Mark Shaiken rides again! We talk again with the author of the 3J legal procedural novels about his most recent release Unfair Discrimination, writing a lot during lockdown, and changes in procedure. The book and discussion are wide ranging and of interest to readers and authors alike. … Continue…Episode 168 – Interview with Mark Shaiken
SpaceMan Sam, a proud advocate and expert on Space Tourism, talks with Dave and John about Adventure Tourism and book writing. He provides a lot of good information both historical and looking forward about upcoming travel opportunities, and explains the need for a Good Zero Gravity Cocktail glass. His book writing advice is surprisingly simple. … Continue…Episode 150 – Space Tourism with Sam
Jennifer Nestojko, writer, poet, teacher, and bard discusses some of her new works with us and recommends some excellent reading. She schools John with facts on writing, and highlights symbolism, women, and disability, though not all together. We had a very good time talking with her, and you will have a good time listening to her! … Continue…Episode 147 – Interview with Jennifer Nestojko
Anyone can get blocked in writing. It can be agonizing over an opening and how much exposition to put in, plotting how to take over the world, or even just herding cats to give you time to write. Jeannie invited Madeleine Robins and Cliff Winnig back to talk about their individual blocks in an attempt to crowdsource ideas about building plot events as a demonstration of how you might be able to get past blocks of your own with friends. … Continue…Episode 114 – The Block Party
With special guest L. Douglas Garrett. Doug writes novels about the life of an operative in various parts of the world. From dirt, tribal loyalties, and the importance of family, he describes bringing real life experience as an operative to create realism in his thrillers. … Continue…Episode 34 – Knife Fight to the Death, baby!
Adjectives and verbs and adverbs and more! Cliches are made of words. Most cliches derived from accuracy, but lose their meaning over time. Our eggnog-sodden team looks into old ones. We pick at many of our favorites. … Continue…Episode 26 – Death by Cliche part Deux