Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation

--- Carrie Jones and Shaun Farrar ---

Join an internationally bestselling children's book author and her down-home husband and their dogs as they try to live a happy, better life by being happier, better people . You can use those skills in writing and vice versa. But we’re not perfect, just like our podcast. We’re cool with that.
Brought to you by Carrie Jones and Shaun Farrar of Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation

Latest Episodes…

  1. How Do You Make Your Story Thrilling and Sunbathing Your Testicles?

    You’ve all read a story or heard a story that just bores you to tears, right? You don’t want to write that story UNLESS boring people is your goal. That’s a fine goal! You get to have that if you want it. Don’t let anyone take your goal away from you. But ...


  2. Where Does Inspiration Come From and Raccoons Robbing Banks

    A lot of writers go around saying that they can’t find anything to write about. Ideas are everywhere; I promise. Just this week there was a headline on that read, “Two ‘masked bandits’ raid California bank, and they didn’t want money, officials say.” The masked bandits were actually raccoons who broke ...


  3. The Five Senses of Farts, Dangerous Croissant Animals, and Random Writing Tips About Settings

    The smell of a really bad fart at a sleepover. The sound of giggles after someone has been dutch ovened at that same sleepover. The touch of a Dorito on your tongue. The sight of Godzilla’s leg outside your window. The five senses are so important in your story. Those details ...


  4. Goat Voyeurs UFOs are Everywhere and Why You Should Write B Stories

    Screenwriter Blake Snyder and his Save the Cat method really made the term/lingo “B” story and “A” story super popular. And I think sometimes that damn “B” story gets us all confused a bit, right? So, basically let’s just go over the terms first. What the heck is an A story and ...


  5. Florida river monsters and it's not writer's block. It's writer's burnout.

    It’s 2021 and people are burnt out. There’s COVID-19. There’s political strife. Systemic bigotries and biases. There’s meanies at the grocery store and there’s that never-ending effort for some of us to pay for food, shelter, and health care, right? On Carrie’s blog,, she talked about how ...