Jonathan Franzone

Inner Demons and Outer Storms: Balancing Conflict in Fiction

Episode #23 – February 22, 20245 Welcome to episode 23 of the Writing on Caffeine podcast. My daughter (Ragan Franzone) and I (Jonathan Franzone) are a father and daughter who have decided to write our very first novel. In this podcast, we are inviting you to come along on this journey with us. In this … Read more

Building a Daily Writing Habit: The Role of Inspiration

Mini-Episode #5 – February 8, 2024 Dive into the heart of creativity with the latest episode of Writing On Caffeine, where Ragan Franzone explores the ethereal landscape of inspiration. Uncover how to nurture your creative environment and harness the whispers of inspiration that surround us, transforming the elusive muse into a steadfast companion on your … Read more

Building a Daily Writing Habit: Overcoming Writer’s Block

Mini-Episode #4 – Embark on a creative journey with the latest episode of Writing On Caffeine, where we tackle the writer’s age-old nemesis: Writer’s Block. Join us as we steer you through foggy stretches and stalled thoughts with practical, rejuvenating strategies to rekindle your writing fire. Tune in to discover how a mix of rest, nourishment, and clever tactics can get your story back on track and transform that daunting blank page into a canvas of possibilities.

Writing Inner Dialogue

Episode #22 – Dive into the unspoken universe of Inner Dialogue, where silent thoughts shape stories and reveal the soul’s whispers. Discover how this powerful narrative tool uncovers the hidden depths of characters, illustrating internal conflicts and unvoiced desires that propel the plot and bind us to the journey. Please tune in to unravel the art of silent conversation and learn how the quietest thoughts can echo the loudest truths in fiction and within ourselves.

Building a Daily Writing Habit: Tools and Apps for Habit Tracking

Mini-Episode #3 – Embark on a quest to perfect your writing habits with the latest mini-episode of Writing On Caffeine, where Jonathan Franzone equips you with the finest tools and apps to keep your literary engines churning. Discover the magic of habit trackers that transform your daily writing tasks into epic quests and the satisfaction of ticking off each day’s goal. Tune in to find your ultimate writing ally, and take a step closer to completing your novel.

Building a Daily Writing Habit: Setting Achievable Goals

Mini-episode #2 – Embark on a writer’s voyage with the latest mini-episode of Writing On Caffeine, where Jonathan Franzone guides you through crafting S.M.A.R.T goals to turn the dream of your novel into reality. Discover how to set milestones that are just as invigorating as your morning espresso, and learn to celebrate the small victories on your journey to becoming an author. Tune in, set your sights on success, and join us in laying down the words, one page at a time, towards the peak of your writing aspirations.

Building a Daily Writing Habit: The Power of Routine

Mini-Episode #01 – Dive into the heart of a writer’s journey with Jonathan Franzone in our first mini-episode of Writing On Caffeine, where we tackle the daunting quest of “Building a Daily Writing Habit.” Uncover the transformative power of routine and learn how to turn the blank page into a canvas of endless possibilities, one day and one word at a time. Tune in as we brew up some inspiration, share practical tips to conquer the inertia of creativity, and take the first steps toward making writing a natural part of your daily life.

Writing and the Role of Setting

Episode #21 – In this episode, Jonathan and Ragan talk about the role of the setting in fiction writing. What makes a good setting? What is the difference between a setting and a scene or world-building?

2024 New Year’s Dumbledore Debate

Episode #20 – In this episode, Jonathan and Ragan talking about the previous year of writing (2023) and how they did at finishing (or not finishing) their rough drafts (and the penalties involved with non-completion). They discuss metrics from Spotify Podcasting and then have a debate as to whether or not Dumbledore is a good guy. AND they discuss a giveaway to promote this podcast in the New Year!

What Makes a Good Love Interest?

Episode #19 – In this episode, Jonathan and Ragan talking about the great universal language of love. Ah, l’amour. Specifically, we are continuing our study of fiction characters and diving into what makes a good love interest.