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Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 73 - Obstacles to Writing - Broken Time

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 73 - Obstacles to Writing - Broken Time

January 25, 2022

Getting my caffeine locked and loaded as we put the breaks on and talk about recharging the batteries.

Ep. 7.04 - LIVE! Writing Habits with Rachel Aukes

Ep. 7.04 - LIVE! Writing Habits with Rachel Aukes

January 24, 2022

Today prolific science author Rachel Aukes joins us to talk about writing habits, consistency, and her latest space opera series Waymaker Wars.

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

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

The Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

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

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Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 72 - Obstacles to Writing - Overload

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 72 - Obstacles to Writing - Overload

January 18, 2022

Learn to say no, with Angelina Singer, author of the Upper World Series.

Ep 7.03 - LIVE! January’s Writing Roundtable

Ep 7.03 - LIVE! January’s Writing Roundtable

January 17, 2022

Let's talk about writing.

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

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

The Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

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

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Under the Iceberg | Episode 01

Under the Iceberg | Episode 01

January 15, 2022

We'll look at the challenges, setbacks, obstacles, and failures that it took for authors to reach their level of success.

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

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

The Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

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

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Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 71 - Barriers to writing w/ Dean Floyd

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 71 - Barriers to writing w/ Dean Floyd

January 15, 2022

Sitting down with fellow author and host of the KSM Show, Under the Iceberg, Dean Floyd jumps in to join us in talking about distractions slowing your productivity.

Ep 7.02 - LIVE! Maintaining Productivity w/ Blake Arthur Peel

Ep 7.02 - LIVE! Maintaining Productivity w/ Blake Arthur Peel

January 10, 2022

Josh and Scott discuss productivity with author Blake Arthur Peel, and how he balances family, business, and getting them words!

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon

Special: Blake Arthur Peel

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

06:28 Weekly update— Dusty Tome Edition

-We use Plottr!

https://plottr.com?ref=190

Josh: Thirteen straight days of writing in 2022! Over halfway on a short story with Amy Duboff. Scrivener on iPad woes. Good progress on Weaponized. Doing lots of planning on fantasy trilogy. Writing on the skins of his enemies (i.e. parchment and fountain pen). Finished reading The Deep Man for Baen’s podcast.

https://amzn.to/324ZDOS

Scott: Working on Reaper #13 and edits back from Blue Sun Armada #3 with a new editor (Kalene!), working on some side projects. Listing his house soon. Scott needs more bookshelves. Family times!

Blake: Getting over the holiday pandemic. Working on a new series for Aethon books—fantasy trilogy.

12:00 Main Event— LIVE! Maintaining Productivity w/ Blake Arthur Peel

-How Blake plans out his novel. X chapters at Y words, and then outlines to the estimation, give or take.

-The struggles of writing larger books.

-Multiple POVs = longer books.

-Writing each POV at a time vs. writing chapters serially.

-Blake’s new novel series Frostworld

https://amzn.to/3Fu6LSr

-Gamelit vs. litgrpg (litrpg is sucked into a game, gamelit is a world governed by game-like mechanics)

-Adventure tourism?

-Love for the planet of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/

-Mixing caste, Vikings, and class systems into a gamelit slurry.

-Is Ender’s Game litrpg?

https://amzn.to/3ri8Ls1

TRON!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/

-Movies that are groundbreaking for their time.

Blake’s Fall of Radiance YA epic fantasy series

https://amzn.to/3qxQffO

-Differences between writing YA and gamelit types of fantasies.

-The importance of reading what you write.

-Gamelit/litrpg lends itself to planning/plotting vs. normal fantasy.

-The tropes of gamelit/litrpg (progression, stats…).

-The importance of stretching yourself as a writer.

-Blake’s writing process and productivity.

-Every outline changes with each series.

-Fall of Radiance was sticky notes chapters.

-Newer outlines are done on the phone.

-Text app and dictation.

-Blake uses werdsmith for text

https://www.werdsmith.com

-Blake uses Dragon Anywhere for dictation

https://www.nuance.com/dragon/dragon-anywhere.html

Tip: You can add fantasy names with Custom Words in the app.

-Scott uses Speechify after dictating to convert to text.

https://speechify.com

-Josh still uses the Olympus Voice Recorder WS-853 with 8GB, Voice Balancer, True Stereo Mic

https://amzn.to/2JLGasN

-Also uses the JustRecord app for dictation on the fly.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/just-press-record/id1033342465

-Love/hate with Google Docs (mostly on the phone is bad).

‘You can fix bad writing, but you can’t fix no writing.’

-Best time of day to write.

-Blake’s plan for his new series.

-Other projects (co-writiing with his wife on a new litrpg series).

-Flash Fiction competition is coming! Visit our facebook page!

-Who’s the celebrity judge…?

1:00:20 Closing remarks

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

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

The Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

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

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Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 70 - The First Obstacle

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 70 - The First Obstacle

January 4, 2022

Clear a path! Coffee coming through!

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

The Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

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

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Ep 7.01 - LIVE! Season 7 Kick-off Event

Ep 7.01 - LIVE! Season 7 Kick-off Event

January 3, 2022

Starting 2022 with a BANG! Come hang out with the LIVE! crew and kick start your writing in the new year!

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

The Writer’s Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

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

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Marathon Author 49 - 2021 Year in Review and Hello 2022

Marathon Author 49 - 2021 Year in Review and Hello 2022

December 30, 2021

It's the last week of 2021!

  • time to wax nostalgic for what I did and didn't get done this year
  • why work maybe happened (or didn't)
  • and what I'm going to do about it for 2022

This episode was not brought to you by the Wheel of Time television series.

 

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