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S2E11 Kitschens (and Bad Books)

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This episode, the authors Nan and Octavia talk about those endearing childhood books that actually have terrible lessons, morals and themes. Plus, they talk about making a kitchy movie about kitten parties. Ok, they’re not really going to do that, but it’s a funny…

S2E10 The Octavian Theorem

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When Nan & Octavia unpack the origins of an unanticipated rift in their relationship, the only rationale is The Octavian Theorem. The authors spend this episode dissecting the pros and cons of digital and virtual writer’s groups in the limitless world of social media…

S2E9 There’s Something About Mickey

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In what might be the most hysterical episode yet, Nan and Octavia review the past year and how their unique definitions of success and achievement have evolved. While reviewing some major accomplishments and lessons learned, they get a surprise visit from the one and…

S2E8 It’s Super Us OR The Shortest Episode Ever

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In this episode, Nan and Octavia divulge where their book ideas come from!  Also, here’s a tip: if you’re waiting on some bolt of lightening to tell you what your next book idea is, don’t wait! Make your own lightening! We’ll be back next…

S2E7 The Lies We Tell Ourselves PART 2

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Nan and Octavia return to finish the list the top ten of lies we tell ourselves as authors — creatives types of all kinds know about that negative internal voice that often makes you question your passion and purpose. This week, the two authors…

S2E6 Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves PART 1

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On this episode of Stalled, Nan and Octavia list the top ten lies we tell ourselves as authors — creatives types of all kinds know about that negative internal voice that often makes you question your passion and purpose. This week, the two authors…

S2 Episode 5: Kiss Your Aunt Butt

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Nan and Octavia catch up on big news, accelerating good stuff, and revisit their goals. The two authors also discuss social media success and the struggle to develop a following without losing focus on their true passion — writing. Follow us on IG: @nanhigginswrite, @octaviaaivatco, @stalledpodcast Like…

S2 Episode 4: The Standard of Mattering Part 2 — Three Weeks Later

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On this second representation episode, Nan and Octavia dive into a conversation about women and LGBTQ folks in media. They discuss the Bechdel Test, and come clean about books and movies they love that don’t make the Bechdel cut. Nan gets vulnerable about the…

S2 Episode 3: The Standard of Mattering Part 1 – It Was Your Dream, not Your Butt

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This week, Nan & Octavia finally take on the beautifully intimidating and critically important beast: representation in literature. Part 1 of this multi-part series focuses on the need for racial representation. The authors talk about how the void in diverse character casting in literature,…

S2 Episode 2: Still gotta people with the people

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Nan and Octavia get back to routine with weekly goals and discuss the importance of embracing your own unique timing of success. Follow us on IG: @nanhigginswrite, @octaviaaivatco, @stalledpodcast Contribute to our sheNANigans on Patreon.com/tavindamedia Correction: In this episode, Octavia said “Captain America” and she totally absolutely…