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Why I didn’t build a Time Machine

November 26, 2014

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Need a time machine?I love my Beta Readers, to a one, they delivered enormously helpful feedback and suggestions. Except for two.

One of the Beta Readers is an engineer and after he read the   Future Girls he chastised me, saying – you need to build a time machine!

A day later, the other Beta Reader, a physicist, counseled, whatever you do, don’t build a time machine.

You can imagine how helpful that all was.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

–Arthur C. Clarke

I chose not to build a time machine for two reasons: first, (according to both Beta Readers) I do not have extensive experience in time machine mechanics. And second, I did not want to unnecessarily slow down the story. I didn’t want the book to be all about whether or not time machines work, and invoke aRead More

Episode 152 – “Audio Books With Betsy Fasbinder”

November 15, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Betsy Fasbinder

http://www.betsygrazianifasbinder.com

Audio book productions.

Fire and Water

Blog and video blog – art finds a way.

In both her works of memoir and fiction, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder explores the unending complications of people living, working, and loving one another.

She has been awarded the Floyd Salas Award, a Jack London award and two East of Eden awards for both fiction and memoir pieces.  Four of her pieces have been produced as Readers’ Theater works in the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, California.  She is the also co-producer of The Women’s Writing Salon in Nevada County.

Betsy lives in the soft hills of Marin County with her husband, one son on the launch pad, and one out on his own in a neighboringRead More

Episode 151 – “We’re Rated G For Garrett!”

November 6, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Halloween October 31st. Special Guest: Garret Miller

The curse of episode 151

Website:   GarrettMiller.com

Current Project(s):

Join Garrett live every Monday-Friday 10pE/7pW for Rated G Radio!

Rated G Radio is a Lifestyle & Entertainment Talk Radio program ending each week with the wildly popular Friday Night Dance Party.  You’ll hear the freshest artists and the World Premiers of their hot new music here first!
Always commercial free!  Always awesome guests!  You’ll hear from Hollywood Celebrities, Singers, Musicians, Authors, Spiritual Guides, Pop Culture Experts along with all the Gossip and so much more!
You can also now hear Rated G Radio in the United Kingdom on both the West Star Radio and Chat and Spin Radio networks!

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Episode 150 – “Who Need’s A Holiday”

October 31, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest author: Ellen Sussman

Visit my website: ellensussman.com  

October 24, 2014

Author, teacher and recently just finished her book tour which is what I’m interested in learning more about.

Classes

JUMP START YOUR NOVEL – One Day Seminar

 

This seminar is for students who are ready to begin writing a novel or who have hit some roadblocks along the way. It would also help the student who has a fledgling idea for a novel and doesn’t know how to develop it.

 In this workshop, we will tackle essential novel-writing questions including:

Is my novel idea big enough? Is it interesting enough? How much do I need to plan before I begin writing? What point of view should I use for this novel?

Are my characters well-developed? Do I know who they are andRead More

Episode 149 – ” Skiing Romance With Nia Simone”

October 8, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Nia Simone

 http://niasimoneauthor.com/

After two weeks off (one week thanks to a nut case in chicago) we are back. This week we have Nia Simone on the show to chat about being an author, blogger and someone who love skiing!

Some questions we asked:

  • What is your publishing experience?

  • How does your own writing tie together with editing John’s work?

  • Why do you write Romance?

  • What are you working on now?

  • What are some of the things you’ve learned in your first couple years of being published?

Somewhere Far from Iris is a drama about a depressed man who goes back to his hometown to sort himself out and has to confront an explosive situation that is related to the mystery of his heritage. http://amzn.to/1oKLtHG

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Episode 147 – “Social Media For Noobs”

September 14, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Thubten Comerford

http://wepostmedia.com/

Twitter expert.

We’ve talked with Frances Caballo, twitter expert and author. I just connected with Thubten Comerford (through Twitter, aren’t you proud?) And he runs a company devoted to Twitter and maximizing their client’s platform.

So I wanted to get information the Newbie Writer can start using right away to build you platform and create fans even before the book is published.

From:

http://wepostmedia.com/

We create social experiences that create engagement with your brand and converts customers. Developing social media profiles thoughtful content strategy and actively engaging current and potential customers. Developing Brand Personalities, Online Content, Social Media Strategic Marketing, customRead More

Episode 146 – “Writing For Love With Melissa Smith Baker”

September 3, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Melissa Smith Baker, MA

Relationship Educator and Author

www.lovingforkeeps.com

Melissa and Catharine met through our speaker’s Bureau and she has written Save your Relationship from Yourself.

You blog and offer classes and produce a newsletter. Tell us about your journey in creating your book.

What are the most common questions you get asked?

Tell us about your favorite relationship myth.

How did your business grow? What was the thought behind the book, web site and classes?

How are the classes at the SMI coming along? How did you get that partnership?

Word of the week:

From Arlene Miller and author of the new The Best Grammar Workbook Ever

This is from Arlene’s Miller’s Weird and Wonderful Words Series found on her blogRead More

10 Things Every Serious Writer Has…

September 3, 2014

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10 Things Every Serious Writer Has… | Writing in a Dead World.

Writing in a Dead World  posted a most excellent list for writers.  I’m a fan of owning too many pens and too many notebooks none of which I can seem to locate when I have a really great idea.

And if you are a serious writer, here is a tip if you are prone to  scribbling in the car, in traffic, on a note pad, because there isn’t a RULE against actual WRITING in the car, just texting.  Anyway, if you are trying to scrawl down that great idea for your NaNoWriMo novel, use a big, legal sized note pad.  That way you can write all over it, and something will be captured. Plus it may prevent you from writing on your slacks.

10 Things Every Serious Writer Has… | Writing in a Dead World

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Episode 145 – “Writing, Creativity And Business With Valerie Khoo!”

August 26, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Valerie Khoo

This week I had the pleasure to chat with Valerie Khoo, who is an extraordinary person who some how finds the time to write, run a national writer’s centre, is a professional speaker, blogger and podcast host. I try to find out how she does it all and keep a sane mind! We discuss how it all began, why accounting is not the ideal career for a writer, tips for newbies and much more.

Inspire. Create. Write.

You’ve heard of ‘writer’s block’. Well, think of the Australian Writer’s Centre as the complete opposite of writer’s block… a place where inspiration, encouragement and motivation don’t just reside – they thrive. This was certainly the aim of founder Valerie Khoo when she launched the Centre back in 2005. And sinceRead More

Episode 144 – Rocking The Blog Tour!

August 21, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Beth Barany

Beth and Catharine are actually on a blog tour today – Meet My Characters blog tour.

This week we get all rock n roll as we will discuss how to set up a blog tour, how to manage a blog tour and why do it at all. We also get side tracked and talk about beta readers and where to find them.

Word of the week

A.Word.A.Day

with Anu Garg

The human body has been described as the most complex machine around. No wonder Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, “The life so short, the craft so long to learn.” The parts of this machine have become such a part of the language that we use them without even realizing it. This week we’ll review five body parts (eye, hand, head, heel, and throat) that are embedded in our language in the form ofRead More