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October 27, 2020  

Splatterpunk & Body Horror

On today's special Halloween episode, we are excited to be joined by Vivian Valentine and Becky Spratford! We're talking about writing in the horror genre, and more specifically, about splatterpunk and body horror. Have some questions about these sub-genres? We did too! 

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RESOURCES MENTIONED

Lovecraft Country Book Club Library Journal

Horror Writers Association

Horror Writers Association Librarian's Day

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste

The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Low, Low Woods(Hill House Comics) by Carmen Maria Machado

In the Dreamhouse by Carmen Maria Machado

Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman

Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Grace Falls by Gino Finocchiaro

Silly Little Monsters by Aly Welch

 

CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTS

http://raforall.blogspot.com/

@RAforall on Twitter

@raforallhorror on Twitter

 

Beneath Strange Lights by Vivian Valentine

@itsviviactually on Instagram, Twitter, and Patreon

 

Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one National Novel Writing Month. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com.

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

October 13, 2020  

The Low Residency MFA

On today's info-packed episode, your host Becca Spence Dobias is joined by Gayle Brandeis and Quintin Collins to discuss low residency MFA programs. Both guests were students in a low residency MFA program and are now faculty at their alma maters. They discuss the benifits of a low residency program, walk listeners through the experience, and get into the specifics like funding and applications.  

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Resources Mentioned:

Poets & Writers Guide to Low Residency MFA Programs

Solstice MFA Program

Antioch University MFA Program

Sierra Nevada College MFA Program

 

Connect with Our Guests:

www.GayleBrandeis.com

https://www.qcollinswriter.com/

 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming halloween horror episode. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or at WritingBloc.com.

September 29, 2020  

Finding and Applying for Indie Book Awards

On today's episode, your host Jacqui Castle is joined by guest award-winning authors Scott Semegran and Margaret Duarte to discuss the process of finding and applying for indie and self-published book awards.

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Resources Mentioned:

Indie Author Project

Benjamin Franklin Awards

Foreword Indie Awards

Indie Next List

Indie Reader Discovery Awards

North Street Book Prize

 

Connect with Our Guests:

Scott Semegran Website

The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island by Scott Semegran

Margaret Duarte Website

Between Darkness and Dawn by Margaret Duarte

 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on MFA Programs. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or at WritingBloc.com.

September 15, 2020  

All About #PitchWars

On today's episode, your host Cari Dubiel is joined by Kellye Garrett, Mia P. Manansala, and Manju Soni to discuss PitchWars - what it is, how you enter, and the benefits of being selected!

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Resources Mentioned:

https://pitchwars.org/

Connect with Our Guests:

https://kellyegarrett.com/

https://www.miapmanansala.com/

https://manjusoni.com/

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Applying for Indie Awards. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com.

July 21, 2020  

Writing the Narrative RPG Guide: Featuring Pat Edwards

Today's episode is a unique one! We're joined by Pat Edwards to talk about writing the narrative Role Playing game guide!

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RESOURCES MENTIONED

Review of album that inspired the book

Open Gaming License Information

Video explaining what OGL is

Red Opera Website

The Red Opera Kickstarter

Geekly Inc. Website

Geekly Inc. Twitch Account

Find Pat at @thepatedwards on Twitter

 

Thank you for listening!

 

We will be taking a brief hiatus for the remainder of the summer, and will return with new episodes in September!

 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com

 

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

July 7, 2020  

University Presses: Featuring Andrew Berzanskis & Travis Stimeling

On today's episode we're happy to be joined by guests Andrew Berzanskis & Travis Stimeling to talk about University Presses and how they might differ from other types of publishers. We'll discuss what types of projects university presses are looking for, go over the submission process, and touch on the publishing process(including the peer review process).

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RESOURCES MENTIONED

From Dissertation to Book by William Germano

Nashville Cats: Record Production in Music City by Travis D. Stimeling (Oxford University Press)

#ReadUP Hashtag on Twitter(University Press Discussion)

 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing the Narrative RPG Guide. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

June 16, 2020  

Co-Authoring a Novel: Featuring Brendan Reichs and T.W. Piperbrook

Host: Jacqui Castle

Guests: Brendan Reichs and T.W. Piperbrook

On today's episode, we are excited to be joined by NYT Bestselling author Brendan Reichs, and Amazon bestselling indie author T.W. Piperbrook! We're talking about the process of co-authoring a novel. We discuss testing the co-authoring relationship and what to look for, navigating the process, and some of the joys and challenges of having someone else who is as invested in a project as you are.

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CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTS

BrendanReichs.com

The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs

TWPiperbrook.com

The Last Conquest by T.W. Piperbrook and Bobby Adair

Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Publishing with a University Press. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

 

May 26, 2020  

Short Stories and Flash Fiction: Featuring Ran Walker

On today's episode, we are excited to be joined by the 2019 winner of the Indie Author Project - Ran Walker! We're talking about writing short stories and flash fiction! We'll touch on what defines a short story and various types of flash fiction, as well as the differences in the writing process, finding inspiration, and marketing when it comes to marketing short fiction versus a standard novel.

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing nonfiction about a subject close to your heart. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED

FiftyWordStories.com

100WordStory.org

On Writing by Stephen King

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Featuring The Getaway Car) by Ann Patchett

CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST

Ran Walker's Website

Ran Walker on Twitter

The Strange Museum: 50-Word Stories by Ran Walker

Portable Black Magic by Ran Walker

Daykeeper by Ran Walker

May 12, 2020  

Worldbuilding in Horror and Urban Fantasy

Hosts: Cari Dubiel

Guest: G.A. Finocchiaro & Susan K. Hamilton

Today we are joined by guest authors G.A. Finocchiaro and Susan K. Hamilton to talk all about writing horror and urban fantasy. We'll discuss the ups and downs of writing within these genres and the world building that goes along with crafting a dark fantasy world. 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing nonfiction about a subject close to your heart. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTS

Grace Falls by G.A. Finocchiaro

The Knightmares by G.A. Finocchiaro

G.A. Finocchiaro's Website

Shadow King by Susan K. Hamilton

Susan K. Hamilton's Website

 

April 21, 2020  

Nonfiction: Writing a Subject Close to Your Heart

Hosts: Becca Spence Dobias and Michael Haase

Guest: Danielle Delorenzo

Today we are joined by guest author Danielle Delorenzo to discuss the joys and challenges of writing a nonfiction book on a subject that is close to your heart. We'll talk about objectivity, privacy concerns, and share first hand stories of what it is like to write about a subject(and sometimes a person) you are deeply familiar with.

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing nonfiction about a subject close to your heart. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST

Danielle Delorenzo's Website, Instagram, and Facebook

 

 

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