Liner Notes Vol. 1: Track 1 – Megan Kate Nelson

In this first episode of Liner Notes, we talk with author and historian Megan Kate Nelson.

We discuss the merits of the blue BIC Cristal pen and florescent yellow Sharpie highlighter, writing during a pandemic, and the personalized process of finding one’s writing structures and routines.

Trounce, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In the show, we make reference to John Hughes’ films of the 1980s and our reinterpretation of them. For more, here is an essay by actor Molly Ringwald that goes into more depth on this. But that scene with the Bic pen remains embedded in my memory!

Megan also discusses essays by writer John McPhee on structures and outlines, which you can peruse here and here.

And I am verrrrry new to video editing, so bear with me through any learning curves.

Watch the episode on YouTube or listen to the audio version.

Recorded on January 19, 2021, using

Music composed with Citizen DJ from the Library of Congress. Contains samples of “Kitten on the keys” by Confrey, Zez, 1895-1971.. Retrieved from Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

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