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#07 AWP 2018: Tampa & The Literary Progressive Hellscape | Bold Words Podcast

3/18/2018
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In case you hadn't heard, AWP's annual writing conference was held last week (March 8-10) and it was... pretty much what I've come to expect. AWP stands for "Association of Writers & Writing Programs." The AWP conference is the biggest small/indie press conference in North America. Consider it the ANTI-Prom of popular fiction and what you'll find there is pretty much... a hivemind of progressivism with panels devoted to social justice and taking over classrooms. In today's Bold Words, let...

Duration:01:28:28

#06 | Routines & Creative Schedules with Guest Sam Johnson

2/10/2018
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On this weeks episode, we talk address the dreaded question, HOW DO AUTHORS ACTUALLY FINISH THEIR BOOKS? We take a look at their writing advice for completing work and talk about how you can apply that in your own life. Also, guest comic artist & writer, Sam Johnson, talks about his experiences at MCAD, Inspiration Block, and comics. Sources: The Daily Routine of 20 Famous Authors...

Duration:01:20:21

Bold Words Podcast 05 | Sensitivity Readers, Censorship, & Thinking

2/2/2018
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This week, of course, there's "Why Didn't They Finish" followed by an article from NYT about "Sensitivity Readers" to pick through books for anything deemed 'wrongthink' or 'wrong representation' and to sanitize the crap out of them and what this does to novels and the thinking population. NYT "" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/24/books/in-an-era-of-online-outrage-do-sensitivity-readers-result-in-better-books-or-censorship.html "A Head Full of Ghosts" Review...

Duration:00:58:49

Episode 04 | Authenticity, Publishing, & Oral With Bass

1/26/2018
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This week I read one of the strangest, not good stories I've ever read in a published book and talk about the tips I got at a writing conference I went to last weekend. Authenticity, vulnerability, and networking were all repeated concepts. The Book: Clown Tear Junkies by Douglas Hackle: https://www.amazon.com/Clown-Tear-Junkies-Douglas-Hackle/dp/061587861X Social Media: Website: Speakboldwords.com Gab: gab.ai/KirkpattieCake Twitter: twitter.com/KirkpattieCake Minds:...

Duration:01:11:36

Episode 03 | "The Power" & Power-Hungry Women

1/19/2018
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This week I talk about "The Power" by Naomi Alderman (A NYT Beste Book of 2017), Women in Power, Corruption, and the #MeToo movement. Incredible enough, while recording this, the Aziz Ansari controversy came out as an excellent example of a woman reaching for power and feminists attempting to harness #MeToo as a whip against men. Stories Referenced: A Feminist Dystopia For the MeToo Movement...

Duration:01:05:15

Episode 02 | NYT Best Of 2017

1/12/2018
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This week I talk about James Patterson's new thriller coming out this summer and I go over New York Time's "10 Best Books of 2017" list! Also, "Why Did They Stop Reading?!" If you've ever stopped reading a book part way through, I'd love to hear from you. Please message me on social media or with email with the book, author, and why you put it down. Website: Speakboldwords.com Gab: https://gab.ai/KirkpattieCake Twitter: https://twitter.com/KirkpattieCake Minds:...

Duration:00:54:49

EPISODE 01: Hey, I'm New Here & AWP Seminars

1/3/2018
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A Podcast on Writing and Book Culture: In the first episode of the Bold Words, Ian talks about writers not liking to read, bias in the writing industry and colleges, and AWP's schedule of SJW seminars. This is my first time producing anything so please be gentle. Will be working on improving with every episode. Articles mentioned in the podcast: An Open Letter to AWP's "The Writer's Chronicles" https://speakboldwords.com/2016/10/24/an-open-letter-to-awps-the-writers-chronicles/ A Response...

Duration:00:58:25