My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope

Award-winning fantasy & paranormal romance author Leslye Penelope shares perspectives on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week’s best thing.

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Episodes

Monday Apr 24, 2023

Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/eg1ZHOp1yf4
Mentioned:
Ram's Promo Stacker
ChatGPT
Sudowrite
"What's Your North Star?" post
"Hi Ren" music video
A reaction video compilation
Sarra Cannon's HB90 Method
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
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Monday Apr 17, 2023

Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/LQB3as3Z8RM
Mentioned:
ProWriting Aid software
Scrivener
Shayna Small audiobook narrator
Street Faërie by Cree Summer (Spotify link)
Author Author
bad copies of Monsters photo 1 | photo 2
My essay “When Fantasy & STEM Collide" on the Fantasy Cafe 
Jane Friedman
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Monday Apr 03, 2023

Watch on YouTube
Mentioned:
Center for Black Literature
Sheree Renee Thomas
Jewell Parker Rhodes
My interview on the “New Books in Science Fiction Podcast” 
 
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Monday Mar 27, 2023

Chapter Titles | Character Descriptions | Surprising yet inevitable revelations
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BZkHDIsCzk0
Imaginary Worldbuilding: Creating Fictional Worlds for Writers https://myimaginaryfriends.net/iw
Mentioned:
Fated Mates podcast
Beastly Kingdom preorder
Preorder campaign
ARC request
Fairy Plot Mother Becca Mysoor
Center for Black Literature - 2023 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium - March 31 - April 1, 2023
Pro Writing Aid
One Stop For Writers Weather Thesaurus
ChatGPT
Sudowrite
My interview on The Indy Author podcast with Matty Dalrymple
My interview on Between the Reads with Audra Russell
My interview on Carly Stevens' YouTube channel
Ines Johnson is Having a Breakdown podcast
"The Perils of Niching Down" article
Brandon Sanderson interview in Wired
Sanderson's Reddit response
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Monday Mar 20, 2023

Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/islz3nUEQ3E
Imaginary Worldbuilding: Creating Fictional Worlds for Writers  Mahogany Books Black Women in Fantasy replay Beastly Kingdom preorder My author newsletter The Cupid Mixup - AI narration via Apple Books  Marie Poulin website
 
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Monday Mar 13, 2023

Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6APXzkMzbZM
Imaginary Worldbuilding Course
Mentioned:
Mahogany Books, DC -  Black Women in Fantasy - March 18, 2023
Huberman Lab podcast - "How to Breathe Correctly for Optimal Health, Mood, Learning & Performance" 
Story Forge cards
The Story Engine cards
My Story Engine Spread: photo 1 | photo 2
Tara McMullin - Can I Squeeze This In? video
"Seth Godin: embrace the idea of a smallest viable audience" 
"Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals" by Derek Sivers 
HB90 Bootcamp open until March 19! (affiliate link)
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Monday Mar 06, 2023

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yaI7qniSa5w
Sponsor: Imaginary Worldbuilding: Creating Fictional Worlds for Writers Course
Mentioned:
"Leslye Penelope Imbues Black Broadway With Literal Magic" — Washington City Paper 
Author Cerece Rennie Murphy
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Character Arc Progression Worksheet - https://onestopforwriters.com/about_cbt
"How to Breathe Correctly for Optimal Health, Mood, Learning & Performance" - Huberman Lab Podcast
The Tapping Solution
"7 False Beliefs That Will Keep You Trapped in Your Head Forever"
Poker Face on Peacock
Castle on Hulu
Tár movie
Reel by Kennedy Ryan
"Want to Quit Social Media? Opportunity Cost Can Help You Decide"
 
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

On Doing Less & Being Better

Monday Feb 27, 2023

Monday Feb 27, 2023

View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5bp2YTm-Vew
Mentioned:
- My course: Imaginary Worldbuilding is open!
- Join my affiliate program 
- Audie audiobook awards 
- The Monsters We Defy audiobook 
- Devotions by Mary Oliver
- Maryland Romance Writers
- Becca Syme & Better Faster Academy
- Tár film
- Picard on Paramount +
- Bel-Air on Peacock
- Black Men Reading Speculative Fiction - March 10, 2023 - Free registration
 
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

It’s All in the Name

Monday Feb 20, 2023

Monday Feb 20, 2023

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dlzR5Ykwv4s
Mentioned:
- Indie Author Forum 2/25/23 - 50% off promo code: FRIEND - https://indieauthorforum.com
- VirtuousCon 2/25-2/26 - https://virtuouscon.com
- Mahogany Books DC: Black Women in Fantasy Event, March 18, 2023  - https://lpen.co/march18
- Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society - https://filipinola.com
- Lexicon Valley podcast - https://lexiconvalley.substack.com/
- Wiktionary - https://www.wiktionary.org/
- Galaxy's edge column - https://www.galaxysedge.com/
- ChatGPT - https://chat.openai.com/chat
- Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Monday Feb 13, 2023

Youtube: https://youtu.be/tMVYEUekqvk
Mentioned:
- Booklife Indie Author Forum - February 25, 2023 - 50% off with code FRIEND. I'm the opening keynote speaker.
- Fairy Plot-Mother - https://www.fairyplotmother.me/  
- "Lift Every Voice & Sing" - Melba Moore & Friends version
- Lit Service Podcast - "Prewriting 101: Everything You Need to Write Before You Write" 
- One Stop for Writers - Valentine's Sale. Use code: ONESTOPVALENTINE for 25% off 
- (1881) What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking by Abby Fisher -
- "Why you should add a 'Shultz hour' to your weekly schedule" 
- Hampton Roads Writers - https://hamptonroadswriters.org/
- The Little Teleprompter - https://amzn.to/3RVWlmg
- VirtuousCon - Feb 25-26, 2023 
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - https://myimaginaryfriends.net
Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Music credit:
Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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