Thinking Out Loud 125: How To Get Things Done

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.

Remember the Milk
Rescue Time
What to Do When it’s Your Turn by Seth Godin

What Elisabeth is watching

What Merianna is reading

Treasure Box

What Ben is reading

Llama, llama red pajama

Pout Pout Fish

Thinking Out Loud 124: Addressing the Cultural Appropriation in Your Manuscript


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?

Show Notes

What are Elisabeth and Merianna reading this week?

Thinking Out Loud 123: On The Big Screen


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 pay off in the end. 

Show Notes

What are Elisabeth and Merianna reading this week?

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Daring Greatly Brene Brown

Thinking Religion: No Bread, No Bag, No Money


Thomas and Sam discuss titles, office spaces, new jobs, being unplugged from the hive mind during the work day, and everyday carries (along with some deep philosophical ideas you’ll have to stick around for).

Thinking Religion 89: Do You Want To Talk About Pants?


Thomas and Sam discuss pants, button down collar dress shirts, briefcases, leather goods, and the role of religion in political rhetoric.

Thinking Out Loud 121: Even Superheroes Have Flaws


“But I thought you were a superhero?” Elisabeth and Merianna talk about that moment when someone you know discovers that you have flaws and how that impacts your relationship. This is why it is important to make sure your characters have flaws as well. Even superheroes have their kryptonite. 

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Thinking Religion 88: Snapchat is the New Oral Tradition


Thomas and Sam, along with guest host Roshan Abraham, discuss Jonah’s presumptive bisexuality, Classics’ past present and future, Ephesus as the ancient 4chan, roles of the public intellectual, autobiographical memories, textuality, authority, and Bernie vs. Hillary sexism.