This week, we will discuss some of the challenges we are having as our enforced work-from-home continues. We also discuss an amazing article on Creativity from The Oatmeal, then finish by catching up with Anna James, who we first talked to in Episode 94.
Note : My USB connection to the sound board was failing and so the quality of the first part of the interview is not great. Continue reading “Episode 140 – Challenges, Anna James Redux”
Hi folks! This week we will talk about the continuation of Kevin’s series on OpenSource.com as well as what makes a good and a bad copy editor. In the background, you may even hear the Shepherd as she looks over the version of the manuscript the copy editor sent Ursula. Finally, we’re going to have a talk with J. R. Blackwell, and how she stays productive.
Continue reading “Episode 131 – Good Copy Editors, JR Blackwell”
Hi folks! This week we will talk about completing a big project, and the feelings you get after it is done. We also have an update on one of the Wombat Co-Host’s (Author Ursula Vernon) long-term goals, and finish up with the live show from Bubonicon with Jane Lindskold and Jim Moore! (Sadly, I cannot currently find a public copy of the quail photo mentioned in the show)
Continue reading “Episode 113 – Completing Things, Jane Lindskold and Jim Moore”
What do you do when the well runs dry-ish, and you can’t come up with new ideas? This week the Wombat Co-Host (Ursula Vernon) and I will talk about her sudden lack of ideas and how maybe a day off – a REAL day off – can help. After that we’ll talk to Sarah Hartman about how they stay productive.
Continue reading “Episode 111 – No Ideas, Sarah Hartman”
Hi folks! We are currently recovering from jet lag and travel, so we’re going to share the talk I did with Patricia Pinto about how she stays productive while we recover.
Continue reading “Episode 110 – Jet Lag, Patricia Pinto”
I got a new job! I am not going to talk too much about it (yet), since we’re in the “hired-but-not-started” paperwork phase, but you can expect updates as things progress. In the mean time, we have a great talk with Jenett Silver! Enjoy it, and remember to Stay Productive!
Continue reading “Episode 97 – New Job, Jenett Silver”
This week we will be taking the time to discuss Kevin’s Travel Planner and a lot of the prep work we are doing before we leave for China. We also check in with the state of the Wombat Co-Host, and explain why we are currently between roosters. After all that, we have a chat with Rachel Anson and how she stays productive! Continue reading “Episode 90 – Rooster Trade, Rachel Anson”
This week we are both in flurry of things that need to be done with deadlines in the very, very near future. It is stressful, and we talk about some of the side effects of that. We also discuss our progress on those projects, and wrap it all up by talking to artist and fellow traveller Laura Garabedian.
Continue reading “Episode 86 – Getting Shots, Laura Garabedian”
This week we talk about what happens to us mentally when we finish a big project. We also discuss how outlining a novel is like doing a project plan, as well as how that goes sideways once the project is underway. I wrap it all up by talking to Seraphim Dibble and how they stay productive.
Continue reading “Episode 82 – Finishing, Seraphim Dibble”
This week we will talk about the difficulties our Wombat Co-Host (artist and author Ursula Vernon) is having with design and fonts, and how that is actually an Agile process. We don’t dig too deep into Agile and Scrum, but we do give a brief summary of what they are and how they are (and aren’t) used. We also check in with the Teenage Test Subject, and then talk to Sandra Tayler about how she stays productive.
Continue reading “Episode 81 – Fonts and Scrum, Sandra Tayler”