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What Happens After NaNoWriMo?

November 3, 2019

November is upon us, which means it’s NaNoWriMo season again. To everyone who’s participating this year, go get ’em! And my sincerest congratulations to anyone who’s ever won NaNo. You’ve accomplished something I couldn’t do on my best day—you wrote a book! And you should be proud of yourself—I’m certainly proud of you. So, now […]

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TWJ 1.46: 5 Ways to Make Readers Happy with Jason Winn

October 10, 2019

Episode 1.46 – Recorded 10.10.2019 – “5 Ways to Make Readers Happy” with Jason Winn.

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Adding Sexual Tension

October 7, 2019

Sexual tension is expected in any romance or erotica story, but it can always work as a major or subordinate plot point for your speculative fiction work. While the ideas I point out here are not specific to any genre, they can be used in any work to spice things up. So what exactly is […]

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KSM LIVE! 4.38: AMA Roundtable for September 2019

October 4, 2019

Ep 4.38 – “Ask Me Anything” Roundtable. A wide-ranging open discussion of author topics.

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TWJ 1.45: Editors Talk: Tips for Engaging Reader Imagination

October 4, 2019

Episode 1.45 – Recorded 10.03.2019 – “Editors Talk: Tips for Engaging Reader Imagination”. What happens when three editors get four writing samples to talk writing craft tips? One good time. Okay…that might have been a little cheesy. But seriously. This episode is fun. Join Ellen, Kalene, and Lauren as they dig into the writer’s first […]

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TWJ 1.44: Approaching Subject Matter Experts with Walt Robillard

September 27, 2019

Episode 1.44 – Recorded 09.26.2019 – “Approaching Subject Matter Experts” with Walt Robillard. Need to know how a black hole works for your science fiction story? Never touched a gun, but you’re writing a shoot-’em-up scene? Kalene and Lauren have been there and bought the shirt. Tonight they ask military veteran, martial arts instructor, gun […]

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KSM LIVE! 4.37: Writing Space Opera with Rick Partlow

September 25, 2019

Ep 4.37 – Writing Space Opera with Rick Partlow. A conversation about space opera, aliens, space travel, Poppa Chuck’s new meme, and Rick Partlow’s epic books.

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TWJ 1.43: Dictation Tips for Authors with Kevin J. Anderson

September 20, 2019

Episode 1.43 – Recorded 09.19.2019 – “Dictation Tips for Authors” with Kevin J. Anderson. Ready to up your word count game? Need to bust through writer’s block? Thinking about getting into dictation, but you’re not sure how? With over 165 novels and 15 million words written, Kevin J. Anderson, the author of “On Being a […]

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KSM LIVE! 4.36: Writing Super Heroes with Jeffery H. Haskell

September 17, 2019

Ep 4.36 – Writing Super Heroes with Jeffery H. Haskell. Want to write about epic superheroes? We sit down with the best-selling author of the Superhero by Night series, Jeffery H. Haskell to find out how!

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TWJ 1.42: Health and Fitness for Authors with Jonathan & Jynafer Yanez

September 13, 2019

Episode 1.42 – Recorded 09.12.2019 – “Health and Fitness for Authors” with Jonathan & Jynafer Yanez. Between slamming out words and juggling the day job and family responsibilities, taking time for yourself to get the rest, exercise, and healthy food you need can be tricky. And, boy, does that bag of Doritos disappear quick. Kalene […]

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