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Episode 183 – Quick To The Lithomobilus

August 29, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Lise Quintana

A NEW KIND OF E-BOOK PLATFORM

Lithomobilus is the first e-book platform that augments existing narrative forms and makes entirely new nonlinear narratives, without eliminating the things that make books wonderful. Our online writing software gives authors the power to expand upon their existing works, create new works with built-in expansion opportunities, and craft amazing nonlinear works.

Our publishing tools give publishers the ability to edit, combine, and extend existing and new works, then sell them in the Apple App Store. Readers can then download the reader software and enjoy the first e-book reading experience that values words without slavishly following the format of a printed book

The Lithomobilus app showcases Lithomobilus’Read More

Squishy Middle

August 26, 2015

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Maze in Cologne Cathedral

Chris Baty, founder of NaNoWriMo reminds us that the middle of any endeavor is called the Long, dark night of the soul for a reason.Maze in Cologne Cathedral

Every Hollywood movie has one because we love seeing our protagonists pummeled for a while before they pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and head out to kick some ass.”

During NaNoWriMo  while frantically (a fun frantic, make no mistake), the worst, more difficult part of the project is after 30,000 words or two weeks and you are suddenly in the quicksand of the middle.

So what is in your middle?  Do you need to change it up?  Is the heroine boring?  Is she given to spouting clichés?  Did she bat her eyes at the hero and then faint dead in his arms?

That’s what I thought.

Maybe your heroine needs a hobby.  Like lighting things on fire.Read More

Episode 182 – Market Above The Noise!

August 7, 2015

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Guest: Linda Popky

Named one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Women of Influence and a member of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, Linda J. Popky has extensive experience in marketing – in industry, agencies, and consulting.

Linda is the founder and president of Leverage2Market® Associates, Inc., a strategic marketing company that helps organizations transform their business through marketing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters (Bibliomotion, March 2015).

If it relates to marketing, Linda has done it. Her expertise includes corporate marketing, communications and messaging, marketing team development, facilitation, sales training and support,Read More

Episode 181 – “Embrace The Elephant!

July 30, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast


Our guest is writer Lori Beninger

Website:  http://www.ontrackpublishing.com/

Her book is Embracing the Elephant

“…historically evocative…” – Publishers Weekly

“…a journey worth taking…” – ForeWord Reviews

“Beninger’s skillful use of language pulls you into the story and makes the scenes come alive” – The Historical Novel Society

Embracing the Elephant is a powerful novel about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age – at the California Gold Rush. It is a tale of fierce determination, resilience, discovery, and hope.

Embracing the Elephant is a powerful story about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age. It is a tale of fierce determination,Read More

YA Writer? All You Need is Chapter One

May 13, 2015

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Ch1 Con banner on Newbie Writers GuideHey, guys! My name is Julia Byers and I’m the founder of the Chapter One Young Writers Conference, an annual writing conference for and by teens and young adults.

Our 2015 conference will take place Saturday, August 8th at the Courtyard Chicago Arlington Heights/South hotel in Arlington Heights, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. Our speakers include Kat Zhang, author of the YA dystopian trilogy The Hybrid Chronicles (HarperCollins), renowned freelance editor Taryn Albright of The Girl with the Green Pen, and YA/NA author Ava Jae, whose debut Beyond the Red (Sky Pony Press) will come out in Spring 2016.

I’ve been writing for nearly my whole life, and writing seriously for at least half of it. So my “newbie writer” days technically took place back when I was, like, six. But I stillRead More