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Telling Stories in New Formats | Walt Robillard & Mike Lafferty, Ep. 4.06

July 15, 2022

Today on the Writer’s Journey we're looking beyond ebooks, paperbacks, and audio as avenues of publication. Walt Robillard and Mike Lafferty are with us today to think outside the box when it comes to publishing our stories in new formats to reach new audiences. What exactly does that look like? Find out on today’s episode of the Writer’s Journey--live at 3:30 PM Eastern.

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guest: Walt Robillard, Mike Lafferty

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/

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

01:00 Main Event – Telling Stories in New Formats | Walt Robillard & Mike Lafferty

-The concept behind Blaster Bolts. -Short fiction vs. long fiction.

-What short fiction is good for (supporting character stories).

-Kalene shows off some covers for Blaster Bolts, including tie-ins with Walt’s Hunter’s Moon universe.

-Let’s talk about branding. -What Blaster Bolts is looking for.

-The rights process for Blaster Bolts.

-Working forward toward 2023 with a higher word count (6-8k).

-The popularity of rpgs. -Star Wars living on through the 90s with The Star Wars Roleplaying Game. https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Roleplaying_Game

-Walt wrote a Galaxy’s Edge RPG….

-You can do any genre, even Jane Austen https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/midnight-tower/an-unexpected-wedding-invitation

43:35 Sponsor Blaster Bolts Ezine edited by Mike Lafferty https://preview.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/387282/blaster-bolts-1Last

45:51 Main Event – Telling Stories in New Formats | Walt Robillard & Mike Lafferty, Continued!

-Walt’s unhealthy obsession with Pacific Rim. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/

-Jane Austen in Space? -The desert of scifi ezines. https://gravitycityofficial.com

-The upcoming Kickstarter… -50 word fiction review on the next Writers Journey.

-Editing ruins reading!

1:00:23 Closing remarks

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