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Episode 83: Losing Sleep

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Up late wondering if they know what they are doing to memories of “My Last Husband.” By Mary J. Breen, copyright 2013, used with permission. “My Last Husband” first appeared in The Waterhouse Review in January 2013. Read Mary’s bio.

Today’s episode features a silly campfire story by Kris Baker Dersch. The three guardians of this podcast are Submissions, Promotion, who would like to introduce you to the wilds of Instagram and YouTube, and Support.

Writing spaces for Episode 83 features Steven Mayoff, who was previously with us on Episode 47 and Episode 56. Click here to see his writing space.

Our second Writing Spaces contributor is Rachel Lyon, whose work can be heard on Episode 46. Click here to see her writing space. You can also see detailed photos of the balloon, the lion, the angel, and the novel-in-progress featured in her piece.

It’s always hard to explain a dream. “I Had Children in a Dream” is by Stacy Stepanovich, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read Stacy’s bio.

The Google poem featured in this episode is by Kris Baker Dersch and is the launch of our fundraising campaign on Patreon. You can view the video of the Google poetry writing technique by becoming a Patreon sponsor to the show. The poem is called “Lost Sleep” and is inspired by the stories of this episode.

We’ve all had that middle of the night feeling like it’s “Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore.” By Peter J. Stavros, copyright 2016, used with permission. Visit Peter’s website.

Happy listening,

Kris

Writing Spaces for Episode 83 featuring Steven and Rachel

Writing Spaces is always a fun segment to share.

Steven Mayoff shared two stories with us last spring and summer, one for one of our Mother’s Day episodes last spring and one about his native Prince Edward Island last August. He tells us about his small but inspiring space.

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Rachel Lyon shared her story of mother auditions on the other Mother’s Day episode from last spring. She shares with us the story of her writing space in Brooklyn, complete with children playing in the background.

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Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 81: You Looking at Me?

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Do you think the cop in your rearview mirror knows you are “Tipsy?” By T.E. Cowell, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read T.E.’s bio.

Lunch with a friend teaches us that in so many ways there is a “First Time for Everything.” By Amanda Staples, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read Amanda’s bio.

What’s truth and what’s fiction in “The Afternoon Sleepwalk?” By Cara Lopez Lee, copyright 2012, used with permission. Visit Cara’s website.

Back for Episode 81, Writing Spaces! Past contributors share with us where they write. First up is Charles O’Hay, who shared his poem with us back on Episode 45. Click here to see his writing space. Next up the master storyteller Eldon Reishus from Episode 71 takes us into his world. Click here to see his writing space.

Coming next episode! A two year anniversary and a jam-packed episode with 11(!) stories. Let us know what you want to know about No Extra Words history.

Happy listening,

Kris

Writing Spaces for Episode 81 featuring Charles and Eldon

With the end of National Novel Writing Month, we are pleased to welcome Writing Spaces back to the show. Segments are scheduled to run once a month through the summer.

Charles O’Hay shared his work with us on one of our Poetry Month Episodes in 2016. He uses his one-of-a-kind voice to describe his space.

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Eldon Reishus made my life as a story reader challenging in all kinds of excellent ways back on Episode 71. He brings us to Germany and back talking about where he writes.

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Happy listening and happy writing,

Kris

Episode 78: I Simply Don’t Like People

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Somehow life got “Lost at Sea.” By Drew Lovell, copyright 2016, used with permission. Visit Drew’s website.

Can’t go gator hunting without “Gator Bait.” By Paul Rousseau, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read Paul’s bio.

Sometimes life puts you in just the right uncomfortable place, and in this case it involves “Bodily Fluids” By Ron Riekki, copyright 2016, used with permission. Visit Ron’s website.

Don’t forget to share podcasts with your family and friends and us the hashtag #trypod all March long.

Writing Spaces has a sponsor for this episode! Visit Matt Keefer over at the Ravings of a Mad Music Man blog to hear his Writing Spaces essay.

Jen McConnell, Episode 54 contributor shares all about where she writes. Click here to see her writing space.

Marina Frances Mularz is behind “What We Talk About When We Talk About Homer” from Episode 20. She shares all about where she writes. Click here to see her writing space.

Happy listening,

Kris

Writing Spaces for Episode 78 with a thanks to our sponsor

Writing Spaces has a sponsor for Episode 78! Former No Extra Words contributor (Episode 23) Matt Keefer and the Ravings of a Mad Music Man blog┬áis our sponsor. Check out Matt’s blog on our episode release day, March 31, to hear his Writing Spaces essay.

Jen McConnell’s story was featured on Episode 54 alongside another Writing Spaces contributor Edith Gallagher Boyd. Your weird piece of No Extra Words trivia for the day: Episode 54 is our most listened to episode of all time. I could really relate to Jen’s discussion of her writing space.

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Marina Frances Mularz’s tearjerking story appeared all the way back on Episode 20. She tells us about this space, laptop cords and all.

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Happy listening,

Kris

 

Episode 77: Kiss it All Better

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It really can all change in “One Moment.” By Amanda Staples, copyright 2016, used with permission. Visit Amanda’s website.

If only all fairy tales ended like “The Frog Prince.” By Clive Collins, copyright 2014, used with permission. Read Clive’s bio.

Back for Episode 77: Writing Spaces, featuring No Extra Words contributors. Pat Obermeier was with us back on Episode 36. Click here to see her writing space. Joan MacIntosh was featured on Episode 57. Click here to see her writing space.

Happy listening,

Kris

 

Writing Spaces for Episode 77 featuring Pat and Joan

We didn’t do this last episode, but it’s back! No Extra Words contributors tell us where they write.

Joan MacIntosh’s short story “Inspiration,” was featured on Episode 57 last September. Doesn’t her space look cozy?

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Pat Obermeier shared a story back on Episode 36, over a year ago now. You’re going to love hearing her describe this space.

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Tune in on Friday and here them share PLUS all-new short fiction! Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 75: Be Just Like Him

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No one knows life in the ring like “The Undercard.” By David Whippman, copyright 2000, used with permission. Read David’s bio.

“First a Woman Then a Man” is a fictional story about the real-life Guevedoce of the Dominican Republic. By Justin Fenech, copyright 2016, used with permission.Visit Justin’s website or read more about the Guevedoce.

Writing Spaces returns this episode featuring two more previous No Extra Words contributors. Korey Wallace was featured on Episode 52. Click here to see his writing space. T.J. Peters was featured on Episode 43. Click here to see his writing space.

Happy listening,

Kris

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