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TRATWD 091 – Interview with Jared Axelrod

Posted by on 26 Feb 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

16658547200_1f52a0dbe9_zIn today’s episode I interview Jared Axelrod about the amazing serial podcast The Voice of Free Planet XWe discuss working with voice actors, writing naturalistic dialogue, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and what’s on deck for Season 3 of the show. Don’t miss it!

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TRATWD 086 – Nobilis Reed and The Monster Whisperer

Posted by on 23 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

monster-whispererI interview SF erotica master Nobilis Reed about his new novel, The Monster Whisperer, which is on sale now in e-book and paperback! Along the way we go down a number of fascinating rabbit holes, including the trouble with writing endings, questions of consent in erotic fiction, the difference between SF with sex and SF about sex, and the dilemma of being a person with a comparative amount of privilege writing about social justice issues. Thanks to Nobilis for a fantastic conversation—now go buy his book!

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TRATWD 080 – Interview with A. F. Grappin

Posted by on 27 Nov 2016 | Tagged as: Feedback, Interview

af-grappinThis week I interview A. F. Grappin about their new novel, Luc Bertrand: Assassin’s Victim. We also discuss gender identity and writing queer characters.

Plus, feedback on Things Unseen!

DIVINE INTERVENTION Promotional Giveaway — this is the last week for the contest, so make a new pledge now to be automatically enrolled in the drawing!

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TRATWD 076 – Interview with Gail Carriger

Posted by on 30 Oct 2016 | Tagged as: Interview, Just For Fun

gailcarrigersteampunk_jdanielsawyer I sat down in the virtual studio with NYT Bestselling Author Gail Carriger to discuss her new novella, Romancing the Inventor, and the lessons she has learned about the business and craft of being a writer.

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TRATWD 072 – Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone, with Scott Roche

Posted by on 02 Oct 2016 | Tagged as: Interview

scott-roche-author-photoIn today’s episode I interview author and podcaster Scott Roche about his new novella, COMING HOME AGAIN. We discuss the challenges of writing outside your comfort zone.

This interview originally aired in August on Google Hangouts on Air. We took questions from the live audience. I hope you enjoy it!

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TRATWD 067 – KT Bryski on Research and Fairy Tales

Posted by on 28 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Interview

bryski-kt_headshotIn today’s episode, I interview KT Bryski about her new podcast Six Stories, Told at Night. We discuss doing research for fiction, the hero’s (and heroine’s!) journey, fairy tales vs. myths, and why Kat Howard is KT’s literary doppelgänger…

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TRATWD 063 – Metamor City Retrospective at Balticon 50

Posted by on 30 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Interview, Just For Fun

Chris Lester, Christiana Ellis, and Michael Spence joined moderator Doc Coleman for a trip down memory lane to the early days of the Metamor City Podcast.

Recorded live at Balticon 50, May 28, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. Apologies for the sudden cutoff during the Q&A session; the recording device ran out of storage. Thanks to Doc for recording the show!

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TRATWD 055 – Business 101 for Writers, with J. Daniel Sawyer

Posted by on 04 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Interview

dan_headshot3bIt’s time for another interview! This time I sat down with J. Daniel Sawyer to discuss his new book, The Every Day Novelist: Business 101. We discussed how being a writer is different from being in other kinds of business, how the publishing industry has changed in recent years, and the fundamental question of copyright and its place in our culture. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 43: Marketing Strategies for Writers, with Abigail Hilton

Posted by on 12 Mar 2016 | Tagged as: Interview

Abbie Hilton Chibi, by Rah Cloutier

Abbie Hilton Chibi, by Rah Cloutier

Abigail Hilton has attracted a fervent audience of thousands of readers and listeners with her fantasy series The Prophet of Panamindorah, The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, and Hunters Unlucky. (Full disclosure: I’m one of them.) I sat down with Abbie to discuss the strategies she has used to get the word out about her books, grow her audience, and turn a profit on her writing career.

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 23: Writing Media Tie-Ins, with Keith R. A. DeCandido

Posted by on 25 Oct 2015 | Tagged as: Interview

The Interview: Keith R. A. DeCandido

Keith DeCandido is one of the world’s most successful and prolific authors of media tie-in fiction, having written numerous works for Star Trek, Stargate, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, World of Warcraft, and many others. I sat down to talk with him about the joys and struggles of writing for pay in someone else’s sandbox.

keith-press-photoKeith’s Retro Website

“Down to the Waterline”, a story in Keith’s urban fantasy series

Anthology: Out of Tune

X-Files: Trust No One Anthology

V Wars: Night Terrors Anthology

In the Feedback Section:

No new feedback this week, but Nobilis Reed has released a new Metamor City story, Big Surprise — and it’s narrated by Metamor City super-fan Sara Testarossa! WARNING: As usual for a Nobilis story, this is an erotic story. No children, please!

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