Ep 4.07 - LIVE! with Hayley Stone

February 19, 2019

Josh, Scott and Chuck are on tonight with the author of Make Me No Grave, Hayley Stone.

Marshal Apostle Richardson faces off against bloodthirsty outlaws, flesh witches, ruthless vigilantes, and more in this gritty, magical re-imagining of the Old West.

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This episode of Keystroke Medium is brought to you by: Revenge, by Nathan Hystad

The Rift has opened.

The aliens invaded.

The Eureka is on the other side.

Flint, Wren, and Ace, along with Charles, are now members of the Eureka, a state-of-the-art vessel heading for a world in the far reaches of a new galaxy. Sixty years ago a colony ship was sent there, along with someone close to their benefactor. 

But when they arrive, they find getting to the surface isn’t as easy as they thought. With a crash landing, and news that shocks the entire crew, they must collectively find a way to get the Pilgrim off-planet, and into the fight against the Watchers. 

One of the crew leaves from orbit, spelling betrayal, and the others know time is against them. They must create a virus and bring it to the enemy’s home world, but not everything is as it seems. 

Join our heroes as they fight for the future, knowing an all-out war awaits them back home, on the other side of the Rift. 

Revenge is an exciting tale of comradery, risks, infiltration, and surprise twists.

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Keystroke International Ep 1.02 - Leadership Styles

February 17, 2019

The book discussion for this episode is Nick Cole and Jason Anspach's Legionnaire, the first in the Galaxy's Edge series.

Keystroke Medium International is a destination for readers, writers, either or both and is hosted by Ralph Kern and Jon Evans.

For our second episode, we are joined by Josh Hayes.

Our main topic for this show is leadership styles and how you can use them in your fiction.

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This episode of Keystroke Medium is brought to you by: Kingdoms of Iron and Stone

Heroes are not born, they're forged.

Kingdoms of Iron and Stone is an anthology of monumental proportions, featuring a collection of epic fantasy themed stories by some of today’s best authors.

Edited by two of the best editors in the business, Ellen Campbell and Lauren Moore, these fourteen stories of knights, wizards, thieves, and dragons will take you on an incredible journey through many amazing worlds, filled with great characters on unforgettable adventures.

Inside you’ll find:
A Foreword by Michael J Sullivan (NYT Bestselling Author of the Riyria Revelations)
“Unchosen” by Rick Partlow
“King Edrick and the Dragon” by Kacey Ezell
“The Beast of Balmonna” by C.Steven Manley
“Brothers” by Nathan Hystad
“The Prince, the Thief, and the Dragon” by Paul Summerhayes
“Blueback Flight” by Dean Floyd
“Thirty Silver Pieces” by Monroe Todd
“Black Tongued Heathen” by Kalene Williams
“On the Hunt” by Wayne Ligon
“Little Mage” by Cassidy Taylor
“The Wrath of Khazafel” by Blake Arthur Peel
“The Guardian” by Amanda Kaye
“The Nightmare Tree” by James Evans
“The Westfield Line” by Scott Moon

Produced by Keystroke Medium, the #1 community for authors of all levels and walks of life.

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How Do I Build a Plot From a Premise? with Robert Kroese - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.06

February 15, 2019

You've got a smashing story idea. Now you've got to use character, conflict, and theme to develop it into a plot. But how do you do that? Bestselling SciFi/Fantasy author Robert Kroese is here to help us answer that question. We cover what makes an excellent plot and what kills it, how to develop your characters and ideas, organizing your plot lines, and satisfying your readers.

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How Do I Come Up With Ideas with Nick Cole and Jason Anspach - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.05

February 12, 2019

So you've decided to write a story. But how do you come up with a novel idea? We're bringing on two creative storytellers--Jason Anspach and Nick Cole--to chat about idea generation. Authors of the ground-breaking and beloved scifi series, Galaxy's Edge, Nick and Jason break down the difference between plot and premise, and equip you with strategies for coming up with your best ideas. Get ready to get meta, because we're thinking about thinking. Here we go!

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Ep 4.06 - LIVE! Roundtable - POV and Narrative Voice

February 11, 2019

Tonight's roundtable is focused on choosing a POV and character voice for your story.

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This episode of Keystroke Medium is brought to you by: Jordie In Charge (A Castre World Novel Book 1) by E.A. Shanniak

Happily ever after was within her grasp.
Instead, she took a chance on love.

Princess Jordie defied conventionality to chance true love, only to have her world come crashing down.

In a land where women aren’t expected to have opinions, she dares to rule her own destiny with her wit and sarcasm. Because she’ll learn to not only survive but to thrive.

Now, the King dares to re-enter her life and forces her to choose between giving up her freedom or her life. Can she have a second shot at love?

You’ll laugh, cry and feel frustration with Jordie as she discovers more of who she is and love she is capable of in the first book in the Castre World Series. For fans of historical romance, and the proud and determined women found in Eliza Knight’s Stolen Bride Series and Philippa Gregory’s The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels.

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Keystroke International Ep 1.01 - The RAF in Fiction

February 9, 2019

The premiere episode of Keystroke Medium International with Jon Evans and Ralph Kern.

A destination for readers, writers, either or both.

The book discussion for this episode is Dennis Taylor's We are Legion, We are Bob (Bobiverse).

Our main topic is the Royal Air Force and how it differs from other air forces worldwide. We talk about how you can use the RAF in your fiction and how you can carry the current military forward into your science fiction.

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This episode of Keystroke Medium is brought to you by: Captain Phenom by KR McClellan

Charlie Platt is a fifteen-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, a loner that likes to draw superheroes. Just about everyone at his school picks on him, calls him Charlie Splat. His only true friend is his next-door neighbor, Maggie (Mags) McGee, a tomboy a year younger than Charlie.

One day while at a routine doctor’s appointment he is accidentally given a serum intended for adult test subjects to help cure cerebral palsy, but this particular serum had mistakenly been radiated from being too near uranium meant for an atom bomb being brought into the city by terrorists.

With the mutated serum in his blood, Charlie starts to feel stronger. But when he gets put under stress, he then mutates into Captain Phenom; a super strong, super fast hero for the people. He sets out to get even with the bullies that have made his life hell, but when he learns of the terrorist threat to the city, he has a new objective.

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Author Collaborations with Josh Hayes and Richard Fox - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.04

February 7, 2019

During this special episode of The Writer’s Journey, we're chatting with Richard Fox and KSM’s very own Josh Hayes. They’re going to break down author collaborations with us. So whether you’re thinking of getting into a collaboration or want to know how to make one you’re in work better, this episode is for you.

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What Do I Need To Write My Novel? with Chris Kennedy - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.03

February 5, 2019

So you've decided to become a writer. What do you need to get started? Bestselling author and publisher Chris Kennedy is here to break down everything you need as a novice author--from selecting writing tools and publishing platforms to creating a healthy author mindset. We'll talk about work/life balance, meeting deadlines and goals, and overcoming impostor syndrome. Are you ready for the next step in your writer's journey?

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Ep 4.05 - LIVE! with Nicholas Sansbury Smith

February 5, 2019

New York Times Bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith returns to the show!

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This Episode of LIVE! is brought to you by: Writing Military Science Fiction: Infantry by William S. Frisbee Jr

A Resource, a reference manual, a guide book.

A crucial reference for writers of military science fiction and a priceless resource for other writers. What goes on during a firefight? What does a Staff Sergeant do? A Corporal? A Lieutenant?  A Captain? How big is a company? How far can troops march in a day? What are the mechanics of an orbital assault drop? Why aren’t all soldiers equipped with machine guns? How many Marines are in a squad and what are their jobs? What is the French Foreign Legion equivalent of a sergeant? What does adrenaline do to a human body? This book also covers things like types of armor, weapons, biotechnology, cybernetics, psionics and so much more. 
 
Over 250 pages of crucial knowledge and numerous links to more detailed information. With some information from www.MilSF.com it contains a very significant amount of new information and updated sections.

This guide can help answer questions you didn’t even know you had.

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Is Writing Right For Me? with Craig Martelle - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.02

February 1, 2019

Tonight we're considering a tough question, but one that every author and would-be author needs to ask before committing the time it takes to write and publish a book. To help us answer this question, we're bringing on Craig Martelle, best-selling author and co-founder of 20Booksto50K, a writers group with thousands of active members. The author of Become a Successful Indie Author, Craig has helped many authors go full-time, and inspired thousands more.

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