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Story from Scratch

Apr 5, 2021

This week, we have a chat with children's author and podcaster Peter G. Reynolds. We talk about the influence writing groups have on our creative process and how an author can become pidgeon-holed within their community. Peter also shares a bit about the inception of his lovely podcast, Musings and Other Nonsense, and...


Mar 29, 2021

This week, we get an update from Yale on how his querying journey has been going thus far... which leads us to the topic of how to deal with the anxiety of waiting and the crushing blow of rejection. We discuss some useful coping mechanisms we've employed, which hopefully will be of use to you once you've finished...


Mar 22, 2021

This week, we respond to questions and comments from our listeners! Sticking to our theme for the month, we touch on various topics related to querying. Find out how many agents to query at a time, whether you can query multiple agents at the same agency, and what sorts of unexpected questions agents might ask you to...


Feb 8, 2021

This week on Story From Scratch... we have a difficult time staying on topic. Our good friend Anahita joins us for a discussion on writing multiple projects at the same time, not shying away from harsh critique, and how our educational backgrounds can inform our writing. We also discuss whether Casper was ever alive,...


Feb 1, 2021

We're back from our hiatus with a brand new season! To kick off the new year, Justin and Yale chat about their takeaways from 2020 and their writing goals for 2021. Yale talks about his new manuscript, and Justin reveals a very odd fact about himself.

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