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Pete and Matt from PhantasticGeek.com take their continuing adventures to sharing news and reviews about Star Trek: Discovery's third season on CBS All Access and Netflix. Looking for Lower Decks? We've got that too! On this podcast, we also cover Star Trek in general, including breaking news about the Star Trek Universe. We are here every week to analyze, theorize, and share your feedback on PhantasticGeek.com, Facebook.com/PhantasticGeek, and Twitter.com/PhantasticGeek. We podcast each epi ...
 
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With season two warping away, PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt look back at the latest ten episode run of Star Trek: Picard. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek. MP3…
 
With season two warping away, PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt look back at the latest ten episode run of Star Trek: Picard. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek. MP3…
 
I'm joined by Alasdair Stuart and we talk about burnout and how it's hurting writers as well as publishing at large. But we manage to find some hope within! Links Trade Industry Facing Burnout Mur on Twitter, Youtube, Mastodon Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon or Ko-Fi! Twitch schedule for May: 16th Mon: 12:00pm Ditch Diggers wi…
 
Cadet Uhura gets her first taste of what it’s like to be a member of Starfleet on the Enterprise when a comet threatens a developing civilization. Matt and Pete land on episode 102, “Children of the Comet.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gm…
 
With Moon Knight's six episode season completed, Pete and Matt take a look back at what was, all while wondering what's next.... Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek. MP3…
 
Please Note,While Solicitor Kenner is A lawyer, she's still not YOUR lawyer, so do not take anything said here as direct legal advice. Open 2022 Word Count: 68178 ?? Writing Retreat coming at the end of May Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 171 Sourdough starters growing up and ready to go to school Main Topic: Your Writing, Copyright and I…
 
With a fresh outing of Disney Gallery showing how the season of The Book of Boba Fett was made, PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt hyperjump into all the secrets and techniques that made the story possible. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gm…
 
Open 2022 Word Count: 68178 Writing Retreat coming in May Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 150 Main Topic: On Supporting Characters Whydunit is more important than Whodunit The Afterparty on Apple TV It’s good to focus on moving the plot along, but think about doing it well Babylon 5 “A View From the Gallery”, and the adventures of Mack an…
 
Doctor Stephen Strange is back--and in many forms across the Multiverse! But will it all crashing down when a particular witch returns? PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt jump through stars and into the film. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@…
 
Doctor Stephen Strange is back--and in many forms across the Multiverse! But will it all crashing down when a particular witch returns? PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt jump through stars and into the film. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@…
 
I talk about Imposter Syndrome and how it can mess with my career, and then Matt and I discuss book banning and censorship as our politicians attack libraries. Check Links for what you can do to help. Links American Civil Liberties Union and Free Speech Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Brooklyn Library Mur on Twitter, Youtube, Mastodon Matt on Twitter…
 
Captain Christopher Pike is worried what a glimpse of his future will cause but, when a first contact mission goes awry, saddles up again on the Enterprise. Matt and Pete explore episode 101, “Strange New Worlds.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing Phantastic…
 
Main Topic: Unwritten Etiquette The etiquette of talking about reading stories by your other author friends Don’t ask if they read it, don’t ask if they liked it The Blurb: the asking and the being asked The unwritten rules for signing lines Reader etiquette regarding used books About well-wishes for award nominations Remember, reviews are for othe…
 
As the Europa Mission prepares to launch, Picard and Tallinn have to make sure it happens. And Q still has work to do. Matt and Pete reach episode 210, “Farewell.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, …
 
As the Europa Mission prepares to launch, Picard and Tallinn have to make sure it happens. And Q still has work to do. Matt and Pete reach episode 210, “Farewell.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, …
 
Main Topic: Rejectomancy Revisited Diving into the alchemy of deciphering rejection letters Does the story fit the magazine it’s being submitted to? Social Media: the game is afoot and no one knows the rules Try to level up networking skills Links Merch Shop Mur on Twitter Mur on Instagram Mur on Youtube Mur's newsletter, The Hot Mic Support via Pa…
 
As Harrow unleashes Ammit, Layla decides against going all lone wolf and makes a critical choice that affects her future. Matt and Pete confront episode 6, “Gods and Monsters.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at Phantas…
 
Main Topic: Story Engine Unboxing: Story Engine… we have cards! Booster: Eldritch Horror set Today’s quandary is how to run a giveaway for the spare Story Engine set. Roll for wild luck. Walking through the decks, and how to use them to help you tell your stories Buy Your Own Story Engine deck: https://storyenginedeck.myshopify.com Links Merch Shop…
 
Please note the audio is terrible. I did what I could. See if you can fast forward through me and just listen to Kameron! Kameron Hurley is back playing Proxy Matt and we talk social media again! *l*n M*sk got himself a new toy, so we start discussing what else we can do as authors who need to use social media. (I'm on Mastodon now!) Links Mur on T…
 
Main Topic: Distractions Sometimes, we just need a person, pet or thing to bounce ideas & questions off of The games more fun to play have the more intricate and fleshed out stories Writing on side projects when you get stuck on a primary project can be a good thing Emotions are not reality, but take the emotions out of how the distractions make yo…
 
With his family’s home under siege, Picard looks within to solve a problem without. A new emergency hologram sees action. Matt and Pete play episode 209, “Hide and Seek.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGee…
 
With his family’s home under siege, Picard looks within to solve a problem without. A new emergency hologram sees action. Matt and Pete play episode 209, “Hide and Seek.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGee…
 
Marc and Steven make progress in unraveling their personal mysteries. Matt and Pete seek episode 5, “Asylum.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @PhantasticGeek. MP3…
 
Matt and I discuss how some Kickstarter have made millions, and smaller magazines are shutting down. Links Mur on Twitter, Youtube Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon or Ko-Fi! Twitch schedule for April 18-30: Mon: Ditch Diggers with Matt Wallace 12pm Tues: ISBW 3pm Wed: Gaming (Inscription) 3pm Thurs: ISBW 3pm Sat: Spoilers Club:…
 
New Jersey's very own super hero arrives in June, and PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt are counting down to Kamala Khan's origin story on Disney+. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting @Ph…
 
Steven and Layla reach Ammit’s resting place, but what they discover there makes them question everything. Matt and Pete explore episode 4, “The Tomb.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at PhantasticGeek.com, or tweeting …
 
Picard and young Guinan are in custody while Seven and Raffi attempt to track Jurati. Meanwhile Kore confronts Adam Song about her discovery. Matt and Pete experience episode 208, “Mercy.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for Star Trek…
 
Picard and young Guinan are in custody while Seven and Raffi attempt to track Jurati. Meanwhile Kore confronts Adam Song about her discovery. Matt and Pete experience episode 208, “Mercy.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for Star Trek…
 
Open 2022 Word Count: 65178 Your Mur doesn’t pun, and your daddy doesn’t rock ‘n roll Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 141 ?? Spoilers Club: “One for All” by Lillie Lainoff – April 30, 6pm Eastern Main Topic: Examinations of Flaws in the Writing Over explaining or under explaining in descriptions and dialogue Repeating repetitive phrases o…
 
Please note as of April 21, 2022, I Should Be Writing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 4.0 License. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Open 2022 Word Count: 50200 Science research! Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 141 Welcome Cosmo Quest raiders! Spoilers Club: “One for All” by Lillie Lainoff Main Topic: Hittin…
 
In five weeks, the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive, and PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt are taking a look back at the road that brought the series oh-so close. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at Phantasti…
 
Tallinn delves into Picard’s psyche as he battles his demons. Raffi and Seven search for Jurati. Rios shows off his ship. Matt and Pete face episode 207, “Monsters.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for Star Trek by emailing Phantastic…
 
Tallinn delves into Picard’s psyche as he battles his demons. Raffi and Seven search for Jurati. Rios shows off his ship. Matt and Pete face episode 207, “Monsters.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for Star Trek by emailing Phantastic…
 
Streamed live, April 11, 2022. Ursula was recently asked "what's selling right now?" and we discuss that and why we HATE that question. Next week: Matt is back! Links Mur on Twitter, Youtube Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Ursula on Twitter, website Support via Patreon or Ko-Fi! April 11, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 2 | murverse.com Copyright 2022, Mur La…
 
Layla heads for Cairo as Harrow uses the scarab to search for Ammit’s tomb. Marc and Steven’s play the blame game while Khonshu gets the attention of the other gods. Matt and Pete get acquainted with episode 3, “The Friendly Type.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by e…
 
Main Topic: Talking taxes, money, habits, and news Amazing reveals in 2022 Hugo Finalist announcements Spoilers Club reminder: One for All by Lillie Lainoff, copy giveaways next week Tangling with Taxes, what can help freelancers YNAB: https://www.youneedabudget.com/our-app-lineup/ How advances work (a breakdown) Patreon: Bar Con Chat and Notes Res…
 
Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 115 First new Ditch Diggers has arrived! Spoilers Club, April 30, 6pm: One for All by Lillie Lainoff Main Topic: How You Should Use Social Media (At Your Career Stage)? Elon Musk. Buying into Twitter. Because speech freedoms confuse him? Facebook is the worst. Facebook decides who sees your content, not you…
 
Star Trek landed in Chicago this past weekend, and at the forefront was Lower Decks! PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt talk about the view of season three and what's in store for our lower deckers. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for…
 
As the Europa Mission gala goes down, Picard and company attempting to ensure Renee goes on. Jurati’s passenger takes the wheel. Matt and Pete converge on episode 206, “Two of One.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for Star Trek by ema…
 
As the Europa Mission gala goes down, Picard and company attempting to ensure Renee goes on. Jurati’s passenger takes the wheel. Matt and Pete converge on episode 206, “Two of One.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for Star Trek by ema…
 
As Steven comes to grips with the events of the previous (K)night, a stranger shows up. Arthur shares his unique perspective. Matt and Pete appear for episode 2, “Summon the Suit.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing PhantasticGeek@gmail.com, commenting at Pha…
 
Open 2022 Word Count: 44000 (?) Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 111 Ditch Diggers returns April 4, Noon Eastern! Book Club: “One for All” by Lillie Lainoff Main Topic: Important yet Boring writing related side topics Are you doing your backups of your work? And you know you should be, right? There are so many cloud-based options, what are…
 
With loads of more footage as Strange New Worlds approaches one month until launch, PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt beam down to the new-look old Enterprise as the next voyage gets ready to go. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback for S…
 
The Supervisor explains her purpose to Picard. The Borg Queen plots her next move. Raffi and Seven reunite with Rios. Q has a Soong to sing to. Matt and Pete hop on episode 205, “Fly Me to the Moon.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback fo…
 
The Supervisor explains her purpose to Picard. The Borg Queen plots her next move. Raffi and Seven reunite with Rios. Q has a Soong to sing to. Matt and Pete hop on episode 205, “Fly Me to the Moon.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek--a little latinum goes a long way! Share your feedback fo…
 
NOTE- Releasing early so everyone knows to come see the return of Ditch Diggers on April 4, 2022, on Twitch! Open 2022 Word Count: 43300 (?) Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 108 Ditch Diggers returns April 4, Noon Eastern! Book Club News: Spoilers Club goals Camp NaNoWriMo starts April 1 Main Topic: Humor is subjective but doesn’t have to …
 
Lovable loser Steven Grant goes about his daily life trying to keep himself from getting into trouble. But just what is he up to when he falls asleep? Matt and Pete attempt to figure out episode 1, “The Goldfish Problem.” Thanks as always to everyone who supports the podcast by visiting Patreon.com/PhantasticGeek. Share your feedback by emailing Ph…
 
Open 2022 Word Count: 41200 (?) Does Mur need her own cruise? Signs point to “yes” Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 100 Ditch Diggers returns April 4! SFWA Membership requirements have been updated Main Topic: Applied Self Help Strategies. Chances. Opportunities. Luck. Shonda. Rhimes. Scientific study examining luck as the convergence of t…
 
Open 2022 Word Count: 41200 (?) Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 93 (maybe? Bots broke themselves) Ditch Diggers returns April 4! Horizon Forbidden West Family Game Time Main Topic: Agents, and the Magic We Need them to Do Listener question: when to approach an agent when publishing agreements are already in place How to find out who repre…
 
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