Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today Cari and I are excited to be talking about Superheroes with authors Mike Chen and Matt Harry. 

Mike Chen is the author of We Could Be Heroes, Here And Now And Then, and A Beginning At The End. He has contributed to Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View and covered geek culture for sites such as Tor.com, The Mary Sue, and StarTrek.com. In previous lives, he has been a musician, DJ, aerospace engineer, and credentialed NHL reporter. Mike lives in the Bay Area with his wife, daughter, and rescue animals.

Matt Harry is the author of Sorcery for Beginners and its sequel, Cryptozoology for Beginners, which Booklist called a "clever, often hilarious adventure." He received an MFA in Film Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and has worked as a filmmaker, editor, screenwriter, college professor, movie critic, and story consultant. He has also written articles for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon-Journal, and the textbook The Elements of Style. His work has received accolades from the FOX Comedy Script Contest, the Austin Film Festival, the Launchpad Manuscript Competition, and the Nicholl Fellowships. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

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Keep up with our guests:

Mike Chen

Twitter - @mikechenwriter 

Instagram - @mikechenwriter

Website - https://www.mikechenbooks.com/

Order We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

 

Matt Harry

Twitter - @mattharrymh

Instagram - @matt_harry_mh

Website - http://www.mattharrywork.com/

Preorder SuperKid by Matt Harry

 

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May 18, 2021

Jewish #OwnVoices

Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast, where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we're excited to be talking to author Evalyn Broderick. 

Evalyn is a pediatrician and author who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She cut her teeth as a reader on books by authors such as Tamora Pierce, Robert Heinlein, Ursula K. Leguin, and Anne McCaffery. Together with her undying devotion to Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, this fueled her lifelong passion for science fiction and fantasy.

She is a proud graduate of the City University of New York, where she earned degrees in biology and chemistry before completing her MD Ph.D. When not writing, she enjoys crossword puzzles, epic games of trivial pursuit, and traveling.

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Since the recording of this episode, problematic social media posts made in the past by one of the authors mentioned during our discussion have been unearthed. Because of this, we want to take a moment to make it clear that Writing Bloc stands with all oppressed people, including Palestinians.

 

Resources mentioned:

Rev Pit - https://reviseresub.com/

Kacen Callender's Blog - https://www.kacencallender.com/

Hashtags on twitter - #cpmatch & #queerauthorsneedbetas

CP Match Website - https://www.writeoncon.org/cpmatch/

Highlights Foundation - https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/

The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

It's a Whole Spiel Anthology

 

Keep up with our guest:

Twitter - @EvalynBroderick

Instagram - @EvalynBroderickAuthor

https://evalynbroderick.com/

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today Becca and I are excited to be talking about Beta Readers with Alex Morrissey.

Alex's professional career began when he wrote and drew a Nick Fury, SHIELD comic for Marvel. He then created for other publishers, such as DC and Dark Horse Comics. Following this, Alex became an art director, designing for companies such as Google and Condé Nast. 

He is the co-host of Draw Drink'n Podcast, a comic industry interview-based streaming show. His most recent novel, Blackfire, is a science-fiction/fantasy epic that blends a D&D adventuring party's dynamics with high-energy galactic action.

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Resources Mentioned:

Fiverr

Edit Out Loud (Audio beta reading tool plus forum/exchange)

NaNoWriMo Forum

Keep up with our guest: 

https://alex-morrissey.com/

Twitter and Instagram - @JAlexMorrissey

Draw Drink'n Podcast

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Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we're excited to be talking about Writing the Heist with Aya de León!

Aya de León is the author of the award-winning feminist heist series, Justice Hustlers, about a group of women running a New York City health clinic, who resort to crime to keep the doors open. The series includes Side Chick Nation, the first novel published about Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Recently, Kensington published her first standalone novel, A Spy in the Struggle and her next book Queen of Urban Prophecy will be out in December.

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Resources & Heist Media Mentioned

NaNoWriMo

Leverage - TV Show

Bound - Movie

Set It Off - Movie

 

Keep up with our guest:

https://ayadeleon.wordpress.com/

Follow Aya on Twitter

Follow Aya on Instagram

A Spy in the Struggle by Aya de Leon

Side Chick Nation by Aya de Leon

 

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Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we are excited to be joined by author Peter Harmon to talk about Juggling Multiple Projects. 

Peter Harmon is a television producer, screenwriter, and author. He's worked on shows including RuPaul's Drag Race, Intervention, and Heroes Of Cosplay. His books include the young adult book series The Happenstances and Horror From The High Dive Volume 1. He also currently does a podcast about the TV show The Vampire Diaries called The Vam-Petey Diaries.

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Resources Mentioned

 

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer by J. Michael Straczynski

How to Not Always be Working by Marlee Grace

On Writing by Stephen King

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price

Trello

Bullet Journaling

 

Keep up with our guest:

Peter Harmon on Twitter

Peter Harmon on Instagram 

Peter Harmon's Website

Vam-Petey Diaries Podcast

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Proliferation by Erik Otto

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Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

March 23, 2021

Comic Book Collaboration

Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we're excited to be talking about comic books with author Jason Chestnut and illustrator Angela Guyton.

Angela is a visual artist with a focus on drawing and video who currently works as a freelance videographer and video editor. She also picks up interesting projects on the side and has recently started collaborating with writers. She currently lives in the woods with her partner and 3 to 8 dogs.

When not working on computers to pay the bills, Jason Chestnut is a writer, musician, avid reader, and gamer. He is the writer behind the comic book Zero Town and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

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Keep Up with Guests:

www.angelaguyton.com

Angela Guyton on Twitter and Instagram

jasonchestnut.com/

Jason Chestnut on Twitter and Facebook

 

Zero Town by Jason Chestnut, Illustrated by Angela Guyton http://www.angelaguyton.com/2020/02/zero-town/

 

Saltine's Book of Parables

http://www.angelaguyton.com/2021/01/saltines-book-of-parables/

 

Nothing Rhymes With Rats

https://www.instagram.com/nrwr_comic/

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Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

On today's episode, we're joined by award-winning indie author Michelle Cox to talk about writing historical crime fiction! We'll discuss what draws someone to mystery and crime fiction, as well as the research that goes into writing historical fiction.

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Keep Up with Our Guest: 

Michelle Cox's Website

A Child Lost by Michelle Cox

 

Resources Mentioned:

She Writes Press

Sisters in Crime

Directory of Historical Societies

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February 9, 2021

High Fantasy

On today's episode, we're joined by authors Matthew Wolf, Tahani Nelson, Liz Kerin, and Katherine Forrister to talk about writing high fantasy! 

 

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Keep up with guests:

www.matt-wolf.com

Liz Kerin on Patreon

www.TahaniNelson.com

https://katherineforrister.wordpress.com/ 

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January 19, 2021

Writing Association Awards

On today's episode, we're talking about finding and applying for awards through writing associations such as Romance Writers of America or the Alliance of Independent Authors. We're joined by guest authors Julie Anne Lindsey and Danielle M. Haas. 

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Resources Mentioned:

Romance Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America

Independent Book Publishers Association

Alliance of Independent Authors

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Horror Writers Association

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

 

Keep up with guests:

https://www.julieannelindsey.com/

http://daniellemhaas.com/

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January 5, 2021

Ready or Not, 2021

On today's episode, we're talking about the year we're leaving behind and the year ahead. We're joined by guest author Aly Welch, and we'll discuss 2020 as writers and readers. Listen for shoutouts to our favorite reads of the past year(and find a list below), and our writerly goals for 2021.

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Recommended Reading

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Fae Child by Jane-Holly Meissner

Adult Conversation by Brandy Ferner

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Violet by Scott Thomas

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Luster by Raven Leilani

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Warcross by Marie Lu

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

 

Books on this list have also been added to a recommendation list on Bookshop.org

 

Keep up with our guest:

https://alywelch.com/

Silly Little Monsters by Aly Welch

 

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Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

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