An Obsessive Nature

An Obsessive Nature

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July 9, 2020 28 min

In today's episode, we're diving into more fandoms! We talk about our best and worst experiences with them, including our feelings on everything that has happened with the Harry Potter fandom in recent weeks. Enjoy!

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Revision is kind of like a lot of things in life: whatever works for you works. In today's episode, we talk about our own revision processes and what Josh Hutcherson has to do with all of this. (Ps. If you have anxiety about recycling your writing, this one is for you.)

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June 11, 2020 23 min

In today's episode, Brenna talks about her two YA manuscripts! From starting them in high school to beginning to submit them to agents last year--we follow the entire process. Hopefully it helps those of you who have no idea where to get started! Enjoy. <3

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On this edition of Obsession Update, we talk about what we've been up to during the past two months in quarantine. From Tiger King to our creative endeavors, we divulge it all.

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May 21, 2020 23 min

Today's episode is all about genre fiction and why we love it! Simple as that.

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Just because our novels aren't published yet doesn't mean we can't celebrate our work that is! So, today's episode is all about where we ARE published and our experiences along the way.

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On this week's episode, we chat about AC's life as an art critic and Brenna’s as a former journalism student. We cover AC’s background with art, how she stumbled into writing articles, how she does her research, and how Brenna’s studies relate to what she does. Enjoy!

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Today's episode is all about our favorite writing tips and tricks. Listen to find out where we learned them and how we use them in our own work!

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In today's episode, we go over our results for some popular personality tests: Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, and more. Tune in to see if we think they are valuable or a bunch of crap! (Ps. Brenna even gets sorted into her Hogwarts house for the very first time...)

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April 16, 2020 33 min

It's time to dive back into the cultural phenomenon that shaped our early teen years: Glee. From our favorite New Directions moments and songs to the tragedies that befell the cast in real life, we cover it all.

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In today's episode, we chat about our time with the UNC-Chapel Hill creative writing program, along with other writing class experiences we've had over the years. Do we think they were beneficial in our writing journeys? Tune in to find out!

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Today, we dive into our insecurities and chat about when and why we feel like we have impostor syndrome... along with most other writers in the world!

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March 26, 2020 36 min

On today's episode, we give a little update into what we've been obsessed with this month! We hope to do these every once in a while, so be sure to look out for more of our obsessive shenanigans in the future.

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On this one, we talk about the different ways sex makes an appearance in YA fiction... and if it needs to stay or go. (Plus the times it makes us super uncomfortable.) Enjoy the awkwardness!

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Today, we chat about books (and authors!) we think are underrated. We also go off on a mini-tangent about how visuals are different for each of us when we read… so be sure to tune in!

Ps. Let us know if you’ve read any of these titles—we're desperate for book conversations!

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On this week's episode, we dive into how problematic "Twilight" actually was... and if it could have gotten away with releasing today. Listen in to hear some pretty cringe-worthy quotes and get our takes on them!

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February 27, 2020 40 min

Today, we chat about the wondrous era of young adult book-to-film adaptations. From the best to the worst, to the short-lived fascination Hollywood seemed to have with them, we make our best efforts to cover it all! (Ps. If you're a Potter or Hunger Games fan, tune in to hear us gush.)

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Today, we bring it back. From "That's So Raven" to "High School Musical," Disney Channel shaped our childhoods. On this episode, we talk about the good, the bad, and what the channel needs to do to get back to those glory days. (Hint: it's better representation.)

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February 13, 2020 27 min

On this week's episode, we're turning the focus to fandoms once again. We talk about ageless fandoms like Disney, Nintendo, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Marvel (just to name a few). We also explain what makes a fandom "dead" like so many TV show fandoms happen to be... cough, cough, Glee. Enjoy!

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In the writing community, we constantly joke about our crazy search history. In today's episode, we chat about our craziest searches and why it's so important to do this wacky research.

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