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Episode 169 – “Let’s All Go To France!”

April 19, 2015

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 The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Beth Barany

Frenchest thing I could find on Google

This week we have Beth Barany on to talk about her writers retreat… in FRANCE! The talk quickly divulged into talk of chocolate so no complaints here!

How to set one up, what to do once you are there.

http://paris.bethbarany.com/

What we have in store for you

Four Half-Day Workshops, all the curriculum included
— Plenty of writing time
— Guided Trips to the City of Lights
— Fun & Time for Creative Writing
— Work on Your Novel
— Be True to Yourself, Your Process and Be in the World!

Workshop: Module 1 on Preparing Your Novel: Story Premise & Synopsis
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Lunch at local restaurant three-course meal, including coffee or tea and water. Guide meets group at lunch and providesRead More

Episode 168 – “Married with Luggage”

April 4, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Betsy Talbot


Betsy and Warren Talbot not only travel together, they work together and managed to stay together at the end of the work day.

We asked how this is possible.

Betsy gave us a couple ideas:

  • Stay curious
  • Play to your individual strengths
  • Love food and wine (shared passions)

The two host a podcast, write books and travel the world.

Betsy is now transitioning from non-fiction to fiction.

“I’ve published 4 nonfiction books in the past, and this year I’m branching into my first romance series geared toward women over 40. It’s been a learning curve! But I’m making it happen!”

About the book and the podcast:

Betsy and Warren Talbot have been living, working and traveling the world together full-time since 2010. What they’ve learnedRead More

Episode 167 – “Pushups, Peeps And Poetry!”

March 29, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest author: Vicki Hudson

We interviewed Vicki Hudson author of No Red Pen, Writers, Writing groups and Critique

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Inditer

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Hudson/e/B0078Y403O

Here is the short version of Vicki’s advice for Newbie Writers looking to join a critique group or start their own:

  • Have a group with a code and established guide lines on submissions and critiques
  • Make sure there is a mix of genres being reviewed
  • Make sure the group is an attitude fit
  • Make sure the work load is manageable
  • Make sure the meeting time is manageable

More about Vicki:

Wanting always to become a writer and told “write what you know” she has worked in culinary, security, health, sales, educational, and other fields of endeavorRead More

Episode 166 – Killing Me Softly With Nathan Weaver.

March 24, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Interview with Nathan Weaver

Five dollar murder!

Damien signed up to be laid out. He is victim #5. You can review the previous entries here. The body count is rising and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. Which is OK with me, I’m fine with selling out, if it means the death of a few people.

You can learn more about the gig and sign up yourself at this link.

Dionne Lister cohosted this week and we tried our hand at a radio melodrama. It was a lot of fun! Below is the excerpt we read out.

“He knocked on the door.

It opened and a small, wrinkly woman was standing there. “What do you want? Do you know how late it is?”

“Sorry to bother you ma’am,” he said politely.

“Miss. T’aint been married for years,” she said, “Don’t assumeRead More

Episode 165 – 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction

March 16, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Susanne Lakin


We talked with Susanne in Episode 143
But she has a new book out: The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction: Your Blueprint for Building a Strong Story (The Writer’s Toolbox The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction)
Live Write Thrive.com

www.critiquemymanuscript.com

C.S. Lakin is novelist and writing coach who spends her time divided between developing new book ideas and helping writers polish theirs. She is the author of fourteen novels – six contemporary novels, seven in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and one in historical Western romance. Whether she is exploring the depths of the human psyche and pushing her characters to the edge of desperation, or embellishing an imaginary world replete with talking pigs and ancient magicalRead More