How Do I Build and Grow My Newsletter? with Rhett C. Bruno - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.12

March 7, 2019

Whether you're a hopeful writer like Lauren or a new writer like Kalene, you probably need to build up your newsletter--or get it started in the first place. In this video, we ask Rhett--author, publisher, and founder of the popular science fiction email list, SciFi Bridge--how to build and grow our newsletters. He happily gives us all the tips. Get ready to learn with us and take the next step in your writer's journey!

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This episode of The Writer’s Journey is brought to you by: Wings of Redemption (Terra Nova 3) by Richard Fox and Josh Hayes

The galactic balance of power shifts against humanity’s fledgling colony on Terra Nova.

After narrowly escaping a brutal attack, Chief Kit Carson and her surviving Pathfinders reach the Zeis Homeworld. Their mission to seek new allies among the uncharted stars continues, but first they must end the insurrection tearing across the planet, threatening the fragile negotiations.

Governor Ken Hale is in a desperate race against time to build up the colony’s defences. When his new soldiers are found dead on the colony’s streets, he must turn to a retired assassin to help hunt down the deranged killer.

And the greatest threat of all, the ancient Ultari Empire, rekindles under the iron rule of a returned Emperor. Their quest for vengeance will burn across the stars…and Terra Nova is the next target.

Wings of Redemption is the third action-packed book in the Terra Nova Chronicles, taking readers deeper into a dangerous new galaxy.

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Am I Sabotaging My Own Work? with Ellen Campbell - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.11

March 6, 2019

Tonight we're joined by Ellen Campbell, editor to numerous Amazon Top 10 science fiction authors. We discuss some of the biggest writing traps authors fall into and how to revise your way out of them. To make the show extra-useful to you, Ellen spent a month collecting author writing samples in order to show you editing in action. So, get ready for your next step in the writer's journey with Ellen...

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This Episode of The Writer’s Journey is brought to you by: Jordie In Charge (A Castre World Novel Book 1) By E. A. Shanniak

Happily ever after was within her grasp.
Instead, she took a chance on love.

Princess Jordie defied conventionality to chance true love, only to have her world come crashing down.

In a land where women aren’t expected to have opinions, she dares to rule her own destiny with her wit and sarcasm. Because she’ll learn to not only survive but to thrive.

Now, the King dares to re-enter her life and forces her to choose between giving up her freedom or her life. Can she have a second shot at love?

You’ll laugh, cry and feel frustration with Jordie as she discovers more of who she is and love she is capable of in the first book in the Castre World Series. For fans of historical romance, and the proud and determined women found in Eliza Knight’s Stolen Bride Series and Philippa Gregory’s The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels.

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Ask the Editor on Keystroke Medium, Ep 1.02

March 5, 2019

Welcome to episode two of Ask the Editor with Ellen Campbell and special guest Devon C. Ford.

Ellen has opened her editorial wiles to answer any and all of your questions!

Today she tackles questions such as:
- What are your recommendations for new authors who can't afford the editors they need?
- What are your favorite and least favorite genres to edit?
- How can you tell the quality of an editor?

And more!

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Ep 4.09 - LIVE! with Marc Alan Edelheit

March 5, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Josh Hayes and Scott Moon talk with Marc Alan Edelheit. He returns to the show to speak about his latest works, and his plans to break into Sci-Fi.

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Tonights Episode is brought to you by: Hope is Not a Strategy, A Four Horsemen Universe Anthology

Fifteen of the best Indie authors. Fifteen extraordinary stories. One bestselling universe.

It’s the Twenty-Second Century. The galaxy has opened up to humanity as a hyperactive beehive of stargates and new technologies, and we suddenly find ourselves in a vast playground of different races, environments, and cultures. There’s just one catch: we are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain, and there’s only one way for humanity to move up—by becoming mercenaries.

In every mercenary’s life, though, there comes a time when things go wrong and even the best laid plans go awry. When they do, though, the best mercs fall back and work out new plans, and you can bet on one thing—hope is not their strategy. Whether you’re a kid looking to get off your planet, or an unarmed merc facing an overwhelming force, or even the sole survivor of a pirate attack, there’s always an edge—and it’s up to the merc to find and exploit it!

Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey, “Hope is Not a Strategy” includes all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe by some of the bestselling Indie authors currently in the business. These authors take on various aspects of the universe, giving you additional insight into a galaxy that isn’t at war…but definitely isn’t at peace. There’s only one thing for sure in the 4HU—anything’s possible…for a fistful of credits!

Inside, you’ll find:
Preface by Chris Kennedy
Golden Ticket by Jonathan P. Brazee
The Tide Changes by Craig Martelle
Something You Are Not by Kevin Steverson
Hijacked! by Terry Mixon
The Wagner Method by Josh Hayes
Paying the Price by Scott Moon
Without a Shot by Chris Fox
Raid by Mark Wandrey
Second Chances by Kevin McLaughlin
The Problem of the Qualis by Brian Niemeier
Eye on the Prize by Nathan Hystad
Earworm by Robert E. Hampson
A Guilded Affair by Chris Kennedy
Sunset by A.K. DuBoff
Survivor by Kacey Ezell

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Keystroke International Ep 1.04 - Book Covers That Sell Books

March 2, 2019

The book talk for this episode is Unchosen by Rick Partlow from Keystroke Mediums first anthology, Kingdoms of Iron and Stone.

Keystroke Medium International is a destination for readers, writers, either or both and is hosted by Ralph Kern and Jon Evans.

For our fourth episode, Devon Ford joins Ralph and Jon and we discuss book covers.

Your book cover is crucial to finding readers. We discuss why the choice of book cover is so important, how to avoid the pitfalls when looking for a book cover and why hitting the genre tropes is crucial.

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Revenge of the Pantsers with Steve Beaulieu - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.10

March 1, 2019

To wrap up our series on plotting, we're bringing on a pantser to discuss discovery writing strategies. Steve is the author of the much-loved Buried Goddess Saga, an editor, book designer, and publisher at Aethon Books. In this episode of TWJ, he breaks down discovery writing strategies for individual novels, across series, and with an author collaborator.

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This Episode of The Writer’s Journey is brought to you by: Captain Phenom: The Amazing World of Captain Phenom (Book 1) by K.R. McClellan

Not Your Average Superhero!

Charlie Platt is a fifteen-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, a loner who likes to draw superheroes. Just about everyone at his school picks on him and calls him Charlie Splat. His only true friend is his next-door neighbor, Maggie McGee, a tomboy a year younger than Charlie.

One day while at a routine doctor’s appointment, he is accidentally given a serum intended for adult test subjects to help cure cerebral palsy, but unbeknownst to anyone, this particular serum had been radiated by being set down too near uranium meant for an atom bomb brought into the city by terrorists.

With the mutated serum in his blood, Charlie starts to feel stronger. He finds out that when he gets put under stress, he mutates into Captain Phenom, a super-strong, super-fast hero for the people. He sets out to get even with the bullies who have made his life hell, but when he learns of the terrorist threat to the city, he has a new objective.

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How Do I Structure a Novel? with Clark Chamberlain - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.09

February 27, 2019

So you know the basics of story structure, and now you're ready to apply it to a novel. In this episode of TWJ, we dig deep into novel structure with guest host Clark Chamberlain, editor and writing coach. We cover how to evaluate your plot's strengths and weakness, create plot twists and seed in clues, and craft that "surprising but inevitable" ending.

You can find more of Clark's videos at:

The Book Editor Show - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtyhbkFPPYF30HuTICTITEw 

"Punch Them in the Gut: Writing Fiction With Emotional Impact" Course - https://www.udemy.com/user/clark24/

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This episode of The Writer’s Journey is brought to you by: Minds of Men by Kacey Ezell

2018 Dragon Award Finalist--Best Alternate History Novel

Evelyn Adamsen grew up knowing she had to hide her psychic abilities, lest she be labeled a witch. However, when the U.S. Army Air Corps came calling in 1943, looking for psychic women to help their beleaguered bomber force, Evelyn answered, hoping to use her powers to integrate the bomber crews and save American lives.

She was extremely successful at it…until her aircraft got shot down.

Now, Evelyn is on the run in Occupied Europe, with a special unit of German Fallschirmjager and an enemy psychic on her heels. Worse, Evelyn learns that using her psychic powers functions as a strobe that highlights her to the enemy.

As the enemy psychic closes in, Evelyn is faced with a dilemma in her struggle to escape—how can she make it back to England when the only talent she has will expose her if she uses it?

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Ask the Editor on Keystroke Medium, Ep 1.01

February 26, 2019

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Ask the Editor with Ellen Campbell and special guest Devon C. Ford.

Ellen has opened her editorial wiles to answer any and all of your questions!

Today she tackles questions such as:
- Can you read a book without editing it in your head?
- What is your favorite color of red?
- Why?

And more!

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Ep 4.08 - LIVE! with Joshua Dalzelle

February 25, 2019

Josh and Scott are joined by Joshua Dalzelle to discuss his latest and greatest works.

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This episode of Keystroke Medium is brought to you by: Recon: The Expansion Series Book 1 by Devon C. Ford

The universe is expanding, and so is humanity’s reach

Years after clean energy ended the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, a lull of peace encompasses all of humanity. Some think we should travel to the distant corners of the galaxy, others oppose the idea, thinking that the harnessed singularity reactors are unnatural.

When a terrorist group attacks the Lunar colony, members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force are divided as a result of the incursion. 

Years later, Lieutenant Commander Kyle Torres comes face to face with old friends, as he’s thrown into an assignment that could change everything: a reconnaissance mission with huge implications for humanity and science alike. 

Start the epic journey as Earth begins its venture into deep space, where not everything is as it seems. From Devon C Ford, the best-selling author of the hit Post-Apocalyptic series, After It Happened.

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Keystroke International Ep 1.03 - The 7 Basic Book Plots

February 24, 2019

The book discussion for this episode is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

Keystroke Medium International is a destination for readers, writers, either or both and is hosted by Ralph Kern and Jon Evans.

For our third episode, we are joined by Lauren Moore, an upcoming author and amazing editor.

Our main topic for this show is The Seven Basic Plots, the story archetypes that you can use as guidelines when you’re establishing your plot.

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This episode of Keystroke Medium is brought to you by: Kingdoms of Iron and Stone

Heroes are not born, they're forged.

Kingdoms of Iron and Stone is an anthology of monumental proportions, featuring a collection of epic fantasy themed stories by some of today’s best authors.

Edited by two of the best editors in the business, Ellen Campbell and Lauren Moore, these fourteen stories of knights, wizards, thieves, and dragons will take you on an incredible journey through many amazing worlds, filled with great characters on unforgettable adventures.

Inside you’ll find:
A Foreword by Michael J Sullivan (NYT Bestselling Author of the Riyria Revelations)
“Unchosen” by Rick Partlow
“King Edrick and the Dragon” by Kacey Ezell
“The Beast of Balmonna” by C.Steven Manley
“Brothers” by Nathan Hystad
“The Prince, the Thief, and the Dragon” by Paul Summerhayes
“Blueback Flight” by Dean Floyd
“Thirty Silver Pieces” by Monroe Todd
“Black Tongued Heathen” by Kalene Williams
“On the Hunt” by Wayne Ligon
“Little Mage” by Cassidy Taylor
“The Wrath of Khazafel” by Blake Arthur Peel
“The Guardian” by Amanda Kaye
“The Nightmare Tree” by James Evans
“The Westfield Line” by Scott Moon

Produced by Keystroke Medium, the #1 community for authors of all levels and walks of life.

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