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Month: February 2019

KSI 1.02: Leadership Styles

February 16, 2019

Keystroke International Episode 1.02: Leadership Styles The book discussion for this episode is Nick Cole and Jason Anspach’s Legionnaire, the first in the Galaxy’s Edge series.

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Review: Rise of Empire by Blake Arthur Peel

February 14, 2019

“Rise of Empire” is the second omnibus volume of Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations. It continues the story of Royce and Hadrian as they search for the long-lost Heir of Novron, and expands upon the first volume by adding a long list of interesting new characters. It is a rollicking epic fantasy story that follows […]

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Worldbuilding Tools

February 12, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy rely heavily on placing the reader in a world that envelopes them like a warm blanket. That blanket might be a comforting hug from Hermione or the backblast of covering fire from a Gauss gun. It’s the responsibility of the author to craft a world that follows its own rules and […]

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KSM LIVE! 4.06 – POV & Narration Voice Roundtable

February 11, 2019

Tonight’s roundtable is focused on choosing a POV and character voice for your story. This episode of Keystroke Medium is brought to you by: Jordie In Charge (A Castre World Novel Book 1) by E.A. Shanniak. Happily ever after was within her grasp. Instead, she took a chance on love. Princess Jordie defied conventionality to […]

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KSI: Episode 1.01 – The RAF in Fiction

February 9, 2019

The book discussion for this episode is Dennis Taylor’s We are Legion, We are Bob (Bobiverse). The premiere episode of Keystroke Medium International with Jon Evans and Ralph Kern. A destination for readers, writers, either or both. Our main topic is the Royal Air Force and how it differs from other air forces worldwide. We […]

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TWJ: Episode 1.12 – “How Do I Set Up My Newsletter?” with Rhett C. Bruno

February 7, 2019

Episode 1.12 – Recorded 02.07.2019 – “How Do I Set Up My Newsletter?” with Rhett C. Bruno Whether you’re a hopeful writer like Lauren or a new writer like Kalene, you probably need to build up your newsletter–or get it started in the first place. In this video, we ask Rhett–author, publisher, and founder of […]

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Brain Food for Writers

February 7, 2019

  If your brain is working overtime because of a hectic writing schedule and your creativity is starting to wear thin, consider what you’re eating and drinking. What you ingest has a remarkable influence on creativity, stress handling, and overall brain function. Here are a dozen things to consider when you’re trying to get your […]

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The Morning Hayes

February 6, 2019

If you follow KSM on YouTube, then you already know that I’ve started a vlog on our channel called The Morning Hayes– and If you haven’t subscribed, then I’d highly encourage you to head over to and click the subscribe button AND the notification button. Right now, I’m going to be doing three shows […]

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AuthorCentral is Not Limited to the United States

February 5, 2019

Amazon’s AuthorCentral websites allow readers to see a dedicated page focusing on a particular writer. It’s an easy way for Amazon customers, particularly those with Kindle readers, to find more about an author. The recently re-designed pages now include a sliding window featuring books registered to an author. The images are larger, allowing the viewer to […]

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MacGuffins, McGuffins, Maguffins

February 4, 2019

Quoted from Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”… JULES You win. Jules raises his hand off the briefcase. It’s all yours, Ringo. PUMPKIN Open it. Jules flips the locks and opens the case, revealing it to Pumpkin but not to us. The same light SHINES from the case. Pumpkin’s expression goes to amazement. Honey Bunny, across the room, can’t […]

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