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Ep 5.30 - LIVE! Scrivener Made Easy!

Ep 5.30 - LIVE! Scrivener Made Easy!

August 21, 2020

Scrivener is a word processing program with a ton of features that can be definitely intimidating for someone just starting a project.

Josh, Scott , and Chuck, sit down to explore Scrivener's basic functions to demystify and simplify your first experience with this innovative program.

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 32 - Scott Moon and Artificial Angels

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 32 - Scott Moon and Artificial Angels

August 20, 2020

Scott drops in to talk up those annoyingly helpful angels that sit on your Main Character's shoulder. Artificial Implants turned sidekicks or menace to concentration.

Marshals & Outlaws: The Real Wild West | Art T. Burton, Ep. 2.33

Marshals & Outlaws: The Real Wild West | Art T. Burton, Ep. 2.33

August 19, 2020

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls of every stripe! In this episode, we get into the true history of the American West. The wide-open range is at your fingertips. Professor Art T. Burton, award-winning author and professor of American history, is here to help us rediscover the wonders of the Wild West. Tonight, we talk about life on the open plains, and the true stories of Bass Reeves, legendary US Marshal, and Cherokee Bill, one of the most feared outlaws of his day.

Ready to ride?

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Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 31 - With James S. Aaron

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 31 - With James S. Aaron

August 18, 2020

We delve into all the caffinated mysteries of reading, writing, and why Aaron is spelled with two "a's" with author James S. Aaron

Ep 5.29 - LIVE! Tranquility with Devon C Ford & Josh Hayes

Ep 5.29 - LIVE! Tranquility with Devon C Ford & Josh Hayes

August 17, 2020

Chuck sits down with Devon C Ford and Josh to talk about their brand new collaborative series, Tranquility.

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Host: C. Steven Manley

[00:00] Opening remarks

[03:24] Weekly update—Boys’ Playdate Edition

Josh: Author’s boat retreat. Had good progress on Tranquility but more on that later.

Devon: Writing, working, babies, sunshine maybe.

Chuck: Plugging away at Jack Dark series and some Brace Cordova work. Rinse and repeat.

[03:24] Main Event—Tranquility!

-Narwhal tusks are probably going to be prohibited weapons.

-Josh and Devon introduce the concept of Tranquility.

-Coauthoring with complementary skillsets.

-Josh takes a different approach to this collaboration.

-A different concept for the world in terms of mech (think Titanfall)

-Josh shows off his mapping skillz.

-Having to consolidate the Queen’s English and American for one market.

-Getting the dialogue right for audiobooks.

-Finding the fan base between the two authors (Josh: milSF; Devon: Post Apoc)

-Seeding early books with characters who become pivotal to the rest of the novel.

-The iceberg model (what the reader sees and the amount of story beneath the surface).

[1:08:00] Closing remarks

Coffee and Concepts

Writer’s Journey

Storytelling

 

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Masterminding Your Plot | Clark Chamberlain, Ep. 2.32

Masterminding Your Plot | Clark Chamberlain, Ep. 2.32

August 17, 2020

Editor and writing coach Clark Chamberlain joins us tonight to unpack a process he calls masterminding, collaborating with a partner to develop your plot.

We'll talk brainstorming techniques, plot development, and knowing when to stop niggling and start writing in tonight's episode of The Writer's Journey.

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