Ep 22: Best and Worst Advice, and Is YA Too Dark?

Lisa Mangum

You’ll have to forgive the sound and the length today, but we make up for both by giving you lots of awesome things.

This episode was recorded at the Teen Writers Conference last week, which gave us the ability to record in front of a live audience, and feature two fantastic guests!

Lisa Mangum, author of the Hourglass Door trilogy, joins us for the first segment, and we talk about the best and worst writing advice we’ve ever received.

Then Bree Despain, author of the Dark Divine series, joins us to address the current kerfuffle about the darkness of modern YA.

Bree Despain

Each guest plays a game of Bad Romance with us, so that means TWO Bad Romances! Both are awesome.

To listen, use the media player below, or download here, or subscribe to us on iTunes.

Some music from today‚Äôs episode (used under a Creative Commons license): “Open Wide” and “Wired, but Disconnected”, by Scomber

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4 Responses to “Ep 22: Best and Worst Advice, and Is YA Too Dark?”

  1. Michelle Knowlton
    June 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I love listening to The Appendix. The episode on best and worst advice was very inspirational and informative. Keep up the great podcasts!

  2. Krista
    June 30, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    Very fun and interesting episode! Thanks, Appendix people! Thanks, Lisa and Bree!

  3. Brad
    June 30, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Wow. I think turning a main character into a mime should happen more often. It could make any story more entertaining. Although I imagine Darth Vader would have a hard time being a mime since he wouldn’t be able to use facial expressions. And I really don’t want to see how he would mime “I am your father.”

  4. Taylor
    July 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I was in attendance at this conference. I’d never finished an Appendix podcast episode. A little too scatterbrained for me, but I think I might get through one now. They are pretty good…GO ROB!

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