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. Elusive or Scared? When a Bird Lands on Your Shoulder.

    Our house is styled a bit like a farmhouse even though it’s in the middle of Bar Harbor, across the street from the YMCA’s back, dirt, and (until recently) unused parking lot, secure behind a row of tall ,cedar bushes that hide our porch, our windows, our selves. There is a ...


  2. Naughty Transitions are A Writer's Best Friend

    There are certain traps us writers fall into. We generalize.We are too abstract.We summarize.We fail at transitions. And a lot of those negative tendencies can quite easily be fixed when you think about them a bit more and learn to recognize them. Scenes are a bit like connected shots in a movie. I ...


  3. Drug your readers. Five ways to get readers to want to lick your character like they're the Bowling Ball Guy

    You’re writing a book. Yay! You send it out to people to read. That’s so brave! Look at you, you rockstar. It feels awesome, right? And then you hear from those readers: I don’t like your character. I don’t—I don’t know—connect with them? When this happens, you are not allowed to: Yell ...


  4. BE BRAVE FRIDAY - Blind Faith: Lessons from a Scruffy Ball of Fur

    On BE BRAVE FRIDAYS, we share other people’s stories (unedited) to build a community of bravery and inspiration. Please let us know if you want to share your story with us and we’ll read it here and post it on our social media and website. This life is too short to not ...


  5. Writers are Like Dust Mites Five Important Things Writers Need To Know

    So, here on the podcast we try to be helpful sometimes. I know! I know! It’s hard to believe, but we thought this week, we’d give you a little insight about the writing life and writers. And lay down some truths. WE WRITERS ARE EVERYWHERE LIKE DUST MITES There are a ...