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Episode 181 – “Embrace The Elephant!

July 30, 2015

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Our guest is writer Lori Beninger

Website:  http://www.ontrackpublishing.com/

Her book is Embracing the Elephant

“…historically evocative…” – Publishers Weekly

“…a journey worth taking…” – ForeWord Reviews

“Beninger’s skillful use of language pulls you into the story and makes the scenes come alive” – The Historical Novel Society

Embracing the Elephant is a powerful novel about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age – at the California Gold Rush. It is a tale of fierce determination, resilience, discovery, and hope.

Embracing the Elephant is a powerful story about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age. It is a tale of fierce determination,Read More

Episode 180 – “Dean Mayes To The ICU!”

July 21, 2015

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Special guest: Dean Mayes

 http://www.deanfromaustralia.com

Emerging onto the literary stage in 2010, Adelaide based author Dean Mayes describes himself as somewhat of a late bloomer, having almost given up on the prospect of ever being published by the time he was in his mid 30’s. Dean had an idea for a story that he wanted to tell however and decided to blog the story rather than allow it to wither and die in his imagination.

Quite unexpectedly, the blog took off, quickly logging upwards of 3000 unique visits per month as a rapidly growing audience “tuned in” to Dean’s dream like tale of a young man who discovers he has taken on the memories and dreams of a complete stranger in the aftermath of a near fatal drug overdose.

Following a chance meeting withRead More

Episode 179 – “The Long And The Short Of It”

July 15, 2015

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Guest: Ann Marie Miles

www.annmariemiles.com

Fellow Writers Fun Zone contributor

Slow writing.

From the Fun Zone blog:

Now, my handwriting is fine for a couple of sentences; after that you’d need to be fluent in hieroglyphics to understand what I’ve written. (There are times when I’ve needed a crash-course myself.) Handwriting stuff has been painstaking. I’ve had to slow down, so I can read it back later.

We’re almost settled in and we’re back online. Nevertheless, rather than rushing back to the laptop, I’m sticking with pen and paper for a time. It’s meant that my online presence is a bit hit-and-miss recently, so I’d better make an appearance soon. I am enjoying the time out, and feeling the benefits.

No online distractions.
Even if youRead More

Episode 178 – “Why’d It Have To Be Demons?!”

July 1, 2015

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Special Guest: Ciara Ballintyne

http://www.ciaraballintyne.com

Six months ago, the disgraced wizard, Alloran, sacrificed his hand to rescue the woman he loves from his traitorous friend, Ladanyon. Despite saving the city from a demon, his reputation remains tarnished, and the council of wizards has penalised him severely for the practice of banned magic.

Now he learns his desperate efforts to stop Ladanyon led more to damnation than salvation. Finding a solution compels him to breach his sanctions and venture into forbidden places at risk of his life and freedom.

Alloran must choose between saving himself and everything he holds dear.

This week it’s an all Australian affair! We chat to Ciara about the ins and outs of fantasy writing, especially epic fantasy.Read More

Episode 177 – “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day!?”

June 23, 2015

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Guest: Katharine Grubb

Author, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

http://www.10minutenovelists.com

The 60,000 word book has dozens of short exercises on how to set up your workspace, find the right writing tools, organize your time, sculpt your story, determine your genre and plot, develop your characters, organize your three act structure, fine tune your dialogue, revise, edit and then explain different publishing options.

Her story:

On Friday, I was contacted by a UK publisher and asked if I would write a book called Write A Novel In Ten Minutes. After nearly choking, reading the email three times to see if it wasn’t spam and calling my husband, I decided that it was legit! That meant I needed an agent.

By the following week, Chip MacGregor, ofRead More