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Larry Correia AMA, Ep. 3.29

Larry Correia AMA, Ep. 3.29

September 6, 2021

Science fiction writer, Merchant of Death (retired), and valiant leader of the Monster Hunter Nation, Larry Correia, joins us to talk all things writing. Get ready to ASK HIM ANYTHING on this next episode of The Writer's Journey.

Ep 6.27 - LIVE! Let‘s Talk About Writing - Part 2 w/ KC Ezell

Ep 6.27 - LIVE! Let‘s Talk About Writing - Part 2 w/ KC Ezell

September 5, 2021

Let's talk about writing! Anything and everything is on the table! https://amzn.to/3zCsBRP

Hosts: Josh Hayes, C. Steven Manley, Scott Moon Special Guest: Kacey Ezell

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

05:00 Weekly update—Fix My Stupid Edition

Kacey: Cartwright’s Cavaliers is out now! Still working in the Four Horsemen universe on a couple of projects, including Salvage Mother by Kevin Steverson and KC Ezell, out in September!

Chuck: Working to finish Jack Dark #2. Extensively outlined Jack Dark #3. Finishing the last book of the Brace Cordova series.

Josh: Started a new job last week which is ruining writing schedule. Skunks in cages. Has to change the name of the Sentinels name AGAIN! Got some feedback on a trad pub pitch.

20:30 Main Event— LIVE! Let's Talk About Writing - Part 2 w/ KC Ezell

-Writers write, so you have to write. -Do the work!

-Throwing away writing vs. putting away writing to find where the idea can be resolved.

-POV choices and writing third person as first person to reduce filtering.

-Delving into the emotion of writing.

-Scott arrives!

-Chuck’s ‘Roll Tide’ story. -What’s a K pot?

-Why write? -How to shape and form a critique group.

-The best kind of feedback is ‘how you felt’ vs ‘how it was written’

-Writers conferences!

1:03:37 Closing remarks

Cut the Fluff | Ellen Campbell, Ep. 3.28

Cut the Fluff | Ellen Campbell, Ep. 3.28

September 4, 2021

Delete, replace, enhance--that's right, folks! It's time for another Live Editing Showdown, with the one, the only, the cutteriest of the slicers, Ellen the Cutter Campbell! Can you handle the true power of editing? Find out LIVE! on The Writer's Journey.

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: Ellen Campbell

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

01:36 Main Event – Cut the Fluff | Ellen Campbell

-Entry #1 (Cory Gilliam – space opera) -Removing filters and stage direction. -Contractions are okay!

-Entry #2 (Kristy McClellan – fantasy) -Proper nouns/names. -An entry with no filters and stage direction. Bravo!

57:50 Closing remarks

Try out Rob McClellan’s Mod Farm for your website building needs. Use the link for a KSM discount! https://modfarmdesign.com/keystroke/

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Kingdoms of Iron and Stone - https://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

Horizons Beyond - https://amzn.to/2SrJ6uX Farthest Reach – https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

The Writing Dream – and How to Make it to Happily Ever After – Keystroke Medium’s first non-fiction book. https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

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Ep 6.26 - LIVE! So You Want To Be A Writer? — 2021 edition

Ep 6.26 - LIVE! So You Want To Be A Writer? — 2021 edition

September 3, 2021

Anything and everything is one the table!

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon Special Guest: James S. Aaron

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

02:58 Weekly update—We Live in the Same Town Edition

James: Deep into Space Vagabond series. Editing, writing, and doing dication all at the same time. Getting the toddler into daycare!

Scott: Writing like crazy. Working on Reaper #11 and loving it. Working on Blue Sun Armada series, using Plottr!

Josh: First day of school! Added words to the KeyStroWriMo document! Working on Sentinel series and Tranquility #3. Accepted into a new anthology.

18:00 Main Event— LIVE! So You Want To Be A Writer? -- 2021 edition

-Advice for new writers. -The analogy of writing to creating art (it takes time to improve your creativity).

-The crucible of finishing your first novel. -The old path of writing short stories before writing novels.

-Write all the time. -Self publishing gives you the opportunity to get reader feedback to improve your story and your writing.

-Break out of the cycle of reworking that first novel. -Thoughts on ghost writing.

-There are easier ways to make money than writing.

-Co-writing mentorship thoughts. -Focus on your writing and avoid side quests.

-The benefits and pitfalls of critique groups. Join/create one in favor of your goals.

-Writing is networking. -Red flags in publishing (money flows TO the author, not FROM)

-Being okay with ‘no’ as a writer.

-When to pivot away from a series that’s not selling well/well received.

-The work of writing.

1:04:00 Closing remarks

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Coffee and Concepts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuoHj6opw0

Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYRzwuQeK9Q

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Plot Enough to Write, Ep. 3.27

Plot Enough to Write, Ep. 3.27

September 3, 2021

Space Opera author C.Steven Manley is back to talk plot writing. Whether you're a pantser like Poppa Chuck or plotters like K & L, there's something to learn on this next step of The Writer's Journey.

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: C. Steven Manley

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

02:02 Main Event – Plot Enough to Write

-The genesis of Plottr.

-Refresher on the Urban Fantasy story concept from 6/18 (Idea to Plot) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INKzvP1XG64&t=3s

-The advantages of a serrated knife.

-Chuck goes through his custom template.

-Rocky the cat visits.

-Moving beyond the template and plotting out the novel.

-Ways to put it down and get it out of your head.

-Plotting vs. Pantsing vs. Hybrid (Plantsing).

26:05 Spotlight: Try Aethon Books, an Indie Publishing company! https://www.aethonbooks.com/

28:08 Main Event — Plot Enough to Write, Continued!

-How far to get into an outline before writing.

-Moving the template forward into an outline.

-‘Casting’ your characters. -Working out the ‘voice’ of each character.

-Digging into the details. -‘Figure out how much you need to start writing.’

-Words of wisdom.

1:03:45 Closing remarks

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Coffee and Concepts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuoHj6opw0

Keystroke Medium Live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1qSwdjsN9Q

Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYRzwuQeK9Q

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Don't forget to Like and Subscribe and get involved with the mayhem and shenanigans in the live chat! http://www.youtube.com/c/keystrokemedium

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Kingdoms of Iron and Stone - https://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

Horizons Beyond - https://amzn.to/2SrJ6uX

Farthest Reach – https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

The Writing Dream – and How to Make it to Happily Ever After – Keystroke Medium’s first non-fiction book. https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

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Ellen Cuts Again! Ep. 3.26

Ellen Cuts Again! Ep. 3.26

August 12, 2021

We asked, and you delivered. Today on TWJ, Ellen the Cutter Campbell is back for more live editing! Who will face the chopping block? Prepare yourselves! Because when the Fates get their hands on a manuscript, there are No Safe Words!

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: Ellen Campbell

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

02:40 Main Event – Ellen Cuts Again!

-Entry #1 (some space opera)

24:00 Spotlight: No Safe Words for your editing needs! https://nosafewordsllc.com

24:52 Main Event — Ellen Cuts Again, Continued!

-Entry #2 (some sci-fi thriller) -Entry #3 (some milSF) -Entry #4 (something different)

1:00:40 Closing remarks

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Try out Rob McClellan’s Mod Farm for your website building needs. Use the link for a KSM discount! https://modfarmdesign.com/keystroke/

Coffee and Concepts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuoHj6opw0

Keystroke Medium Live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1qSwdjsN9Q

Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYRzwuQeK9Q

Become a Medium today! https://keystrokemedium.com/mediums/

Don't forget to Like and Subscribe and get involved with the mayhem and shenanigans in the live chat! http://www.youtube.com/c/keystrokemedium

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Keystroke Medium Anthologies

Kingdoms of Iron and Stone - https://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

Horizons Beyond - https://amzn.to/2SrJ6uX

Farthest Reach – https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

The Writing Dream – and How to Make it to Happily Ever After – Keystroke Medium’s first non-fiction book. https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

If you enjoy this podcast, please leave us a review and rate the show on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever else you found us!

Ep 6.25 - LIVE! July Roundtable w/ Steve Beaulieu

Ep 6.25 - LIVE! July Roundtable w/ Steve Beaulieu

August 11, 2021

Let's talk about writing! Anything and everything is one the table!

MA 46 - Finish the Thing

MA 46 - Finish the Thing

August 6, 2021

I've had the opportunity to talk with some brand new authors the last few weeks who have manuscripts but are figuring out the best way to publish, as well as other questions like marketing, timing, etc.

This podcast breaks down some of what we've talked about, and how the most important task, before anything else, is to just finish the book, and then the series. You can't market what you don't have, right?

Also, how can you find a tribe of fellow authors?

Thanks for listening!

The Terrible Book Club Reviews the Good, Bad, and the Ugly, Ep. 3.25

The Terrible Book Club Reviews the Good, Bad, and the Ugly, Ep. 3.25

July 22, 2021

The Terrible Book Club is a podcast dedicated to good work of tossing rotten tomatoes at the well-deserving on Amazon. ( *grabs book and ducks*) Can you judge a book by its hideous cover, bad title, or weird synopsis?

They're on a mission to find out, and on Friday, we're going to ask them what they've discovered. https://terriblebookclub.com/

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Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: Paris and Chris of the Terrible Book Club

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

06:00 Main Event – A The Terrible Book Club Reviews the Good, Bad, and the Ugly

-Ellen ‘The Cutter’ is the patron saint of this podcast along with El Terriblo.

-Most books chosen are from their Patreon now. -Recently reviewed ‘Midnight Sun’.

-The idea behind TTBC. -Things that make a book better. -The importance of objectivity.

-Checking your ego at the door when you read critiques. -Thoughts on chapter and book cliffhangers.

-The best worst book: The Eclipse of Darkness by Robert Arden Szanyi

-The worst best book: The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III

-Books with bad covers that turn out to be great. Ex. Bear by Marian Engel https://amzn.to/3ig9hSA

-How much characters pull you in. -Can you judge a book by its cover? -Warrior Cats vs. Red Wall!

-Top Three tips for an indie author.

1:00:00 Closing remarks

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Try out Rob McClellan’s Mod Farm for your website building needs. Use the link for a KSM discount! https://modfarmdesign.com/keystroke/

Coffee and Concepts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuoHj6opw0

Keystroke Medium Live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1qSwdjsN9Q

Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYRzwuQeK9Q

Become a Medium today! https://keystrokemedium.com/mediums/

Don't forget to Like and Subscribe and get involved with the mayhem and shenanigans in the live chat! http://www.youtube.com/c/keystrokemedium

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***

Keystroke Medium Anthologies

Kingdoms of Iron and Stone - https://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

Horizons Beyond - https://amzn.to/2SrJ6uX

Farthest Reachhttps://amzn.to/2UZINeo

The Writing Dream – and How to Make it to Happily Ever After – Keystroke Medium’s first non-fiction book. https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

If you enjoy this podcast, please leave us a review and rate the show on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever else you found us!

Ep 6.24 - LIVE! Story Breakdown - Wreck-it Ralph

Ep 6.24 - LIVE! Story Breakdown - Wreck-it Ralph

July 21, 2021

Josh and Scott break down the story elements and structure of Disney's Wreck-it Ralph.

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