…and it’s writing.

A tipsy discussion of writing craft. Writers D.C. McNaughton and Avery Ames imbibe a few drinks while they review and revise their old (and often cringey) writing. Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of craft and features a themed cocktail pairing.

Ep 008: Love & Hate: Passion vs Obligation

September 19th, 2021

Today, D.C. and Avery discuss the love and hate aspect of writing. How do you keep the passion alive when your love for a story starts to wane? And when it comes to deadlines, how do you trudge through the parts of the process you hate in order to meet them?

Books mentioned in this episode:

  • Neon Gods, by Katee Robert
  • A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara


Drink recipe:


  • 5oz hard cider
  • 5oz Guinness or similar dry Irish stout
  1. Pour cider into a pint glass
  2. Layer stout on top using the back of a spoon


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