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Ep 5.37 - LIVE! A New Kind of Sci-fi with LL Richman

Ep 5.37 - LIVE! A New Kind of Sci-fi with LL Richman

September 28, 2020

In today's episode, Josh and Scott sit down with LL Richmond, to talk about her new series "The Biogenesis War" and how she is setting herself up as the new face of hard science fiction!

Come join the conversation on LIVE!

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Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up!

https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

LL Richman’s The Chiral Protocol (The Biogenesis War #2) https://amzn.to/2S8owAq

03:15 Weekly update—Voodoo Doll Edition

Lisa: Wrestling with KDP.

Scott: Working on edits and drafting the third novel for Aethon trilogy and plumber.

Josh: Doing some developmental edit for Tranquility and KSM coffee updates!

14:07 Main Event— LIVE with LL Richman

-Why the new pen name (really? That’s still a thing)?

-What is Chirality? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirality

-What would happen if chiral lifeforms existed?

-The difficulty of writing hard science fiction isn’t the science, it’s the relatability.

-Casimir gates, Alcubierre drives and Sharnhorst drives!

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

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

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

-Concept of the Biogenesis War series.

-Pandemic and wildfire trigger warning!

-Lisa talks about her writing process (Pitch -> Snowflake Method -> Storyboard).

https://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/snowflake-method/

-Strong plotter in the first half, but pantses through the second half.

-Research can add both plot and shape the story.

-The chirality of peppermint and dill weed flavor.

-Can you chiral plot and pants?

-“Military SciFi: Michael Bay explosions with marginally better dialogue” – Richard Fox paraphrase

-Name-dropping vs. diving into the science vs. pacing required for a thriller.

-Dan Brown’s Thriller Masterclass https://www.masterclass.com/classes/dan-brown-teaches-writing-thrillers

-Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code https://amzn.to/3ndL8Oq

-Where the prequel novella lands?

-Assembling a book/reading order for your books.

1:01:50 Closing remarks

Coffee and Concepts

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

Writer’s Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

Storytelling

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

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Trad vs Indie Pub? Why Not Both | Michael J. Sullivan, Ep. 2.37

Trad vs Indie Pub? Why Not Both | Michael J. Sullivan, Ep. 2.37

September 26, 2020

The publishing world. There are more options available out there than you think. What's the best way for you?

Fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan joins us to discuss his experiences working with traditional publishers and as a self-publishing author. Catch all his best tips in tonight's episode... (With an extra special surprise guest during hour two!)

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SPOTLIGHT: Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire ... by Michael J. Sullivan

#1 Bestseller (epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, military fantasy, action & adventure) One of fantasy's finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.

Michael J. Sullivan's trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original six-book series.

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.

Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY: https://amzn.to/3hYJgFd 

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 41 - Grinding Gears

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 41 - Grinding Gears

September 24, 2020

Walt nabbed KSM's Road Boss - Josh Hayes - to sit down over a cup of joe and talk the technical bits of Mech wRaNgLiN!

Ep 5.36 - LIVE! with Ian J Malone

Ep 5.36 - LIVE! with Ian J Malone

September 24, 2020

LIVE! with Ian J. Malone

Josh, Chuck, and Scott sit down to chat with Ian J Malone about his new book Detron City Vice, his writing process, and his journey as a writer.

 

Hosts: Josh Hayes

00:00 Opening remarks

-More coffee news and the Discord server is up!

https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

05:45 Weekly update—Blanket Fort Edition

Josh: About 50% of the way through Tranquility #2, plugging away at an epic fantasy concept.

Scott: Finished up Victory Day (They Came for Blood #3), and One for All. Scott is blogging again.

Chuck: Working on Jack Dark and waiting for his kids to go to school. An audiobook was enrolled in Audible Plus.

Ian: Finishing a book and making the podcast rounds. Writing and reading while blind.

21:26 Main Event— LIVE with Ian J. Malone!

-The importance of reading in and outside of your genre.

-The love of tightly packed stories inside of a 250 page novel.

-Continuing to write a long series without losing reader interest.

Ex. Stephen King’s Gunslinger series https://amzn.to/2FZXFUE

-Discussing what got Ian into writing, starting with the 2007-08 economic downturn.

-Wrote and self-published his Mako series https://amzn.to/2EllWUB

-Offered to write a short story for the fledgling Four Horsemen Anthology

31:00 Sponsor: J Clifton Slater’s Muted Implications (Clay Warrior Stories #12) https://amzn.to/3cjxWCs

33:00 Main Event— LIVE with Ian J. Malone, Continued!

-Lynyrd Skynyrd mercenary story ‘A Family Tradition’ in For a Few Credits More: More Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe (The Revelations Cycle Book 7) https://amzn.to/3mHyCX2

-Ian is primarily a pantser, but does some outlining to speed up his process.

-The crappy first draft for the story, then research the missing parts and cut/edit second draft, and third/final has got to be tight and sharp.

-Discussing Detron City Vice, his first post-4HU novel. https://amzn.to/2RLeNzZ

-Other universes Ian’s written in.

-Writing routines and typical day.

-Podcasting but not doing video. https://dudesinhyperspace.com/

1:03:00 Closing remarks

Coffee and Concepts

Writer’s Journey

Storytelling

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Working Out POV Kinks l Mia Kleve, Ep. 2.36

Working Out POV Kinks l Mia Kleve, Ep. 2.36

September 18, 2020

POV, one of the writer's most versatile tools. And a big head-scratcher. Should you use third person or first? Limited or omniscient? How do you avoid headhopping? Just who is telling the story--and when?

Tonight on The Writer's Journey, we're pulling back the curtain on POV with editor Mia Kleve. Past, present, and future, no tense will be left unturned.

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 40 - What Has Come Before w/ Christopher Hopper

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 40 - What Has Come Before w/ Christopher Hopper

September 18, 2020

We're sitting down with Chris Hopper to talk about his favorite coffee blends and possibly dive into how to take a concept and walk it backward to a prequel, giving new life to a lived in world.

Ep 5.35 - LIVE! Second Chance Angel

Ep 5.35 - LIVE! Second Chance Angel

September 14, 2020

Josh sits down with Kacey Ezell and Griffin Barber, and the narrators of their new book Second Chance Angel, Jennifer Jill Araya, David Drummond, and Natasha Soudek to talk about the book, the process, and anything else that happens to come up.

Come join in the conversation!

Editing Cost-Saving Techniques | Ellen Campbell, Ep. 2.35

Editing Cost-Saving Techniques | Ellen Campbell, Ep. 2.35

September 12, 2020

The No Safe Words editrixes are back, this time to discuss ways you can bring those editing costs down. We'll talk self-editing tips, handling beta readers, a checklist for every author, and consider cheaper editing options such as reducing the project scope and hiring on freelancer platforms.

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 39 - Roll out!

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 39 - Roll out!

September 12, 2020

Walt is drinking coffee from POW POW New Guinea and loving it... especially taking it on the go!

Storytelling - Ep. 08

Storytelling - Ep. 08

September 10, 2020

With Josh Gayou, Dean M. Cole, Nicholas Sansbury Smith, and Craig Alanson

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     Horizons Beyond - https://amzn.to/2SrJ6uX

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