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. Simple Story Structure, Pokemon Oreos and Do You Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching You?

    There are lots of fancy and complicated ways to figure out story structure. There’s Save the Cat, the Snowflake Method, the Five-Act, the Four-Act, the Six-Act. But sometimes all of those complicated methods bog some of our writer brains down. So today we’re going to give you a super quick guide to story ...

    10/12/2021

  2. What Does It Mean to Be Brave

    No video today! Sorry! This week things got a bit hectic. Apologies. But we wanted to quickly talk about what it means to be brave and of course, ask you to send in your Be Brave stories. Because we are still on a mission to share these stories and sing ...

    10/08/2021

  3. WORD! AWARD-WINNING ELLEN BOORAEM TALKS WRITING TIPS AND HOW SHAME KEEPS HER FROM GIVING IN TO PROCRASTINATION

    The amazing writer and human, Ellen Booraem, spent nineteen years as a small-town journalist before quitting her day job to write four award-winning fantasies for readers ten and older (The Unnameables, Small Persons with Wings, Texting the Underworld and River Magic. In this bonus podcast, we talked about Ellen’s writing tips ...

    10/07/2021

  4. Big Foot Fights and Trailer Sauce and No Flat Writing

    A lot of writers will worry that their stories seem flat. There’s a reason that they are worrying about that and it’s one of the core elements of good writing. Ready? You want to vary your sentence structure. Take a bit of writing that you’ve done that feels flat—or maybe even one that ...

    10/05/2021

  5. You Should Start Your Own Publishing Company - Be Brave Friday

    IT’S BE BRAVE FRIDAY WHERE SHAUN OR I (FROM DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE AND LOVING THE STRANGE AND JUST BEING AN AUTHOR IN MAINE) SHARE PEOPLE’S UNEDITED, UNFILTERED STORIES, SO WE CAN ALL CELEBRATE THE BIG AND LITTLE BRAVE THINGS WE DO ALL THE TIME. SOMETIMES WE DON’T EVEN REALIZE ...

    10/01/2021