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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.

http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/05/16/newbie-writers-podcast-132/

Without Bloodshed

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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

Episode 130 – Funerals And Fire Eating With Allison Williams!

April 27, 2014

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Special Guest: Allison Williams

Allison Williams
Photo credit: Mi Ko
The funeral story -
Postcards from Shakespeare and my other plays -

Allison’s group::

We’re the Aerial Angels, a high-flying show from Kalamazoo, Michigan, featuring acrobatics, fire-eating, whip-cracking, trapeze
and aerial fabric.

 Performing on our hot pink, freestanding rig, we’ve charmed audiences from corporate affairs to street festivals, blending smart comedy with edge-of-your-seat thrills. 

We’re real. We’re good. We’re the Aerial Angels. 

www.angelsintheair.com

Tell us about your essays!

Tell us about your travels.

How did you get involved with Aerial Angels andRead More

Episode 129 – “Happy Chocolate Time!”

April 19, 2014

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Special Guest: Stephanie O’Hanlon


Stephanie O’Hanlon announces the availability of her historical romance Affaire de Coeur & Out of My Grave now available through Eternal Press and other fine online retailers.

Affaire de Coeur

Paris, May 1770—in the midst of aristocracy—country girl, Madeleine Dumont is privileged to partake in social events while living with her friend Colette du Lorme, daughter of a Marquis. While following in the shadow of her popular and socially versed friend, she is caught up with her infatuation with a man—a Comte. Lucien de Laurent is one of King Louis XV’s favorites, established bachelor and social recluse. How does a woman win such a man without playing the game?

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Out of My Grave

Annalee Harding is an upper-middleRead More

Episode 128 – Wrestling With Erotica – Kristal McKerrington

April 19, 2014

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Special Guest: Kristal McKerrington

We were meant to also have Joe E Legend on as well, but he was unfortunately ill. Don’t despair, we’ll have both of them on 1st of August.

Kristal McKerrington is from Scotland, UK. She has a love for Scotland and for Vikings. Kristal has been a professionally published author since 2010. She writes Erotica, Young Adult, Wrestling Erotica, Wrestling Romance and much much more.

She’s represented by Barone Literary Agency. She’s the former writer for Bishop-Lyons Entertainment. She is the former writer also with Calling Spots Magazine. She writes for Reem Vision. She works with her co-author Joe E Legend on a line of books, which started in 2013.
She’s been a professionally published author since 2010. She’s a former writerRead More

Episode 127-”Poetry Month with Amber Norgarrd”

April 8, 2014

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Guest: Amber Jerome~Norrgard

websites are: www.amberjeromenorrgard.com and www.six2ninepublications.com

Tell us about revamping your books, what inspired you to do so and what was the process and what were the results so far?

Tell us about the Color of Dawn and The Eve of Leaving.

What is your process? How do you fit in writing with everything else you’re doing.

I’m impressed with the classes you teach, tell us how you got that great gig!

It’s National Poetry month, let’s talk about your poetry!

Tell us about 629 Publishing – Catharine calls it author assist, can you help us define this style of publishing, what is the vetting process and why would an author chose to help fund part of publishing their own books – what are the advantages?

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Episode 126 – “Ed Lazellari And The Lost Prince”

March 29, 2014

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 Special Guest: Ed Lazellari

From http://www.edwardlazellari.com

Edward Lazellari was born in New York City in 1965. The child of Italian and Albanian parents, he began writing in the early 1990s while employed as an artist at Marvel Comics. After years working as an illustrator, he returned to college to earn his BA in English literature from Rutgers University, with a concentration in creative writing.

Edward won Playboy magazine’s prestigious short fiction contest in 1999, and his story, “The Date” was published in the October issue. This was his first paycheck for prose and a big boost toward finishing his first novel, “Awakenings,” which he had begun before going back to school. He graduated with highest honors in 1999 and began working as anRead More

Episode 125- California 2.0 Rocks! With Marcus Ruiz Evans

March 22, 2014

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Special Guest: Marcus Evans

cali2point0

Here’s the background for Marcus’ book.

californialayout

New Nations are rising to the level of Power of America in the next 20-40 years, according to world economic experts. In this new world, these powers will go to world centers of negotiation that have held world peace together since WWII, such as the IMF, G20, UN, World Bank, etc less in the future because they view these institutions as “unfair”. These new rising world powers (China, India, Russia, Brazil, India, and a south-east Asian collective known as ASEAN) will make “their own UNs” as they approach the power of America.

This is because the centers of world peace that have been used in the last century are seen as created and owned by America and Europe. Other risingRead More

Episode 124 – “Character Development!”

March 15, 2014

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This week it’s just Catharine and I and we are privileged enough to have wonderful listeners who communicate with us! This week Jen Sosniak: http://www.jennifersosniakbooks.com/ tweeted us with a couple of questions. What a great idea for an entire show! If you have any writing or podcast related questions, please email them to podcast@newbiewriters.com or tweet us: @newbiewriters. Can also find me on GooglePlus too. Links to the right.

Questions from Jen:
Jenny Kushen Sosniak@dreamsofwriting

 @newbiewriters Will do! My first is how to balance likable but flawed. I’ve also been struggling w/dev of relationships between characters.

@newbiewriters I often go too fast with the dev of the romance and I don’t hit it right with the dev between antagonist &Read More