I’m so excited to announce this project. This has been in the works for a few months now with my good friend, Ari Meghlen.
I had been thinking of starting a podcast for a long time. However, I faced the same problems and questions as I’m sure most people do when they want to start a new project. “What could I talk about on a podcast?” “Is this something I could handle alone on top of everything else?” “Who would want to listen to me?”
Needless to say, when Ari sent me an email asking if I’d be willing to turn The Merry Writer into a podcast, I didn’t have to think twice about it. I was beyond excited to start on a new journey and work with a dear friend on improving something we’ve already built together.
What is The Merry Writer?
For those of you who don’t know, The Merry Writer is a hashtag game for writers on Twitter and Instagram. Ari started it in July 2018 and I officially joined as her co-host in August 2018. It’s been nearly two years since the game began on Twitter.
This hashtag game consists of writerly and bookish questions every weekday pertaining to the current month’s theme such as your current WIP, editing, or a specific genre. It’s been a lot of fun and we’ve met so many wonderful writers and have built such an awesome community of writers and readers.
So, we’ve decided to take this game to a new level and turn it into a podcast.
What is The Merry Writer Podcast?
Don’t worry – we’re not straying too far from the original hashtag game.
The Merry Writer Podcast is going to mimic the game where, in each episode, we’ll discuss a new question pertaining to writing, reading, and everything in between. This will allow us to discuss our personal experiences and thoughts on the creative world. We can go more in-depth with the questions we ask as opposed to being limited to 240 characters. (Plus, having a real-life conversation is more fun and personal, don’t you think?)
It won’t be just me and Ari all the time
Once a month, we’ll have a guest join us on the show. You’ll get a break from listening to just myself and Ari ramble on and you’ll get a third opinion about whatever the episode’s topic is.
While guests won’t begin to appear on the show until May 2020, you can bet we have ideas and plans are in the works.
Episode 000 is out now!
I’m sure as soon as you heard about this podcast you couldn’t wait to listen to it, right? Of course! (Seriously, if you’re still reading this far, thank you!)
You can listen to our introductory episode below:
New episodes will upload every Wednesday
After listening to our introductory episode, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast streaming site so you never miss an episode. Ari and I will also be sharing the episodes on our websites and social media.
Episodes will go live once a week on Wednesdays and we’ve made sure they’re short and sweet.
Can’t wait for next week?
Then please be sure to check out all of Ari’s work if you’re not already following her. She’s a wonderful writer, a hard-working creative, and an awesome friend. Please go give her some love. (Because, really, none of this would have been possible without her!)
What do you think of the podcast? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.