It’s not every day we get to talk to someone who single-handedly launched a genre. Harry Turtledove is the father of alternative history fiction, alongside his many fantasy and science fiction novels and stories. We caught up with him to talk about how to play the “what if” game in historic storytelling. … Continue…Episode 77 – Alternative History with Harry Turtledove
Carol Berg, an extremely popular writer with the female hockey player set, joined us to talk about how she builds stories based on characters and questions. … Continue…Episode 61 – Interview with Carol Berg
The publishing world has contracted, fractured, been redefined, genre shifted, and been driven by new technology all at once. Who really truly knows which way is up, or where the future trends come from? … Continue…The Next Big Thing (and Rule 34)
Jeannie, John, and Raymond Miller wish they were at the Bean Scene, and run through a creative writing site for paranormal Authors. Being delighted by the find, our intrepid writers click on the random generator and talk out how to use this to create a story treatment. … Continue…Episode 57 – Scene it, Done that!
From space opera to fantasy and YA, Kate writes great character-driven stories for everyone. We contacted Kate from the ground-to-space zoom medium on Planet Hawaii, and with minor robotic interference here and there managed to get her to tell us how she does it. … Continue…Episode 49 – Kate Elliott Totally Rules
Today we sat down with Hugo-award winning author David D. Levine to talk about how he got started in writing from short stories up to his latest novels. Grab a coffee and come learn his path to being a novelist, from engineering to fiction. … Continue…Episode 46 – David Levine
Special guest Karen Brenchley joins the coffee club to talk about writing groups. What is a writing group, and how do you organize it? What goals can you accomplish? What are official ones versus what can
you do locally for free? … Continue…Episode Eight – Writer Groups & Editing