gerry describes how her observational skills provide constant inspiration and make her a better writer. 

- Tessa talks about the grind of writing and how some have more of a propensity for writing than others. 

- Don't miss quotes in the end from authors ranging from Yamamoto Tsunetomo to Malcolm Gladwell


Thanks for joining us for another Rogue Writers Podcast! All efforts to share and support the podcast are greatly appreciated. 


Catch us next week for episode 10 where we read our Flash Fiction Stories on the podcast. 



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Do you get more inspiration from the park or the beach, movies or books? Join Gerry, Tessa, Jonathan, Amy, and Nick for a podcast where we discuss the many things that inspire us. 

On this fast-paced episode of the Rogue Writers Podcast, don't miss...


- Everyone discusses the movie or movie scene that inspires them the most.

- We briefly discuss movies we feel are overrated - Which pod team member isn't a fan of Gladiator? What about Mad Max

- Nick does the Author Profile, talking about the samurai Miyamoto Musashi, and what led to his book, The Book of Five Rings. 

- Gerry and Amy discuss various things that inspire them - Jonathan talks about how reading is his main source of inspiration. 

- Tessa and Gerry break down dog etiquette, and how their dogs can sense what's going on.  

- Don't miss Powerful Quotes from some of each participant's favorite authors in the end. 


Thanks for listening to the Rogue Writer's Podcast - All efforts to support and share the podcast are greatly appreciated. 

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What's your ideal writing environment? Do you need complete silence, or do you prefer to follow along with a podcast? Are their beverages, snacks, or accessories that take your motivation to the next level? 

Learn about the writing rituals of Gerry, Richard, Tessa, Amy, and Nick as they discuss their preferred circumstances in which to do their writing. 

Also on this Episode of the Rogue Writers Podcast...

  • Each participant shares a time when they gave or received a gift and the impact of it. 
  • Find out which participant prefers complete silence when doing their writing
  • Tessa does the Author Profile, discussing the literary legend, F. Scott Fitzgerald. 
  • Guess what types of restaurants each podcaster would open. 
  • See Nick's top 5 podcasts he listens to at home and top 5 hip hop songs that keep him motivated at work.
  • Other discussed topics include beaches, writing in libraries, popular cafes around San Diego, and more. 
  • Stay tuned for powerful quotes by each member of the podcast including a poetry reading by Richard. 

Thanks for listening and sharing the Rogue Writers Podcast!

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Which films do you think have the best writing? Can you think of any books where the movie version was actually better? What makes an excellent screenplay? 

Join Amy, Tessa, Richard, Gerry, and Nick in an episode that explores those questions and more. 

  • Check out Amy's debut as host of the Rogue Writers Podcast
  • Congrats to Gerry for participating in her first episode
  • Hear about the movies that each member appreciates most for their clever writing
  • Find out which book Gerry said was equally good as the movie version
  • Listen to Richard discuss the greatness of Superman and Tessa break down why Shakespeare in Love is a classic
  • Learn about the books we all ended up finishing, yet ended up not liking them
  • Listen to Amy's Author Profile of Brene Brown, an accomplished self-help author and TED Talk Speaker 
  • Stay tuned for a reading of powerful quotes that's one of the best yet

Credit for the intro and outro music goes to Dirty Rose Productions, to Amberlee for designing the logo, and to Jonathan for web design. 

All support and sharing of the Rogue Writers Podcast is greatly appreciated. 


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Do you put emotions into what you do? What emotions motivate you and which cause you to shut down? How does writing affect you emotionally?

  • Join Jonathan, Tessa, Amy, Richard, and Nick as they explore the complex relationship between emotions and writing
  • Before getting to the main topic, check out the intro discussion where the Rogue Writers briefly talk about where they each grew up
  • In the free discussion phase, everyone talks about whether they're biased towards those with tattoos or not, like one of Nick's relatives said they were. 
  • In our Author Profile segment, hear Jonathan discuss the highly-accomplished sci-fi author, Phillip K. Dick as he breaks down his works and challenges.
  • Hang out until the end to hear powerful quotes from each participant - The authors span from Sylvia Plathe to Marcus Aurelius.  

Come back next Monday for episode 6 of the Rogue Writers Podcast which will be guest hosted by Amy Hill. 

All sharing, support, and efforts to spread the word about the Rogue Writers Podcast are greatly appreciated. 





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Find out the origin stories of Jonathan, Richard, Amy, Tessa, and Nick as writers and learn more about the writing process from their perspective. 

Don't miss the powerful quotes in the end and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook!


Credit for Musical Intro: Dirty Rose Productions

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