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Ep 6.20 - LIVE! Let’s Discuss Creating Character Arcs - Part 1

Ep 6.20 - LIVE! Let’s Discuss Creating Character Arcs - Part 1

May 25, 2021

Josh, Scott, and Chuck do their thang in all about character arcs! 

Indie Publishing World Updates with Aethon Books, Ep. 3.19

Indie Publishing World Updates with Aethon Books, Ep. 3.19

May 24, 2021

It's a star-studded cast, yo. Steve Beaulieu (no relation to Jamie Castle) and Rhett C. Bruno are back to wow us with their beards and their words of wisdom. And apparently... a beard battle? Find out more LIVE!

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Hosts: C. Steven Manley, James S. Aaron Kalene Williams

Special Guests: Rhett Bruno, Steve Beaulieu

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  01:41 Main Event – Indie Publishing World Updates with Aethon Books

-Is Aethon Indie? -Upcoming releases. -Audible and audiobooks.

-The difficulty in Audible and Audible Plus. -The dropoff in listening in Audible is steeper than ebooks.

-Royalty share vs. paid production. -Thoughts on Kindle Vella.

-You are special, just like everyone else! -Sometimes you can’t sell a good book even if your try.

-The restaurant analogy. -Books to sell need a market. -What’s selling? -Thoughts on release strategy.

-Thoughts on full-time writing. -Your books don’t matter to Amazon. They matter to your readers.

-Suggestions for promotions.

59:00 Closing remarks

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

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

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

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

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 6.19 - LIVE! Writing Roundtable - May 2021

Ep 6.19 - LIVE! Writing Roundtable - May 2021

May 23, 2021

Let's talk about words and how to write them!

Authors & Editors AMA, Ep. 3.18

Authors & Editors AMA, Ep. 3.18

May 22, 2021

It's a Keystroke family reunion as a bunch of hosts unit on one screen... Who knows what'll happen. Tag team championships, battle of the sexes, an AMA, beer pong edition... We'll find out soon.

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Today’s spotlight is on Blue Sun Armada by Scott Moon: 

Blue Sun Armada is the first in a new epic space opera set in the far-flung future. Legendary mech battles, intense fleet engagements, and deadly politics all make Blue Sun Armada a magnificent read. Pick your side and buy now to start the fight for survival!

OUT MAY 26TH: https://amzn.to/3ffFWXe

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

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

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

Marathon Author 44 - Is Your Website Doing its Job?

Marathon Author 44 - Is Your Website Doing its Job?

May 21, 2021
  • What is your author website for, really?
  • Why do you maintain a website?
  • What are readers looking for when they find your site, and how quickly are you providing that information or solving that problem?

In this episode, I walk through a useful article on how digital markers approach their landing pages, and how you can use these techniques to streamline your author site.

Here's the article: https://blog.roastmylandingpage.com/landing-page-roasts/

Vagabond Space 1 is almost off to Aethon. I'm ready. Really, really ready.

Thanks for listening!

Ep 6.18 - LIVE! Galaxy’s Edge Season Two

Ep 6.18 - LIVE! Galaxy’s Edge Season Two

May 14, 2021

Jason Anspach and Nick Cole return to KSM to talk about their best-selling series Galaxy's Edge and starting its epic Second Season!

Marathon Author 43 - Beating Down the Part Time Job

Marathon Author 43 - Beating Down the Part Time Job

May 13, 2021

In this episode I talk about what I've learned about budgeting for the last year as a writer, how I wish I had more indie published work, and a big decision I made about the part time job.

Storytelling - Ep. 09

Storytelling - Ep. 09

May 9, 2021

Josh Gayou sits back with the up-and-coming audiobook narrator, Garrett Brown, to discuss his experiences and observations breaking into the industry!

Analyzing the Science in SciFi | Bill Patterson, Ep. 3.17

Analyzing the Science in SciFi | Bill Patterson, Ep. 3.17

May 8, 2021

In today's episode, K&L chat with Bill Patterson, a master wordsmith who makes hard science exciting and looks great in a Hawaiian shirt. Let's dive in!

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams

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

00:57 Main Event – Analyzing the Science in SciFi | Bill Patterson

-Kuru disease as zombie-fication https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_(disease)

-Tetrodotoxin effects from puffer fish https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrodotoxin

-What makes science important in hard science fiction?

-Limiting principles make better stories.

-Possible lack of limiting principles in fantasy. -Deus ex machina https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina

-Mohs scale of science fiction hardness. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness

-Callout for a new hard SF anthology. Send the first 500 words to mohsanthologies@gmail.com -Deadline June 30, 2021! -

Using science to guide the plot (not drive it necessarily).

-The dangers as a new author.

30:35 Spotlight: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir https://amzn.to/3h66OeI

32:10 Main Event — Analyzing the Science in SciFi | Bill Patterson, Continued!

-How we correspond with reality falls on a scale.

-‘One small lie’ -E.g. forcefields, superconduction at room temperature.

-Be ‘chary’ with subject matter experts. -NERDS! Ex. Gattica https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/

-Writing a 3-day novel is intensely immersive. https://www.3daynovel.com

-Using science to write a version of ‘The Sting’. https://pattersonbill.wordpress.com/

1:12:00 Closing remarks

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

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

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

Keystroke Medium Anthologies

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

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

Farthest Reachhttps://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 6.17 - LIVE! May’s Writing Roundtable

Ep 6.17 - LIVE! May’s Writing Roundtable

May 4, 2021

Come on in! Let's talk about writing!

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