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Episode 136 – “Conference Wi-Fi Rocks!”

June 16, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guests: Kira Budge and Julia Byers

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The Chapter One Young Writers Conference is just what it sounds like: a writing conference for young writers.

Founded in 2012, the first conference took place in Chicago with six teenagers in attendance in person and countless others attending via an online live stream. It was an experiment limited to members of the Scholastic’s Write It community and their friends: Could a group of teenagers from across North America really get together and run their own conference? Like, with worthwhile and informative presentations, and networking, and all the cool stuff of a writing conference for adults?

The answer soon became apparent: Yes.

And so the Chapter One Young Writers Conference was born.

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Episode 135 – “Karma Is Your Best Publicist!”

June 7, 2014

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Special Guest: Karma Bennett

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http://karmabennett.com/

Karma Bennett offers fully customized publicity campaigns tailored to the needs of her clients. In addition to traditional publicity outreach, she offers assistance with social media, marketing, SEO, book tours, and branding. She loves helping authors find the value in Twitter, Tumblr and other social media resources. Some of the genres she’s worked with include fitness, health, horror, sexuality, pop culture, humor, and young adult. Karma has secured publicity on a wide variety of media, including Cosmopolitan, Fox & Friends, Woman’s World, Mother Jones, USA Today and LA Weekly.

Prior to founding Future Is Fiction Communications, Karma was the publicist forRead More

Episode 134 – “Guns and Fries?”

May 31, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

This week we don’t have a guest and decided to talk about anything and everything. There’s talk of vans, guns, fries and oh some writing to do with map creation, why he said, she said is painful…… plus more. Who needs show notes when you’ll have to listen? Catharine’s off to Russia for three weeks so wish her all the best!


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Prompt

Best revenge scenario. What would you love to do to an enemy to get even? What elaborate plot would you concoct? Would you wait and serve up revenge cold? Or got at it with white hot enthusiasm. Many great novels have been built on this idea – what’s yours?

Tortured Sentences:

If you as a writer have no rules, which you apparently do not, I could not possibly live with myself in terms ofRead More

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/

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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

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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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