Don't Make It Weird

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By: Dinasaurus & Daniel Quigley

Two amateur authors and amateur humans — Daniel and Dina — discuss all things writing and books, and re-tell chaotic life adventures from cults to exes that think they’re horses. We’ve got you covered in this comedic and sarcastic, life-centered podcast. Follow us as we fail to not make it weird.

The One With The Nose Boop
Last Monday at 3:00 AM

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird, we share some of our favorite submissions from Daniel's Writing Tips of the Day! Author Alexander James joins us for a discussion about querying! We get to hear about the time that Dina was involved in an accidental three-way proposition in Storytime with Dinasaurus! We get to hear the next chapter of dinosaur-themed erotica in Cringey Copulation! And we discuss some of your #WeirdTakes! #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish

You can find the video version of this podcast on YouTube!: https://youtu.be/4XRlTPRjTFo

Alexander...


The One With John Ortega
#20
09/06/2021

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird, we're joined by the author of the Rune Caster Chronicles series, John Ortega! We play a couple of rounds of Weird Superfight! John gives us an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming novel, DEATH'S EDGE! He tells us about the time he became stranded on an island in Storytime with John! And he reads us an especially bad selection from the worst romance scenes in Cringey Copulation! #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish

You can find the video version of this show on YouTube: https://youtu...


Chimera: An Anthology LIVE Author Party feat. Lost Boys Press and Contributing Authors
09/01/2021

We got together with @LostBoysPress to host a LIVE broadcast with contributing authors from the CHIMERA anthology and had a great time! There were interviews, discussion, Q&A, and giveaways! 

CHIMERA: AN ANTHOLOGY is available in eBook, paperback and hardcover! https://amzn.com/B08V1WQ6ZT

Creatures unlike you've imagined before!

Welcome to a world where myths and legends collide to create a new breed of monster.

Savage and soulful, these monstrosities combine to form the mighty Chimera.

In this anthology, talented writers weave 10 tales o...


The One Where Dina Destroys Daniel
#19
08/28/2021

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird, we play a round of Never Have I Ever! Daniel and Dina face-off in the first ever Weird Debate segment! Dina tells us about the that time she had someone Baker-acted in Storytime with Dinasaurus! Daniel reads some Jar Jar Binks erotic fan fiction in Cringey Copulation! And we discuss your #WeirdTakes! #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish

A VERY special thanks to our live studio audience members / debate segment judges this week! Raine, Kenzie, Liz, Kelly and Jon! 

You can find the video version of this show o...


The One With Zev Good
#18
08/22/2021

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird, author Zev Good joins the crew for a little Cawfee Tawk! We play a round of Would You Rather! Zev reads an excerpt from his novel! Daniel and Dina interview Zev about his books! We learn all about his controversial opinions on food! He tells us about the time he found out that his husband is the grandchild of Righteous Gentiles in the storytime segment, and he puts on his best Barbara Streisand impression for an erotic reading in Cringey Copulation!  #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish

ALL ABOUT THE B...


The One With The Oreo-gasm
#17
08/16/2021

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird, it's all about the crew! We check our voicemail! Dina and Daniel answer questions on each other's behalf in a fun new game segment! They interview each other about their current WIPs! Dina tells us about the time they found a military tank in her backyard in Storytime with Dinasaurus! And crazy uncle of the show Jess the Mess stops by for an UNFORGETTABLE Cringey Copulation reading! #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish #FreeBritney

His Ragged Company: A Testimony of Elias Faust by Rance D. Denton...


The One With Rance D. Denton
#16
08/09/2021

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird, author Rance D. Denton joins us in the studio! We bring back an old favorite, Pickup Lines! In our discussion segment, we interview Rance about his novel and his podcast. He tells us about the time he got held at gunpoint by military police in Storytime with Rance! Then he finishes us off with a steamy reading in our Cringey Copulation segment! #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish

His Ragged Company: A Testimony of Elias Faust by Rance D. Denton: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09877Q1D5/ref=cm...


The One Where Dina's A Psychic
#15
08/02/2021

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird, we find out just how well Dina and Daniel know each other in a new game segment. We have a discussion about the art of killing off characters in your stories. Dina tells us about the time she accidentally interviewed for the wrong job, but got it anyway. After popular demand, Producer Sean reads the Cringey Copulation segment for the first time. And finally, we discuss your unusual opinions about writing in our #WeirdTakes segment. #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish

The Garden of the Golden Children by Ashley Hutchison...


The One With Ashley Hutchison
#14
07/26/2021

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, we are joined in the studio by the co-founder and editor-in-chief at Lost Boys Press, Ashley Hutchison. We play game of Weird Titles, we talk about Ashley's novellas, independent publishing and the various other releases from Lost Boys Press, and of course she reads a very steamy excerpt of some bad erotica in our Cringy Copulation segment. #WritingCommunity #BookTube #Bookish

The Garden of the Golden Children by Ashley Hutchison: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-garden-of-the-golden-children-ashley-hutchison/1139711171

Lost Boys Press: http://www.lostboyspress.com/
Ashley on...


The One With Thomas Anthony Lay
#13
07/19/2021

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, we are joined in the studio by fantasy author and Twitch affiliate Thomas Anthony Lay. We play a sneaky round of True Confessions, we talk about Tom's World of Naeisus series and his Twitch channel, and of course he reads a very steamy excerpt of some bad erotica in our Cringy Copulation segment. But more importantly, we learn the origin of the great Olive Wars! #OliveDog

You can find all of Thomas Anthony Lay's stuff here: https://naeisus.com/

Please join us in...


The One Where We Roast Raine
#12
07/12/2021

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, We play a round of the Word Association Game, we have a discussion about toxicity and gatekeeping in the writing community, Dina tells us about the time her mom was convinced that she was kidnapped in Storytime with Dinasaurus, Dina reads a very special excerpt from some bad erotica in Cringey Copulation, and the gang discusses some of your Weird Takes from the writing community.

You can find all of Zoe's stuff here: https://linktr.ee/WrittenByZoeM

Check out artist Stephen Todd on Twitter: @Os...


The One With Zoe
#11
07/05/2021

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, Daniel flies across the country to join Producer Sean for an in-person recording session. Writer, singer, podcaster and Twitch streamer Zoe joins us as our guest! We play some Disney themed games, Zoe tells us about the time she broke her foot while failing to flirt in Zoe's Storytime, and then she reads an excerpt from some bad erotica. 

You can find all of Zoe's stuff here: https://linktr.ee/WrittenByZoeM

Check out our new merch store here!: http://store.dontmakeitweird.net


The One With All The Surprises
#10
06/28/2021

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, Producer Sean shows off the new custom channel artwork. We play a brand new game segment called "Build a Story". Daniel and Dinasaurus have a discussion about dialogue tags. We hear about the first time Dina went out on a date with her husband in Dina's Storytime, and Daniel reads an excerpt from some bad erotica. 

Lost Boys Press presents NOT MEANT FOR EACH OTHER: An Anthology is available on Amazon and all major book retailers: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735676985/ref=cm_sw_r_t...


The One With Chad Ryan
#9
06/21/2021

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, we're joined by a very special guest — author and managing partner of Lost Boys Press, Chad Ryan! Chad and Daniel duel in a round of Weird Superfights! We do a deep dive into Chad's book Ghost River, along with a few other titles from Lost Boys Press... and Chad reads a very provocative excerpt of a bad sex scene from one of his favorite authors! #ChadLovesDogs

Chad Ryan on Twitter: http://twitter.com/writingiswar
Lost Boys Press on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lostboyspress
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The One With The Perfect First Kiss
#8
06/14/2021

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, it's all about romance! Daniel and Dina discuss each of their bad first dates and their adorable first kiss stories. We have a discussion about romance novels, and Dina tells us about the time she accidentally convinced her aunt she was a medium. Also, Dina reads a steamy bad romance excerpt.

Follow the Don’t Make It Weird crew on Twitter @DinasaurusD @DanQWritesThing @ShaceHoldu @DontMakeItWeird 

A special shout-out to Emel Garden Shop for all their wonderful support. Use promo code WEIRD at checkout for 10% off y...


The One Where We Have Issues
#7
06/07/2021

Don't Make It Weird: Episode 7
The One Where We Have Issues

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, Daniel and Dina are joined in the studio by Anthony LaFauci and Stevie Wildcard from the We Have Issues Podcast. We play a round of True Confessions, discuss our guests' comic book, reenact some real conversations with Twitter bots, and Anthony reads a HOT bad romance excerpt.

WE HAVE ISSUES is available on YouTube and your favorite Podcast services!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg4jy4fzv-fc97Qz54Jzdbw
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The One with the Wine Claw
#6
05/31/2021

Don't Make It Weird: Episode 6
The One with the Wine Claw

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, Daniel and Dina square off in a new game entitled "Weird Superfight!", we have a discussion about our favorite and least favorite tropes in literature, film and television, Dina tells us about the time she accidentally joined a motorcycle gang, and Daniel reads a steamy excerpt from a bad romance novel.

NOT MEANT FOR EACH OTHER: AN ANTHOLOGY featuring Jess' story "NAMELESS" is available on Amazon: https://ww...


The One with Jess the Mess
#5
05/24/2021


The One for the Belgians
#4
05/17/2021

Don't Make It Weird: Episode 4
The One for the Belgians

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird, Daniel and Dina answer some silly hypotheticals, have a discussion about formula writing, and we hear the tale of the fake high school boyfriend in this week's installment of Storytime with Dina.

Follow the Don’t Make It Weird crew on Twitter @DinasaurusD @DanQWritesThing @ShaceHoldu @DontMakeItWeird 

A special shout-out to Emel Garden Shop for all their wonderful support. Use promo code WEIRD at checkout for 10% off your first order. https...


The One with Peter-Shaun Tyrell
#3
05/10/2021

Don't Make It Weird: Episode 3
The One with Peter-Shaun Tyrell

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird! Fantasy author Peter-Shaun Tyrell joins the crew  for some fun and games involving drinking, bad pickup lines, an intense reading of bad sex scene from a trashy romance novel, and an intimate author interview with our first ever guest. 

You can purchase The Oath & Blood Price Part One by Peter-Shaun Tyrell on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Oath-Blood-Price-Part-One/dp/B08TTGWV2J
Peter-Shaun Tyrell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pstyrell

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The One with Horseplay in the Shower
#2
05/03/2021

Don't Make It Weird: Episode 2
The One with Horseplay in the Shower

In this episode of Don’t Make It Weird! Daniel tells us about the time he dated a girl that thought she was a horse. All you writers and book lovers, character descriptions, the good and the bad, are discussed. The scandal of Dina’s butter-hatred is revealed, and Dina tells us about her near-death experience with a gator, kayak, and a “hottie” from high school. Last but not least, your favorite: top-rated awkward sex scenes from literature.

Follow the Don’...


Episode 1: The One Where Daniel Realizes Massages are Creepy and Dina Becomes a Spy
#1
04/25/2021

Don't Make It Weird: Episode 1

In this episode of Don't Make It Weird! Daniel and Dina discuss that time the color yellow was forever ruined, writing tropes for disguises, the time Dina became a real-life spy, and your favorite: top-rated awkward sex scenes from literature. Follow the Don't Make It Weird crew on Twitter @DinasaurusD @DanQWritesThing @DMIWPodcast. A special shout-out to Emel's Garden Shop for all their wonderful support.

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