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
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
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
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!
We’re happy to welcome author Raymond Miller back to the coffee house. Raymond reads part of a story for us, and takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster through Kentucky and From the Train Station, along with his experience writing in the time of Covid19. He talks about understanding life through the stories you’ve been told, and the styles and choices of authors. … Continue…Episode 54 – An Interview with Raymond Miller
We have the answers – what were the questions? With so many universities and classes starting to have their various curricula online, we shopped around to look at various definitions and opinions on what elements make up stories of varying lengths. Then we throw out some of our favorite stories and compare against the formula, to test for accuracy. … Continue…Episode 42 – Life, the Universe, and Everything
When you’re world building for a story or novel, you need to figure out how magic works. The coffee shop writers chat about how to build something coherent, something that makes sense, and the pondering of magic that doesn’t get in the way of a story. Or how magic can become a story. And how red coffee is the best coffee. … Continue…Episode 36 – Systemic Magic
Television, Movies, episodic podcasts; in storytelling there’s a definite trend for watching or following a series of stories with an over-arching theme or plot presented in episodes. … Continue…Episode 27 – Storytelling by Episodes
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!
Jeannie and John chatting about how they get inspired to get things done, as well as keep track of what they’re writing and what resources are available. … Continue…Episode 21 – The Inspiration to Get Things Done