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. Making Your Story Believably Bad Ass (and your characters too)

    A lot of time you’ll write a story and a beta reader, agent, editor or reviewer will say, “This is not believable.” And a lot of time, you’ll tweet something and some rando on Twitter will say, “WTF. You lie.” And a lot of time, you’ll just be telling a story at ...


  2. Are You Brilliant but Things Still Suck?

    There are people out there who are just brilliant. Their brains are amazing. Their art is gasp-inducing. But they can’t seem to achieve their goals. These are the people who know twenty-two languages, have maybe five masters degrees, and shrug it off like it’s no big deal. They can quote ...


  3. Making Sexy Mission Statements and Writing Platforms

    In our random thought of the podcast, which is not transcribed here, Shaun gets a bit mad at political things. If you’re not into that, you might want to skip to the eight-minute mark. Okay, first things first. What is a writing platform? An author’s platform is basically just the author’s presence ...


  4. Picking the Writer Wedgie and Transitions

    In life and in story, you have these things called transitions. Places were things change. You go from one place to another, one scene to another, one chapter to another, one husband to another, one president to another. A really good transition is really just a bridge that helps the reader ...



    Eight Sexy Ways to Write Sexy Carrie’s been editing a lot of erotica lately and despite her uptight New England ways, we thought it was time to give you all a few hints about writing sex scenes. Gasp! I know! I know! Here we go… Hint #1 It needs to make sense. We’ve all ...