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Ep 5.40 - LIVE! Killing it with Cozies - Tyler Davis

Ep 5.40 - LIVE! Killing it with Cozies - Tyler Davis

October 27, 2020

Josh, Scott, and Chuck sit down with best-selling author Tyler Davis who writes paranormal cozy mysteries under the pen name Christine Zane Thomas.

Coffee & Concepts -Ep. 45 - Ranger Panties

Coffee & Concepts -Ep. 45 - Ranger Panties

October 27, 2020

We're talking with Nick Garber about the difference in scripting and how it differs from long form writing.

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 44 - I’m So Lonely

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 44 - I’m So Lonely

October 26, 2020

While the rest of the Keystroke crew pulls back to get some things sorted, I am pouring some Kenya Roast and talking the talk.

The Future of Audio Books | Victoria Gerken, Podium Audio, Ep. 2.40

The Future of Audio Books | Victoria Gerken, Podium Audio, Ep. 2.40

October 26, 2020

Audio books creators are breaking new ground every day! From Galaxy's Edge and Aethon Books signing Hollywood stars to narrate, to authors getting whole casts of actors to dramatize their works, new releases are getting more exciting for the listeners. How can you jump on board this train?

We've asked Victoria Gerken of Podium Audio to chat with us about the state of audio book publishing, where she thinks it's going, and how you can be a part of the movement in this next episode of The Writer's Journey.

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Today’s spotlight is on Hell’s Horizon by Richard Fox & Jonathan Brazee - A war with no end. A vendetta that will destroy two commanders.

US Army and Marine Corps veterans Richard Fox and Jonathan Brazee write the grueling head-to-head action in this military science fiction war novel.

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Ep 5.39 - LIVE! A New Duo in Mil Sci-fi

Ep 5.39 - LIVE! A New Duo in Mil Sci-fi

October 26, 2020

Josh and Scott sit down to talk with Richard Fox and Jonathan Brazee about their brand new collaboration, Hell's Horizon.

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00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up!

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-Keystroke Coffee is coming!

05:41 Weekly update—You’re Writing or You’re Keystroking Edition

Scott: Victory Day (They Came for Blood #3) is done and working on One for All. Finished watching the second season of The Boys and confused about The Hunters.

Richard: Working to release Hell’s Horizon and a two-book Pathfinder series. Life Away and Belesarius in the works with Ben Stevens. Working on the third volume of The Ember War and a David Weber collaboration called Governor.

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Jonathan: Working on a new series with JN Chaney. Chainsawing trees in the yard.

15:15 Main Event— LIVE A New Duo in Mil Sci-Fi

-Giancarlo Esposito and Eric Dane narrating the novel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giancarlo_Esposito

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Dane

-Giving the reader both sides of the conflict.

-Collaboration process: lot of steak and coffee and negotiation.

-Developing the world and getting the technology and weapons systems consistent is a challenge after so many series.

-Initial notes, but no story bible. Some shared notes on tech.

31:56 Sponsor: LIVE Hell’s Horizon by Richard Fox and Jonathan Brazee

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37:13 Main Event— LIVE A New Duo in Mil Sci-Fi, Continued!

-Potential for returning to the universe, but too many projects in the works.

-Playing to one another’s strengths in different areas.

-Don’t touch my Dragon Award!

50:30 Closing remarks

Coffee and Concepts

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Writer’s Journey

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Storytelling

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

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World-Building | Rhett C. Bruno & Steve Beaulieu/Jaime Castle, Ep. 2.39

World-Building | Rhett C. Bruno & Steve Beaulieu/Jaime Castle, Ep. 2.39

October 11, 2020

Slip into your suits, because in this episode, we're taking a deep dive into world-building. Epic fantasy tomes, alternate history tales, weird westerns, superhero adventures, even a little romance (we hear)--Rhett and Steve have written it all.

Tonight they'll share ideas for how to organize your world, work with a collaborator, satisfy reader expectations, and answer "How much is TOO much?"

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SPOTLIGHT: The Luna Missile Crisis: A First Contact Sci-Fi Adventure by Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle

If you're a fan of District 9, The Expanse, Destiny's Crucible, or Andy Weir's Artemis, you'll love this first contact alternate history romp across Earth and space.

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Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 43 - Roll out Pt2 - Low tech

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 43 - Roll out Pt2 - Low tech

October 7, 2020

Walt is drinking a Kenyan blend while contemplating life on the bounce! Got story ideas - CHECK - Forgot your Phone - CHECK - Need something to take its place... do it to it!!!

Ep 5.38 - LIVE! Planning a Series AMA

Ep 5.38 - LIVE! Planning a Series AMA

October 7, 2020

Josh, Scott, and Chuck sit down to discuss their methods for series planning, as well as taking questions and comments from the audience!

R. A. Salvatore AMA! Ep. 2.38

R. A. Salvatore AMA! Ep. 2.38

October 2, 2020

New York Times best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore joins us to answer all of your burning questions. We cover his tips on writing tense action scenes, beloved long-series characters, and interacting with the fans. Get comfy, because we've got questions and he's got stories to tell.

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Many thanks to our hosts, authors Kalene Williams, Lauren Moore, and Jaime Castle (The Buried Goddess Saga), and special guest, R.A. Salvatore.

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 42 - Shadows on Paper

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 42 - Shadows on Paper

October 2, 2020

Shadow the Illustrator is joining us for some coffee talk!

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