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Month: January 2020

TWJ 2.03: Managing Reader Expectations with Molly Lerma

January 16, 2020

Episode 2.03 – Recorded 01.16.2020 – Managing Reader Expectations with Molly Lerma. Our guest tonight is a debut novelist crushing it in sales. One key to her success–managing reader expectations. In this episode of The Writer’s Journey, we talk about how to set reader expectations with your genre, blurb, and cover; meet them in your […]

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Inspiration for Science Fiction Authors

January 15, 2020

There are times when one is writing a science fiction story or novel and they find they’re uninspired with what the characters can see out of the porthole or projected on the viewscreens. You can go with the generic star field and maybe some Star Trek-ish warp distortion, but what if you want more? One […]

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C&C 1.02: Broken Roast

January 14, 2020

Ep 1.02: Broken Roast Walt is back and bRoKeN as ever talking about the flaws that make our characters memorable.

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KSM LIVE! 5.02: Story – What’s It All About?

January 14, 2020

Ep 5.02: Story: What’s It All About? Season 5 is all about getting back to the basics of writing. Today, Josh, Scott, and Chuck talk about Story, and with the help of the live audience, create a road map for making your next story better.

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TWJ 2.02: Building Tension in Your Novel with Terry Maggert

January 9, 2020

Episode 2.02 – Recorded 01.09.2020 – Building Tension in Your Novel with Terry Maggert. What’s the difference between a book that reads like a bestseller and Grandma’s grocery list? Tension! (And Metamucil.) Author and MFA creative writing instructor Terry Maggert joins us tonight to chat about pacing, conflict, and raising the stakes, on this Season […]

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Defense Against the Dark Arts – Writer’s Block Edition

January 8, 2020

Help! I’m Stuck at 10K Words! First of all, don’t panic. Ten thousand words is nothing to sneeze at and you’re well on your way towards a complete novel. In fact, congratulations are in order. Normally when my brain stops sending typing instructions to my fingertips or my mouth when I’m using dictation it’s because […]

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C&C 1.01: Archetypes

January 7, 2020

Ep 1.01: Archetypes The start of a new Keystroke Medium series. Walt Robillard and guest Luke T. Barnett drink coffee and discuss archetypes.

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Writing Goals

KSM LIVE! 5.01: Writing Goals

January 6, 2020

Ep 5.01: Writing Goals Join the KSM Crew as they discuss setting and working towards writing goals in 2020.

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TWJ 2.01: AMA with Walt Robillard

January 2, 2020

Episode 2.01 – Recorded 01.02.2020 – AMA with Walt Robillard. Walt joins Lauren and Kalene to talk about New Years plans and field audience questions.

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Shifting Goals

January 1, 2020

It’s January, the traditional month where folks set some goals and by today have forgotten all about them. That is, except for writers. We tend to try to reach some lofty goals for a while longer, probably spurred on by the caffeine high from NaNoWriMo last year. Here’s the thing — goals should not be […]

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