This Podcast Needs a Title

This Podcast Needs a Title

Book Pipeline’s own Peter Malone Elliott and Erica Davis are teaming up for real talk from the publishing trenches. He’s a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. She does the words. Each episode, Peter and Erica will unpack a piece of the writing life. And don't forget your industrial forklift because there will be baggage. A Pipeline Artists Original Podcast.

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December 23, 2021 41 min

In the fifteenth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica scream into each others' voids about revision habits, critique partners vs. beta readers, and coping with grief through the holidays. Come for the new segue theme song, stay for two or three half-assed Christmas carols.

Episode 1 of The Screenwriting Life: Getting Notes on Your Work

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In the fourteenth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat with author Cat Baab-Muguira about her new book, Poe For Your Problems, the effects of literary obsessions on mental health, and kismet in publishing.

BONUS: Erica finally pronounces "Hachette" correctly and Peter learns two new words.

Here is the article that led Cat to us: "The Book of Jane" by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman.

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November 30, 2021 51 min

In the thirteenth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica talk with Grant Faulkner (the Executive Director of NaNoWriMo) about day jobs that help keep the creative well filled, the current state of the publishing industry, and the questionable existence of Boo Berry cereal. Bonus Content: Erica babbles in nerdy joy about her history with NaNoWriMo. Bonus Bonus Content: Peter tolerates a perfectly executed Dirty Danci...

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November 3, 2021 63 min

In the twelfth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat with author and writing coach Isabel Sterling about burnout, the upcoming release of her new novel (The Coldest Touch), and how her coaching services help authors find their publishing power. Isabel also spills the beans on why and how she recently scrapped an entire work-in-progress without setting her life on fire. 

BONUS: Isabel coaches one of the co-hosts...

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October 12, 2021 54 min

In the eleventh episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat with editor Zack Knoll about work/life boundaries, his dream projects, pros and cons of creative writing degrees, the collective despising of voicemail, season 41 of Survivor, and zodiac signs. Featuring: Violet, Zack Knoll’s roommate’s most excellent cat.

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In the tenth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat, rant, and rave about Mad Men, anxiety, industry gatekeepers, film school, ADHD, Impostor Syndrome, code-switching, and Dwight Schrute. Come for the shop talk, stay for a rousing game of This-or-That in which the co-hosts accidentally invite Rainn Wilson to be on the show.

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September 8, 2021 48 min

In the ninth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica talk with 2020 Book Pipeline Unpublished finalist Ciara Duggan about the release of her debut novel, TV watching habits, and the importance of self-care. Come from the insights on writing and editing, and stay for the debate on the glories (real meaning: disgustingness) of caffeinated pink Crystal Light.

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August 25, 2021 56 min

In the eighth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica talk with writer, editor, and story consultant Mara Raden about a little bit of everything. Chaos ensues. But the good kind of chaos. Plus, Peter and Erica each have some good news to share. 

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July 27, 2021 60 min

In the seventh episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica talk with literary agent Natalie Kimber of The Rights Factory about bringing experimental literature to the mainstream, authors' perception of agents, snacks, and her work with the Weehawken Writers and Artists Studio. PLUS Natalie and Erica correct Peter about his wrong opinion on Halloween.

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July 13, 2021 56 min

In the sixth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat with author and attorney Shelly Page about querying, rewriting, and diversity in publishing. Come for the insights on the drafting process, and stay for Erica's abject resignation that not everyone snacks while writing.

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In the fifth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica swap stories and tips about writing habits, pets, discipline, Animal Crossing, and Schitt's Creek. Come for the shop talk, stay for shop talk because that's all there is.

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June 22, 2021 57 min

In the fourth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat with author, screenwriter, and publisher Lee Matthew Goldberg about his new novel, the upcoming launch of his Fringe Press, and releasing books during the pandemic. Come for the book talk, stay for the barking dogs. And the chicken wing throw down.

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In the third episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica talk with agent Stacey Graham of Three Seas Literary about her manuscript wishlist, patience while querying during a pandemic, how to gently nudge an agent without setting your career on fire, and her work as a paranormal investigator.

This episode contains Special Features like:

  • An amazing new catchphrase
  • Multiple technical difficulties
  • Swear bleeps
  • An EVP from a para...
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    May 18, 2021 58 min

    In the second episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat with the winner of the 2020 Book Pipeline Unpublished competition, John Cosgrove, about how he copes with grief, rejection, and why he gets into very cold water, everyday. Come for the author insights, stay for the new Accountability Goals theme song. Plus a few good swears.

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    April 27, 2021 59 min

    In the first episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica chat with author Hetal Avanee about her experiences with Pitch Wars, signing with a literary agent, writing for/with youths, and snacks. Come for the insights, stay for the love of spreadsheets.

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    April 7, 2021 15 min

    Who are your co-hosts, and what do they do? In this introductory episode, Peter Malone Elliott and Erica Davis introduce themselves and talk about what and why they write, plus some stuff about what to expect from this podcast.

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