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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 www.youtube.com/c/keystrokemedium 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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KSM LIVE! Episode 4.05 with Nicholas Sansbury Smith

February 4, 2019

New York Times Bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith returns to the show!

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REVIEW: Writing Military Science Fiction – Infantry

February 4, 2019

Writing Military Science Fiction – Infantry by William S Frisbee Jr. Review by Josh Hayes Book Link: https://amzn.to/2UFOLxj If you don’t write mil sci-fi then this article won’t apply to you, but if you do… YOU NEED THIS BOOK. (I’d suggest getting the paperback) This book is over 250 pages, packed full of extremely useful information […]

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Using Critters.org for Manuscript Critiques

February 1, 2019

Anyone can publish their unedited manuscript these days and (unfortunately) too many authors take that path. They promote and spam to their heart’s content…and when the first review comes in, it’s a one-star because of glaring grammatical errors, lots of passive writing, and even a change in the point of view halfway through the tale. […]

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TWJ: Episode 1.11 – “Am I Sabotaging My Own Work?” with Ellen Campbell

January 31, 2019

Editor Ellen Campbell stops by to discuss ways that authors can improve their manuscripts before sending them out to a slushpile.

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