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L Penelope : Blending Creativity & Logic in Writing and Awesome Con 2024 S9E

L Penelope : Blending Creativity & Logic in Writing and Awesome Con 2024

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In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," Rob Lee interviews Leslye Penelope, an award-winning author, to explore her journey as a writer and her passion for storytelling. Leslye discusses her background in film and computer science, her love for fantasy, paranormal, and romance genres, and shares insights into her writing process. They also touch upon the challenges of categorizing literature and the significance of community for creators. Additionally, the conversation includes a discussion about Awesome Con, shedding light on its relevance for creators and the artistic community.


Key Insights and Facts:

  • Leslye Penelope's background includes film and computer science, influencing her writing career.
  • She has a passion for fantasy, paranormal, and romance genres, shaping the themes of her books.
  • Leslye emphasizes the importance of decision-making and trusted feedback in her writing process.
  • Authors face challenges with categorization in the literary world, impacting their work.
  • Community support is crucial for writers and creators, providing valuable feedback and encouragement.
  • The conversation includes insights about Awesome Con, highlighting its significance for creators and the artistic community.

  • Leslye's social media links:
    • Website: lpenelope.com
    • Twitter: @leslyepenelope
    • Instagram: leslyepenelope
    • Facebook: Leslye/L. Penelope
    • LinkedIn: Leslye Reaves

Key Takeaways:

  1. Embrace Your Unique Journey: Success in writing can stem from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  2. The Writing Process is a Series of Decisions: Writing involves various decisions, from genre selection to incorporating feedback.
  3. Community and Feedback are Vital: Engaging with a supportive community and receiving feedback are essential for a writer's growth.

Support the arts and connect with Leslye Penelope through her social media channels for more inspiring stories. Don't forget to rate and review the episode and consider supporting the podcast on Patreon.

This episode of The Truth in This Art is proudly sponsored by Awesome Con. If you're in the Washington DC area, you won't want to miss out on this 3-day celebration of all things geeky!

From March 8th to 10th, 2024, head over to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001. Awesome Con brings together over 70,000 fans for a fantastic lineup of stars from comics, movies, TV, toys, games, and more.

If you're curious about past Awesome Con episodes, be sure to check out the archive of episodes. It's a great way to get a taste of what this convention is all about. So, mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable weekend of geek culture!
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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Host
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Leslye Penelope
Guest
Leslye Penelope
🖋 Award-winning fantasy author.Not active on Twitter. (Refuse to call it X)

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