One of the essential parts of a creative life is making sure that you can keep on creating new things. As MidAmericon II is fast approaching, our intrepid introverts talk about self-care. They touch on both acute situations as well as going the long slog that can sometimes get exhausting. This is a resource-heavy episode with a huge list of links to various things the Mad Writers have found helpful.

Notable Notes

Recommended Reading

Tim’s recommendation: Something Rotten (Thursday Next Novels) by Jasper Fforde

Jay’s recommendation: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Nina’s recommendation: Zoe’s Tale (Old Man’s War) by John Scalzi







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Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (; licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0