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December 22, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Episode 64- Deck the Halls with Sci-Fi!
Special Guest: Hank Quense
Award-winning author Hank Quense lives in Bergenfield, NJ with his wife Pat. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. He writes humorous fantasy and scifi stories. On occasion, he also writes an article on fiction writing or book marketing but says that writing nonfiction is like work while writing fiction is fun. A member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, he refuses to write serious genre fiction saying there is enough of that on the front page of any daily newspaper and on the evening TV news.
Zaftan Entrepreneurs is the first book of a trilogy. In it, an alien mining ship discovers a planet that holds promise to be a mining bonanza. Unfortunately, itRead More
December 15, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 63- The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Just us this week to critique our Nanowrimo works and revel in christmas cheer…. Bah humbug!
“Sit and write a christmas letter to yourself.” We all groan when we get the annual christmas letter from Aunty Mabel, tell us what you’d really want to write. Tell us Uncle Kevin is a weirdo, or your mothers cooking makes you violently ill. Tell us about your idiot boss and what happened throughout the year.
Word of the Week:
noun: One who feigns illness in order to avoid work.
From French malingre (sickly). Earliest documented use: 1785.
“Various studies have undertaken how to separate malingerers from the legitimately brain-injured.”
Shawn Vestal; Trooper’sRead More
Episode 62- The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Guest: Jacob Ramirez
From the web site:
The question that sparked Paper Sky Creative is, “How do we use technology to bring more stories into the world?” What we came up with was a kind of venue inspired by indie rock and roll. We set the stage, and draw the crowd, and the author brings their tale to tell. And we do it online, using a web page that by its very design, creates drama, engages readers and forges avid fans for our spotlight author.
The ultimate goal in this whole endeavor is to bear more great stories into the world. With our venues we can increase book sales for authors, without taking a piece of the pie. Our hope is that the increased revenue makes it easier for great authors to write great stories.
December 1, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 61 – The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Special Guest: Suzanne Rogers
Suzanne Rogers http://childofyden.wordpress.com/ She often has articles for newbies
Originally from Southern California, S.G. Rogers has lived in Asheville, North Carolina and Laurel, Mississippi. She earned her first black belt in taekwondo from martial arts champion Billy Blanks. Later on, she earned black belts in taekwondo and hapkido from Master Myung Kim. Currently residing in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, S.G. Rogers writes fantasy and romantic fantasy stories. She’s owned by two hairless cats, Houdini and Nikita, and lives on an island populated by exotic birds, deer and the occasional gator. Although she’s most often drawn to speculative fiction, she’s been known to break away to write otherRead More
November 24, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Episode 60 – The Dominion of Writing and Gaming!
Special Guest: Genese Davis
(Catharine is shopping in San Francisco)
Genese Davis is an American author and video game promoter. Her novel, The Holder’s Dominion, will debut in spring 2013.
Growing up in Santa Fe, Davis taught and competed in dressage, studied fashion, and then took her competitive instincts to the fast-paced world of finance. She discovered the world of PC and console games as an adult and started playing MMOs; she experienced more serious gaming while playing with a competitive guild in World of Warcraft and cracked the top 100 in the world for her class. During her time in-game, she gained a passion for the community as well as a vast admiration for video games and their artists, culture,Read More
November 18, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Episode 59 – Stuck In The Middle With NaNoWriMo
Nov. 16/17 the middle of National Novel Writing Month, How are things in the middle? We can discuss how to work through the middle of a project, what to do, how to stay inspired.
Here are some suggestions from NaNo Writers on writing and on craft:
Don’t abruptly throw your reader out on the street.
I was discussing the books of a very popular writer with another NaNoWriMo writer who had just read the most recent publication. My friend complained that some of the most simple continuity in the book failed. (And this is an author that attracts massive advances and has a phalanx of editors). The sin is not the inconsistency itself, in this book the heroine runs out of butter in one paragraph, makes a big dealRead More
November 11, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 58- The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Nov. 9/10 Guests Lisa Lucca and Mark Fiore who just finished their relationship book – You Are Loved. They are my clients and you can ask them about relationships, go for it! Damien also tries some new audio software with horrendous results! Apologies for the audio quality, it will not be like this next week!
You are loved . . . an email memoir
Click Image to buy.
YOU ARE LOVED is the deeply personal true story of the intersecting lives of a man and a woman finding love, grace and meaning in a cynical world. Their chance meeting in 1982 sets in motion a lifetime connection amidst dysfunctional relationships, child raising and their quest for life purpose. As the years pass, their support and understanding of one another becomes the compassRead More
November 3, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 57 of the Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Due to technical difficulties, our booked guest was unable to make it so we chatted about Nanowrimo, The Podcast Awards and anything else that came to mind.
We have been lucky enough to be nominated for the 8th Annual Podcast Awards. The Podcast Awards Site We need your votes! Voting is daily for the next two weeks (ends on the 15th of November).
In Good Faith, by Catharine is the Featured book on Write Life Press,
you can get 3.00 off by entering the code: NANO
Larry from Dutchforce Electronics Forum commented on a show:
“The gal has an almost familiar sound to some of her “O” and “OO” vowels .
at one point (the beginning) it was reminiscent of an area close to where i live . it was brief andRead More
October 27, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 56- The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
I will have just completed a tele -summit on Memoir so I’ll include the notes from that project into our podcast.
Is eg acceptable instead of e.g.? Especially in tech writing. Adam asked.
To see the full post – go to www.NAMW.org
Sometimes the easiest way to start your memoir and to get going is to consider not only the big events in your life but also the small, seemingly insignificant memories.
Why do we remember these at all?
Damien you had some big memories that you began writing about, and they are very powerful. But what about the smaller ones? Here’s why I bring that up. The small memories, add to your work and give depth to the memoir as well as give the reader a brief rest from the intensity of the stronger or moreRead More
Yep that’s right, November is only days away and this year I’ve registered for Movember. The month where I grow a moustache in support of mens’ health. This cause donates the proceeds to prostate cancer research and also mental health (www.beyondblue.org).
So if you would be so kind as to donate any amount ($2 would be ideal! More would be fantastic but let’s start with a measly $2 hey?) by following this link: http://mobro.co/damienboath and clicking Donate Me! button under my profile pic.
I will be posting a before, progress and after photos there and here.
So, what “style” shall I go for? I’m not the hairiest person on the planet so don’t get your hopes up for a handlebar moustache!
Your support is appreciated!