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A Ballpark Walkthrough of Setting Up a WordPress Author Site

March 16, 2020

A walkthrough of setting up a hosted author WordPress website. Register the domain name: I registered my domain through a domain registrar. Some hosting companies will include a domain name with paid hosting services. Time: 3 minutes Set up DNS: I went into my domain registrar’s website and put in the DNS server information as […]

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TWJ 2.12: Author Platform Mastery with Nick Thacker

March 12, 2020

Episode 2.12 – Recorded 03.12.2020 – Author Platform Mastery with Nick Thacker. Writing a good book, that’s your first mountain. Then comes another. Getting your book in front of readers. But how do you do that? One way is to build your own author platform. Bestselling thriller writer Nick Thacker joins us to discuss the […]

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C&C 1.10: Writing your best experience

March 10, 2020

Ep 1.10: Writing your best experience. Walt is trying his hand at balance, seeing as he has one leg off the floor, and talking up experience.

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KSM LIVE! 5.10: Breaking Down True Detective

March 10, 2020

Ep 5.10: Breaking Down True Detective. A masterpiece in storytelling, True Detective season one is not only a fantastic series, but also a legitimate case study in character, story structure, plot, and conflict. Josh, Scott, and Chuck break down the first episode “The Long Bright Dark” and discuss the elements of an excellent, compelling story.

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TWJ 2.11: Behind the Scenes at Writers Conferences with Jonathan Maberry & Marie Whittaker

March 7, 2020

Episode 2.11 – Recorded 03.07.2020 – Behind the Scenes at Writers Conferences with Jonathan Maberry & Marie Whittaker. Attending writers conferences can be a great way to make the connections that springboard your writing career, but what goes on behind the scenes?

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C&C 1.09: Real Life Inspiration

March 3, 2020

Ep 1.09: Real Life Inspiration. Special Guest Supah Stah Josh Hayes stops by to give his impressions on using real life scenarios in your fiction.

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Storytelling 1.03: The Reader #2

March 3, 2020

The Reader #1. Josh Gayou has a sit down with an old buddy who once fought along side him in the apocalypse (7DaysToDie reference).

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Making the unreal real

KSM LIVE! 5.09: Making the Unreal Real

March 3, 2020

Ep 5.09: Making the Unreal Real. Sometimes as speculative fiction writers, we forget that in addition to creating fantastic and interesting worlds, we also need to ground our reader in that world. On this episode of LIVE! Josh, Scott, and Chuck discuss how to give your reader just enough realism, so they’ll believe the unreal! […]

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Storytelling 1.04: Len Kabasinski

March 2, 2020

Len Kabasinski. Josh Gayou enjoys a conversation and a bucket-list checkoff with Len Kabasinski.

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Professor McGonagall transforming

TWJ 2.10 – Writing Tips from Harry Potter

February 27, 2020

Episode 2.10 – Recorded 02.27.2020 – No-No’s and Do-Do’s for Authors. Yes, we said “do-do.” On this episode of The Writer’s Journey, Ellen, Kalene, and Lauren take a look at passages from Harry Potter and see what makes it work (or not).

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