Ep 3.50 - LIVE! KSM Roundtable - Writing Process

October 31, 2018

Tonight on Live! we have Josh, Scott, Ralph, Lauren and Steve talking all things writing process and how to get those first words and the next words down. (Ignore Josh saying it's Ep 49, it is truly Ep 50!)

 

This episode of LIVE! Is brought to you by: The Emissary by Terrance Mulloy

THE WAR FOR MANKIND’S FUTURE WILL BE FOUGHT NOW

Perfect for fans of hard-edged military sci-fi, alien invasion, and time travel thrillers.

Arriving home after a harrowing tour of duty on a hostile alien world, USC Sergeant Matt Reeves has just learned the enemy - an insidious species of humanoid known as the Wraith - may be preparing to attack Earth again. A widower with a nine-year-old daughter, Matt doesn't need any reminding of what’s at stake. With much of Earth still in ruins, and its military forces stretched beyond capacity fighting an interstellar war, there is no way mankind could survive another invasion. Teetering on the brink of defeat, the United Space Command is desperate to find some form of leverage.

Enter The Emissary Program.

Matt learns the USC have been secretly experimenting with time travel to alter the outcome of the war - and they want him to be their next guinea pig - sending him back to Washington DC, forty-eight years before the invasion. His mission: help a small team of scientists locate a brilliant virologist, whose work may hold the key to eradicating the Wraith from existence.

Can Matt and his team successfully change the future and save mankind? Or will they learn the Wraith have already altered the past and won the war?

In the thrilling sci-fi traditions of The Terminator, Aliens, and 12 Monkeys, The Emissary is the explosive first installment in The Earth Epsilon Wars. Pick up your copy today!

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Ep 3.49 - LIVE! KSM Roundtable: Newbie Takeover

October 26, 2018

Tonight on Thursday Night LIVE! The newbies take over and run the show. Lauren, Steve, Kalene, and Chuck answer a variety of burning questions. Try/Fail cycles of the main character, action scenes, short stories, so much more! Followed by a last-second treat, their favorite baby animal.

 

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Ep 3.48 - LIVE! KSM Roundtable - Action Scenes

October 23, 2018

We almost have the whole crew tonight, plus Steve Beaulieu, to talk about writing action scenes that don’t suck!

 

This episode of LIVE! Is brought to you by: Fire at Will by Christian Kallias

The Galaxy's in big trouble, and it's up to Kevin, his dog Boomer, and a quirky talking cat to save the day. What could possibly go wrong?

After saving the Arcadian Confederate from certain destruction, Kevin's consciousness is cast back to Earth. Victory is sweet, but life on Earth is boring. It doesn't take long for him to start missing his galaxy-trotting adventures.

But you should be careful what you wish for: when a Kregan operative bent on revenge shows up to hunt Kevin down, everything starts to unravel. The galaxy's in grave danger, and it looks like Kevin's the only one who can save it.

Not to worry! The Arcadians have sent their best engineer to help Kevin in his quest...who also happens to be a talking cat with a less than ideal attitude.

If Kevin can't whip this motley crew into shape, the galaxy's doomed. Which means Earth is doomed...and as boring as it is, Kevin's starting to realize there's no place like home.

Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JGX1KF2

 

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Ep 3.47 - LIVE! with James L Young

October 16, 2018

Tonight on LIVE! James L. Young (aka Dr. Young) joins us to talk about how he combined his love of history with his love of writing.

Author Website: https://vergassy.com/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/James-Young/e/B00AVKCQZQ/

 

This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by: Peaceful Pines by Crystal Harper

Love finds you when you find yourself.

Summer Phillips is ready for a fresh start. When her Manhattan yoga studio fails, she heads back to her hometown. The Pines is an idyllic tourist destination in Vermont, but Summer longs for more in her life than small-town festivals and working for her dentist father. She’s welcomed with open arms, but soon discovers things have changed since she left.

Jake Moretti is recovering from the death of his close friend, who willed him everything he owned, including the hardware store. He’s lived there a year, but doesn’t quite feel like he fits in with the locals.

Summer begins to build her life back with the help of her friends and family. She takes over teaching yoga classes at the local rec center, which reignites her passion for teaching. Even though they’re each seeing different people, Jake becomes an attraction Summer can’t ignore, and she finds herself drawn to his warmth and charm. He’s everything she’s ever wanted.

When an old friend comes visiting with a once in a lifetime opportunity, Summer must make a choice about where she truly belongs in life. Does she follow her dreams in business or in love? Can she have it all, or will people get hurt along the way?

Peaceful Pines is the heartwarming first book in The Pines Series by an up-and-coming star in the genre, Crystal Harper.

Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H74SM6M

 

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Ep 3.46 - LIVE! KSM Roundtable - Murky Middle

October 11, 2018

Tonight on Season 3 Ep. 46 we’ll be talking about the murky middle. If you missed our roundtable discussions on what it takes to make an epic beginning and ending, you can find both of those videos on our YouTube channel and in the podcast list.

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Epic Beginnings: https://keystrokemedium.podbean.com/e/ep-331-live-ksm-roundtable-epic-beginnings/

Epic Endings: https://keystrokemedium.podbean.com/e/ep-332-live-ksm-roundtable-epic-endings/

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Epic Beginnings: https://youtu.be/CpNuSZxcmx4

Epic Endings: https://youtu.be/Z2aGIFrHo-g

This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by: Darklanding Omnibus Books 1-3: Assignment Darklanding, Ike Shot the Sheriff, & Outlaws (Darklanding Omnis)

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A frontier world. One Sheriff. And all the action one Spaceport can't hold. Darklanding is the wild, wild west of known space. Sheriff Thaddeus Fry will never completely leave the battlefields of Centauri Prime. His assignment as the Sheriff of Darklanding, could be a do-nothing job, or it could get him killed.

Book 01 – Faced with a dangerous collapse that could kill hundreds of workers, the new sheriff leaps into action and gets the story of Darklanding started.

Book 02 - There’s unrest among the miners. Desperation sets in for the Company Man. One wrong decision will destroy her career. The sheriff doesn’t care about any of that. There are strangers in town. One or all of them may be enemies. And how does a mysterious runaway fit into the picture?

Book 03 - Unrefined ore is moved by a state of the art mono-rail from the mines to the spaceport. It’s never gone off the tracks. Until now. What kind of crew is crazy enough to mess with SagCon’s investments?

Fans of Firefly, Bonanza, and Tombstone will love this new series. Join us today and every 18 days, you’ll get a new episode of Darklanding.

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Ep 3.45 - Tactical Storytelling with Chuck Manley Pt. 2 of 2

October 11, 2018

On Thursday night LIVE! Chuck talks about Tactical Storytelling - Pt. 2 - Gathering intel. It's time to write the story!

 

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Ep 3.43 - Tactical Storytelling with Chuck Manley Pt. 1 of 2

October 11, 2018

On Thursday night LIVE! Chuck talks about Tactical Storytelling - Pt. 1 - Setting the Goal. How do you find the next story?

 

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Ep 3.44 - LIVE! with John Paul Parrot

October 9, 2018

John Paul Parrot is a disgruntled Systems Analyst who wanders the Canadian wastelands saving small villages with the power of Kung Fu.  He’s the author behind the hit fitness blog, dysfunctionalparrot.com, which hosts over twenty-five hundred views a day. He distilled all of his health tips into a single comedic but informative book, Dr. Parrot's Guide to Becoming a Lean, Mean, Killing Machine, which teaches readers how to transform their lifestyle into one that’s more successful and healthy.

Author Website: http://dysfunctionalparrot.com/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/John-Paul-Parrot/e/B00W34BXWA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1538437474&sr=8-1

This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by: The Queen of Crows by Myke Cole

Myke Cole, star of CBS's Hunted and author of the Shadow Ops series returns with book two of the Sacred Throne Trilogy: The Queen of Crows.

In this epic fantasy sequel, Heloise stands tall against overwhelming odds—crippling injuries, religious tyrants—and continues her journey from obscurity to greatness with the help of alchemically-empowered armor and an unbreakable spirit.

No longer just a shell-shocked girl, she is now a figure of revolution whose cause grows ever stronger. But the time for hiding underground is over. Heloise must face the tyrannical Order and win freedom for her people.

"A heart-wrenching, blood-racing, all-around page-turner. Spare, vivid and surprisingly sensual, with a small, fierce heroine who will stick in your mind and live in your soul."—Diana Gabaldon on The Armored Saint

The Sacred Throne Trilogy

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Ep 3.42 - LIVE! with Chris Pourteau & David Bruns

September 25, 2018

Josh and Scott interview Chris Pourteau and David Bruns on tonights Monday Night LIVE! David shares his story going from the corporate trenches to becoming a full-time writer. It involves a supportive spouse, lots of dedication, working solo and with collaborators, and now a hybrid author deal. Chris introduces his journey in self-publishing. Nick Cole and other authors convinced him that indie publishing wasn’t just a vanity publishing thing, but a legitimate way that disciplined authors could get their well-crafted books out there.

Author Website: chrispourteau.com   davidbruns.com

 

This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by: THE LAZARUS PROTOCOL by Chris Porteau and David Bruns

Four lives collide as Earth stands on the brink of mass extinction…

Mother Nature is mad as hell. Monster hurricanes … freak sandstorms … roasting wildfires. Species disappear every day. Is humanity next?

 Though some believe our future lies among the stars, the American President funds the Lazarus Protocol—a last-ditch attempt to reverse Earth’s climate crisis through geoengineering. But the New Earth Order—a mysterious league of reactionary activists with sleeper agents around the world—pursues another outcome: the subjugation of mankind to nature itself.

 A brilliant billionaire who wants to save the world. A lunar engineer called home to bury her father. A disgraced veteran haunted by yesterday's mistakes. A US Army colonel, desperate to save as many people as possible.

 Four lives. One planet. And one last chance to save it…

 Brought to you by the best-selling writing team of Bruns & Pourteau, The Lazarus Protocol is the first installment in The SynCorp Saga, a new series of dark sci-fi thrillers about the corporate takeover of our solar system.

 Pick up The Lazarus Protocol to discover this exciting new series today!

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Ep 3.41 - Thursday Wild Card! with Richard Fox & Jon Del Arroz

September 21, 2018

Tonight, Scott, Chuck and Ralph talk with Richard Fox and Jon Del Arroz about their upcoming graphic novel set in the universe of the best selling Ember War Saga!

 

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