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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Scott Mullins


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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest:  Alan Leddon

New owner of Damnation Press.  Now Caliburn press.  The wild crazy life of an indie publisher. Author in his own right!

We also pick Alan’s brain on why he was happy to publish our book Don’t Write Like We Talk.

Alan had advice about the difference between slander and Libel, and what WE asked was why we needed to discuss the difference at all?

You’ll notice, first off, that the civil law definitions all require the statement to be false. So, if I receive a statement from Paypal that shows that the company … Read more

The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Brenda Knight
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

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