Mara Thomas

147: Overcoming creative inertia. Solo episode #2 with Mara Thomas.

It’s the second of TWO solo episodes by Mara Thomas.  If you haven’t listened to the first one yet, then scoot on back and listen to episode 146. Mara Thomas is the MVP or VIP of ASBX. She has contributed 26 blog posts, participated in six podcast episodes thus far, and now is gifting Artist Soapbox …

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146: You are here. Navigating your creative journey thru the pandemic with Mara Thomas

It’s the first of TWO solo episodes by Mara Thomas.  Mara Thomas is the MVP or VIP of ASBX. She has contributed 26 blog posts, participated in six podcast episodes thus far, and now is gifting Artist Soapbox listeners with 2 solo episodes. And they are amazing. You’ll hear Mara speak with her trademark honesty, …

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132: Collaborative Writing 1: Jesus Pancake

Have you ever written with other people? I don’t mean in the same room all quietly chipping away at your individual writing — I mean have you ever collaborated during the creation phase, writer’s room-style where you’re together breaking the story, pitching ideas, fleshing out characters, debating storylines on a shared project?  If you have …

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Stretchy Shorts: Declaration of Love Episode 9

The Declaration of Love Project is an anthology of 11 short audio pieces written by North Carolina playwrights all inspired by the same writing prompt — “declaration of love.” Episode 9, written by Tori Grace Nichols is titled Stretchy Shorts. Stretchy Shorts is a speculative fiction piece calling in the preparation, organization, and care humans …

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Adventures in downtime (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 025)

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~Socrates Greetings, Soapboxers! When was the last time you stared into space? Not the thousand-yard stare that comes with your inner circuitry being overloaded, but rather a time when you made the choice to simply be. No electronic devices, just you and your breath and whatever enters your …

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Tonight we begin! Soapbox Audio Collective digs into Jesus Pancake (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 024)

Greetings, Soapboxers! It’s an exciting day over here in ASBX-land! Tonight, the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Room will assemble for our first meeting. For the next several months, we will be working on developing a full season of Tamara Kissane’s serial audio drama JESUS PANCAKE. I can’t wait to be in the room! [For reference: …

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The Creative Vacuum (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 021)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Last month’s dispatch had us marking a milestone, celebrating the months of build-up and work that lead to the culmination of big creative and personal endeavors. This month, well… This month I’m coming to you live from The Vacuum. Who out there is familiar with the creative vacuum? You’ve been rehearsing for weeks …

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