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Episode 140: “You’ve Got A Book In You!”

July 20, 2014

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Special Guest: Elizabeth Sims

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Author of You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams

Writing a book is fun and easy–yes, FUN AND EASY–but it may not always feel that way. How do you find the time to write? How do you keep momentum? How do you deal with the horror of showing anyone a single sentence of your work-in-progress? The answers remain fun and easy, and author Elizabeth Sims will take your hand, dispel your worries, and show you how it’s done in this stress-free guide to accomplishing your dream of writing your book.
In You’ve Got a Book in You, Elizabeth is that encouraging voice guiding you through the entire process, from finding the right time and place to gathering all of your creative tools toRead More

Episode 139 – “Author Training With Nina Amir”

July 16, 2014

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Special Guest: Nina Amir

The Author Training Manual: Develop Marketable Ideas, Craft Books That Sell, Become the Author Publishers Want, and Self-Publish Effectively

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Many people think it’s easy to become an author. It’s true that today almost any writer can change his or her status from aspiring to published author. More ways exit to self-publish a book than ever before. And it’s still possible, albeit harder, to become an author by traditionally publishing a book. But few people produce bestsellers.

Two hundred million Americans want to transform themselves into published authors by self-publishing or traditionally publishing a book. Yet, the small percent of the U.S. population—justRead More

Episode 138: “In Soviet Podcast, We Listen To You!”

July 3, 2014

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Writing is difficult on a trip, most of us travel with family, or even in a tour group. And that’s fine, but what happens when the trip does exactly what you hope, and you become wonderfully inspired?

You can’t just stop everything and take time off to record your thoughts, there are stately palaces to tour, museums to visit and beer to drink.

So what can you do?

Be messy: Any writing is a win in this situation. When you do find a place and time to write, just make notes.

Make notes - a notebook or scratching away on purloined pieces of hotel stationery is not very intrusive and can be done anywhere.

that’s nice but where can I even find time?

Do laundry. I needed to babysit our laundry – couldn’t really abandoned it. So I spent a good hour and a halfRead More

Episode 137 – What Not To Write And Tips!

June 24, 2014

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Special Guest: Courtney Killian

Courtney KillianAbout Me (From Courtney’s Website)

I am a 19-year-old college student planning on getting a degree in elementary education. I’m starting this blog to get my dead pieces out and send out writing tips. I may also blog the first draft of my first full-length novel. I am currently unpublished, but I have a dream of becoming published. With a lot of work, I’ll become a small town girl that achieves a crazy big dream.

Courtney is a regular contributor to our show having revitalised our ‘Bring Out Your Dead’ segment. She also sends in responses to our prompts that are posted each week. Below is the most recent one from a few shows ago. Make sure you check out Courtney’s website: http://whatnottowriteandwritingtips.wordpress.com/

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Episode 136 – “Conference Wi-Fi Rocks!”

June 16, 2014

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Guests: Kira Budge and Julia Byers

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The Chapter One Young Writers Conference is just what it sounds like: a writing conference for young writers.

Founded in 2012, the first conference took place in Chicago with six teenagers in attendance in person and countless others attending via an online live stream. It was an experiment limited to members of the Scholastic’s Write It community and their friends: Could a group of teenagers from across North America really get together and run their own conference? Like, with worthwhile and informative presentations, and networking, and all the cool stuff of a writing conference for adults?

The answer soon became apparent: Yes.

And so the Chapter One Young Writers Conference was born.

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Episode 135 – “Karma Is Your Best Publicist!”

June 7, 2014

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Special Guest: Karma Bennett

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Karma Bennett offers fully customized publicity campaigns tailored to the needs of her clients. In addition to traditional publicity outreach, she offers assistance with social media, marketing, SEO, book tours, and branding. She loves helping authors find the value in Twitter, Tumblr and other social media resources. Some of the genres she’s worked with include fitness, health, horror, sexuality, pop culture, humor, and young adult. Karma has secured publicity on a wide variety of media, including Cosmopolitan, Fox & Friends, Woman’s World, Mother Jones, USA Today and LA Weekly.

Prior to founding Future Is Fiction Communications, Karma was the publicist forRead More

Episode 134 – “Guns and Fries?”

May 31, 2014

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This week we don’t have a guest and decided to talk about anything and everything. There’s talk of vans, guns, fries and oh some writing to do with map creation, why he said, she said is painful…… plus more. Who needs show notes when you’ll have to listen? Catharine’s off to Russia for three weeks so wish her all the best!


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Prompt

Best revenge scenario. What would you love to do to an enemy to get even? What elaborate plot would you concoct? Would you wait and serve up revenge cold? Or got at it with white hot enthusiasm. Many great novels have been built on this idea – what’s yours?

Tortured Sentences:

If you as a writer have no rules, which you apparently do not, I could not possibly live with myself in terms ofRead More

Episode 133- “50 Reasons To Read The Classics”

May 24, 2014

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Special Guest: Kevin Smokler

Author of “PRACTICAL CLASSICS: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School”
Kevin Smokler is the author of the essay collection “Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven’t Touched Since High School” (Prometheus Books, Feb. 2013) which The Atlantic Wire called “truly enjoyable” and the editor of “Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times,” A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. His work has appeared in the LA Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The San Francisco Chronicle and on National Public Radio.
He’s currently working on a book about movies from the 1980s.
As a performer, he’s told stories onstage at events in San Francisco New York and Boston and had hosted Fray Cafe,Read More

Episode 132: “Starbreaker With Matthew Graybosch!”

May 17, 2014

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Special guest: Matthew Graybosch

Matthew Graybosch is a Romantic science fantasy novelist from New York who codes for a living. He’s also a gamer, a long-haired metalhead, and a geek who passes for normal by not talking about the nerdy stuff that excites him. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife, two cats, and a bicycle that nags him whenever he doesn’t meet his daily word count. He’s hard at work on the next Starbreaker novel.

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“All who threaten me die.”

These words made Morgan Stormrider’s reputation as one of the Phoenix Society’s deadliest IRD officers. He served with distinction as the Society’s avenger, hunting down anybodyRead More

Episode 131 – “Diminutive Slang With Grammar Girl!”

May 10, 2014

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Special Guest: Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl)

 

Even though the funding project has finished, do check out Peeve Wars!

 This week we discuss diminutives and Australian slang. Why it defines us and our native language. How can we apply this to writing a story and why we should avoid slang as the narrator, but embrace it as conversation between characters. Mignon, queen of affect versus effect, brings her experience, professionalism…. and a slang dictionary

What does slang do for us as a community or tribe?

For Mignon: When is slang appropriate and when is it not?

USA Vs Australian Smack down Round 2.

Grammar girl will deliver her slang and we will guess and Catharine will deliver her slang, and we will guess.

Damien will deliver his slang and we willRead More