Ep 2.37 - LIVE! with Armand Rosamilia

May 9, 2017

The full crew of Keystroke Medium -- Josh, Ralph, and Scott -- welcome Armand Rosamilia to the show. Needless to say, fireworks ensue. This is an adventure that will take listeners through the wilderness of the zombie apocalypse (Dying Days) to a benevolent hit man saving kids he was sent to kill (Dirty Deeds). But first...Cthulu Unicorns.

Yes, you heard it here first.

Once the fearless crew of KSM gets over their beard envy, Armand explains how the concept of Cthulu Unicorns evolved from a collaborative writing project with his daughter. (At age eleven, she was into unicorns.)

Armand writes dark fiction, in his own name and on various ghostwriting projects, but breaks it up with humor and action. His sense of humor really shows throughout the show, as he rolls with the punches. If you’ve ever wanted to hang out with writers and talk shop, maybe having a bit too much fun, this is an episode you should listen to.

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Ep 2.36 - TNL - Collaboration and List Building with Jason Anspach

May 5, 2017

Ep 2.36 - TNL with Jason Anspach 
Blog and shownotes by: Lauren Moore

Book marketing in the indie author space is all about creativity and making connections. Sci-fi author Jason Anspach models that idea clearly with his innovative approach to marketing. Forget endless Bookbub petitions and fruitless Facebook advertising campaigns, this man decided to make his own marketing tools. Intrigued? Read on and check out tonight’s podcast episode here.

Jason Anspach is the author of 'til Death. Along with Amazon bestselling author Nick Cole, Jason co-writes the military science fiction franchise, Galaxy's Edge, which is coming out to fans now as part of an email subscription model. No stranger to the podcasting world, Jason co-hosts Literary Outlaws, a podcast for authors and readers who like to think for themselves, and joins in on the fun of the Sci-Fi Writers Playing Old School D&D podcast.

In tonight’s podcast, Jason shares two collaborative tools he helped build that have created a broad readership base--and one that’s expanding every day. The first tool he helped create is an emailed newsletter designed to connect sci-fi readers with quality new authors called the Sci-Fi Bridge. Joining forces with authors Rhett Bruno and Chris Pourteau, the team held a contest to find the best sci-fi authors out there and start building the email list of readers who signed up not because they wanted a freebie, but because they love to read sci-fi. Today, the newsletter goes out twice a week avid readers, showcasing new releases from a growing list of authors.

In 2016, Jason teamed up with Nick Cole to create the Galaxy’s Edge series of military science fiction novels. In an effort to create a selling platform independent of any outside companies such as Amazon, Kobo, or Patreon, Nick and Jason decided to co-write Legionnaires, the first book in the Galaxy’s Edge series, and release it serially to readers on their email list. Much like Patreon, a platform that allows fans to crowdfund their favorite artists, the subscription model allows readers to join one of three levels to support Galaxy’s Edge: basic, special access, and partner subscription. Each level gives the subscriber access to even more access to Galaxy’s Edge content. Legionnaires is on track to be released in July, and the author duo plans on releasing a new book every 60 days. Eventually, the team hopes to open up the universe to other authors to come onboard and add books to the series, a move that will bring new audiences into the Galaxy’s Edge world. If you’re interested in hearing more about Nick and Jason’s collaboration, you can find their Thursday Night Live episode here, and if you’d like to subscribe to Galaxy’s Edge, sign up here.

Jason’s story proves that with innovative thinking based around collaboration, it’s possible to gather a vibrant, engaged audience of readers eager to get their hands on your next story.

So, what else did we talk about? Well . . .

  • What the Keystroke Medium team has been up to lately
  • Josh and Scott explain how they are currently using the “Thalmann Method” for proof reading. Scott uses Voice Aloud Reader and Josh uses Voice Dream Reader.
  • Jason shares his author’s journey, including how he started writing with Nick Cole
  • Jason discusses using the “yes, and” method to work with co-authors and build your own plot
  • Jason explain how he’s used anthologies to expand his audience reach
  • The Keystroke Medium team tries to answer the ever-burning questions: Why do Stormtroopers suck so bad? And do they actually suck so bad?
  • Josh touches on the recently released The Dark Tower trailer (based on the Stephen King series) and gives SPOILERS
  • The trickiness of turning books into movies, e.g., The Hobbit
  • Keystroke Medium merch news (more info to come, folks!)

Join us LIVE next week on Monday, May 8th, at noon Eastern Standard Time where we chat with Armand Rosamila, author of over 150 stories and host of the Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast and co-host of The Mando Method Podcast.

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Ep 2.35 - LIVE! with Craig Martelle

May 4, 2017

Welcome to another episode of LIVE! here on Keystroke Medium. Today Craig Martelle, best-selling author of the Free Trader series and co-writer Terry Henry Walton Chronicles in the Kurtherian Gambit series with Michael Anderle. Craig has been writing and publishing for a little over a year and today he joins to talk about his writing journey.

Check out our interview with Michael Anderle here: https://youtu.be/o770MEm8s6o

Check out Craig’s website here: http://www.craigmartelle.com/

Find all his books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Martelle/e/B01AQVF3ZY/

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Ep 2.34 - TNL - The Resurgence of Fun in Science Fiction w/ Mark Wandrey

May 3, 2017

“I want to kill aliens and get paid”

 

This is the mantra of bestselling military science fiction author Mark Wandrey. Mark is the author of the Earth Song series and co-creator of the wildly popular Four Horseman universe with Chris Kennedy.

 

For more information about Mark, check out his website: http://www.worldmaker.us/

 

Find out more about Mark’s books here: https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Wandrey/e/B00914T11A/

 

Check out our interview with Chris Kennedy here: https://youtu.be/umG9Yyr0nI4

If you enjoy this podcast, please leave us a review and rate the show!

 

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Ep 2.33 - LIVE! with Gail Z Martin

May 1, 2017

Today Gail Z Martin, best-selling author of the Chronicles of the Necromancer and the Deadly Curiousities series, joins us to talk about her writing journey. Gail started with traditional publishing 10 years ago and has since become a very prolific hybrid author. 

Find her on Twitter: @gailzmartin

Visit her website: http://www.gailzmartin.com

Her newest blog we talked about:

http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/article-archives/the-family/20505-supernatural-reflecting-mary

Find all of Gail’s books here: https://www.amazon.com/Gail-Z.-Martin/e/B002BM8XSQ/

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Ep 2.32 - TNL - Focusing on the Finish with C. Steven Manley

April 25, 2017
  1. Steven Manley, long time viewer, first time guest, joins the show to talk about his latest space opera series and how focuses on finishing his projects.

 

Find all of his books on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/C.Steven-Manley/e/B00U6722LC/

 

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Ep 2.31 - LIVE! with Scott Bartlett

April 23, 2017

Scott Bartlett, author of the Ixan Prophecies and the Unable to Die series, had an interesting journey into the world of independent publishing. When many writers were breaking out with ebooks, he was successfully selling print books. His eclectic writing style once led him to pen a medieval comedy called Royal Flush. By the end of the episode Bartlett and the hosts discuss everything from military science fiction, books about corporate warriors, and character tropes.

Some interesting topics came up. Should you start a book with an action scene? What type action? What’s at stake? Fortunately, everyone on the show is familiar with the Brandon Sanderson writing series.

We dig into the Honor Harrington series by David Weber and share some opinions. Which, obviously, led us to the tech levels and Bartlett’s fascinating model for artificial gravity.

In summary, this was an excellent episode and I came out of it with a free book (see the Prequel giveaway link below.)

Readers can learn more about Scott Bartlett via the following links:

https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Bartlett/e/B006N2VOJK/

Prequel give away: http://scottplots.com/traitor-giveaway/

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Ep 2.30 - TNL - Villains and Anti-Heroes w/ Andy Peloquin

April 20, 2017

Andy Peloquin stops by to talk about villains and antiheroes and creating antagonist!

 

Some of the links for the show:

 

https://pronoun.com/

 

Track your writing goals: https://pacemaker.press/

 

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Ep 2.29 - LIVE! with John L Monk

April 19, 2017

On this episode of LIVE John L Monk stops by to talk about his best-selling Jenkins Cycle series, his crime thriller “Thief’s Odyssey” and his wildly popular novel “Hell’s Children” the first book in his post-apocalyptic series This Dark Age.

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EP 2.28 - TNL - Story Arcs and Character Development with MD Cooper

April 17, 2017

MD Cooper stops by the show to talk about character development and story arcs and his space opera universe Aeon 14.

 

Find all of MD’s books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/M.-D.-Cooper/e/B008I6L0Q6/

 

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https://pronoun.com

Track your writing goals: https://pacemaker.press/

 

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