Episode 109: Mightier Than the Sword #12 (with Stephanie Spaulding)

This week, on Mightier Than the Sword I blindsided co-host Stephanie Spaulding with Elmore Leonard’s list of ten writing tips. Steph and I are both list-lovers, and the late Mr. Leonard has some pointers that bear writerly discussion. How we feel about opening with weather, using regional dialect, and the usefulness of prologues will be abundantly clear, not to mention overuse of exclamation points! Writers- if you have questions, suggestions, or anything you’d like to share, please email us at . We’d love to hear from you! And yes, that exclamation point was absolutely intentional!

The AWESOME new musical intro to The Easy Chair is by North Carolina indie-folk band Honey Magpie. The track is “Lost In the Woods” which was written and sung by my daughter Rachael. If you want to hear more from this talented band, you can find them on bandcamp, iTunes, spotify, google play, and amazon, or just follow this link: http://honeymagpie.com/

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