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Semi-Sages of the Pages

Fantasy & Science Fiction Podc

The writing podcast where we don't know where we're going...but we're having an adventure! The four semi-sages are women who write primarily speculative fiction. Join them as they explore the ever-evolving world of writing and publication.

The writing podcast where we don't know where we're going...but we're having an adventure! The four semi-sages are women who write primarily speculative fiction. Join them as they explore the ever-evolving world of writing and publication.

Location:

United States

Description:

The writing podcast where we don't know where we're going...but we're having an adventure! The four semi-sages are women who write primarily speculative fiction. Join them as they explore the ever-evolving world of writing and publication.

Twitter:

@semi_of

Language:

English


Episodes

Keeping the Fun Alive!

7/6/2022
It's important to remember - writing is fun! Don't let the sometimes slog get you down. Listen in as we share our biggest joys and fun tricks to keep the magic alive. My Page - Our favorite parts of writing The Page - How to find fun when interacting with the publishing industry A Page - We cover a very "fun" topic, generating names! Your Page - The fun our community is having! This episode is for anyone who wants a little bolstering!

Duration:00:45:26

Writing Anxious and Neurodivergent Characters

6/21/2022
In this episode M.S. Ewing, S. Faxon and Theresa Halvorsen talk allow listeners to mine their experiences with anxiety and they talk about writing anxious characters. There's also an in-depth discussion on what neurodivergency is, how to write neurodivergent characters and the industry's reaction to such.

Duration:00:59:11

Moms in Literature

6/9/2022
What's on My Page - we talk about tools we use to stay organized What's on The Page - for this industry discussion, we go over how we stay connected with industry, social media, and, you guessed it...algorithms! What's on A Page - our bread'n butter craft discussion, this time we tackle moms and mom archetypes in literature What's on Your Page - Race to Rejection Update!

Duration:00:58:25

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial: The Power of Word Choice

5/25/2022
In this episode, we focus on word choice and how word choice can set tone. We discuss multiple instances in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial where word choice and definition is contested and why it matters. Following that, how we can apply this in our own writing to set tone, drive narratives, and create conflict on the page. Let us know what you think by commenting on our discord or twitter!

Duration:00:46:27

Creating Reliable, not Likable Characters

4/27/2022
In this episode, we cover: On Our Page - author branding On The Page - industry & authors giving other authors reviews On A Page - craft around creating characters who are not likable, yet the reader cheers for them anyway On Your Page - The Semi-Sage discord shares their sewing! And Race to Rejection Update

Duration:00:55:55

We're Still Figuring it Out

4/12/2022
In this episode, Sarah, Morrigan and Theresa talk about the marathon that is the writing life. In the What's on My Page section, the Semi-Sages discuss where they are in their writing journeys and what they've learned so far. In the What's on The Page, the Semi-Sages discuss conferences, and in particular their experience at Wondercon In the What's on A Page, the Semi-Sages discuss creating relatable, but unlikeable characters. And in What's Your Page, the Semi-Sages discuss what's going...

Duration:00:36:33

Did Brandon Sanderson Break Traditional Publishing?

3/31/2022
In this episode: Our Page - We give an update on current projects, including the fact that we'll be at WonderCon 2022, come see us! The Page - In this industry section, we discuss how Brandon Sanderson created the most successful Kickstarter in history & how that impacts the publishing word A Page - In our Craft discussion, learn how line edits and grammar choices can have a huge impact on your author voice Your Page - We share your successes, including an update on the Race to Rejection!

Duration:01:04:59

The End of PitchWars

3/16/2022
What we cover on this week's episode: Our Page - Beta Reading Industry - PitchWars & PitMad are ending Craft - Log Lines Your Page - Update on your lives & the Race to Rejection Patreon link - https://www.patreon.com/SemiSages

Duration:00:49:38

Agents in Legal Trouble & Why Hunger Games had a Bad Ending

2/16/2022
What we cover on this week's episode: Our Page - Update on the projects in our lives Industry - Latest news stories about agents getting in legal trouble Craft - Exploring a satisfying ending, (and why Hunger Games didn't have one) Your Page - Update on your lives & the Race to Rejection Patreon link - https://www.patreon.com/SemiSages

Duration:00:50:31

Black Author Appreciation & More

2/2/2022
On this episode: On My Page - The Semi-Sages discuss our favorite black authors. On The Page (Industry) - We debate hustle culture and the surrounding toxicity. On A Page (Craft) - How Point of View constrains your choices in a piece On Your Page - Race to Rejection Update Also - an exciting announcement, we've started a RedBubble. If you want to support our podcast and buy some merch, check out our store - https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/100010261.

Duration:00:58:56

This Too Shall Pass

1/19/2022
In this episode, we cover: What's on My Page: We discuss COVID-19 fatigue and how it has impacted our lives. What's on The Page: The boom in Indie publishing during the pandemic. What's on A Page: Are you an Under or Over Editor? What's on Your Page: The 2022 Race to Rejection is OPEN! Join in our discord! www.semisagesofthepages.com

Duration:00:46:16

Turning the Page on a New Year!

1/5/2022
Welcome to 2022! In this episode we discuss: -What's new in our lives -Is it the right time to query industry? -How to increase or decrease pacing in our works -Update from our community & the Race to Rejection

Duration:00:52:15

Ranting about NaNoWriMo & Space Fairies!

12/7/2021
For many of us, NaNoWriMo is great. It can be productive and motivating. But not for everyone. Do we end up ranting...yes! Hopefully you can also relate. We also end up discussing details of the non-fiction market and accidentally start brainstorming our next project.

Duration:00:56:49

US Department of Justice Sues Penguin Random House

11/24/2021
Join the Semi-Sages of the Pages as we discuss current industry news, writing craft-shop-talk, and the updates on all of our pages. This week, we're talking about the Department of Justice taking on one of the members of the "Big five" as well as some important nuances for writing scenes with multiple characters.

Duration:00:42:05

Turning the Page and Becoming a Goldfish

11/9/2021
We're turning the page because we're turning two! Join the Semi-Sages as we talk about what's on our pages, what's on the craft pages, and, most importantly, what's on YOUR pages! Check out our website: http://www.semisagesofthepages.com/ And here's the link to the book where Molly's short story is published and that Sarah and Theresa edited: https://books2read.com/u/bwax19

Duration:00:37:20

Halloween Cookies and Horror Writing

10/26/2021
Listen in for this special episode as we discuss our favorite Halloween traditions and the best features of horror/suspense writing all while decorating cookies! Come get spooky with us! In the background of this episode, you can hear the precious dog, Minnow, making herself known.

Duration:00:32:18

Anger

9/29/2021
Is anger healthy or harmful? In this episode, the Semi-Sages discuss using this powerful emotion in our writing.

Duration:00:44:13

Family

9/15/2021
The Semi-Sages discuss portraying family in writing. We explore different archetypes, tropes, and storylines on this topic. We'll answer once and for all: Is blood really thicker than water?

Duration:00:57:30

Secrets

9/1/2021
As a child, the adage Molly learned was: "Secrets, secrets are no fun. Secrets, secrets hurt someone." But as a writer, perhaps a better phrase is: "Secrets, secrets are lots of fun. Secrets, secrets still hurt someone." In this episode, we talk all about secrets in writing! Reasons to use them, how to use them, how they can be used to increase stakes, informing characters, and resolving them too. Secrets are an invaluable tool in the writer toolbox, don't forget to utilize them!

Duration:00:44:13

Beauty

8/3/2021
A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet...but would it be as beautiful? What aspects of beauty do we tackle in our writing? We discuss our characters' appearances, how they chose to present themselves to the world, the messages our works send about beauty & image, and more in this episode!

Duration:00:57:36