Bruce helps advance the question what the term “literary” means. Is it a commercial label? Is it a publishing market category for how to put similar books together in a bookstore? Class distinction or participation is one way to look, but so is technical accomplishment. In any case, learning to write seems a noble (and spiritual) way to squander your time as well as a social network, and Bruce has been amazing over a long and fruitful career as both a writer and educator. … Continue…Episode 92 – Interview with Bruce Holland Rogers
There are writers who can take one genre and then turn it into multiple genres before they’re done – and you can’t put the books down. We sat down one of our favorites who gets away with it all the time. Charles Stross, unrepentant Pantser, as he labels himself, tells us all about his books, his inspirations, his process, and his latest projects. … Continue…Episode 86 – Charlie Stross, Harbinger of Our Times
We finally have a chance to catch up with Kit Kerr, writer of the magnificent Deverry series which runs for 16 books and spans over 40 years of her writing career. Kit talks with us about her inspiration, how her process worked in writing the saga, and some of the research to create her world. … Continue…Episode 64 – Interview with Katharine Kit Kerr
Today we zoom into focusing on writing song lyrics and music. Our guest Jeff Brown is a singer and songwriter who talks about his writing process, how he got started writing his own music, and inspiration as well as methods. … Continue…Episode 47 – With a Song in my Heart
Jeannie and John sit down with the splendid Madeleine Robins, author of multiple books and series. She talks about how she got started writing, her inspirations, and the constant love of research that helps her write great historic fiction. … Continue…Episode 43 – An Interview with Madeleine Robins
Here we are, all safely quarantined. How do we stay focused on our creativity? How do we keep creating art? Can we use these current events as inspiration for characters, for scenarios, for plot points? I think we can. Have a cup of coffee with John and Jeannie as they chat on the topic of creativity in a stifling, stressful environment. … Continue…Episode 39 – Podcasting in the Time of Cholera
The Silver Anniversary episode! Jeannie goes on a rant (Many F Bombs) on the topic of cliches found in writing. The words used to only describe women, or only men, and it may be time to move past them in writing. Also Chaz asks are odd numbers sexier? … Continue…Episode 25 – Death to Cliches!