You’ve heard of people diving into all kinds of projects during Covid. Meet Don Fike, who actually wrote a novel over the last two years. We ask Don how he did it. Also, the most brilliant book club in North San Diego County, if not the world. … Continue…Episode 155 – Interview with Don Fike
Chris Jones started his career as a sports writer, who branched out into other journalism, then editing, and wrote one of the best books we love on the business end of your writing career. Chris writes the truth: There is no 3-minute montage that works to make you a bestselling author. And his biggest lesson from 20 years of professional writing is that you have to go all business once you submit it. … Continue…Episode 151 – The Art & Business of Writing with Chris Jones
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
In this episode, we interview Adrian Grady, who we know as a singer, and learned about as a songwriter, author, publicist, consultant, and other roles and titles in the Creative field. She gives excellent advice to artists and creators of all types and describes some of the philosophy behind her new book, and the genre of sexpunk. Check out her music and writing, and her stories here! … Continue…Episode 141 – Interview with Adrianne Grady
What technologies have changed in the modern era that make older stories seem quaint, or even to the young, incomprehensible? Jeannie, Dave, and author Berry Kercheval sit down to talk about how descriptions and tech can become outdated with time – sometimes in a way that’s funny, and sometimes in a way that renders the description unrelatable in the modern world. Or maybe they were impossible to start with. “Zoom and enhance so we can read that handwritten address on the sticky note!” Yeah, no. … Continue…Episode 135 – Outdated Tech References
In the shadows of both the beeriest and brightest cities in America lurk crime and corruption. One well dress civilized man wearing a snap brim fedora fights against the forces of evil. Who is this man?
David S. Pedersen has written some wonderful noir detective stories, and been short listed for the Lambda awards. He is an amateur architect, and doesn’t know why they are called snap brim fedoras either. These, and other questions are discussed in episode 133 of Writers Drinking Coffee. … Continue…Episode 133 – The Noir Snap Brim
Lyndsie is an artist and a writer, and a frequent guest at Steampunk conventions for her subject matter and experience on the topic. Dave and Jeannie sit down with Lyndsie today to discuss Steampunk and British Colonialism, science, mad science, fantasy, and more. If you love brass goggles, brown leather boots, and thinking about alternative power sources for machinery, this is for you! … Continue…Episode 129 – Alternative Steampunk with Lyndsie Clark
John and Dave interview Joel Righetti about his storytelling podcast. Tales from the Dungeon is a fantasy fiction podcast that will immerse you in a mystical world filled with swords and magic, heroes, and villains. … Continue…Episode 112 – Tales from the Dungeon
The Kickstarter is going strong for the Adventures in Oz 5e RPG, and Jeannie and Dave (both contributing writers) sit down with David Speakman and Aaron Cheung from Double Critical to talk about the mechanics of cranking out a major game module set in L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz. … Continue…Episode 107 – Adventures in Oz!
In which we explore TV and other Tropes in writing. A Trope can be defined as a cliche, but it can also be a leitmotif (in the musical sense) or standard devices used in serial dramas. We think it works for any writing, playing to the audience’s expectations of the narrative. … Continue…Episode 104 – Tropes and Perspectives