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20 Things That Have Changed

Surprise! It’s a podcast! Seriously, a new podcast! It’s been six years, and we figured it was time. We talk about what’s changed, CJ’s aversion to TV shows, George Hamilton, and baby hawks. Enjoy! We did!

Guts. Get Them.

This show is not for the squeamish…writer. We talk about guts–how to get them, how to trust them, how to use them, and if necessary, how to shoot them. Well, not really, but Ceej was getting bored. We answer your burning questions, we talk about getting old, and we drink wine. Just another typical WWfW podcast.

2010 Predictions. Oh, and Structure

2010 finds us thinking we are psychic! That’s right. Get the scoop on the innards of publishing and our predictions for this year–the good, the bad and the ugly. All true — plus or minus 50%.

There’s Sand in My Margarita

It’s the holidays again. We sing (sorry!), we drink, we make merry, but mostly, we come up a story like no other. Casablanca has nothing on us.

Movie Night: Dirty Dancing

No, not us. The movie, silly. We critique Dirty Dancing. We talk about the joy of flying these days, Harlequin woes, and say goodbye to one of our own. We laugh, we cry, we fight, we drink. Pretty much the usual. Except the fighting.

Reinvention. And Mango Mimosas.

We cut loose! Finally! Okay, Sam/CJ cuts loose. Lani/Lucy is about the same. We drink mimosas, discuss what it’s like to have a split personality and generally go off on tangents. We missed you too.

Dueling PSAs and Conferences

So, what does it take to make Lani and Sam come out of hiding? Find out on this special episode of Will Write for Wine! There’s bad behavior, bad language, and fightin’ PSAs! Now what could be more fun than that? Aside from a new podcast every week?

2008 Holiday Special

Hey, it’s a special WWfW episode! No, we haven’t improved with time. We sing. Computers burst into flames. Brains melt. We make up a Christmas story that involves duct tape and bagpipes. And there are bells. Consider yourself warned.

The Awesome (Drink!) Final Farewell

The last episode. We drink. We laugh. We end an era.

Doing Time, Baby

It’s another Improv Week on Will Write for Wine – this time at the specific request of the Wiffers… so don’t blame us. Plus, school shopping, things that run on batteries, and flying pants. Also, we announce the birth of the first Will Write for Wine baby – welcome to the world, Jack! Plus, we explain where all those missing socks go. Good stuff. Don’t miss it.

The Pantsless Podcast

We discuss endings this week on Will Write for Wine, and it quickly degenerates into crude sexual innuendo. What can we say? We’ve been drinking. We cover when to get a PO Box, soul wine, and a few of the many reasons why Lani is going to hell. Also, Sam has a hot flash and Lani mocks her mercilessly. (See above, re: hell.) Pretty much an average week on Will Write for Wine.

WIPs and Chains

We’re getting sexy on this week’s Will Write for Wine, as Lani and Sam bow to popular demand and do a show on balance with as many off-color references as they’ve ever packed into one show! They talk about what to do when you’ve got life interfering with your writing, or writing interfering with your life. Plus, dirty werewolves, our good friend Pimp, and sadomasochists. Also, Gaelics, galeanthropists, and Lani’s adventures in sewing! So take some time for yourself, be selfish and listen!

Letting Go

This week on Will Write for Wine, Lani and Sam talk about when to let go of a project. Also, ex-boyfriends in a drawer, bad advice for serial killers, and wine in a straw casing. Plus, bonus, no fighting! It’s okay, y’all can come out from under your desks now. It’s a happy podcast!

Fight Club

This week on Will Write for Wine…the gloves come off as Sam and Lani disagree, or… do they? or do they just think they do? Elwin comes through with cheap Spanish wine, MWD has their own Witness Protection Program, Sam tries to do math while drinking wine, and it’s the fight heard around the world! Pull up a chair.

Revisions, Oy!

We have prevailed! Despite all the technical difficulties we had last week, we managed to get the podcast done this week, and we’re very happy about that. We blame it all on Mercury. Anyway, this week, we discuss revisions – how to handle them, how to avoid them, and how much wine to drink while you’re doing them. Also, UPS men in shorts, wine writers who try way too hard or – possibly – not hard enough, and what not to crochet. Trust us. Don’t crochet it.

The Don’t Look Down Draft

It’s don’t-look-down week on Will Write for Wine, with Lani talking about doing a rough draft without a net, and Sam having to drink a lot just to listen to her. Also, herding beta readers, SocNoc (dirty!) and somebody won the Stanley Cup, although neither Lani nor Sam can remember who. Plus, Lani gets all preachy about egos and writer crazy and blah blah blah blah. After a while, she starts to sound like the parents on Charlie Brown. Next week – revision!

Writer Improv – Villains

We’re back after three long weeks, and we’re talking about villains. How to make one, how to keep one, how to make him do tricks for your friends at parties. Plus, lazy hosts, insulting political opinions we don’t really mean, and Lani’s kids’ future therapy sessions. Also, two really good reasons why you should buy a magnum of fortified wine. But you gotta listen to find out! Enjoy!

Ed McMahon Ain’t Coming

It’s our 50th Show! Yeah, we can’t believe it either. We give you 50 – yes, 50 – reasons why you should stop worrying and learn to love that you’re a writer. And we manage to take a lot of shots at Ed McMahon. Also, padawiffs, Tums wine, and why media rate at the post office is a big, fat scam. Plus, verbal sobriety tests, killer word, and just a bit of despair. No wonder Wayne keeps running away.

Dealing with Non-Writers (aka Normal People)

This week on Will Write for Wine – how to deal with the non-writers (aka, normal people) in your life. It’s like a podcast and a therapy session all in one! We’ll bill your HMO. Also, commitment-phobic Chilean wines, virgins, Catholics, Aunts… basically, we insulted everyone. But it’s all in good fun! Please don’t sue us.

Finding Your Funky Bird

It’s query week on Will Write for Wine. Lani gives her famous (well, kinda) Funky Bird Query Workshop, and Sam makes wise-ass remarks. Plus, the Wine Card Challenge, phallic skeptics, hot flashes, cats in heat and fleas. Aren’t you glad to be spending your Friday nights with two middle-aged women?

Conflict! Eueugh!

This week on Will Write for Wine… it’s week two of our two-week series on goal, motivation, conflict, and Podcast Alley Top Ten Stunts! Last week Sam drank a stout, this week Lani sings a WWfW theme to the tune of Gilligan’s Island. Hey, you asked for it. Plus, Lani goes the extra mile and drinks some bad wine. So who loves you more, huh? And who wrote this description? Same person. Lani. That’s right. Also, wine cork people, Jon Stewart’s extreme HOTness, and Lani plays straight man to Sam’s wise-ass remarks. Did the poles shift? We don’t know. All in all, a pretty good show, especially if you like Lani going, “Eueugh!” every time she drinks. Which Sam really did.

Goal and Motivation

This week on Will Write for Wine… we’re talking goal and motivation! And Sam drinks stout! Yes, because the Wiffers organized and got us in the top 10 for more than 24 hours, Sam’s holding up her end of the bargain and drinking stout. Listen for the “eeughs” throughout the podcast! Also, Lani gets the giggles, Light interrupts the podcast, and Forrest Gump waits for a bus. Arfarfanarf.

Writer Improv – World-Building

It’s the WWE on WWfW as Lani and Sam bicker over everything from critiquing to damaged heroes to the Depression! Yes, the Depression! Only on World-Building night would two writers laugh while fighting over economic devastation. Also, fast editors, Missouri wine and Sam admits she’s a pantser! (No, she doesn’t.) Yes, she does! (No, she doesn’t.) Plus, Sam says “ass.” Twice. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

One Year Anniversary!

It’s been a whole year on Will Write for Wine! Who knew it would ever last this long? Not us! To celebrate, Lani and Sam get together in the same house and drink mimosas! In the middle of the day! Don’t judge. Also, writing lessons learned, straight talk for the wives of misbehavin’ politicians, and apologies to… oh, hell. Everyone. Plus, the decision of whether to continue for another six months… oh, the suspense!

On Voice – What The Hell Is It and How Do I Get It?

This week on Will Write for Wine, Lani and Sam get together to talk about voice, sacrificial chickens, toasted fruit and elegant wood. (Sounds dirty. It’s not.) Lani breaks with tradition by going non-alcoholic and STILL manages to screw up every block at least once. Also, green beer, Mac’s feet, and Wifflings! Be sure to head to the forums to participate in the voice exercise and discussion – we’ll see you there!

Rules? There are Rules? Crap.

Will Write for Wine returns with… Rules! How to know one when you see it, how to break it when you have to. Also, adverbs, Pennsylvania’s mysterious invisible snowplows, and unpronounceable French wines! Plus, Sonic burgers, the beauty of narcissism, stirrup pant rules, cranky heroines and the glory that is red-headed heroes. We’re back, baby!

Movie Night – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

It’s Movie Night on Will Write for Wine! We talk about writing action adventure, the key to great reversals, and why Marion was the only Indiana Jones heroine worth her salt. Plus, fire pajamas, cute UPS guys, and Steak and Shake Thighs. All in all, a productive night!

On Collaboration With Jenny Crusie and Anne Stuart

Tonight on Will Write for Wine… Sam’s sick! Poor Sam! But the show goes on, as Lani interviews New York Times bestsellers (and co-collaborators for DOGS AND GODDESSES) Jennifer Crusie and Anne Stuart! We discuss collaborations, of course, plus prologues, sex scenes, and our first ever one star wine! And if Jenny had her way, it would be a broken wine stem. Enjoy the podcast; we’ll be contacting our lawyers.

Help… I’m Published and I Can’t Get Up!

Tonight on Will Write for Wine… it’s our longest podcast ever! We’re published, and we can’t get up! Tips on how to prepare yourself for the wild ride of publication. How to pitch, Lani and Sam’s diverse approaches to promotion (Lani does nothing, Sam does everything), and the scary places people find inspiration from. Plus, nouveau wine, Mrs. Giggles, and the release of the first Wiffer book! (Little Ray of Sunshine, which Lani wrote live on Will Write for Wine last year.) Plus, a surprise podcast for next week. Nothing but good times ahead!

What Every Writer Needs… Besides Wine

It’s the most boring episode of Will Write for Wine – EVER! We discuss office supplies, what kind of printers you should get and xczzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzm///. Whoops. Sorry. Just fell asleep writing the description. But we save the day with exciting discussions of Glamour Shots, pimp names and WriterWear, our new brand of underwear just for writers! Patent Pending! Not really! Plus, a wine with an identity crisis! Really, it’s a fun podcast. No. Really.

Will Write for Wine is a podcast by Lani Diane Rich and CJ Barry, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.