This Metaphorical Bar
This Metaphorical Bar ep. 9: Tropes - Trapped in a Cabin

This Metaphorical Bar ep. 9: Tropes - Trapped in a Cabin

December 5, 2018

Production notes: We fixed the previous issue with the popping and cutting out in Robyn’s recording. Yay! And promptly ran into another issue where there is now a faint echo in her recording. Boo. Working on that resolution now, but we recorded a few episodes before we realized it was happening.

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss the trapped in a cabin (forced proximity) trope. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who We Are

I’m Carla M. Lee, an author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA, and I’ve trapped myself in a cabin (also known as my studio) to avoid the cold and the snow.

I’m Karen Healey, an author and teacher living in Otautahi New Zealand, and I’m coming to you LIVE from my mother’s house in Oamaru. (not actually live)

I’m Robyn Fleming, a parent and writer in Tucson, Arizona, and two nights before my wedding I got trapped in an elevator with Karen Healey – but, not being fictional persons, we didn’t make out. I love everyone in this metaphorical bar!

This Metaphorical Bar ep 8: Writing Groups

This Metaphorical Bar ep 8: Writing Groups

November 28, 2018

Production notes: Karen had some recording issues this time and her volume fades in and out a little.

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss writing groups. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who We Are

I’m Robyn Fleming, a parent and writer in Tucson, Arizona. One of my eyes is nearsighted, and the other is farsighted!

I’m Carla M. Lee, an author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA, and once I worked as legal counsel for a bigfoot hunter.

I’m Karen Healey, an author and teacher living in Otautahi New Zealand, and I have never been part of a physical writing group.

This Metaphorical Bar ep 7: Dialogue

This Metaphorical Bar ep 7: Dialogue

November 21, 2018

Production notes: Robyn had some recording issues. There are a few minor places where she’ll drop a word or two and some popping noises. We apologize and are working on making sure this doesn’t happen in future recordings. (However, we’ve recorded several episodes prior to editing this, so there may be issues in the next few podcasts as well. Where possible, I’ll note anything big that is missing.)

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss fake marriage, a bulletproof trope. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who We Are

I’m Karen Healey, an author and teacher living in Otautahi New Zealand, and I’m into perfume now.

I’m Robyn Fleming, a parent and writer in Tucson, Arizona. I once fell into a cactus! It was terrible.

I’m Carla M. Lee, an author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA, I once nearly broke my neck saving my dog from a spider and I love everyone in this metaphorical bar.

 

This Metaphorical Bar ep 6: Bulletproof Tropes - Fake Marriage

This Metaphorical Bar ep 6: Bulletproof Tropes - Fake Marriage

November 14, 2018

Content: Opens with some lightly descriptive talk about oral surgery.

Production notes: Karen and Robyn both serenade Carla during the Ask Your Friendly Neighborhood Bartender, because they are amazing. Robyn had some recording issues. There are a few minor places where she’ll drop a word or two and some popping noises. We apologize and are working on making sure this doesn’t happen in future recordings. (However, we’ve recorded several episodes prior to editing this, so there may be issues in the next few podcasts as well. Where possible, I’ll note anything big that is missing.)

 Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss fake marriage, a bulletproof trope. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who We Are

I’m Carla M. Lee, an author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA and I’m pretty much fake married.

I’m Karen Healey, an author and teacher living in Otautahi New Zealand, and I spent over $300 on bras this morning - and not that many of them.

I’m Robyn Fleming, a parent and writer in Tucson, Arizona. I have between four and eight fewer teeth than everyone else in this podcast! I love everyone in this metaphorical bar

This Metaphorical Bar ep. 5: Parental Relationships

This Metaphorical Bar ep. 5: Parental Relationships

November 7, 2018

Content: Some discussion of trauma and toxic parents. Brief mention of suicide attempt in fiction around the 33 minute mark.

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss parental relationships. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who we are:

I’m Carla M. Lee, an author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA and my mom and dad are my sister’s grandparents.

I’m Karen Healey, an author and teacher living in Otautahi New Zealand, and I MCd a NZ poetry day competition where I formatted the instructions as a sestina.

I’m Robyn Fleming, a parent and writer in Tucson, Arizona. I had to make up a song about bandaids last week, and my three-year-old critiqued my meter.

Note from Carla: Robyn had some recording issues. There are a few minor places where she’ll drop a word or two and some popping noises. We apologize and are working on making sure this doesn’t happen in future recordings. (However, we’ve recorded several episodes prior to editing this, so there may be issues in the next few podcasts as well. Where possible, I’ll note anything big that is missing.)

Due to these recording issues, we lost a chunk of the discussion around traumatic and/or difficult relationships with their parents and segue quickly into complicated relationships between parents and their adult children.

This Metaphorical Bar ep 4: Bulletproof tropes - Enemies to Lovers

This Metaphorical Bar ep 4: Bulletproof tropes - Enemies to Lovers

October 24, 2018

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss the bulletproof trope enemies to lovers. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who we are:

I’m Karen Healey, an author and teacher living in Otautahi New Zealand, and I spent $400 on books last weekend.

I’m Robyn Fleming, I write and Mom in Tucson, Arizona, and I can break bricks with my bare hands.

I’m Carla M. Lee, an author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA and I recently explored a run-down, abandoned manufacturing building that had a weird little house inside, and I did it as part of my job as a lawyer -- never got to do that at a law firm. I love everyone in this metaphorical bar!

Note from Carla: Robyn had some recording issues. There are a few minor places where she’ll drop a word or two and some popping noises. We apologize and are working on making sure this doesn’t happen in future recordings. (However, we’ve recorded several episodes prior to editing this, so there may be issues in the next few podcasts as well. Where possible, I’ll note anything big that is missing.)

This Metaphorical Bar ep 3: Worldbuilding in Second World Fantasy

This Metaphorical Bar ep 3: Worldbuilding in Second World Fantasy

October 17, 2018

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss worldbuilding in second world fantasy. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who We Are

Robyn Fleming: I write and wrangle children in Tucson Arizona, and I have spent objectively way too much time with flatworms.

Carla M. Lee: An author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA and when I drove past a graveyard this morning, my dog started barking at nothing at all. I think she’s warning me about the black dog.

Karen Healey: An author and teacher living in Otautahi New Zealand, and I outed myself to a staff meeting last week.

Note from Carla: Robyn had some recording issues. There are a few minor places where she’ll drop a word or two and during her definition of second world fantasy (about 18 minutes into the episode), a chunk of her definition, including the first part of an example, were lost. We apologize and are working on making sure this doesn’t happen in future recordings. (However, we’ve recorded several episodes prior to editing this, so there may be issues in the next few podcasts as well. Where possible, I’ll note anything big that is missing.)

This Metaphorical Bar ep 2: What We Wish We Knew About Reading

This Metaphorical Bar ep 2: What We Wish We Knew About Reading

October 10, 2018

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss what they wish they knew about reading any number of years ago. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who are we?

Carla M. Lee: An author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA with my partner and ridiculous dog.

Karen Healey: An author and teacher living in Christchurch, New Zealand with my awesome flatmate and an overgrown herb garden.

Robyn Fleming: I write, parent, and sometimes teach martial arts in Tucson, Arizona. My five year old is internet famous for asking whether our country is named after Captain America, which probably tells you everything you need to know about our household.

This Metaphorical Bar ep 1: What We Wish We Knew About Writing

This Metaphorical Bar ep 1: What We Wish We Knew About Writing

October 3, 2018

Authors Robyn Fleming, Karen Healey, and Carla M. Lee discuss what they wish they knew about writing any number of years ago. Summary of the episode and all show notes can be found at ThisMetaphoricalBar.com.

Who are we?

Carla M. Lee: An author, artist, and attorney living in the Midwest USA with my partner and ridiculous dog.

Karen Healey: An author and teacher living in Christchurch, New Zealand with my awesome flatmate and an overgrown herb garden.

Robyn Fleming: I write, parent, and sometimes teach martial arts in Tucson, Arizona. My five year old is internet famous for asking whether our country is named after Captain America, which probably tells you everything you need to know about our household.

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