My Podbean “What The Book” talk with Dzintra Sullivan, Peyton Storm, Sean Frazier, et al was a riot

I got a chance to chat with Dzintra Sullivan, Peyton Storm, Sean Frazier, and a host of others over the past weekend. For me, lots of learning and laughing (a good combination). You’d have to ask the others what their take on it was.

You can listen to the episode on What the Book.

The What The Book worthies invited me to play a Family Feud style game at the end and name a romantic food. Thank god I was on Peyton’s team because evidently I don’t have much romance in me.

But just so you’ll know, my suggestion for a romantic food (okay, not really a food per se) was a breakfast of rose petals, mulled wine, strong coffee, and chocolate croissants in bed.

What do you think?

Yes?

No?

Maybe?

Whatever, listen and enjoy What the Book on Podbean.

I’m on “What the Book – Delightfully Different Book Podcast” this Saturday!

How exciting!

(You can read more about it here and listen to it on Podbean’s What The Book show)

Cozy Author Donna Huston Murray and I Have a Lively Discussion (Part 2)

[[Cozy Author Donna Huston Murray and I Have a Lively Discussion (Part 2)]]
Well, we’re at it again.

As I wrote in Cozy Author Donna Huston Murray and I Have a Lively Discussion (Part 1), I long ago interviewed Donna and we remained friends ever since. Donna helped me with some troublesome characters, plotting, and some marketing, and I sent her flowers and chocolate.

Okay, not really but I wanted to.

We stayed in touch and recently came up with an idea for an non-interview; just sitting and talking with each other. Minimal selling, lots of sharing.

Part 1 is linked to above.

This time out we discuss

  • Plotting v Pantsing
  • Method
  • Winning awards – being a bridesmaid
  • being insecure
  • playing pro football
  • Making sure you have extra rolls of film for your camera
  • How to get awards and their value as an author
  • Scam Awards
  • The SIEVE writing method
  • the value of constantly learning and studying
  • Writers’ Block
  • Listening to yourself
  • Using (and not using) visual description
  • Why readers skim lengthy descriptions/exposition/narration
  • The power of present-tense fillers
  • Getting a character’s voice down/Getting your authorial voice down
  • Writing characters unlike you
  • The stupidity of agents
  • and Characters with exploitable weaknesses

Enjoy!

 
By the way, you can find Donna via her website, on Amazon, and lots of other nifty places.

Did you hear my VoiceOfIndie Interview with Beem Weeks and Stephen Geez?

Beem, Stephen, and I had a good chat a little while back on Fresh Ink Group’s TheVoiceOfIndie podcast.

Now our chat is posted on several platforms.

YouTube
FreshInkGroup.com
BlogTalkRadio
Spotify
I Heart Radio
Google Podcasts
StephenGeez.com
BeemWeeks.com

 
Stop on by any of them, take a listen, and let us know what you think.

Cozy Author Donna Huston Murray and I Have a Lively Discussion (Part I)

[[Cozy Author Donna Huston Murray and I Have a Lively Discussion (Part I)]]
Long ago I interviewed Donna Huston Murray and we remained friends ever since. Donna helped me with some troublesome characters, plotting, and some marketing, and I sent her flowers and chocolate.

Okay, not really but I wanted to.

We stayed in touch and recently came up with an idea for an non-interview; just sitting and talking with each other. Minimal selling, lots of sharing.

 
By the way, you can find her via her website, on Amazon, and lots of other nifty places.