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Our goal is to introduce story lovers to independently published authors and to give support and general tips / strategies to those authors during our 'Reviewing Reviews' segments.

Our goal is to introduce story lovers to independently published authors and to give support and general tips / strategies to those authors during our 'Reviewing Reviews' segments.
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Our goal is to introduce story lovers to independently published authors and to give support and general tips / strategies to those authors during our 'Reviewing Reviews' segments.

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English

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Episodes

Ark of Souls by Paul Grover - Enhanced Science Fiction Audiobook Introduction

4/16/2018
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This week Indie Beginning introduces readers to the science fiction novel Ark of Souls, book 1 of the Vale series by indie author Paul Grover. On the Outer Frontier the FSS Berlin, an ageing Federal Navy Cruiser disrupts a pirate attack on a corporate freighter. Mira Thorn, an emotionally damaged veteran of the Martian War of Independence is dispatched to investigate the heavily damaged vessel. The broken ship becomes Mira and her companions' only hope of survival as events spiral out of...

Duration:00:37:01

Subgenres, You Can Never Write Too Many… Or Can You?

4/9/2018
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Marie and Ben discuss reviews left for last week’s Regency Romance featured beginning Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais as well as the author advice topic: Subgenres, You can never write too Many… Or Can You? The hosts discuss their views on the topic, theorize about J.K. Rowling switching genres and speak to the author of Brynnde about her own adventures in genre hopping. M. Pepper Langlinais gives her advice for other self-published and independently published authors concerning this topic...

Duration:00:18:26

Brynnde: A Regency Romance by M. Pepper Langlinais an Audiobook Format Introduction

4/2/2018
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This week we bring you the Regency Romance Brynnde written by Indie Author M. Pepper Langlinais. This light, bubbly historical romance follows Brynnde Archambault, a young woman adept at finding suiters for her friends and family yet is in desperate need for a match herself before being forced to marry Mr. Dallweather or as she may secretly think of him Dull-weather. About the Author. M Pepper Langlinais is an award-winning screenwriter whose short script St. Peter in Chains won the Table...

Duration:00:40:05

To Outline or Not To Outline, That is the Question! Reviews and Author Topic Discussion.

3/26/2018
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Marie and Ben discuss reviews left for last week’s thrilling featured beginning On Ice by Scott Stevens as well as the author advice topic on outlining; is it necessary? Through some research the two find that there may not be a universal agreement on this topic and, as marriage goes, even they may not agree. Scott Stevens has his own opinion on outlines and shares those as well as his advice for other self-published and independently published authors. If you are dreaming of sitting back...

Duration:00:22:52

On Ice by Scott Stevens: An Audiobook Format Introduction

3/19/2018
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John Kinkaid is plagued with alcoholism and the fear of what retirement will bring. Alone and without friends John is used to taking the solo approach at life, even while on a mission with his fellow S.W.A.T. members. How far can John push his team? Will one of them put him On Ice? This week we bring you the thrilling tale On Ice by independently published author Scott Stevens. NOTE: This episode contains adult language. Our friends at Burial Grounds Coffee Company have made this episode...

Duration:00:42:49

Saturday Morning Sneak Peek - On Ice by Scott Stevens

3/17/2018
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Listen to a preview of the upcoming Indie Beginning featured story On Ice by Scott Stevens. John Kinkaid is nearing that troubling part of life where he doesn't know what will come - retirement. His life is in shambles and he may have just made it worse.

Duration:00:01:12

It's Never Too Late: Beginning Your Writing Career Later in Life

3/12/2018
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Do you ever wonder if it is too late to start your writing career? Fear not! Many famous authors have accomplished this feat including Toni Morrison. In this episode we discuss reviews left for My Remarkable Little Monkey, by Mark Lages who was in his sixties before pursuing his passion and he is receiving much praise for his works. We will also briefly discuss other famous authors who have found their muse as they aged. Today’s conversation is being fueled by our friends over at Burial...

Duration:00:12:22

My Remarkable Little Monkey

3/5/2018
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A monkey for happiness? Shakespeare is not just your average monkey, he is remarkable. This week we bring you the indie tale My Remarkable Little Monkey by Mark Langes. This story follows Marty who is in search of the perfect animal companion, but discovers something much more. This episode is brought to you by the wonderful people over at burialgrounds coffee company. Purchase a bag of DEATHSTAR or one of their unique coffee blends at burialgrounds.coffee. Remember to subscribe to the...

Duration:00:24:48

Using Family History in Your Writing

2/26/2018
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Death is a frightening thing but imagine if you could stick around after to see how people remembered you. Would you want to know? Do you remember yourself as you were, or do you remember who you wish you were? This week we discuss these questions as we discuss reviews left for Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day from Episode 7. This episode is brought to you from the lovely people over at burialgrounds coffee company. Find all of their unique coffee blends at burialgrounds.coffee. Stop by...

Duration:00:06:32

Fred's Funeral by Sandy Day

2/19/2018
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Afterlife, Memories, Family History. All of these themes arise in this weeks featured beginning, Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day. A story inspired by the author’s very own Great Uncle Fred. Would you want to hear how people remembered you after you are gone? Do you share the same memory of yourself? This episode is brought to you from the lovely people over at burialgrounds coffee company. Find all of their unique coffee blends at burialgrounds.coffee. Remember to subscribe to the show on ...

Duration:00:37:33

Trigger Warnings and Content Advisories in Literature

2/12/2018
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Should Trigger warnings and Content Advisories be included in literature? Are they helpful for readers or detrimental to authors? Today we discuss this topic while reviewing reviews left for last week's featured story, Impatient for Death, A Love Story. Our host Marie has a conversation with the story’s author, Carmilla Voiez, on why the author has chosen to include trigger warnings before certain stories. This story and many other tales of the macabre can by found in Carmilla Voiez’s...

Duration:00:12:05

Impatient for Death, A Love Story

2/5/2018
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"Impatient for Death, A Love Story" from Carmilla Voiez’s book Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales is being featured this week. Through tragedy and loss Chloe finds her love, but can she find herself? Find it on Amazon here! After the show, stop by Acnbooks.com/indie-beginning and leave a review. Reviews can also be left on Facebook, Twitter, or by sending an email to bfranke.acnbooks@gmail.com. Write them, record a MP3, even video your review; we'll find a home for them. Thanks for...

Duration:00:12:54

Forbidden or Taboo Topics in Literature and Dance of the Butterfly Reviews

1/29/2018
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Today we discuss Forbidden and taboo topics in literature while reviewing reviews left for last week’s featured beginning, Dance of the Butterfly. Are there any topics too risqué for certain genres of literature? Author Scott Carruba has his own belief for this topic and shares it with Marie and Ben. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcasting platform if you haven’t already so that you don’t miss a single story and can participate in each week’s discussion. We can also...

Duration:00:09:55

Dance of the Butterfly by Scott Carruba

1/21/2018
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This week we introduce readers to Scott Carruba's dark urban fantasy Dance of the Butterfly about two warring families that must uphold a secret duty to protect humanity from a common enemy. This story chases danger, secrets, serial killers, and savage influences. After the show, stop by Acnbooks.com and leave a review. Reviews can also be left on Facebook, Twitter, or even in the comment section where you found this show. Write them, record an MP3, even video your review; we'll find a...

Duration:00:18:39

Editing Dilemmas and Reviews for A Charming Nightmare

1/14/2018
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Editing is such an important part of the writing process. Many indie authors forego this important step or join the “friends and family editing service” instead of hiring a formal editor. This episode discusses reviews left about Episode One’s featured story, A Charming Nightmare, as well as Ben and Marie’s top two Editing Dilemmas. As money is usually scarce for the author just trying to break into the literary world, where does one find the cash? Why should she get an editor and why is...

Duration:00:09:30

A Charming Nightmare

1/7/2018
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Our host Marie reads the beginning of her novel, A Charming Nightmare. This story is about a strong young woman named Aylin who is plucked from our time to help save the future of human kind. But, did she even want to go? Will she even help? Aylin is fierce, independent and her voice will be heard. This sci-fi novel is full of time travel, aliens, and distant planets. It twists, turns and weaves its way through the universe. Enjoy the beginning of this tale. Be sure to comment about the...

Duration:00:11:53

Indie Beginning Pilot: Meet the hosts

12/19/2017
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Meet Ben and Marie, the hosts of Indie Beginning. Learn about what is to come from the team! Find us at ACNBooks.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more content.

Duration:00:02:38

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