- We’re still social distancing, but we can still be social!
- We welcome Aly Grauer and Drew Mierzejewski—another collaborating couple!
- We’ve know each other… Aly and Drew are ‘like us but younger!’
- Collaborators in life and art!
- Aly produced two short stories for Tales from the Archives
- Pip tries some new words from the youth! Vibe and dabbing are no allowed.
6:05 Tee asks the hard question of Aly and Drew; Where’d this all start?
- Like many collaborators, editing and brainstorming often comes off
- Aly and Drew started on a project from the Renaissance Faire
- Starting off sharing creative projects can be fun… but the rewards are worth it
- For a start, there are no rules
- Writers are often imagined solitary- but they don’t have to be!
- People tend to think ideas are precious, and can be easily lost… but the truth is there are a lot out there
- Tee admits thinking never to write another podcasting book.
- …and is currently working on 4th edition of Podcasting for Dummies
- Tee brings back the story of the Silver Pharaoh.
- Aly and Drew share their own tense moment.
- The truth of the matter is, everyone looks back at their first book critically.
21:00 How do you navigate criticism between partners?
- Talk about specifics, good and bad
- It can be bad when you take criticism too much to heart, and let it break your confidence
- Aly and Drew poured energy into Warda, and it became a podcast and a tabletop game
- Aly finally found a way back in with Drew’s support
- Drew points out, building a collaboration takes years
- Pip recounts the path of collaboration for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
- The couples talk about the strengths that make their collaborations work
38:42 Let’s talk Skyjacks:Courier’s Call
- Aly and Drew have a new podcast collaboration, Skyjacks: Courier’s Call
- Skyjacks is a wider collaboration, but it wasn’t child friendly, hence the spinoff
- Pip gets excited by large birds… especially large kiwis!
- We touch on the advantages the Kickstarter campaign had
- The nature of the podcast and the storytelling is very collaborative.
- Tee waxes lyrical on the latest wave of roleplaying
- Art is not created in a vacuum!
- Pip and Tee call out some of the wonderful folks they’ve collaborated with in the past!
- Pip talks about her own roleplaying fun with George the Dinosaur
- Aly and Drew’s Patreon
- Aly Twitter and webpage. Aly teaches accent and dialect.
- Drew Twitter and Courier Call. Drew also consultation on world-building, DMing, and acting for roleplaying.
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