Articles & Podcast Episodes

Totalitarian Nightmares: Unpacking the Best of Dystopian Fiction

Episode #25 – Join us as we delve into the chilling world of dystopian fiction. Discover the defining features of totalitarian regimes, surveillance societies, and the fight for individuality through classic and contemporary novels and films. Perfect for fans of dark, thought-provoking tales!

Building a Daily Writing Habit: Health and Writing

Min-Episode #7 – Embark on a journey with the Writing On Caffeine Express as we delve into the vital station of “Health and Writing” in our quest for literary excellence. Join Jonathan Franzone as he explores how tuning your physical and mental health can sharpen your creative instrument to its finest. Discover ergonomic tips, mental resilience strategies, and the unsung heroes of nutrition and sleep that fuel your writing journey. Tune in to transform not just your health but your writing itself, and learn how to keep your creativity thriving.

Building a Daily Writing Habit: Writing Rituals and Warm-ups

Mini-Episode #6 – Step into the Writing on Caffeine express and let Ragan Franzone guide you through the enchanting world of “Writing Rituals and Warm-ups.” Discover how simple practices can transform your writing from a task into a treasured habit, unlocking the doors to creativity with each session. Tune in to learn the secrets behind turning pre-writing routines into a source of endless inspiration and see your writing flourish. Join us on this journey to make every word an adventure and every blank page a canvas waiting for your touch.

Inner Demons and Outer Storms: Balancing Conflict in Fiction

Episode #23 – In this episode, we dive deep into how the battles within a character’s soul and the turmoil they face in their world are crucial for gripping narratives. Discover with us how these conflicts drive the plot and foster profound character development and engagement. Together, we’ll explore strategies for weaving these dynamic tensions into your fiction, creating stories that resonate deeply with readers.

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.