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Episode 41: Creative Challanges || The Sparks to Life Podcast

11/15/2017
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Months for inking, months for novel writing, and many other challenges for ones creativity are discussed in this episode of The Sparks to Life Podcast.

Duration: 00:53:16


Episode 40: Muse Food 2 || The Sparks to Life Podcast

11/1/2017
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Charles and Justin sit down to discuss battling ships, inky pumpkins, and what can and cannot be made into a soup. All this and more on this week's Muse Food episode of The Sparks to Life Podcast.

Duration: 01:04:29


Episode 39: Cross Media Inspiration || The Sparks to Life Podcast

10/15/2017
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In this episode, Charles and Justin discuss how various forms of media of been inspired across the media barrier. Books inspiring shows, music inspiring art, and even board games inspiring movies? All this and more on this multimedia spanning episode of The Sparks to Life Podcast.

Duration: 01:59:52


Episode 38: Muse Food 1 || The Sparks to Life Podcast

10/1/2017
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Charles and Justin sit down to discuss translucent sharks, free will, and how last month's Muse Food topics inspired them. They then list of the inspiring Muse Food entries for October 2017.

Duration: 00:58:46


Episode 37: Banned Books and Inevitable Ends || The Sparks to Life Podcast

9/15/2017
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In this episode, Charles and Justin discuss some banned books for the upcoming Banned Book Week. After the inevitable ranting, they then end the podcast while discussing some good, and not so good, ways to actually end your novel. Spoiler alert: spoilers are discussed.

Duration: 01:34:01


Episode 36: Sprints and Marathons || The Sparks to Life Podcast

9/1/2017
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Get your jogging shoes on and limber up! In this episode, Charles and Justin discuss sprints, marathons, and other methods of being creative in a short period of time. From five minute sprints to day long productive triathlons, they discuss the pros and cons, and what methods each find works best for them for their various projects.

Duration: 00:50:29


Episode 35: Vacation of Solace || The Sparks to Life Podcast

8/15/2017
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On this podcast, we join Justin on his vacation of relaxation, meditation, inspiration, and productivity. Does everything go as planned? Of course not!

Duration: 01:04:18


Episode 34: Cheating for the Plot || The Sparks to Life Podcast

8/1/2017
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On this podcast, we discuss a few of the ways you can mod, or even cheat at a game to skip all that boring game play nonsense and get right to the delicious plot.

Duration: 01:03:10


Episode 33: ConnectiCon 2017 Review || The Sparks to Life Podcast

7/15/2017
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On this podcast, we talk about the positives and negatives of this year's ConnectiCon experience, along with our collective hopes and desires for next year's con.

Duration: 00:57:07


Episode 32: The Creation Methodology || The Sparks to Life Podcast

7/1/2017
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In this episode of The Sparks to Life Podcast, Charles talks to three authors about their respective creative processes. We talk to Sal DelGreco, Kristi Peterson Schoonover, and Dave D'Alessio.

Duration: 01:20:52


Episode 31: Convention Roundup || The Sparks to Life Podcast

6/15/2017
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On today's episode, we talk about our experiences at three different conventions we attended this month: BookExpo America, BookCon, and CT-Fig. We'll be going over what we enjoyed, as well as what we feel could be improved going forward.

Duration: 01:03:53


Episode 25: Interactive Storytelling II || The Sparks to Life Podcast

3/15/2017
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In this, our one year anniversary, the crew revisits the topic of our first episode: Interactive Storytelling. This time we discuss elements of Roleplaying storytelling, how live streaming has affected interactivity, and talk about a few cases of emergent storytelling.

Duration: 01:17:15


Episode 24: Locations for Creativity || The Sparks to Life Podcast

3/1/2017
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In this episode, the crew discusses places they like to be creative, some places they've been to that have inspired them, and a few of the places they've created themselves.

Duration: 01:05:00


Episode 23: Horror and Terror || The Sparks to Life Podcast

2/15/2017
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In this episode, the crew discusses Horror as a craft. They also discuss some of the best, not so great, and absolute worst horror stories they've ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, to experience.

Duration: 02:28:08


Episode 22: Potent Potables || The Sparks to Life Podcast

2/1/2017
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In this episode, the crew discusses what beverages we like to consume while being productive, as well as a few creative drinks we've consumed, and a few not so successful drinks we've encountered. But mostly we just keep asking each other "Why???".

Duration: 01:49:26


Episode 21: Generating Characters || The Sparks to Life Podcast

1/15/2017
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The crew take some time to discuss character generation and the Hero's Journey, then provide some examples of a few of personally memorable characters from various works. Also discussed: Home Alone, Sonic the Hedgehog, and cat girls!

Duration: 01:42:32


Episode 20: Story Telling in Video Games || The Sparks to Life Podcast

1/1/2017
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For the first episode of 2017, the crew sits down to discuss some video games that have affected their lives. They then talk about some of their favorite story telling methods in video games, and the games they most enjoyed playing in 2016.

Duration: 01:53:57


Episode 19: Emotions and Creativity || The Sparks to Life Podcast

12/15/2016
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In this episode of the Sparks to Life Podcast, the crew discusses how various works of creative art have effected them emotionally, and how to possibly channel those emotions into new creative works.

Duration: 01:05:42


Episode 18: Creative Challenges || The Sparks to Life Podcast

12/1/2016
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The crew sits down to discuss the pros and cons of cooperative and competitive creative challenges, as well as they various challenges they've engaged in.

Duration: 01:05:30


Episode 17: Analog vs. Digital || The Sparks to Life Podcast

11/15/2016
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The crew sit down to compare and contrast the difference between some analog and some digital approaches to being creative. From pencils to smartphones, we weigh the good and the bad, and discuss some of our own personal experiences with our various endeavors.

Duration: 01:22:38

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