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Ep 6.16 - LIVE! Let’s talk about Hard Science Fiction

Ep 6.16 - LIVE! Let’s talk about Hard Science Fiction

April 28, 2021

Josh, Chuck, Scott, and special guest host Kalene Williams, sit down to talk with science fiction author Bill Patterson about his anthologies of hard science fiction, his take on the genre, and what they're looking for with future anthologies.

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 65 - Wash it Twice

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 65 - Wash it Twice

April 25, 2021

Walt's talking about THAT coffee, and maybe some four color action.

Hosts: Walt Robillard 00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

02:00 Main Event -Discussing the most well-known expensive coffee.

Kopi Luwak https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_luwak

-Talking comics and where to read them.

-Amazon’s Comixology (kindle for comics) https://www.comixology.com

-Marvel Comics Unlimited https://www.marvel.com/unlimited

14:57 Closing remarks

Try out Rob McClellan’s Mod Farm for your website building needs. Use the link for a KSM discount! https://modfarmdesign.com/keystroke/

Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

Keystroke Medium Live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1qSwdjsN9Q

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

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Keystroke Medium Anthologies Kingdoms of Iron and Stone - https://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

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

Farthest Reach – https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

The Writing Dream – and How to Make it to Happily Ever After – Keystroke Medium’s first non-fiction book. https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

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Ep 6.15 - LIVE! What makes you the most creative?

Ep 6.15 - LIVE! What makes you the most creative?

April 25, 2021

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley Guest: Chuck’s Dog

00:00 Opening remarks -Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/ 07:23

Weekly update—Scott Had Another Good Idea Edition

Josh: Not writing Savage Stars because the name has been taken numerous times. Having a blast using Plottr. Has managed to plot/outline two whole books, so now he has to write! https://plottr.com

-Segue into dictation and plotting -Amazon’s Vella (Novella serial approach) https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GR2L4AHPMQ44HNQ7

-Brandon Ellis made some new videos https://youtu.be/22ppbN0sC5c Chuck: In the final quarter of Jack Dark #2 and needing to finish, but needs to set up Jack Dark #3 properly.

Scott: Received his second vaccine, finished Orphan Wars #2, and can’t stop playing Raid: Shadow Legends to write Orphan Wars #3. P.S. Josh is playing Valheim. Bringing back the Reaper!

23:00 Main Event— LIVE! What makes you the most creative?

-Times when you feel most creative.

-Preconceiving your next writing experience.

-Retconning (retroactive continuity) -Writing is working.

-The role of your subconscious processing in creativity.

-Thinking about writing vs. the act of writing.

-Using pen & paper to noodle around with ideas and plots before ‘committing’ to the idea.

38:40 Sponsor: Vicarious by Rhett C. Bruno https://amzn.to/3aqde4i 42:00

Main Event— LIVE! What makes you the most creative? Continued!

-Big time wasters: fonts, book covers, ‘getting organized’

-Character arcs (with or without) -Reading gives ideas of how to plot or work out your own stories.

-Dumping a handful of ‘first ideas’ to get to something more original or creative. Sol Stein’s Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies https://amzn.to/2Qs5ibT

-The context of the story can drive the plot or creative ideas.

-Life in the ‘Before Time’. -Capture methods for ideas. -Action informs inspiration.

-Ideas vs. Discipline. Atomic Habits by James Clear https://amzn.to/32I9M0m “Write drunk, edit sober.”

-Ernest Hemingway

1:02:30 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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Assembling a Mastermind | James S. Aaron, Ep. 3.15

Assembling a Mastermind | James S. Aaron, Ep. 3.15

April 24, 2021

Being an author doesn't have to be a secluded profession. With so many ways of reaching and staying in contact with friends and family, why not utilize that tech to make a mastermind group with other authors? James S. Aaron is here to dig deep on what exactly a mastermind group is, and how to bring one together.

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Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: James S. Aaron

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Fill out a survey and 3 people will get selected for a free copy AND a coffee mug! https://keystrokemedium.com/survey

01:07 Main Event - Assembling a Mastermind | James S. Aaron -What is a mastermind?

-The two different kinds of masterminds (pay-per-guru, and peer group).

-What’s the reason for creating the group?

-In praise of Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles https://amzn.to/3sqsLah 29:54

Spotlight: Galactic Law Box Set: The Complete Series by JN Chaney and James S Aaron https://amzn.to/3gc0rG6 32:05

Main Event— Assembling a Mastermind | James S. Aaron, Continued!

-How a mastermind is run.

-In praise of Slack https://slack.com

-Downside of Slack (message limit requires pay service)

-Discord as an alternative. https://discord.com

-How to address conflict.

-Ex. John Gardner’s On Writers & Writing https://amzn.to/3mYMX1X

-Masterminds are for focus on the business, not the craft of writing.

1:10:30 Closing remarks

Fill out a survey and 3 people will get selected for a free copy AND a coffee mug! https://keystrokemedium.com/survey

Try out Rob McClellan’s Mod Farm for your website building needs. Use the link for a KSM discount! https://modfarmdesign.com/keystroke/ 

Story Time, Ep. 12 - Tala Ridge Alpha

Story Time, Ep. 12 - Tala Ridge Alpha

April 24, 2021

Welcome to another episode of Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "Tala Ridge Alpha" by Lynn Nodima.

“When two teenaged wolf shifter alphas square off, who survives?” https://amzn.to/3vXVQwT

There's more going on in this small town, and the Sheriff finds himself right in the middle of it.

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 64 - Jason Kiefer

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 64 - Jason Kiefer

April 13, 2021

We're still talking high end coffee but doing it with Jason Kiefer.

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Hosts: Walt Robillard Guest: Jason Kiefer

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Fill out a survey and 3 people will get selected for a free copy AND a coffee mug! https://keystrokemedium.com/survey

04:30 Main Event

-Jay enjoys Laughing Man Coffee https://laughingmancoffee.com

-Rhode Island has Coffee Milk! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_milk

-Jay’s debut novel, DEATH (The Justice Cycle Book 1) https://amzn.to/3uHv4HM

Kopi Luwak https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_luwak

Black Ivory Coffee https://blackivorycoffee.com

46:15 Closing remarks

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Fill out a survey and 3 people will get selected for a free copy AND a coffee mug! https://keystrokemedium.com/survey

Try out Rob McClellan’s Mod Farm for your website building needs. Use the link for a KSM discount! https://modfarmdesign.com/keystroke/

Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

Keystroke Medium Live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1qSwdjsN9Q

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

 

Become a Medium today! https://keystrokemedium.com/mediums/

Don't forget to Like and Subscribe and get involved with the mayhem and shenanigans in the live chat! http://www.youtube.com/c/keystrokemedium

If you have any thoughts or ideas for show topics or if you have authors you'd like to see on the show, let us know. Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KeystrokeMedium

For all the latest and greatest KSM Gear, check out our store at: https://keystrokemedium.com/ksm-store/

Also, subscribe to Sci Fi Explorations for the best discounted and free books we come across through our contacts: http://www.scifiexplorations.com

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Keystroke Medium Anthologies

Kingdoms of Iron and Stone - https://amzn.to/2GjbE6I

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

Farthest Reach – https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

The Writing Dream – and How to Make it to Happily Ever After – Keystroke Medium’s first non-fiction book. https://amzn.to/2UZINeo

If you enjoy this podcast, please leave us a review and rate the show on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever else you found us!

Ep 6.14 - LIVE! Organizing and writing strategically

Ep 6.14 - LIVE! Organizing and writing strategically

April 13, 2021

Josh, Scott, and Chuck get organized and chat organizational strategies.

The Secret Life of a Bookdealer, Ep. 3.14

The Secret Life of a Bookdealer, Ep. 3.14

April 12, 2021

Calling all book lovers--this one's for you!

Ever wonder if that old book on your shelf is worth something? How could you figure it out? Or--where to go to find the best signed copy of your favorite author's book? (Just ask. Josh Hayes tells us he'll send you one for free!)

On this episode of The Writer's Journey, international book sellers Susan Ravdin and Wilfrid M. de Freitas join us to answer all of your bookdealin' and wheelin' questions.

Ep 6.13 - LIVE! April 2021 - Roundtable Discussion

Ep 6.13 - LIVE! April 2021 - Roundtable Discussion

April 6, 2021

Josh, Scott, and Chuck discuss a variety of topics from development to author tools!

Story Time, Ep. 11 - Storming Amargosa

Story Time, Ep. 11 - Storming Amargosa

April 3, 2021

Welcome to another episode of Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "Storming Amargosa" by TS Hottle

“The Storm has arrived. For Davra Andraste, redemption comes as she accompanies the resistance commander to confront the human warlord fighting against both sides.” https://amzn.to/3cj17Hw

Sinister plots abound, and a deal is struck.

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