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September 30 2013


Firsts in Fiction Podcast: Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for Writing |

Aaron Gansky and Steve McLain take a look at Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for Writing. http://aarongansky.com/elmore-leonards-10-rules-of-writing/

September 16 2013


Firsts in Fiction: Archetypes without Stereotypes |

Turns out most stories and novels pull from the same well. We call this well "archetypes." Steve and Aaron discuss how to utilize them for maximum effect. http://aarongansky.com/archetypes-without-stereotypes/

September 08 2013


Dinner Party Download: On the new video game "The Novelist" about Writer's Block

August 26 2013


pod002: The second big thing (with Scott Sparling) - yuvi zalkow

In this podcast episode, I talk with Scott Sparling about the challenges of writing the second book. We talk about bringing a work-in-progress into your heart when it wasn't born in the heart. We talk about the egomaniacalness of comparing your work to the Beatles. We discuss the pros and cons of having a deadline for your writing project. We discuss bad book sales, writing in tree houses, stones on the beach, delusions of grandeur, depression, tenacity, stubbornness, and masturbating while writing. Enjoy! http://yuvizalkow.com/podcast/002/

August 20 2013


Nga Pakiwaituhi: New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels

Nga Pakiwaituhi presents a diverse selection of work by some of the most powerful voices in contemporary New Zealand comics, from established, internationally-acclaimed professionals to underground artists and emerging talents. In recent years, New Zealand comics creators have achieved unprecedented visibility and success, both here and overseas. A growing number of New Zealand graphic novels, comic books, webcomics and zines are helping to establish the local comics scene as one of the liveliest corners of our cultural landscape Panel Discussion: 6pm Wednesday 10 April, 2013. Featuring Dylan Horrocks, Adrian Kinnaird, Sarah Laing and Sam Orchard. http://stpaulst.aut.ac.nz/2013/nga-pakiwaituhi

The Sound of Young America: Elmore Leonard

Posted Tue, 07/03/2007 - 11:04 by Jesse Thorn. Elmore Leonard is one of America's most treasured and acclaimed writers of popular fiction. He's written 41 novels, having started writing westerns for magazines in the 50s. His latest, "Up in Honey's Room," is set on the homefront during World War II, a war of which Leonard is himself a veteran. http://www.maximumfun.org/blog/2007/07/podcast-tsoya-elmore-leonard.html

August 19 2013


Starting Your Book |

Ever wonder the best way to begin your book? Outline? Discovery writing? Snowflakes? Hear what Steve and I have to say on the issue. http://aarongansky.com/starting-your-book/

August 07 2013


Scriptnotes 2: How to get an agent and/or manager

“How do I get an agent and/or manager?” It’s an intractable question because while most working screenwriters have representation, no two of them got it the same way. If you ask a panel of writers, you’ll hear a series of anecdotes, but you won’t get a better sense of what next steps you should take. http://johnaugust.com/2011/scriptnotes-episode-2

July 25 2013


Make It Then Tell Everybody

Viv Schwarz and Dan Berry talk hospital clowns, creative processes and writing the voice of a character.

Guardian Books podcast: Australian writing at the Adelaide festival

This time, we're looking at the world from an Australian perspective. Publisher Michael Heyward introduces us to an ambitious project to republish all of Australia's lost classics, while critic Geordie Williamson regrets the demise of "ozlit". We rediscover the veteran novelist Christopher Koch, author of The Year of Living Dangerously, and meet some of the rising stars in the Antipodean poetry firmament. We take advice from fans of the Adelaide festival as to what books we should be reading, and we go in search of the new Aboriginal literature. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2013/mar/08/australian-writing-adelaide-festival-podcast

July 18 2013


Encore Episode: The 7 Benefits of Keeping a Journal [Podcast] | Michael Hyatt

In this episode, I talk about the benefits of keeping a journal. I also share my own practice and offer a few tips, including software recommendations. http://michaelhyatt.com/encore-episode-the-7-benefits-of-keeping-a-journal-podcast.html

June 02 2013


Interview with Jake Bible

April 10 2013


Meg Wolitzer's Novel The Interestings

Meg Wolitzer discusses her new novel, The Interestings, a panoramic story about what becomes of early talent, and the roles that art, money, and even envy can play in close friendships. It follows a group of teenagers who met at summer camp in the 1970s into adulthood. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2013/apr/09/meg-wolitzers-novel-interestings/

April 02 2013


Drabblecast 69 – The Story-Teller | The Drabblecast

August 19 2012


AISFP 162 – Michael Moorcock —€” Adventures in SciFi Publishing

Grand Master Michael Moorcock joins us to discuss several new projects, including his Dr. Who novel Coming Of The Terraphiles. He discusses how the opportunity to write for Who came about, BBC not allowing cigar smoking lizards in the manuscript, putting a toaster on the TARDIS, the role of the Absurd in Dr. Who, his favorite Doctor, his new collection of essays, and Chris Roberson’s fine Elric comic book. http://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/2012/02/aisfp-162-michael-moorcock/

AISFP 98:€“ Paolo Bacigalupi —€” Adventures in SciFi Publishing

Like the true champion he is, recent Hugo-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi fights through respiratory issues to chat with us about the Campbell Conference, his collaboration with Tobias Buckell on the audible.com novella The Alchemist and The Executioness, and his YA novel Ship Breaker. Off course, we also discuss how The Windup Girl, arguably the greatest debut science fiction novel, came to be. You won’t want to miss Paolo’s account of the starts and stops he took to become a published author. http://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/2010/09/aisfp-98-%E2%80%93-paolo-bacigalupi/

AISFP 174 – Adam Christopher — Adventures in SciFi Publishing

Adam Christopher, author of Empire State and the new Seven Wonders, joins us to discuss his love for superheroes, his literary inspirations, science fiction period pieces and why superhero literature has not kept pace with superhero film. http://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/2012/08/aisfp-174-adam-christopher/

July 27 2012


Lois McMaster Bujold Interview - TDF EP 130 - The Dork Forest

Tags: writing

March 18 2012


How Chris Brogan Built His Content Platform

In this episode we discuss: How to write 2,000-4,000 words a day The critical importance of brevity in the digital age Why every online writer should read (and study) The Shipping News 2 ways to find endless content ideas Why it took Chris 8 years to gain his first 100 subscribers Brogan’s best advice on how to create a valuable content platform

March 17 2012


Fictional Thriller Tackles Dangers of High-Frequency Trading | PBS NewsHour | March 15, 2012 | PBS

Part of his series on Making $ense of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with author Robert Harris whose fictional take on Wall Street, "The Fear Index," stresses the dangers of algorithm-driven, high-frequency trading.
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