We sat down with Ukrainian author RB Lemberg to talk about their book The Four Profound Weaves, which was a Nebula, Ignyte, and Locus award finalist. It is a story of two mature (for a wonderful change) transgendered people going off on an heroic journey to discover who they are and what they can do in the Birdverse world. … Continue…Episode 148 – Interview with RB Lemberg
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