The Write Idea Workshop (Writing Workshop)

Happy Octoberween!

After a month of not posting an episode, Ryan, Caleb and Theresa are back with stories to share, opinions to debate and a writing challenge to embark on!


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Episode 59


Ryan and Justin sit down to have a follow up chat with the gents of Go Go Buffalo about new things the band is trying, being nominated for awards and a potential music video! Also, Justin has some news and Ryan learns to count!

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Episode 57

Ryan and Justin take a field trip to the Backstage Cafe in Covingtion, KY (The Backstage Cafe) to check out the Comedy Open Mic Night. There were a lot of funny interesting folks, and the guys get a chance to sit down with Kyle Fields, Trevor Day, Faith Mueller, Chris Siemer and Drew Mullins! Be sure to look them all up on facebook and their individual social media platforms! It's the Write Idea!

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Episode 54

Halloween is here again, and this year the Write Idea Workshop is joined by spectacular writing blogger and artist Morgan Heiss to talk about horror movies that don't get the props they rightfully deserve.

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Episode 53

The Write Idea Workshop accidentally took a hiatus, so this double-sized episode is a step in the right direction to make up for it. In this episode, Ryan and Justin discuss all the new comic book shows that started up this season, as well as some tips for flexing your creative muscles and Justin talks with some fantastic authors at a book festival!

All this, plus writing challenges and the third part of our continued Segmented Story Challenge! Give it a listen!

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Episode 52

Ryan and Justin sit down with 4/5's of the band PHOUL PHILL ANDT GUILL to talk about their influences, how every song is a story, and what it's like to be a band that can't be pigeonholed.

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The Write Idea Workshop Episode 49
In this episode of the show, Ryan and Justin embark on breaking down 10 Books That Changed Their Lives, a challenge suggested and issued by friends of the show Morgan Hazat Heiss and Theresa Chase. 

Additionally, the fellows discuss YouTube challenges, some upcoming videos and future episodes and Ryan responds to the Segmented Story challenge, finally!

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Episode 48


The Write Idea Workshop returns after a two-week unintentional hiatus! In this episode, Ryan and Justin explain why they've been gone, review some comics they read, talk about YouTube and some writing submission opportunities with Night Train ( and Harpoon (links arriving later).

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046 - The Write Idea Workshop - Jac Attack

Episode 46 - Jac Attack!

In this episode, Ryan, Justin and special guest Jacob Kincaid talk about dialogue, make some music, talk about books and inspirational creators! All that, and some cigar stories, give it a listen!


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Episode 45


In this episode of The Write Idea Workshop, our intrepid hosts venture to throw some ideas at the wall and see if they stick. More specifically, for one of the few times since the shows inception the fellows actually WORKSHOP some ideas! How about that, eh?


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Episode 42

In honor of this being the 42nd episode of The Write Idea Workshop, the guys talk about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! Along the way they also discuss Douglas Adams expansive career, their experiences reading his books, and some other excellent authors!

Also, encouragement for creators!

And a new Writing Challenge!

Give it a listen and keep on writing!

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Episode 41

In this episode of The Write Idea Workshop, Ryan and Justin make the epic journey to upstate New York to sit down and have a chat about Apocalypse Fiction with Mikey, Ryan's brother. The fellows also discuss collaborative writing, the stregnths and weaknesses of working with others, and a ton of movies, films and books.

Our intrepid hosts also make a pretty nifty announcement this episode, so be sure to stay tuned!

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Episode 39

Justin FINALLY gets to talk about Creepy Pasta in this episode of The Write Idea Workshop. After months of trying to get Ryan to sit down and read/watch examples of Creepy Pasta, our hosts finally get to the heart of it. Additionally, some grammar tips about semicolons are discussed, and Justin tells of his first Free Comic Book Day adventure in Cincinnati. Also, a brand new Writing Challenge!

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Episode 36

Ryan, Justin and Matt storm C2E2. This episode reviews their first day at the convention! More episodes to come throughout the weekend!

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Episode 34

The Write Idea Workshop breaks format of sorts by having a tea party. Or the guys are just drinking tea. Whatever.

In this episode, Ryan and Justin discuss some YouTube giants Hannah Hart (@harto) and Markiplier (@markiplier) who have both been inspirational forces in the lives of our hosts. The guys also discuss "7 Tips To Improve Your Writing that you Probably Should Already Know But It Never Hurts To Be Reminded Of Them. Seriously." Courteousy of @kat_tastic who made a wonderful, well articulated video on YouTube that reminded us just how lazy we can be when we write.  Our heroes also discuss short stories, Stephen King and issue a writing challenge that wasn't made up with a half-asleep brain.


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Episode 33

With newly messed-up work schedules, it's taken our intrepid hosts three attempts to record this podcast, finally culminating in this monstrosity of interesting chatter. In this episode of the Write Idea Workshop, Justin and Ryan discuss TV shows and anime that they have recently become interested in, break down some books they're looking forward to reading, and mull through their Piles of Shame, or books they own buy haven't yet read. All that, plus some hilarious attempts at writing haikus when the guys are extremely sleep deprived.

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Episode 32

In this episode of The Write Idea Workshop, our heroes embark on a Writing Challenge marathon set to some fantastic, inspirational music. The guys also talk about inspiration, Goodwill Reads and some things they're trying in order to be a little more social. This episode features music by:

Against Me! - F*ckMyLife66

Dan LeSac vs. Scroobious Pip - Introdiction

Monoliths - I'm Going Through Some Sh*t

Speaker For The Dead - If You're Dead Please Raise Your Hand

and as always, Jac Kincaid does the theme music. Check out his book(s) on Amazon and listen to The Urethras!

*The Write Idea Workshop is a non-profit writing group that really just likes these songs and wants to support the artists by putting their music out there. Please go buy music from these bands!

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Episode 31

For the first episode of the New Year, Ryan and Justin are joined by special guest Matt Bitley to talk comics! The (drunk) trio discuss upcoming comic book movies, some of their favorite comic books of 2013, and the state of comic books as a whole! Lots of nifty history lessons, factoids and Justin eating crackers fill this episode to the brim!

Also, poetry submissions from Theresa Chase are read, and theme music is supplied once more by the multi-talented Jac Kincaid.



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Episode 30

Justin's back with his follow-up list of favorite reads and authors in 2013! Ryan and Justin also talk about comics a whole lot, discuss Arrow, and rant like madmen.

Keep on Writing!

Have a Happy and Safe New Year and Thanks for listening to The Write Idea Workshop!

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029 - The Write Idea Workshop - So Long 2013

Episode 29 - So Long 2013

In this, the final episode for the year 2013, Ryan looks back at some of his favorite and most influential authors and reads for this year. Justin is busy off on a date, but that doesn't mean we don't hear from him.

Thank you to all the listeners for continuing to download our podcast and sharing it with your friends and enemies. We here at the Write Idea Workshop hope you have a fantastic and safe New Years, and join us again in 2014 for weekly discussions about writing, reading, movies, comics, games and improving yourself as a writer.

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Episode 28

Ryan and Justin are back with some brand new theme music courteousy of Jac Kincaid (author of Tales From a Gas Station, lead singer of The Urethras and all around badass). After staying up ridiculously late, in this episode, the fellows discuss their Top Five (or so) influential authors, some of the better writing on TV nowadays, and read a fantastic poetry submission from listener and friend of the show Theresa Chase!

Give it a listen and keep on writing!

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Episode 27

The Write Idea Workshop is visited by the not-so-ghostly spirit of Matt Wexler on this Halloween-tastic episode.
Ryan and Wex discuss monsters in movies, books and video games, as well as some creepy TV shows they're trying to catch up on.
The Twitter Game this week is #foundcandy
The Writing Challenge: Halloween Haikus!

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Have a happy Spooky Ween!

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Episode 26

On this episode of The Write Idea Workshop, Ryan and Justin get a tad possessed as they try to discusss some of their favorite ghosts in books and movies, as well as the rules spirits and ghouls seem to play by.

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In this double-sized episode of The Write Idea Workshop, our host-some heroes introduce some new segments to the show, some new audience participation bits, and read you some stories. The guys also talk about the state of Thriller and Horror genre books and movies, the evolution and expectations of audiences, and talk a walk down memory lane.

This is the first in a month long stretch of scary-themed episodes for the Month of October.

Thanks for listening to The Write Idea Workshop! Keep writing!

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In this episode of the Write Idea Workshop, Justin and Ryan are fresh off of watching the first episode of AGENTS OF SHIELD and have a lot to say about it. Then, Justin just has a lot to say about everything. Also, in this episode we include questions we asked of JASON AARON and DENNIS HOPELESS at the Cincy Comic Con courteousy of the Word Balloon podcast (

Be sure to give it a listen and PLEASE do not take anything you hear from Justin too seriously.

This is The Write (Wrong) Idea Workshop

Keep Writing!

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023 - The Write Idea Workshop - ComicCon Heroes

Episode 23
Ryan and Justin get all up in the first annual Cincinnati Comic Con in this episode! The fellows discuss how awesome the Con was, meeting creators like Ryan Stegman and Jason Aaron, getting absurdly inspired, and learning to network on the fly. Also, the guys find some near-forgotten rules/suggestions to better writing habits as detailed by John Steinbeck and Neil Gaiman. All this, and more!

Keep Writing!

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022 - The Write Idea Workshop - Revenge of the Workshop

Episode 22
The Write Idea Workshop is back from it's unannounced /unanticipated hiatus!
In this episode Ryan and Justin talk about the process of creating the radio play The Hills Are Alive!, discuss books, movies, the nature of expectation in audiences and try out a new Writing Challenge!

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020 - The Write Idea Workshop - The Dodecasode!

Episode 20

On this episode of The Write Idea Workshop, Ryan and Justin embark on a strange story journey in which they collaboratively write a short story with the only building blocks being a six word phrase to kick things off, and announcements are made!

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019 - The Write Idea Workshop - Unrested Development

Episode 19 of The Write Idea Workshop is upon us!
In this episode, Ryan and Justin celebrate the release of the new season of Arrested Development with some low-key cheering and predictions on the future of entertainment. Then, the fellows take a look back on their influences by examining just how awesome CLERKS was/is, and how much they've learned from that milestone flick.

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Episode 18

In this episode of the Write Idea Workshop, which is definitely not episode seventeen, no matter what we say in the intro portion, Ryan and Justin try to reign in the madness and get to some talking about the business of writing.  This episode features Ryan and Justin talking about unpredictability, tips on getting an agent and getting published and comics! Also, check out the writing challenge!

Also, apparently there was a technical error that was not noticed, and this episode was not listen-able for a while. MANY MANY APPOLOGIES.

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Keep Writing everyone!

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017 - The Write Idea Workshop - The Return

Episode 17

After a lengthy hiatus due to scheduling mishaps, the Write Idea Workshop returns to a weekly schedule!
On this episode, Ryan and Justin catch up with the talented Christopher Prewitt to discuss his recent publishing ventures ( in an excellent publication called The Newer York: ), the joys of grad school and Ryan's recent adventures at the Chicago Comic Con (C2E2)!

This episode also features a writing challenge with a chance to win Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel Sin City : A Dame to Kill For.

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016 - The Write Idea Workshop - PERSIST!

In this episode of the Write Idea Workshop, the guys talk about some inspiring hands, how amazing TARDIS BLUE dot NET is, reference THE BRO CODE, and  discuss seven ways to start a story. Additionally, Ryan and Justin discuss our plans for C2E2, the Chicago Comic Book and Entertainment Expo, as well as give the very first WIN A BOOK contest WRITING CHALLENGE!

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Keep writing!

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Episode 14 of The Write Idea Workshop!

Guest: Matt Wexler

Topics : Death! Best uses in story-telling, effectual and ineffectual uses of killing characters, and trying to get an audience to trust you!Also, Zines! and a big pile of books you should read before you die!

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013 - The Write Idea Workshop - Tripping on Tropes

Episode 13!

In this episode of The Write Idea Workshop, Ryan and Justin are joined by the very talented Brandon Massengil to get lost in talks of tropes, archetypes, and writing rituals. This episode also introduces the Story City concept which is gathering steam at our website ( If you're looking to take part in some collaborative writing, give that a read!

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Thanks for listening!

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012 - The Write Idea Workshop - Submitted

In this episode of the Write Idea Workshop, Ryan and Justin celebrate the launch of the official Write Idea Workshop website!! (  Finally! It's up and moving and shaking! Then, the fellows go on to discuss writing on the go, respond to some writing challenge submissions, and marvel at how awesome Alec Baldwin's voice is!

All that, and more!

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011 - The Write Idea Workshop - Slap Bet Schedule

In this episode, Ryan and Justin have wagered a Slap Bet against eachother to insure they make their deadlines before C2E2.

The guys also discuss getting one's head into the writing game, an interesting project Neil Gaiman is getting into, time management, and Ryan and Justin read and respond to some Writing Challenge submissions!

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Welcome to 2013!

In this episode of The Write Idea Workshop, Justin, Wex and Ryan discuss the many merits of playing tabletop RPGs and the benefits those games give to aspiring writers. Additionally, the fellows discuss the art of the Memoir, and decide to post a writing challenge!

Because this episode went up late due to financial difficulties, the writing challenge deadline has been extended to the following Tuesday.

Keep writing everyone!

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This, the 8th episode of THE WRITE IDEA WORKSHOP is a special, super crazy double-jointed holiday ep without all the seasonal thingamajigs. Instead, just lots of talk about writing, comic books, poetry and heaps of other stuff! 

This episode features chats with Jac Kincaid ( and Sean Corbin (  and

Give it a listen and have a happy holiday!

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This episode welcomes back Matt Wexler to the podcast, and for the first time in this podcasts' very short history, three speaking voices are featured through-out! Gasp and wail!

In this episode, the fellows discuss at legnth Point of View/Narration, Fan Fiction, and the significance/ reliance on dues es machina in modern story telling.

This episode features harsh language, some pretty good readings of original work, and a challenge most challenging!

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On this episode of the Write Idea Workshop, Ryan welcomes back Justin, the two discuss e-books and electronic reading devices, and the many different avenues of self-publishing. Also, poetry reading!

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In this episode, Ryan welcomes guest-host Alex Schulz to the show to discuss struggles with the Write a Novel in a Month challenge, his experiences with grad school, ways to break up a story, and the importance of a writing community! Lots of nuggets of awesome in this episode, do give a listen :)

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The Write Idea Workshop Episode 3 : Ghosts Go Away!

In this episode, Ryan heads back to New York and encounters guest-host Matt Wexler (Wexiomatic of the Queue Dodge This! podcast infamy)! The two discuss the creative process, how to get ideas out of your head and onto some paper, comics, and a really interesting Writing Challenge!

Give it a listen!

- A Printed Chaos Production-

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On this the eve of a historic presidential decision, The Write Idea Workshop hosts Ryan and Justin get intoxicated and try to discuss what has been plauging their writing.

It's a topsy-turvy conversation, introducing new segments and a very one-sided writing challenge submission.

Get yo' listen on!

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Episode 1 - Nothing about Phantoms

This is the Write Idea Workshop, a weekly podcast with hosts Justin Adkins and Ryan Andersons, talking about writing, the process of, the trials of, books, media, and how to break through THE WALL.

This inaugral episode introduces the hosts, a round-about summary of things to expect in the future, and pleading to please not hold this first one against us too much. It all comes together at the end :) 

* A Printed Chaos Production*

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