“Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge” Podcast – Episode 4

Welcome to the fourth episode of our new podcast series: Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge. This podcast series is produced by author Josh Cane (pen name J.P. Cane).

In this episode, Josh interviews fantasy romance writing team Murandy Damodred and Justine Alley Dowsett embarking on their third year on the 85K Writing Challenge.

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Topics (in no particular order):

  • writing a dark fantasy romance series – working on Book 4 for this year’s challenge (also their tenth novel)
  • the process of co-writing
  • using Google Drive to write a novel
  • sister team, scheduling writing around a one-year-old child
  • reflections on a heated writing discussion during a writing conference road trip
  • tips for new writers on the 85K Writing Challenge
  • don’t stress if your rough draft isn’t complete by March 31 – you still have April’s 30-Day Finish


Bonus feature: Read the “For the Love of Writing” by Justine Alley Dowsett” blog post on the 85K Writing Challenge.

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Recorded on January 4, 2018
Length: 11 minutes
Intro and outro music: “The Strategy”

Join us every Wednesday as Josh follows the journeys of 85K veterans EJ Runyon, Jeffrey McGraw, and writing duo Justine Dowsett and Murandy Damodred while chronicling his own journey as a “first timer” on the 85K Writing Challenge.

About Justine Alley Dowsett

Justine Alley Dowsett is the author of eight novels and one of the founders of Mirror World Publishing. Her books, which she often co-writes with her sister, Murandy Damodred, range from young adult science fiction to dark fantasy/romance. She earned a BA in Drama from the University of Windsor, honed her skills as an entrepreneur by tackling video game production, and now she dedicates her time to writing, publishing, and occasionally roleplaying with her friends.

Say hello to Justine on her 85K Writing Challenge Member Profile Page.

About Murandy Damodred

Murandy Damodred has had five books published which she co-wrote with her sister Justine Dowsett. She is the mother of a beautiful little boy and another currently on the way. She has an education in Drama and Communications and a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician. She enjoys her free time and writing as much as she is able.

About Josh Cane

Josh Cane (pen name J.P. Cane) is a long-time reader and first-time writer of vampire stories. His debut novel, Shadows Within, begins The Shadowless series, mostly set in his hometown of Philadelphia. He hosts a podcast on writing and enjoys supporting fellow writers. He and his wife live in Virginia.

To listen to more Working Title podcasts, visit jpcane.com. Follow Josh Cane on Twitter @jpcane. Subscribe to J.P. Cane’s newsletter.

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85K Writing Challenge: Embracing the writing life by advancing the practice of productive writing from the first word to the first reader.

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