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Ep 6.32 - LIVE! November Writing Roundtable

Ep 6.32 - LIVE! November Writing Roundtable

November 10, 2021

It can't be November already!?

 

Author Horror Stories, Ep. 3.35

Author Horror Stories, Ep. 3.35

November 8, 2021

The publishing world promises freedom of expression through your words. Honestly, the galaxy is the limit! But the whispers of what lurks down that long, dark tunnel to publication are truly the stuff of nightmares...

... The unfinished draft. Bleeding manuscripts after the Editor sank her claws into it. Wrong files being uploaded... and only discovered when the 1 stars start blazing in!

Today on the Writer's Journey, we're exploring that dark tunnel to uncover all the demons lurking ahead. With the help of Poppa Chuck Manley and Walt Robillard, horror stories of the author realm shall be revealed, live! Eeee-hahaha!

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: C. Steven Manley, 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/

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04:05 Main Event – Author Horror Stories

-Fear of perfection with every scene, every line, every chapter.

-Chuck’s first book was a thriller novel/portal fantasy.

-‘Gifted Vomit’.

-Self-critiquing vs. writing.

-Mr. Brooks and his inner demon. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780571/

-Advice: most people don’t care, so do what you love.

-Chuck reads some of his 1-star reviews. -The paralysis of too much advice.

-‘What doesn’t flow if you don’t turn on the faucet.’

-Writer’s Block! -Being a writer for the money vs. for the craft.

56:25 Spotlight: The Revenant: A Military Sci-Fi Series (Hunter's Moon Book 2) by Walt Robillard https://amzn.to/3BzuQ8t

58:20 Main Event — Author Horror Stories, Continued!

-Walt’s love of Amazon’s Vella.

1:07:40 Closing remarks

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Ep 6.31 - LIVE! Writing Roundtable - October 2021 - Dune 2021, podcasting, AND SCOTT‘S BIRTHDAY

Ep 6.31 - LIVE! Writing Roundtable - October 2021 - Dune 2021, podcasting, AND SCOTT‘S BIRTHDAY

November 6, 2021

New show's every week, ish, unless we don't have one, then it's a new show every other week, unless we're sick, then it's a new show every few weeks, but we're really, really, really, going to have one today. Probably.

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley Special Guest: Steve Beaulieu/Jaime Castle

00:00 Opening remarks

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

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

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

05:10 Weekly update—Don’t Drop the Toilet Seat Edition

Steve: Preparing to go to 20Booksto50k conference. Writing an epic fantasy novel with Andy Peloquin. Loves co-authoring. Adventures in Vegas last 20Books conference…

Chuck: Wrapping up Jack Dark #2. Promises Steve to finish! Outlined book 3!

Scott: Building a new house, writing a lot, wishing he had a beard comb.

Josh: Finally has a series titled Weaponized instead of Savage Stars/Sentinel. Writing. Had a Baen interview on The Romanov Rescue, a military procedural, watched the new Dune movie. https://amzn.to/3bpSFoH

29:28 Main Event— LIVE! Writing Roundtable - October 2021 - Dune 2021, podcasting, AND SCOTT'S BIRTHDAY

-Discussion on the new Dune movie. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1160419/

-Interpolation of story from immersion.

-Immersion as the opposite of the infodump.

-The importance of the medium for story (i.e. movie vs. novel)

-Technical issues with the movie.

-Missiles vs. bullets

-The Weirding Way in 1984 Dune vs the novel and current film.

-Atreyu vs. Atreides!

-The strange ending of part 1, though it was the same stopping point in the novel.

-The audio issues with the movie (soundtrack vs. dialogue).

-The demand for science fiction.

-The success of The Expanse https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/

-Thoughts on Babylon 5 reboot.

-Podcasting thoughts and ideas.

-Aethon creating a game branch.

-Recent Aethon requests for military science fiction/space opera. -What does Aethon look at for the market.

-Looking at ‘stickiness’ and things that make a top-selling book sell outside of promotions and author writing.

-Write to market. -Balancing writing what you love vs. marketing.

-Submit to Aethon (put KSM in the subject line) https://aethonbooks.com/submissions/

1:08:20 Closing remarks

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

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

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Do Editors Still Edit? Ep. 3.34

Do Editors Still Edit? Ep. 3.34

November 4, 2021

If you've ever managed to get your manuscript published by a traditional publisher, you've probably faced the harsh reality that many publishers aren't interested in editing your novel... and don't plan on it. So how do you get your book reader-ready? Keystroke's resident editors take a chapter from Scott Moon's book straight through the editing process--developmental, line, and copy--to demonstrate, once and for all, that editing is not dead.

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: Ellen Campbell

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/

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01:00 Main Event – Do Editors Still Edit?

-Discussion of how the publishing industry is pushing editing towards the author.

-Kalene’s developmental edit.

-At what point do you need to send back an ms for developmental edit instead of line/copy.

-Ellen’s line edit.

-When to use alliteration.

-Removing stage direction.

1:27:35 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/

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

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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/

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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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