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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Brenda Knight


http://lowerhaightholler.blogspot.com.au/
Twitter: @lowerhaightbk

Brenda has opened an “author-centered marketing consultancy.” Among her first clients are members of the band Blink 182.

Many times a publisher is acquired by a larger company because they are unique and distinctive in the field. Cleis Press worked hard for 34 years to become “best in class” and the leader in their genres, even being named “Publisher of the Year 2014” during my tenure. This made “the little publisher that could” attractive to a bigger company. What made Cleis different was what made Cleis great and that legacy … Read more

The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Sean Williams

We are pleased to have iconic author (and adelaide based!) Sean Williams on the show to discuss how he started in the world of writing, life as an established author and more.

From Seans website:

Sean Williams was born in the dry, flat lands of South Australia, where he still lives with his wife and family and a pet plastic fish. He has been called many things in his time, including (somewhat ostentatiously) “the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age” (Aurealis), the “Emperor of Sci-Fi” (Adelaide AdvertiserRead more

Characters in Fiction

Characters in FictionAsk me about a favorite book – and I’ll describe the heroine.

We often, if pressed, remember key points of a plot, but what really stick in our heads are the characters.  We remember the who over the how, before the what.

Do we love Jane Austen’s books because of the intricate plots? Not really.

The story? Please, we know the story. What we love are the characters, the strong women who get into trouble because they blurt out what they are thinking, the handsome hero who is just misunderstood, the spunky friend for whom we wish as much Read more

The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Rutanya Alda


The Mommie Dearest Diary

‪In more than five decades of acting, Rutanya Alda has appeared in a multitude of film, television, and theatre roles before and after Mommie Dearest, including The Deer Hunter (Oscar for Best Picture, 1978) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and lives primarily in Manhattan.

Ms. Dunaway has famously ended interviews immediately when asked about the film, leaving fans to wonder what happened. Now, in this very private diary, Rutanya (“Carol Ann”) delves into the … Read more

The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Sommer Nectaratoff

 

Sommer Nectarhoff is a writer from Chicago. He’s always loved to read and write both fiction and poetry. His shorter pieces have been published in a variety of literary journals, and he is the author of numerous books to date, including the fantasy series The Book of Lokk.

 

The Black Path (Volume X)

Available on Amazon
This is a story of Gods and mortals, of life and death, of a world where fate has no master.
This is the Book of Lokk.

More on Amazon on his Lokk series:

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Ydain-I-Sommer-Nectarhoff-ebook/dp/B0164QAQCA/ref=la_B00MSLRQBA_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455634952&sr=1-1

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