…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 002: Ye Olde Show vs. Tell

June 13th, 2021

Avery and D.C. discuss the classic writing advice "Show, Don't Tell" while revising an old snippet of Avery's writing and enjoying some old-fashioned cocktails. Plus, everything is better with pizza.

Books mentioned in this episode:

  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi


Drink Pairing: Writer's Tears Old Fashioned

  • 2.5oz Writer’s Tears Copper Pot Whiskey
  • 1.5 tsp brown sugar syrup
  • Dash angostura bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Luxardo cherry (for garnish)
  1. Add syrup and bitters in a rocks glass and stir well. 
  2. Add a large ice cube, then pour in whiskey and stir well to dilute. 
  3. Spritz orange peel over the top and drop peel into glass. 
  4. Garnish with luxardo cherry.
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