Elisabeth and Merianna talk about how to work up the courage to press the send button to submit a work for publication. Elisabeth also shares the exciting news that she will be published in an anthology and how hard it was to send her short story to other people to read. They also talk about the work they do outside of Writing Refinery and Harrelson Press to promote literacy in their communities.
This is an emotional and raw episode that “shows our humanity” as Thomas says at the end. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson start the show as usual but then turn to deal with the tragic shooting of a young television reporter and camera person in Virginia this morning. This isn’t a typical Thinking Religion, but Thomas and Sam address a number of important issues involving religion, social media, race, cultural de-sensitivity and our possible ways forward as we learn to deal with our own creations and angels (or demons) and how this plays into our own churches, universities, and politics.
Elisabeth has a new microphone, and Merianna just broke an expensive pair of professional recording headphones. They discuss the importance of writing for writing’s sake despite the pressure of deadlines, word counts, and editors as they work on their own writing projects outside of their day jobs. When is the right time to push through and complete a chapter and when should you leave a story? Listen to this week’s Thinking Out Loud and hear Elisabeth’s and Merianna’s thoughts!
This week, Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson discuss syllabi (or syllabuses as Thomas advocates), the most educated cities in the US, trigger warnings and political correctness, consecrated virgins, and whether Eve came from Adam’s rib or his … baculum.
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of the creative community and how hard it is to put yourself out there. Elisabeth talks about her new 30 day challenge where she is working away from home and how that is impacting her workflow and process. They also talk about how important adaptive change is as a business owner and a writer.
This week, Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson give their study of religion book suggestions for Mark Zuckerberg’s book club on Facebook, discuss how Evangelicals can support Donald Trump, and whether or not churches will keep their tax free status in the future.
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about ghostwriting, white labeling, and the importance of protecting your creative collateral as a writer. They talk about how their own businesses are expanding in ways they didn’t anticipate and how they manage those new opportunities. They also release the news that Thinking Out Loud will begin a book exchange!
Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson discuss religious themed keywords to lookout for at the first Republican Presidential Debate of the 2016 election on FOX News. Play along with your own Thinking Religion Bingo card and let us know how you do by using #thinkingreligion.