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
Raven’s love of vampires came from a love of Bram Stoker combined with history, science, and even religion over the ages. She brings new ideas into the paranormal romance horror/adventure novels, with ideas about super effective bio systems rather than sparkles or magic. Raven’s historic exploration is something we need more of in our would-be ageless paramours. … Continue…Episode 67 – Interview with Raven Belasco
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
Online writing sessions with friends has produced some interesting questions, and we chat about them today. How does the identity of the writer make a difference? How does identity inform the writing, and how does it portray the characters? We invite Alice Cornwell and Tiana Hanson back to the coffee couch to discuss the topic. … Continue…Episode 41 – The Writer’s Identity
Yes, indeed friends, welcome to Season 2. This is episode Triple-X, and it would be wrong not to honor that numeral designation with a talk about sex. There’s an ocean of possible targets here, so we’ve narrowed our focus how we and some of our favorite authors use sex to advance plot. … Continue…Episode 30 – Not Safe For Work
Do you write short stories? Our writers (and guest lawyer) discuss the difference between an Anthology and a Collection. Also for new writers – how do you know you’re being successful? How do you measure progress?
Special guests return – Karen Brenchley and Judith Szepesi … Continue…Episode Nine – Anthologies, Collections, and KPIs