ARDL 302: Cancel Culture

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Cancel Culture (n): the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure (credit: Merriam-Webster)

After considering a social media discussion about Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain along with an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (linked) Kristi and Lindsey discuss the repercussions of “Cancel Culture”, especially when things are taken out of context. We also discuss the difference between banning books and banning people. 

 

Referenced in the episode: 

– Jane Austen novels

Carlos Whitaker (@loswhit on Instagram)

– Morgan Wallen

– Feel the Beat (Netflix)

– Banned book list

 

Remember that one mistake does not define you and that cancelling others denies you the chance to grow by learning from someone who thinks differently and someone else the opportunity for redemption. 

* Please note that we are discussing general social interactions in this episode. There is definitely a line beyond which certain actions/words are not okay. 

 

Intro/Outro music by GoodBMusic from Pixabay

ARDL 301: Authenticity

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Episode 301: Authenticity

Welcome to Season 3! 

We are so happy to have you joining us as we embark on our third year with A Rough Draft Life. Our listening family means a lot to us and we’re glad to be back in your ears. 

Lindsey and Kristi spent a great deal of time over the past few months discussing how to make A Rough Draft Life the best it could be. There’s going to be a few changes around here but they are going to be for the better! 

A Rough Draft Life will now be a bi-weekly podcast dropping on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month. If there’s a 5th Monday, Kristi and Lindsey will share about a few things they are just loving in life. 

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays, special bonus episodes will drop for all of our special patrons over at Patreon! Story Time with Kristi will share a Bible story you’re probably a little familiar with but maybe never knew the extra zany details for. In Not Your Grandma’s Christian Fiction, Lindsey talks about books you might not have realized existed within Christian Fiction or some general market books with a surprising amount of faith content. 

Sign up for our Patreon here. 

 

Our lives have changed over the course of the summer. Lindsey’s back teaching and Kristi is exploring new adventures in the writing world! We’ll likely share more about those changes as the season goes. 

Referenced back episode: Inside Publishing with Teresa Tysinger

 

Today’s discussion about authenticity is inspired by a passage in Michael Crichton’s book Timeline. (It’s also a movie.)

In the podcast we discuss: 

– why we feel betrayed by social media influencers but not TV advertisers

Under the Influence podcast (language warning)

– how the desire for authenticity effects our relationships and how we can more realistically align our expectations for our different connections

– the way the pandemic has shown us that our close circle is possibly smaller than we initially thought

 

Some final take-aways: 

– A relationship can be authentic without being fully deep and intimate.

– Authenticity is not the same as transparency. 

– Placing our relationships where they actually fit helps us feel more settled in life. 

 

 

Credits: 

Podcast hosts: Lindsey P Brackett and Kristi Ann Hunter

Intro/Outro music: GoodBMusic from Pixabay

ARDL Season 2 Closing and What We’re Loving

 

As we bring Season 2 to a close, we wanted to share with you a few things we’re loving these days and give you a way to provide a little feedback as we prepare for Season 3. 

Links Mentioned

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we take a summer break.

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

If you enjoy A Rough Draft Life please share with a friend and/or leave a review.

ARDL May Bonus: Inside Publishing with Teresa Tysinger

 

Thinking about becoming an author and need an overview of the publishing paths? Curious as to how that book went from idea to entertainment? 

Kristi and Lindsey sit down with Teresa Tysinger to talk the pros, cons, similarities, and differences between independent publishing, small press, and large houses. And yes, we’ll define those terms for you as well. 

Join us as we answer one of our most asked questions: How did you get published? 

Meet Teresa Tysinger

Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern contemporary romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications professional. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Association for Women in Communications, and the Religion Communicators Council. She’s an introverted Enneagram 4 (if you know, you know) and loves coffee, traveling, and almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Someone Found

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make. Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future. Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love. Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.

Connect with Teresa on Facebook and Instagram, or follow her for great book deals on Bookbub.

About Kristi & Lindsey

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we edit our life with you–and publish more books!

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL 236: Work/Life Summer with Lauren Denton

Three work-at-home moms talk about how they manage juggling family and job in general and particularly in the summer months. 

With helpful thoughts on work-life balance and information on Lauren K. Denton’s new book, you won’t want to miss this conversation. 

Meet Lauren K. Denton

Lauren K. Denton is the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of THE HIDEAWAY, HURRICANE SEASON, GLORY ROAD, and THE SUMMER HOUSE. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. Though her husband tries valiantly to turn her into a mountain girl, she’d still rather be at the beach. Find Lauren on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook this summer as we juggle writing, summer, and reading all the books.

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com or subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a party!

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

If you enjoy A Rough Draft Life please share with a friend and/or leave a review.

Multi-Generational Friendships with Nancy Naigle

Joining us today is our new friend Nancy Naigle! We had a great time chatting with her about intergenerational friendships as well as her new book, The Shell Collector, out this week!

NANCY NAIGLE is a USA Today bestselling author whose many contemporary romance novels include the Adams Grove, Boot Creek, and Christmas in Evergreen series. Several of her novels have been adapted to the television screen, airing on the Hallmark Channel and on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the popular Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas.

Connect with Nancy on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook because we love intergenerational friendships!

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

 

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

 

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ARDL 235: May The Books Be With You

Do Kristi and Lindsey DNF books? What does DNF mean? How can readers help authors? What’s up with libraries? 

There are SO many questions about reading and books that we get on a regular basis and in this episode, we’re giving you the answers. Peel back the curtain and learn whether ebook or paperback is preferred and how you can find brand new authors to love. 

Links Mentioned

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we DNF (and finish) books!

For show notes, virtual party info, our Patreon, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

If you enjoy A Rough Draft Life please share with a friend and/or leave a review.

A Literary Menu with Jordan Millsaps

For our April Bonus Episode we are here with food blogger and bookstagrammer Jordan Millsaps who has planned the most delightful literary menu for spring! Follow along with Jordan as she cooks her way through life and her favorite books at Read.Eat.Repeat.
 
Not only can you use these recipes when you’re trying to simplify supper, you can also load up your TBR with this menu of fantastic reads.
 
Still Waters by Lindsey P. Brackett
  • Cranberry Lemon Sweet Tea: Pour two cups cranberry juice into 2 quarts prepped and chilled sweet tea. Juice 1 lemon and stir together. For a fancier presentation for parties and gatherings, add frozen cranberries and lemon slices.
 
The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant
 
The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron
  • Swap regular bread for croissants to up your sandwich game. Especially delicious on croissants is chicken salad. Load your chicken salad down like Lindsey loves here or keep it classic for Kristy here. 
 
Global Rescue Series by Susan May Warren
  • Grilling in general, but especially vegetables. For grilled corn or squash: Brush with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic pepper. Grill at 450-500 degrees for 3-4 minutes then flip and repeat.
 
Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof
 
 
Winning the Gentleman by Kristi Ann Hunter, Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter 
  • Picnics! Simply pack up your favorite goodies in a basket, cooler, or bag and head outside. Try our your own backyard for a fun family picnic or visit a new spot. Tag us on Instagram with #literarypicnic and don’t forget your books!

We hope you enjoyed this literary menu and you’ll let us and Jordan know if you try out a recipe or read a recommended story! Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we read (and eat) our way through spring. For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

If you enjoy A Rough Draft Life please share with a friend and/or leave a review.

ARDL 234: Winning the Gentleman with Accents!

Kristi attempts to read Chapter One of her new book, Winning the Gentleman, with an English accent….

Find Winning the Gentleman wherever books are sold!

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we perfect accents for our characters!

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL 233: Simplifying Suppertime with Kimberly Duffy

When life gets busy, how do you go about feeding yourself and your family in a way that still fulfills your personal values and desires? 

This week Kristi, who doesn’t cook, and Lindsey, who loves to cook, chat with Kimberly Duffy, who not only loves to cook but highly values making everything from scratch with natural ingredients. 

No matter your level of cooking skills, you’ll find something of use in this episode to answer the question, What’s for dinner even on the busiest of days. 

Links Mentioned

  • Change Your Life Chicken and Sheet Pan Dinners with The Lazy Genius
  • Kim’s Salad Nicoise: Boiled potatoes and lightly boiled green beans, hard boiled eggs, tuna, homemade vinegarette, lettuce, some chopped peppers and pickles. Also on Pinterest.
  • Kristi’s Favorite Corndogs
  • Every Plate meal service
  • Bubbie’s Pickles

Meet Kimberly Duffy

Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio, via six months in India. When she’s not homeschooling her four kids, she writes historical fiction that takes her readers back in time and across oceans. Her first novel was the highly-acclaimed A Mosaic of Wings. You can find her at kimberlyduffy.com.

You can also connect with Kim and watch her render lard and make amazing Indian dinners over on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. Buy her books at Baker Book House or wherever books are sold.

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we simplify suppertime and read lots of books.

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

If you enjoy A Rough Draft Life please share with a friend and/or leave a review.