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Authors-In-Training is all about writing, literature, and storytelling elements. It’s a podcast for everyone, from novices to experts, talking about the craft of writing and sharing experiences

Authors-In-Training is all about writing, literature, and storytelling elements. It’s a podcast for everyone, from novices to experts, talking about the craft of writing and sharing experiences
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Authors-In-Training is all about writing, literature, and storytelling elements. It’s a podcast for everyone, from novices to experts, talking about the craft of writing and sharing experiences

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English


Episodes

Book Trope Bingo: Dystopian

6/30/2019
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Book Trope Bingo Returns! Halle and Marissa have chosen their books and are ready to see who will win this round. Go to facebook.com/authorstraining to get your own bingo card and play along!

Duration:00:46:34

Episode 99: Easy Characters to Write

5/26/2019
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They’ve talked about difficult characters to write but now it’s time for the easy ones. Every author has a few that they thank their lucky stars are typically easier to write than the others. Come listen in to which types of characters Halle and Marissa find the easiest to write.

Duration:01:15:05

Announcement: Hiatus

2/24/2019
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Authors-In-Training is going on a hiatus until mid to late May. Sadly, Marissa's final semester in college is taking up too much to due what is needed for the podcast. See you in May!

Duration:00:05:54

Episode 98: Tackling First Chapters and Green Eggs and Ham

1/20/2019
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First chapters can be the toughest part of a book. Not only does it have to hook the reader, but it has to establish so much. Halle and Marissa have tips and tricks to help you out as well as questions about Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. Like what if it was a thriller? Come listen in and find out.

Duration:02:46:45

Episode 97: Proofreading and Laps for Your Creativity Cocktail

1/6/2019
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The first of our new format has the last of the editing series and new writing exercises. Proofreading is often the most heard of editing as it is the last check before a piece of writing goes out. Join Halle and Marissa as they introduce new secret segments and go over exciting writing exercises!

Duration:03:10:49

Episode 96: Would You Buy It? #7

12/30/2018
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Would You Buy It is back and this time with some special rules! Choosing from New York Times Best Books of 2018 list. Will Halle and Marissa find a book summary that catches their attention? Come and find out!

Episode 95: What If: Hunger Games

12/23/2018
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Halle and Marissa are back asking what if questions where they then try to see the changes that would be made. Today’s book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Come listen in to what they’ve asked.

Duration:00:53:39

Episode 94: Conquering Copyediting

12/9/2018
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Confused by copyediting or just needing a refresher? Then Halle and Marissa have just the thing for you! Covering what is and isn’t copyediting as well as handing out tips, they have what you need. Come listen in and conquer copyediting.

Duration:01:17:14

Episode 93: Frankenstory

11/25/2018
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A new game is here! Come listen to Marissa and Halle face off as a guest judge listens in as they try to think of a story on the fly. If that weren’t hard enough, the guest judge throws out words at random that the speaker must incorporate into the story. Who will win and who will freeze under the pressure?

Duration:01:03:55

Author Spotlight: Jennifer Hart

11/11/2018
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Come meet Jennifer Hart a children's book author and illustrator. Her debut novel, "Baxter Goes To Imagination Land", is the first in a series. It is designed to teach children about creativity, kindness, and adventure starring her real-life dog, Baxter. Come listen to Jennifer, Marissa, and Halle talk about Jennifer’s books, Book for a Book, and writing children’s books.

Duration:02:09:40

Episode 92: Villainy At Its Finest

10/31/2018
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Happy Halloween! On this special day, it is important to look back on one’s favorite villains that terrify the soul. Who would make your top list? Grab some candy, dim the lights, come listen to Halle and Marissa list their favorite villains, and see how many would be on your list.

Duration:01:16:37

Episode 91: Is Co-Writing For You?

10/28/2018
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Writing can be a process of solitude...or it can be a collaborative journey filled with action, adventure, and drama, if it’s right for you. If you’re on the fence about co-writing, then come in and listen to see if co-writing is for you. Halle and Marissa are here to talk about their experiences and offer some advice.

Duration:02:03:05

Author Spotlight: Brian Rouff

10/21/2018
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Meet Brian who started his creative writing career during a midlife crisis. He has published four books and after many years in the advertising business, he has plenty of wisdom for everyone. Marissa and Halle sat down with him to discuss where ideas come from, using Vegas as a setting, and the hardships of writing a novel. Find Brian at: Website:https://brianrouff.com Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/brouff Twitter:@BrianRouff Amazon:goo.gl/pEd8EV

Duration:00:51:45

Episode 90: The Author Debate - Best Musical

10/3/2018
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Books are known for going from the written word to the big screen, but some go to Broadway. Which book could make such a leap? Halle and Marissa are here to battle it out to figure out that very question. Which will prevail: The Fault In Our Stars or The Princess Bride? Come listen in and find out.

Duration:00:24:02

Episode 89: Scenes That Kick Our Butts

9/26/2018
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Everyone has scenes that are difficult to write. Some may feel almost impossible. Halle and Marissa are here to talk about their most difficult types of scenes and discuss how they get through them. Come listen in and see if they have the solution for you!

Duration:00:33:51

Episode 88: Book Trope Bingo: Fantasy

9/13/2018
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Once again, Halle and Marissa challenge you to Book Trope Bingo, but this time it’s on Fantasy. Pick your favorite fantasy book, grab a bingo card, and see if you can get a bingo before them. From Chosen Ones to Prophecies, we cover the fantasy genre’s most famous, and infamous, tropes. You can get your bingo card here: https://bingobaker.com/pdf/1631536?grid=1&pages=8&show_name=1&call_sheet=1&submit=Print

Duration:00:43:35

Episode 87: Types of Conflict

9/9/2018
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Ever wonder the names for the different types of conflict? Then come listen to Marissa and Halle discussing conflict and novels that fall into each type.

Duration:00:35:10

Author Spotlight: Renee Jean

8/26/2018
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Meet Renee Jean a self published author who’s latest book, Just Deal With It, is about her experiences as a table games dealer. She is the author of Survivor and Never Give Up. Marissa and Halle talk to her about her new book, odd things writers do, and much more. You can buy Renee's new novel, Just Deal With It, here. Also, check her out on Facebook and Twitter!

Duration:03:23:50

Episode 86: What If: A Series of Unfortunate Events

8/1/2018
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Halle and Marissa are back asking what if questions where they then try to see the changes that would be made. Today’s book is The Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Come listen in to what they’ve asked.

Duration:00:48:22

Episode 85: What a Twist!

7/22/2018
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Plot twists are truly an art, but Marissa and Halle have compiled a list of what and what not to do. With this list, they are ready to help you know what a good plot twist should do. Come listen in!

Duration:01:15:23