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#WritersTable and MAKING POSITIVITY LOUDER with Katie Masters

11/16/2018
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We sat down with Katie "Your Writer Big Sister" Masters. The nickname is fitting: she runs the Twitter hashtag #WritersTable and acts as our supportive big sister when we feel down or unsure. She's also a crazy productive writer, a super fun nerdy person, and we've couldn't be happier to talk with her about all sorts of things. Make sure you say hi to Katie on Twitter, and follow the #WritersTable hashtag to find your tribe! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us...

Duration:00:50:37

Querying, forging your own path, and how to learn from others with Armarna Forbes

11/9/2018
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This week we chat with Armarna Forbes about querying, forging your own path and process, and how (and what) to learn from what you read and watch, amongst lots of other things. Find Armarna on Twitter, and as a special treat we present here a snippet of her work-in-progress. “On the eve of the execution, an old woman hobbled through the gathering dark, cloth bonnet pulled low, eyes sheltered in shadow, gaze fixed on the wooden plank sidewalk beneath her feet. When she passed one of the...

Duration:00:49:18

Small press publishing with Apex´s Jason Sizemore

11/2/2018
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This week we sat down with Jason Sizemore, Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine and Apex Book Company to talk about small press publishing, networking, and changing the world through storytelling. What does it take to become a Hugo and Stoker Award-nominated editor and publisher? Read Jason’s book ‘For Exposure’ We also talk diversity and the importance of new perspectives, apropos of the release of The Apex Book of World SF Volume 5. Volume 5 of The Apex Book of World SF is the latest in the...

Duration:00:54:56

Where do you get your ideas?

10/26/2018
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Links from the show: Writing Excuses: https://writingexcuses.com Apex Magazine: https://www.apex-magazine.com 'A Life In Blood': https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Blood-Chronicles-Order-Book-ebook/dp/B01M5LFJGN/ Neil Gaiman's incredible answer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C48jAkVlI0 Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us an email: writerings.podcast@gmail.com Leave us a voice message on Anchor: anchor.fm/dinchamion Martyn's...

Duration:01:18:16

Connected/shared universes, and the responsibility of writers toward the future

10/19/2018
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Links from the show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ogrx6d9oohf6D42G44j1Ahttps://hieroglyph.asu.edu/https://nyti.ms/2OpThkn?smid=nytcore-ios-share Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us an email: writerings.podcast@gmail.com Martyn's books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Angels-Blood-Chronicles-Order-Book-ebook/dp/B073DKG8FC/ Martyn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maliceunchained Greg's website: https://dinchamion.com Greg's...

Duration:00:45:42

Urban fantasy, mythology, and diversity with Kristell Redding

10/5/2018
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Kristell's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ItsOkImAWriter Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us an email: writerings.podcast@gmail.com Martyn's books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Angels-Blood-Chronicles-Order-Book-ebook/dp/B073DKG8FC/ Martyn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maliceunchained Greg's website: https://dinchamion.com Greg's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dinchamion

Duration:01:03:01

We're BACK!

9/28/2018
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Scalzi's books: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4763.JohnScalzi Scalzi's blog: https://whatever.scalzi.com Bird by Bird: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12543.Birdby_Bird Micro Stories: https://twitter.com/@MicroSFF Micro Stories WH40K variant: https://twitter.com/@MicroGrimDark Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us an email: writerings.podcast@gmail.com Martyn's...

Duration:00:55:33

We broke Greg!

7/21/2018
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WE BROKE GREG! He got speechless! Let’s rejoice! We also packed a lot of goodness into this episode: advice and insights left and right! Neil Gaiman talks about the Good Omens show Scalzi's book —- Background music: ‘The Intellect’ by Celestia-music; licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us an email: writerings.podcast@gmail.com Martyn's...

Duration:00:55:44

Copyright

7/9/2018
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(Greg’s is loose! He won’t shut up, send help!) We, ahem… Greg talks a lot about copyright, copyleft, the EU Copyright Directive, and more. Martyn, on the other hand, has been writing, and shares insights about his process. The (widely opposed) EU Copyright Directive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectiveonCopyrightintheDigitalSingle_Market News on it’s denial by the EU Parliament: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/article-13-eu-copyright-directive-memes —- Background music: Dreaming Of...

Duration:01:00:28

Potterwar - with Heather Lawver

6/29/2018
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We have a guest: Heather Lawver, the delightful and wickedly smart veteran of Potterwar. We chat about fandom, what changed and what didn’t, and how today’s fans can learn from the example of Potterwar. Read the story of Potterwar: http://heathershow.com/potterwar/ Heather’s website: http://heathershow.com Say hi to Heather on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LawverSays —- Background music: Dreaming Of Another Life 2147 by The Koala Vert Company; licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:57:18

Warner Bros' Harry Potter f*ckup: we can't even...

6/22/2018
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We can't even... 🤬 Greg read an article and snapped his chains… now he’s out in the yard and barking non-stop. Sorry. 😛 With good reason, though. We just can’t fathom the idiocy from corporations and the abuse of fandom. We just can’t. The AP article: https://apnews.com/77daf58afa7f4bf2a45f93a93a59cdc8 Background music: Jazz Brunch by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us an...

Duration:00:42:21

Fan-fiction

6/16/2018
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Fan-fiction Greg’s still in the doghouse — barking a lot. 😛 We discuss fan fiction (turns out, Martyn’s a Trekkie! Who knew?) and the benefits (and dangers!) of putting work and passion into them. We also talk about why today’s the best time to be writing fan fiction, the death of originality, and a lot more. Send us your fanfic! We’d love to feature them on the show, and send new readers your way! Background music: Jazz Brunch by Kevin MacLeod; licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:40:00

Self-publishing

6/8/2018
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This week Martyn explains the ins and outs of self-publishing. (He’s a talker! 😛) We also discuss the differences of indie creators in writing and other art forms, talk about audiobooks, and how to promote yourself as a self-publishing author. The cover artist for Martyn’s books is H. Leighton Dickson. Find her website at https://www.hleightondickson.com and follow her on Twitter! Background music (because we have that now!) by Ross Bugden Find us on...

Duration:00:39:13

Adaptations

6/1/2018
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We* talk mostly about adaptations: the pitfalls, the mistakes... and found a great writing exercise for you! 😉 *: Greg talks a lot. Sorry 'bout that. Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Drop us an email: writerings.podcast@gmail.com Martyn's books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Angels-Blood-Chronicles-Order-Book-ebook/dp/B073DKG8FC/ref=redirmobiledesktop?encoding=UTF8&keywords=Of%20Angel%27s%20Blood&pi=ACSX236SY340QL65&qid=1527234331&ref=mpsa1_12&sr=8-12 Martyn's...

Duration:00:40:53

... in which we have no idea what we're doing

5/25/2018
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Shownotes We started a podcast, because we're writers and we need to procrastinate. And also talk about writing. Come meet us, and listen to our take on writing advice, difference in process, and other things. Links we mentioned: Chuck Wendig's brilliant tweet thread James SA Corey's awesome tweet Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerings Martyn's books: Amazon Martyn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maliceunchained Greg's website: https://dinchamion.com Greg's Twitter:...

Duration:00:40:51