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Truth, Humor, & Satire | Kyle Mann, BabylonBee | Ep. 4.09

Truth, Humor, & Satire | Kyle Mann, BabylonBee | Ep. 4.09

July 21, 2022

Friday, Kyle Mann, novelist and Editor-in-Chief at the BabylonBee, takes a break from spreading conservative disinformation for a chat. We're gonna be talking about satire, humor, modern-day allegories, and free speech in today's social media landscape. Join us for the conversation Friday, 3-4 PM Eastern!

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guest: Kyle Mann

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

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

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02:30 Main Event – Truth, Humor, & Satire | Kyle Mann, BabylonBee

-Kyle gives a synopsis of Babylon Bee. -How Kyle got into writing.

-“What is writing? Writing is telepathy.” – Stephen King -Writing long and short form.

-Resisting the urge to give stage direction.

-The writing and editing process to the final draft.

-The enjoyment of long epic sagas as well as economically tight works.

-Writing to a specific market.

28:35 Sponsor Joel Berry and Kyle Mann’s The Postmodern Pilgrim’s Progress: An Allegorical Tale https://amzn.to/3bu681K

31:06 Main Event – Truth, Humor, & Satire | Kyle Mann, BabylonBee, Continued!

-Changing writing habits. -Handling or managing reader responses to your work.

-Why they went with a publisher rather than the indie approach.

-Things that publishers can provide over indie. -Tips on writing humor.

-Read lots and lots of humorous fiction.

-Broader tip: read in the genre you want to write in, good and bad.

-Finding the right punchline (going for longevity vs. pop culture that fades quickly)

-Changes made to improve the broad appeal.

59:45 Closing remarks

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Ep. 7.17 - LIVE! Let’s talk about dialogue.

Ep. 7.17 - LIVE! Let’s talk about dialogue.

July 20, 2022

We do this naturally in our every day lives, but it's one of the hardest things to get right in our writing. Let's talk about it.

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YouTube, Kickstarter, & Big Book Sales | Jon Del Arroz | Ep. 4.08

YouTube, Kickstarter, & Big Book Sales | Jon Del Arroz | Ep. 4.08

July 19, 2022

What do YouTube, Kickstarter, and dank memes have in common? With their powers combined, you too can sell more books. Find out how in Friday's (late) episode of The Writer's Journey.

Hosts: C. Steven Manley, Kalene Williams Special Guest: Jon Del Arroz

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

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05:50 Main Event – YouTube, Kickstarter, & Big Book Sales | Jon Del Arroz

-How Jon’s latest Kickstarter is coming along? (Hint: crushing it)

-The decay of visibility in social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

-Benefits of YouTube and live streaming. -Tips for writers on YouTube.

-The demographics of YouTube.

21:39 Sponsor Jon’s Kickstarter for Overmind: A Science Fiction Thriller Graphic Novel https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forsteamandcountry/overmind-a-science-fiction-thriller-graphic-novel

23:07 Main Event – YouTube, Kickstarter, & Big Book Sales | Jon Del Arroz, Continued!

-New tips on Kickstarter. -The Lemming Effect.

-Don’t change fundraising platforms. -“Be the Barbie of writing.”

-Tips on writing graphic novels. -Novels vs. graphic novels.

59:29 Closing remarks

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Ep 7.16 - LIVE! Interview with Neal Asher

Ep 7.16 - LIVE! Interview with Neal Asher

July 18, 2022

Best-selling science fiction author Neal Asher sits down to talk about his newest novel, Weaponized, as well as his short stories Bad Travelling and Mason's Rats, both of which are featured in the latest volume of Love, Death, & Robots on Netflix.

Hosts: Josh Hayes, C. Steven Manley Guest: Neal Asher

00:00 New Intro!

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04:42 Weekly update— Antique Futures Edition Josh: Working on a short story for Jeff Haskell’s Grimm’s War universe. Two chapters away from finishing Tranquility #3. Might have to change the title to Weaponized again (thanks, Neal!). Watched and highly recommends Top Gun: Maverick.

Neal: Working books called Weaponized and War Bodies and putting together a collection of short stories for publication.

Chuck: Working on Jack Darque #3. Lots of family time. Reading Jonathan Maberry’s Kagan the Damned. Watched the new season of Stranger Things. https://amzn.to/3zyuIIV

15:08 Main Event— LIVE! Interview with Neal Asher

-Neal talks about ‘Bad Traveling’ episode in Love, Death & Robots, Season 3. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt20192968/

-‘Snow in the Desert’ was in Season 2.

-‘Mason’s Rats’ is also in Season 3.

-‘Bad Travelling’ is the Trolley Problem (but a lot messier). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem

-The story of how his stories got picked up to be in Love, Death & Robots.

-Work with Tim Miller started with some work on Heavy Metal movie concepts.

-David Fincher films that also rivet you like ‘Bad Traveling’ Ex. Se7en https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114369/

Ex. Fight Club https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137523/

-The business of turning stories into other media (films, shows, games, etc.).

-Neal’s writing/editing process (no word counting on editing, one project at a time).

-Editing backwards. -Josh is using OpenDyslexic font, which is helping with his editing. https://opendyslexic.org

-Neal’s writing process (he’s a pantser!). -Edit 2,000 words, write 2,000 words and stop.

-Plot threads move to characters that carry the story forward.

-The change in focus from writing trilogies and series to standalone novels in a shared universe to allow a reader more than one entry point.

43:25 Sponsor Hyperspace Outlaws: A Space Opera Adventure (Galactic Core Book 1) by Mike Luke T. Barnett https://amzn.to/3NrxXpH

46:09 Main Event— LIVE! Interview with Neal Asher, Continued!

-Starting to writing a short story and a novel came out how the backstory met the main plot at the climax.

-A scifi writer is required to use the name Ursula at some point.

-Love fo Iain M. Banks’ disjointed timeline in Use of Weapons https://amzn.to/3mBTjFc

-What’s next for Neal? Another trilogy or two in the wings, one in the same universe as The Departure (The Owner Book 1) https://amzn.to/3xKFI4U

-Including ‘Mason’s Rats’ into the collection for those who want a physical copy of the short story. -‘How do you write a book?’ = ‘How to run a marathon?’ Start and do the work? -Maybe the real question is ‘how to get a book deal’?

1:06:15 Closing remarks

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Story Time! KSM Writes 50-Word Stories | Ep. 4.07

Story Time! KSM Writes 50-Word Stories | Ep. 4.07

July 17, 2022

And now, without further ado--KSM's 50-word short story extravaganza! The audience has been submitting their micro-stories for the last two weeks. We've got Keystroke's very own Ellen Campbell share her insights into these works of fiction. We wanted to know: can you write an entire story in just fifty words? Who hit the mark and who came close? Tune in live to find out!

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

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

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02:48 Main Event – Story Time! KSM Writes 50-Word Stories

-Stories from writers! -What Ellen looks for in a story. -Hemingway’s 6 word story.

-Blurb vs. story. -50 word stories from the editor fates and free t-shirt!

39:40 Sponsor The Writing Dream: and How to Make it to Happily Ever After by Lauren Moore, Josh Hayes, and Scott Moon https://amzn.to/3xO6rfF

41:22 Main Event – Story Time! KSM Writes 50-Word Stories, Continued!

-More stories.

-Reading Leo Vaccaro’s flash fiction win.

58:50 Closing remarks

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

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

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Ep 7.15 - LIVE! Pacing that sells w/ Richard Fox

Ep 7.15 - LIVE! Pacing that sells w/ Richard Fox

July 16, 2022

Bestselling author Richard Fox returns to the KSM to talk about his latest projects and dive deep into how he paces his books to keep his readers turning the pages. https://amzn.to/3NmNiYl

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon Guest: Richard Fox

00:00 New Intro!

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

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

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04:55 Weekly update— Bowling Carefully Edition

Josh: Cranking through Weaponized and Tranquility #3. Had a short story in Weaponized universe in the We Dare anthology from Chris Kennedy Publishing. Working on a short story in Jeff Haskell’s Grimm’s War universe. Working on a contemporary thriller.

Scott: Hurt his back so on a standing desk. Writing lots on multiple projects. Poop in the community pool.

Richard: Published final book in Exiled series in two-book stints. Has a short story in Robosoldiers: Thanks for Your Servos anthology by Baen Books with the help of Josh’s expertise. https://amzn.to/3Oerrml Working on second book of the Tyr series and another book with David Weber and a few other things.

16:31 Main Event— LIVE! Pacing that sells w/ Richard Fox

-Richard pitches Tyr series https://amzn.to/3NLTdGY

-Looking forward to James Cameron’s Avatar sequels and Iraqi love of Titanic.

-Everything to love of a Cameron film. -The story of how he rogue edited Piranha 2.

-Clapping blue cheeks… -Richard talks about pacing.

-Commentary on Cabin in the Woods ‘What does the audience know and when do they know it?’

-Extending it out in writing: ‘what does the reader know that the characters don’t’ in writing creates tension, so pacing is knowing what’s coming vs. not knowing what’s next.

-Cutting out what you don’t need. -Racoon poop coffee?

-Combining characters to increase their agency.

-Character movement is a good time for the downtime scenes for character development.

-How to say a lot of things about a character in as few words as possible.

-Silko’s scene where he may be betrayed in Arcane reveals his true relationship in Jinx. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11126994/

-When the character does something a little interesting that the reader is interested in.

-Silko’s monologue flex during a corruption/gassing scene in Arcane.

-The concept of the 4th reel (out of 5 in an old movie theater) was all action (examples: Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi)

-Changing the way you outline to hold the pacing together.

-Resolution can be difficult. -Richard recommends the Ember War series as an entry point into his novels.

1:00:37 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

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

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

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Telling Stories in New Formats | Walt Robillard & Mike Lafferty, Ep. 4.06

Telling Stories in New Formats | Walt Robillard & Mike Lafferty, Ep. 4.06

July 15, 2022

Today on the Writer’s Journey we're looking beyond ebooks, paperbacks, and audio as avenues of publication. Walt Robillard and Mike Lafferty are with us today to think outside the box when it comes to publishing our stories in new formats to reach new audiences. What exactly does that look like? Find out on today’s episode of the Writer’s Journey--live at 3:30 PM Eastern.

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guest: Walt Robillard, Mike Lafferty

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

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

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

01:00 Main Event – Telling Stories in New Formats | Walt Robillard & Mike Lafferty

-The concept behind Blaster Bolts. -Short fiction vs. long fiction.

-What short fiction is good for (supporting character stories).

-Kalene shows off some covers for Blaster Bolts, including tie-ins with Walt’s Hunter’s Moon universe.

-Let’s talk about branding. -What Blaster Bolts is looking for.

-The rights process for Blaster Bolts.

-Working forward toward 2023 with a higher word count (6-8k).

-The popularity of rpgs. -Star Wars living on through the 90s with The Star Wars Roleplaying Game. https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Roleplaying_Game

-Walt wrote a Galaxy’s Edge RPG….

-You can do any genre, even Jane Austen https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/midnight-tower/an-unexpected-wedding-invitation

43:35 Sponsor Blaster Bolts Ezine edited by Mike Lafferty https://preview.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/387282/blaster-bolts-1Last

45:51 Main Event – Telling Stories in New Formats | Walt Robillard & Mike Lafferty, Continued!

-Walt’s unhealthy obsession with Pacific Rim. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/

-Jane Austen in Space? -The desert of scifi ezines. https://gravitycityofficial.com

-The upcoming Kickstarter… -50 word fiction review on the next Writers Journey.

-Editing ruins reading!

1:00:23 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

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

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

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Horizons Beyondhttps://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

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Ep 7.14 - LIVE! Writing Roundtable - May 2022

Ep 7.14 - LIVE! Writing Roundtable - May 2022

July 14, 2022

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon 00:00 Opening remarks

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

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

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05:44 Weekly update— Top! Men! Edition

Scott: Reaper #14 launched and working on Reaper #15, the final book in the series—15 books in 2.5 years. Working on the next series with JN Chaney. Has a goal to retire in 2023… https://amzn.to/3kXKWD3

Josh: Doing lots of reading.. Thrawn trilogy and a Baen book. Close to 80k on Weaponized #1. Working on another project related to Grimm’s War. Working on a new intro video.

14:40 Main Event— LIVE! Writing Roundtable - May 2022

-Premise of Waymaker War series.

-Attended OWFI https://www.owfi.org/conference2022

-Thoughts on The Northman https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11138512/

-Comparisons with The 13th Warrior. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120657/

-There’s a critical choice that made the story worse instead of better.

-There are some opinions on Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

-Thoughts on how to write law enforcement personnel.

-Working on more than one project to keep from getting writer’s block (but not too many projects).

-Advice for real life comparisons to law enforcement—the difference between cinematic effect vs. realism.

-Cops vs. Firefighters! -Investigators and advisers vs. cops Ex. Monk https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/

-The difficulty of writing an interview scene. -‘Everyone is a liar.’

1:02:15 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

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

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

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Kingdoms of Iron and Stonehttps://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

Horizons Beyondhttps://amzn.to/2SrJ6uX

Farthest Reachhttps://amzn.to/2UZINeo

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Ep 7.13 - LIVE! Writing Space Opera with Rachel Aukles

Ep 7.13 - LIVE! Writing Space Opera with Rachel Aukles

May 11, 2022

The first book in Rachel's brand-new Waymaker Wars series, Space Junk, launches tomorrow (3 May 2022) and we wanted to sit down and chat with her about it! Come join the conversation!

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

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

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

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

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Kingdoms of Iron and Stonehttps://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

Horizons Beyondhttps://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

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Write-to-Publish in a New Genre | Jeffrey H. Haskell, Ep. 4.05

Write-to-Publish in a New Genre | Jeffrey H. Haskell, Ep. 4.05

May 10, 2022

Sci-fi, Fantasy, Thriller, Romance, and all the other genres in-between--there are a lot to choose from. But what does that mean for us writers? Sticking with one genre can help solidify your brand in a reader’s mind. But what if you want to stretch your wings and try something new? We have Jeffrey H. Haskell on today to discuss writing in a new genre. So get your questions ready, because we're going live!

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Check out Jeff Haskell's, Against All Odds - Book 1, Published by Aethon Books https://amzn.to/3734uma

Find more great reads from Aethon! https://aethonbooks.com/ 

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

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

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

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

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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/

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

If you have any thoughts or ideas for show topics or if you have authors you'd like to see on the show, let us know. Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KeystrokeMedium

For all the latest and greatest KSM Gear, check out our store at: https://keystrokemedium.com/ksm-store/

Also, subscribe to Sci Fi Explorations for the best discounted and free books we come across through our contacts: http://www.scifiexplorations.com

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Keystroke Medium Anthologies

Kingdoms of Iron and Stonehttps://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

Horizons Beyondhttps://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! 

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