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

July 1, 2015

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Special Guest: Ciara Ballintyne


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


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

Episode 176-“How to be a Thought Leader”

June 15, 2015

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Guest: Denise Brosseau

Thought Leadership Lab :: http://www.thoughtleadershiplab.com 

According to our guest, Denise Brosseau, being a thought leader is essentially…

Amplify Your Impact, Multiply Your Influence and Leave a Legacy That Matters                 

Denise Brosseau is a thought leadership strategist, speaker, business advisor, executive coach and author. Her book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader? was published by Wiley (Jossey-Bass) in January, 2014. Harvard Business Review called it “a likable, practical book for seasoned executives who have achieved financial success but now want greater influence.”

Denise is the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, a boutique professional services firm which specializes in building leaders intoRead More

Episode 175 – “AuthorRise Yourself”

June 11, 2015

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Guest: Chris Weber



AuthorRise Goals help you stay committed to everyday activities that lead to a larger, more engaged readership. While your long-term objective may be to become a bestseller, it’s the smaller, more manageable steps added up over time that will get you there. Think of it like a fitness regimen: a little bit of work every day goes a lot further than an isolated week or two of intense effort.

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Chris is the Founder and CEO of AuthorRise. In a previous life he worked as an industrial designer and business strategist. His work ranged far and wide, from electric car strategy to the future of food. He has degrees in both literature and design, so when he decided to start a company, he returned to his first love: books.Read More

Episode 174 – “Poetry With Terry Lucas”

May 30, 2015

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Terry Lucas is the author of three poetry collections: In This Room (forthcoming from CW Books in February of 2016), If They Have Ears to Hear, winner of the 2012 Copperdome Chapbook Award from Southeast Missouri State University Press, and Altar Call, a prize-winning chapbook published in Diesel, the anthology of the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival.

Terry’s poems have received five Pushcart Prize nominations, and have been published in some of the nation’s top literary magazines including Best New Poets 2012, Crab Orchard Review (he won the 2014 Special Issue Feature Poet Award), Great River Review, Green Mountains Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and dozens of others. His most recent workRead More