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Episode 119 – “Stop! Grammar Time! With Mignon Fogarty”

February 8, 2014

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Special Guest: Mignon Fogart (Grammar Girl!)

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http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl

A snippet of questions from the show:

How does one get to such a popular blog and books?

Tell us about Oprah.

How do you react when you are approached by the Oprah producers?

She had driven the podcast thing as well as the blog thing.

How did you go about making grammar fun? You have a knack, tell us about it.

Where did it all begin? What was it that gave you the writing/grammar bug?

What’s planned for the future?

Ultimate tips for Newbies.

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MignonFace100x100  Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, andRead More

Episode 118 – Priests, Diaries and Confessions With Julia Park Tracey!”

February 1, 2014

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Special Guest: Julia Park Tracey

writer | editrix | author | blogger

 Julia Park Tracey

Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929)

: I’ve Got Some Lovin’ To Do: The Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1925-1926)

 Tongues of Angels

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www.facebook.com/juliaparktracey  Twitter@juliaparktracey

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 From Julia’s Amazon Page

You found me! Yes! I’m the author of “Tongues of Angels,” a sexy contemporary novel about the Catholic Church and a handful of priests who can’t keep it holy. It has sex, religion, politics, and a host of unfulfilled desires that we can’t talk about at the dinner table.

Elsewhere: I’ve been curating the diaries of my late AuntRead More

Episode 117- “Mythology Of Beavers With Linda C McCabe”

January 26, 2014

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Special Guest: Linda C. McCabe

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Quest of the Warrior Maiden

Amazon link: Quest Of The Warrior Maiden

How difficult or easy it is to write the sequel?

Linda Mc Cabe started reading Greek Mythology as a child. She adored the larger than life stories of heroism, pride, hubris and tragedy. As an adult she became enchanted with the Harry Potter series and was inspired to read the classic – Orlando Fursioso by Ludovico Ariosto. What struck her from that work was the impossible love between the warrior maiden Bradamante and a Saracen knight Ruggiero. As important a love story as Arthur and Guinevere or Tristan and Isolde, she adapted the poem into a novel suitable for modern day audiences.

To aid in her novel’s research, she traveled twice to France scouringRead More

Episode 115 -CES update for Writers

January 11, 2014

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Catharine’s in Las Vegas and so we talk about the cool things at CES

From CES

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Capti -  turns the written word into sound, so you can hear that latest article. 

Free down load.  Www.captivoice.com.

Listen to web pages, documents and ebooks.  No, you can’t share the sound works, so this won’t work as an ad-hoc audio book.  It’s user specific.  But how cool yes?

CES items

From Eureka Park

ISketchnote.

I so want this.

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A smart iPad cover that you can write on paper with a pen on one side and the pad under the paper will transfer  your drawings to the iPad.  Way cool!

Mother, which is this soft plastic figure with a smiling face that reads and understands everything you do

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Could be scary

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Episode 114 – “Grammar Resolutions!”

January 6, 2014

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This week we were meant to have grammar guru: Arlene Miller, however she had some technical difficulties and will be on at a later date. So this week it’s just Catharine and I shooting the breeze about grammar, and resolutions.

Prompt:

What New Year’s Resolution will you not do? Did you make a list? Write about what you already have dumped. Or write a page or two of what will happen if you do keep a resolution? Worth the effort? Maybe after writing it all down, it’s not.

Tortured sentences:

In Canada, most individuals are taxed roughly 10% of their wages for health care, a tax increase many opposed to a single payer system aren’t in favor of.

Word of the week:

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

Episode 113 – “It’s Scroogemas!”

December 28, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast Episode 113

Co-Host: Philippe Perez

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It’s Christmas. Bah Humbug. So Philippe joins us for an impromptu show because we’re meant to have a week off but I just can’t do it. We’ll find out about Philippe’s over seas trip, what he’s been writing, what’s been happening with his podcast. We also give our new year resolutions as this is our final show for 2013!

Thanks to all those who have listened over the past year, we hope to have you back for another round next year as we have plenty of guests already booked.

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Taleteller is a little podcast made here in Melbourne, Australia (and occasionally in other places) where we talk to writers, bloggers, editors, publishers, entertainers, artists, poets andRead More

Episode 112- “Pubslushing Through The Snow”

December 22, 2013

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Special Guest: Amanda Barbara

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Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics platform only for books. Our platform allows authors to raise money and gauge the initial audience for new book ideas, and for readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Our goal is to bridge the gap between authors, readers, and publishers. Pubslush is entirely about giving: giving an opportunity to authors, giving a voice to readers, and giving books to children without access to literature.

Amanda is the VP of Pubslush and we pick her brains about what it is like to travel to Frankfurt and attend the book fair there – in October. We talk about trends in the industry and what PubSlush is up to!

Total attendance for the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair,Read More

Episode 111-”Your Genitals Can Talk?”

December 14, 2013

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Co-host: Dionne Lister

So Catharine’s busy enjoying the silly season, and whilst I should be too, I decided to hijack the show completely and have Author, editor and Tweeper Dionne Lister host a show with me. Bound to be fun, and quickly spiraled into talk of her latest creation: Close Call: A Doris & Jemma Vadgeventure

What is a Vadgeventure you ask? Let’s think about it for a moment.

Dionne is a trendsetter for Newbie Writers. First guest to drop an F-Bomb on our show and this time around, the first conversation about vagina’s. That’s right, we have the vagina talk for most of the show. Are you feeling uncomfortable or intrigued? I’d like your feedback below in the comments section. We discuss how using such terms has increased in awkwardness and howRead More

Episode 110- “Your Questions And Book Covers”

December 8, 2013

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Damien and Catherine, 

I have a few questions that I would love to hear discussed on the podcast. I have been writing a novel and the characters seem to have a mind of their own, and are making things happen sooner than they should. How does a writer control the characters? How should I slow down the way things are happening? I just started this novel, and am only on page eight. I have several writer friends who have this very same problem, and listen to your podcast, so I would love if this was discussed on an episode. I always enjoy hearing your podcast and love getting tips from it every single week.

Sincerely,

Courtney Killian

Thanks Courtney. If anyone has a question about writing, reading or the podcast, please email me: podcast@newbiewriters.com

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Episode 109 – “Hungry For Heron With Alethea”

November 24, 2013

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 Special Guest: Alethea Eason


My latest novel is the young-adult fantasy HERON’S PATH, the story of two sisters who live in the wilderness of an alternative Northern California at the turn of the 20th Century.  My website has both a summary of the book, reviews, and my bio: www.theheronspath.com.

Alethea Eason is a writer, teacher, and free-lance editor:http://theheronspath.com/

Heron’s Path is her second published novel.

Hungry is her humorous middle grade science fiction novel published by HarperCollins in 2007. Would you eat your best friend if your parents told you to? That’s Deborah’s dilemma. She’s the only 6th grade alien on Earth, disguised by a human overskin, and pulled between her loyalty to her friend Willy and her family andRead More