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Gerald is Back – Bradbury Challenge Ep 23

11/7/2016
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Gerald is back! He had a lot of new ideas as her traveled, and is considering publishing his short stories as a collection. Crissy talks about her new job and getting 40 thousand words into a new series. They discuss finishing projects and how the Bradbury Challenge is effecting their lives. Author mentioned: Melissa Lummis The post Gerald is Back – Bradbury Challenge Ep 23 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:18:49


Freelancing and Releases - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 22

11/2/2016
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Rated: Clean Crissy talks about how it felt to write full time. Now that she’ll have to go back to work soon some decisions need to be made. She also finished two short stories and sent them to her mailing list. Meanwhile, Maya began her travels, worked on formatting, and releasing her first short story... The post Freelancing and Releases – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 22 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:32:08


Short Versus Long Fiction - Bradbury Challenge Ep 14

4/11/2016
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Rated: Explicit for Adult Language Last week Crissy was sick and while we recorded the episode is late soyou are getting two stories this week. Gerald finishedthe penultimate story in his archetypes collection and he is very happy with the depth of his story.Maya questions whether her story is actually astory. Please comment and let... The post Short Versus Long Fiction – Bradbury Challenge Ep 14 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:39:36


When The Voice Isn't Right - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 13

3/31/2016
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This week Maya struggled with what to do when the voice isn’t right. When the voice isn’t right, she finds it almost impossible to move forward. Gerald will set a story aside and work on something else when confronted the problem. But Crissy likes to move forward and fix the voice in revision. Maya likes... The post When The Voice Isn’t Right – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 13 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:42:38


Editing and Critique Experiences - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 12

3/24/2016
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Crissy was inspired by a story this week that just flowed out of her and had a great writing week. Not only did she finish her story but she sent it out to her list. Gerald also rocked, finishing a total of fivegood sized short stories in his archetype series. Maya’s story had problems so... The post Editing and Critique Experiences – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 12 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 01:01:16


Are Artists Seen Differently Now -The Bradbury Challenge Ep 11

3/17/2016
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This weeks episode is not up to our usual audio standards due to some technical difficulties. Are artists seen differently now? We had a discussion on the opportunities and problems with self publishing, as well as the increased respect for artists. Crissy alsofinished her novel! After discovering that she had a problem with one of... The post Are Artists Seen Differently Now? The Bradbury Challenge Ep 11 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:33:50


Finding Our Writing Styles - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 10

3/9/2016
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Finding our writing styles has proved to be achallenging and interesting process. So far Gerald has written over a quarter of a million words and is just now discovering his style after spending time writing in many different genre’s. Maya is finding that doing intentional reading is helping her discover her personal style goals but... The post Finding Our Writing Styles The Bradbury Challenge Ep 10 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:44:47


Getting Real, Finishing, and Expectations - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 9

3/1/2016
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This week Crissy got real and overcame a major obstacle. Maya confronted her high expectations and Gerald’s story takes a dark turn. What is it about writing that so few people finish their writing projects. In this episode, we have a great discussion on what it takes to finish a story. This Weeks Writing Prompt:... The post Getting Real, Finishing, and Expectations – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 9 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:23:02


Structural Problems and Stories in Gaming - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 8

2/23/2016
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Pardon the sound issues, we are working on it. This week Maya and Gerald discuss structural problemswith their stories. Crissy was sick after catching conference crud, but still managed to start a story. She is a huge gamer and it was interesting to hear her discuss stories in gaming. Then weeach read part of our... The post Structural Problems and Stories in Gaming The Bradbury Challenge appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:44:22


Overcoming Writer's Block - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 7

2/16/2016
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Crissy is at a convention and records from her hotel this week. It sounds like a ton of fun but we’re all jealous of her hotel breakfast. Maya had writer’s block and drilling down a story to it’s most basic elements allowed her to overcome her lack of story. Gerald talks about another exercise he... The post Overcoming Writer’s Block appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:34:02


Researching Our Stories - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 6

2/9/2016
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Rated Explicit for Language Wew, finally, here is this weeks episode! Maya, Gerald and Crissy discussed different types of research.While research isimportant, itcan easily be a procrastination minefield. We have enormous resources available through the internet, butisremote research enough to portray the experience of a location? What other types of research do we find helpful?... The post Researching Our Stories The Bradbury Challenge Ep 6 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:40:47


Getting Out of Your Usual Environment - Bradbury Challenge Ep 5

2/1/2016
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Rated PG-13 for comparing public brainstorming to having a sex tape This week both Gerald and Maya experienced breakthroughs in their writing. Maya is happy with her words for the first time this year and Gerald had a flood of enjoyment. Going on a walk with a recorder helped Maya better understand her story from... The post Getting Out of Your Usual Environment Bradbury Challenge Ep 5 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:35:53


Flash Fiction versus Traditional and Dialects - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 4

1/25/2016
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This week Gerald, Crissy and Maya discuss how we decide if a storyshould betradition length short story or flash fiction. We also talk aboutliving well, using observation to find ideas, and our writing strengths and weaknesses. Crissy struggled with time management this week. Maya’s biggest challenge was energy. Gerald’s challenge was getting distracted by grammar... The post Flash Fiction versus Traditional and Dialects – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 4 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:34:16


Drilling Down The Story - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 3

1/19/2016
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This week Crissy talks about getting sick and writing her story the night before. She also explores writing a controversial story with the intent to share. Gerald is enjoyinghis larger project adding two short stories toward his goal. One of his stories touches on dementia in an interesting way andwe discussed writing about varied states... The post Drilling Down The Story – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 3 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:27:03


Introducing The Bradbury Challenge Ep 1

1/4/2016
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Welcome to our newest podcast, The Bradbury Challenge. This podcast chronicles our journey of writing a short story every week for 2016. This challenge was inspired by advice Ray Bradbury gave to aspiring writers.The first part of his advice is to reada short story, an essay and a poem everyday. The second part of his... The post Introducing The Bradbury Challenge Ep 1 appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Duration: 00:20:04