This week’s episode is brought to you by the Loft Literary Center. The Loft Literary Center, located in Minneapolis, is one of the nation’s leading literary nonprofits and offers a wide array of online and in-person creative writing classes for all levels and genres. Online classes are offered seasonally, so all you need is Wi-Fi to learn from experienced writers and transform that creative spark into a piece of art.
Justin, Terry, and Paul discuss how NOT to alienate your readership and how to form relationships with them instead.
Justin, Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss the pros and cons of killing main characters.
We also talk about the tragic passing of our friend P.G. Holyfield. You can make a donation to help his daughters and to cover some of his medical expenses at http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund.
Jake Bible joins Paul, Terry, and Scott to discuss his writing process, the insanity of turning out a book a month, and his tendency to use insane characters. Check him out at http://jakebible.com.
Scott and Terry talk about endings, with the usual meandering through a few more subjects.
Check out Scott’s podcast short story at the Melting Pot Podcast.
Terry went on the AuthorCast podcast with David Wood and Alan Baxter.
Also, once again, check out Terry’s new science fiction novel.
This week, the guys talk with author Hugh Howey about authorearnings.com, KDP Select, and KDP Unlimited.
Also, check out Terry’s new science fiction novel.
Finally, Author Edward Lorn is hosting a campaign on Indiegogo to fund the editing of his latest work after some unexpected medical problems. Give him a hand.
Visit his site to see what he’s up to at http://ServingWorlds.com.
Join the robots as they talk with an expert on what goes into laying out your book. John McCarthy walks us through the pitfalls of getting the interior of a print project just right.
Some further insight on the subject can be found in this interview with Jane Friedman.
You can reach him at SurfsideCity@gmail.com to do your POD layout for a very reasonable sum. Remember, don’t be that guy. Make your book look like a pro did it.
We also mentioned the following in the show:
The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books
Draft2Digital (though I couldn’t remember the name at the time)
Join the Robots as they discuss the use of first and third person in fiction.
Join the Robots as they talk about Balticon 2014. What did they accomplish and what are they doing next.
Terry apologizes for the quality of his audio. Google didn’t want to let him in and he was on a phone. The issue has been resolved.
Terry also recommended Deposit Photos as an inexpensive place to get stock images.
Join the Robots as they talk about authors and the whole convention experience.
Join the Robots as they celebrate the release of The Street with Paul E. Cooley. Head over to ShadowPublications.com and get your copy today. Also, put down your drinks before you listen to the show.
You’ve been warned.
What happens when your favorite childhood television characters are forced into unemployment?
What is a puppet to do when corporate America shuts down the television stations and educational shows that gave them purpose and a reason to live?
Pretty much any and every thing that a down on his luck human would do… and much much more.
It’s a rough and tumble debauchery-riddled descent into madness and moral degradation as your favorite childhood friends do whatever it takes to survive and turn a profit… no matter the costs.
One unlikely anti-hero steps out of the trash-strewn alleys to take back what was lost. Friends will be sacrificed. Enemies will be made. The seed and dough will run red with greed and lust.
It’s just another day…
… another day on The Street.
Join the Robots as they talk about discoverability. How do people find your book? Part one of several episodes on the subject.