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Revising First Draft Nightmares with Ellen Campbell and William Tyler Davis, Ep. 1.29

Revising First Draft Nightmares with Ellen Campbell and William Tyler Davis, Ep. 1.29

May 30, 2019

So you got your manuscript back from the editor and it's been cut to shreds. What do you do? First off, don't panic. You've got this. Second, take a listen to this podcast. Veteran editor Ellen Campbell walks us through the steps we should take when working through the revision process. Fantasy author William Tyler Davis is also here to share his experience. We'll talk about how to fix that draft, and what you can do now to avoid having a draft revision nightmare in the future. You ready to get started?

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Tonight's episode is brought to you by - Stryker's War by Josh Hayes, Jason Anspach, and Nick Cole, Narrated by Ray Porter

Feel the thunder!

Stryker Company always brings the fight, but when they relieve embittered and embattled Republic marines, they find an enemy unwilling to stand up and face them. Tasked with protecting the Republic's interests on a mining world, the legionnaires face roadside ambushes, double-dealing locals, and constant sabotage.

And the mission isn't as straightforward as they thought it would be.

As skirmishes escalate into coordinated ambushes and assaults, two squad leaders, Talon and Lankin, are forced to chase after the sparks threatening to ignite the entire populace into a full-blown insurgency. Denied the legionnaires and resources they need to contain the situation, a single platoon fights to complete a mission requiring all of Stryker Company. The outnumbered platoon must work their way from glittering coastal ports, through steamy jungles and dust-covered mines, to find an enemy hidden seamlessly among the indigenous populace.

The cost is high; the sacrifice great...but nothing short of death itself will stop the legionnaires of Stryker Company from completing its objective. In this stand-alone tale of combat, brotherhood, and sacrifice, these legionnaires will learn what it truly means to make the ultimate sacrifices for their friends.

Experience this thrilling story of combat, brotherhood and sacrifice set in the Galaxy's Edge universe as USAF veteran and retired police officer Josh Hayes teams up with Anspach & Cole. If you're a fan of Legionnaire you'll love this military sci-fi thriller.

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Ep 4.21 - LIVE! with Josh Erikson

Ep 4.21 - LIVE! with Josh Erikson

May 27, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Chuck and Scott take the reigns, talking with Josh Erikson. Will there be an impromptu narration reading, with a taste of character voice? You'll have to listen to find out!

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This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by - Blade of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper Book 3) by J.N. Chaney and Scott Moon

Halek Cain’s journey has only just begun.

In search of answers to both his past and his future, Hal and his newly formed crew must overcome obstacles unlike anything they’ve ever seen.

Hal needs repairs, and there’s only so many places a Reaper can find them.

Far across known space, hidden inside an uncharted slip tunnel, a hidden Reaper facility may hold the answers Hal needs.

But the Union would rather the dead stay buried...and they’ll kill to keep their secrets.

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Avoiding Publishing SCAMS with Writer Beware’s Richard C. White, Ep. 1.28

Avoiding Publishing SCAMS with Writer Beware’s Richard C. White, Ep. 1.28

May 24, 2019

Publishing your book can be an uncertain game, but when you don't know what the rules and who the players are, it can be even more confusing. Author Richard White of Writer Beware joins us to talk about small presses, traditional publishers, literary agents, editors, contracts, and more, to help you navigate past potential scammers and on to successfully publishing your book.

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Tonight's episode is brought to you by - Wholesale Slaughter, Book One by Rick Partlow

A king can't defeat an army of lawless pirates...

...but a mercenary can.

Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all.

Logan gives up his position, his rank, even his name, and becomes Jonathan Slaughter, leader of a rough-and-ready band of mercenary mech-jocks, bent on taking the battle to the enemy on their own terms.

They’re Wholesale Slaughter. Kicking ass is what they do.

Get book one in this thrilling and unpredictable Military Sci-Fi Adventure Today!

Also available on Audible, narrated by the award-winning Marc Vietor.

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Ep 4.20 - LIVE! with Kevin J Anderson

Ep 4.20 - LIVE! with Kevin J Anderson

May 20, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Kevin J Anderson joins Josh and Scott. Maybe spoilers? Check it out!

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This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by - Blade of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper Book 3) by J.N. Chaney and Scott Moon

Halek Cain’s journey has only just begun.

In search of answers to both his past and his future, Hal and his newly formed crew must overcome obstacles unlike anything they’ve ever seen.

Hal needs repairs, and there’s only so many places a Reaper can find them.

Far across known space, hidden inside an uncharted slip tunnel, a hidden Reaper facility may hold the answers Hal needs.

But the Union would rather the dead stay buried...and they’ll kill to keep their secrets.

BOOK LINK - https://amzn.to/2YLN9ED  

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Anderson's Publishing House - https://www.wordfire.com/ 
College Program - https://www.western.edu/academics/school-graduate-studies/graduate-program-creative-writing/publishing

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Answering Author Business Questions with Joe Solari - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.27

Answering Author Business Questions with Joe Solari - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.27

May 17, 2019

Should self-publishing authors set up an LLC? How do authors manage cash flow? What about health insurance? How do we set up direct sales? We tackle these questions and more on this episode of The Writer's Journey.

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This episode of The Writer's Journey is brought to you by - Renegade Empire: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (Renegade Star Book 10) by J.N. Chaney

Who are the Celestials?

Captain Jace Hughes is about to embark on a crusade against the greatest enemy any human has ever faced. The Celestials are unrivaled in their brutality, technology, and strength.

But the former captain of the Renegade Star will not be swayed.

With new allies, a joint armada, and a healthy dose of determination, Jace must launch a campaign of exploration through the largest slip tunnel in the known galaxy.

With no knowledge of what awaits him, he must rally his people and learn all that he can about this unknown enemy.

But what terrible secrets await the crew on the other side, tucked quietly in the void so far from home?

Experience the continuation of this sprawling galactic tale in the tenth entry in the Renegade Star series.

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Ep 4.19 - LIVE! with Allan Batchelder

Ep 4.19 - LIVE! with Allan Batchelder

May 14, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Josh, Scott and Ralph interview Allan Batchelder.
Viewers and listeners beware the SPOILERS!

Allan's bookshttps://amzn.to/2HjJxUq

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This episode of LIVE! is brought to you byThe Royal Marine Space Commandos (RMSC Omnibus Book 1) by Jon Evans and James Evans

This publisher's pack contains Commando & Guerrilla, the first two books in The Royal Marine Space Commando series.

Commando

A young lieutenant. A fleet of alien invaders. Will first contact be humanity’s last stand?

In his short military career, Lieutenant Warden has already battled insurgent groups, criminal gangs, and intergalactic pirates. When a distant colony sends out a distress signal, he and his fellow space commandos can't wait to transfer their consciousness and launch their clone bodies into action. But no amount of enthusiasm could've prepared Warden for humanity's first alien encounter and the ensuing bloodbath.

After his captain falls to the attack, Warden feels both pride and fear as he assumes first in command. Outmanned and outgunned, the confident commando must find a way to eliminate the aliens before they slaughter an entire human colony.

Will Warden’s troops prove they are made of tougher stuff, or have they finally met their fatal match?

Guerrilla

A ruthless invasion. An outmatched colony. A Commando's last chance offensive.

Lieutenant Warden just barely survived a relentless attack on the New Bristol colony. The Royal Marine Space Commando has orders to defend his post until support arrives. But when Lt. Warden learns of a nearby enemy base that could wipe out far more than the colony, his mission transforms from protective to suicidal…

To save countless lives, Lt. Warden must raid an unstoppable enemy and take out one of the most powerful warships in the galaxy. No pressure or anything. Avoiding huge walking tanks and technology far beyond their own, the RMSC has one chance to get this right.

Can Lt. Warden pull off the incredible, or will losing the battle cost them the war?

Commando & Guerrilla are the first two books in the Royal Marines Space Commando military sci-fi series. If you like fast-paced action, interstellar battles, and characters with nerves of steel, then you’ll love Jon and James Evans’s thrilling saga.

Buy The Royal Marine Space Commandos Vol 1 to join the Space Marine offensive today!

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Authors, Freelancers, & Taxes with Chris Morris, CPA - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.26

Authors, Freelancers, & Taxes with Chris Morris, CPA - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.26

May 9, 2019

Whether you are an author or a freelancer, you know how important (and often confusing) today's topic is. Chris Morris is a CPA who regularly provides tax services for authors, illustrators, and artists. He knows the self-publishing author's struggles first-hand as he's published his own book. Get ready to get your tax questions answered in today's episode of The Writer's Journey.

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Tonight's episode is brought to you by - Noir Fatale

NEW SCIENCE FICTION, URBAN FANTASY, AND MYSTERY STORIES WITH A NOIR THEME FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHORS LAURELL K. HAMILTON delivering an Anita Blake series story, LARRY CORREIA, penning a Grimnoir series adventure, an original Honor Harrington series tale from DAVID WEBER, AND MORE.

The silky note of a saxophone. The echoes of a woman’s high heels down a deserted asphalt street. Steam rising from city vents to cloud the street-lit air. A man with a gun. A dame with a problem . . .

NOIR.

From the pulpy pages of Black Mask Magazine in the 1920s and 30s, through the film noir era of the 1940s, to today, noir fiction has lured many a reader and movie-goer away from the light and into the dark underbelly of society. Names such as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain; titles like The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, The Postman Always Rings Twice . . . these have inhabited our collective consciousness for decades. Humanity, it seems, loves the dark. And within the dark, one figure stands out: that of the femme fatale.

Here then, Noir Fatale an anthology containing the full spectrum of noir fiction, each incorporating the compelling femme fatale character archetype. From straightforward hardboiled detective story to dark urban fantasy to the dirty secrets of futuristic science fiction—all with a hard, gritty feel.

As Raymond Chandler said, “Down these mean streets, a man must walk who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.” Because, as these stories prove, doing the right thing doesn’t necessarily mean you get the big bucks or the girl. But you do the right thing anyway.

All new stories by: Larry Correia, Kacey Ezell, Laurell K. Hamilton, David Weber, Sarah A. Hoyt, Robert Buettner, Alistair Kimble, Griffin Barber, Michael Massa, Christopher L. Smith and Michael Ferguson, Hinkley Correia, Patrick Tracy, Steve Diamond

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Ep 4.18 - The Gordian Protocol with David Weber and Jacob Holo

Ep 4.18 - The Gordian Protocol with David Weber and Jacob Holo

May 6, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Josh, and Steve are joined by David Weber, and Jacob Holo to talk about their collaboration on The Gordian Protocol.

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Tonights Episode is Brought to you by - The Fifth Column: An intergalactic Scifi Adventure, by J.N. Chaney & Molly Lerma

After a soldier is left for dead, Eva Delgado’s life begins to unravel.

The truth of what happened remains a mystery, and the government will stop at nothing to keep it buried.

Together with the unit’s medic, Eva finds herself branded a terrorist and enemy of the State, hunted by two opposing governments.

When the pair uncover a plot that could have ramifications for the whole galaxy, they know they have to act, but it will take all of their training, cunning and just a bit of luck to do what no one else has achieved.

But what do you do when every secret begets another? And how far will you go to find the answers?

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Writing Multiple Books at the Same Time with Josh Hayes & Rhett C. Bruno, Ep. 25

Writing Multiple Books at the Same Time with Josh Hayes & Rhett C. Bruno, Ep. 25

May 2, 2019

Wow! You're finding yourself writing not one manuscript, but two or three or more... How do you do it? Meet Josh Hayes, a man of many hats and writer of many books, and Rhett Bruno, bestselling author and publisher at Aethon Books. They're going to share all their tips for managing multiple projects at the same time. I've got my notes ready. You got a pen?

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Tonight's show is brought to you by - The Knights of the Dawn King: The Setting of the Sun, by Scott E. Stabler

The sun is setting over the realms of Un'Etheia

The lands have forsaken the memory of their liege and drift toward an age of horrific enslavement.

Prophetic utterances are reaching fulfillment, while rumors of war multiply in the north and whispers of the Black Horde arise from the south.

The mysterious race of the First-Born gather to reclaim their ancient homeland, even as the ruling houses succumb to greed and power lust.

Over it all an ancient and dark force rises to crush the only adversary who would yet make a stand against the swelling tide of its evil designs - a once proud and honored knighthood, now fractured and held in little esteem, their allegiance to the true High King waning from within.

Thrust into seemingly random circumstances and prevailed upon by harbingers of myth and legend, one man is driven to desperate measures to save his family and in so doing learns the true peril facing the lands. Hounded across mountain and realm by unspeakable evil and fettered by a burden of shame and guilt, he will come to understand true friendship, sacrifice and courage, and will, in the end, discover his place within the decrees of a King.

Utilizing a backdrop of Tolkienesque imagery The Knights of the Dawn King - The Setting of the Sun weaves a compelling new take on the ageless struggle between Light and Darkness. Courage in the face of debilitating fear, bonds of companionship strengthened in a forge of hardship, and epic scenes of battle and chaos all combine in this tale of sacrifice and love to compel the reader to ask one simple question: "Do I truly stand in allegiance to the King?"

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