On today's episode, we are excited to be joined by the 2019 winner of the Indie Author Project - Ran Walker! We're talking about writing short stories and flash fiction! We'll touch on what defines a short story and various types of flash fiction, as well as the differences in the writing process, finding inspiration, and marketing when it comes to marketing short fiction versus a standard novel.

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing nonfiction about a subject close to your heart. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

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Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED

FiftyWordStories.com

100WordStory.org

On Writing by Stephen King

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Featuring The Getaway Car) by Ann Patchett

CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST

Ran Walker's Website

Ran Walker on Twitter

The Strange Museum: 50-Word Stories by Ran Walker

Portable Black Magic by Ran Walker

Daykeeper by Ran Walker

Hosts: Cari Dubiel

Guest: G.A. Finocchiaro & Susan K. Hamilton

Today we are joined by guest authors G.A. Finocchiaro and Susan K. Hamilton to talk all about writing horror and urban fantasy. We'll discuss the ups and downs of writing within these genres and the world building that goes along with crafting a dark fantasy world. 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing nonfiction about a subject close to your heart. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTS

Grace Falls by G.A. Finocchiaro

The Knightmares by G.A. Finocchiaro

G.A. Finocchiaro's Website

Shadow King by Susan K. Hamilton

Susan K. Hamilton's Website

 

Hosts: Becca Spence Dobias and Michael Haase

Guest: Danielle Delorenzo

Today we are joined by guest author Danielle Delorenzo to discuss the joys and challenges of writing a nonfiction book on a subject that is close to your heart. We'll talk about objectivity, privacy concerns, and share first hand stories of what it is like to write about a subject(and sometimes a person) you are deeply familiar with.

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing nonfiction about a subject close to your heart. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST

Danielle Delorenzo's Website, Instagram, and Facebook

 

 

Hosts: Cari Dubiel & Jacqui Castle

Guest: Marcia Freeman

 

Today we are joined by Marcia Freeman, event manager and wife of NYT Bestselling author Brian Freeman. We're discussing ways to connect with readers from our own private quarantine locations, and what to do about all of those events now marked postponed or cancelled. Cari also talks about how libraries are adapting in these uncertain times, and what services are still out there to be found. 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing nonfiction about a subject close to your heart. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST

Brian Freeman Website

Author’s Wife Facebook

RESOURCES MENTIONED

NEO-RLS website: https://www.neo-rls.org/online_programming_resources.php

 

 

Hosts: Becca Spence Dobias & Jacqui Castle

Writing Bloc's Becca Spence Dobias and Jacqui Castle jump on for an impromptu episode about Coronavirus, quarantine, and realistic expectations. We discuss how we are cutting ourselves some slack, and brainstorm how we can support each other in the weeks and months to come. 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Live Writing Events. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

RESOURCES MENTIONED

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF

Zoom Web Conferencing Software(free up to 40 minutes) - https://zoom.us/

April Camp NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month) - https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/camp-nanowrimo

Inlandia Institute (Free online courses and workshops) - http://inlandiainstitute.org/

Master Class - https://www.masterclass.com

Writing Bloc's Writing Box - https://writingbloc.com/writing-box/

Hosts: Becca Spence Dobias & Christopher Lee

Guests: J. Danielle Dorn & Tahani Nelson

Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. In today's episode we talk with authors J. Danielle Dorn and Tahani Nelson about writing and mental health.  We'll talk about how mental health impacts our writing process, how our experiences make their way into our writing, and discuss our feelings about the 'tortured artist' trope.

Also, listen to find out why we may owe J. Danielle Dorn's grandmother an apology.

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing and Mental Health. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

Connect with our guests!

Tahani Nelson's Website

The Last Faoii by Tahani Nelson

Follow J. Danielle Dorn's on Twitter

Devil's Call by J. Danielle Dorn

 

Hosts: Jacqui Castle & Michael Haase

Guest: Sara Bond

Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today's episode we talk with author Sara T. Bond about setting the mood, both in our scenes and for ourselves as writers. We'll discuss methods we use for getting into the heads of our characters, and reveal some resources we have used when we need a push. Thanks for listening! 

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing and Mental Health. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

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Connect with our guest!

Gravity's Heir by Sara Bond

SaraTBond.com

Sara T. Bond Twitter Account - @SaraMuse

 

Resources Mentioned

The Writers Helping Writers Series(Including the Emotion Thesaurus)

 

Hosts: Cari Dubiel & Christopher Lee

Guests: Katherine Forrister & Ahmed G. Letterman

Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today's episode is all about dealing with rejection, and we're happy to be joined by guest authors Katherine Forrister & Ahmed G. Letterman

Rejection - every author faces it in one way or another, yet many don't talk about it, so let's dive in! We'll talk about our personal experiences with rejection, both with agents and readers, and how we navigate the minefield while keeping a positive attitude(most of the time - hey, we're all human).

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Dealing with Rejection. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to

Join our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/ghuatP

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

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RESOURCES MENTIONED

Ahmed G. Writes Twitter Account https://twitter.com/agletterman

Curio Citizen by Katherine Forrister

 

 

Hosts: Michael Haase & Christopher Lee

Guests: Kendra Namednil & Jason Chestnut

Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today's episode is all about dialogue, and we're happy to be joined by guest authors Kendra Namednil & Jason Chesnut

We'll talk about methods for writing dialogue, how we feel about hot topics such as dialogue tags, where we pull inspiration so that our characters don't all sound like duplicate versions of each other, and then we'll verge off into unrelated territory such as what Chris' mom sounds like and why we can't feed Kendra Salmon.

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Dealing with Rejection. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to Marketing@WritingBloc.com

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

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RESOURCES MENTIONED

Borehole Bazaar by Kendra Namednil

Escape! A Writing Bloc Anthology featuring Michael Haase, Christopher Lee, Jason Chestnut, and Kendra Namednil 

Keep up with Jason's Comic Book news on Twitter

Hosts: Jacqui Castle & Becca Spence Dobias

Guests: Peter L. Harmon & Tahani Nelson

Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today's episode is all about audiobooks, and we're happy to be joined by guest authors Peter Harmon and Tahani Nelson. 

We'll go over various routes for audiobook production available to indie authors, and discuss some experiences with each! Thanks for listening!

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Subscribe to hear our future episodes - including our upcoming one on Writing Dialogue. We have some great topics in the pipeline and our goal is to release a new episode every other Tuesday. 

We want to thank all of the wonderful members of our writing bloc community. You can find us on Twitter or Facebook, or online at WritingBloc.com, where you can also find information about our books-- two cooperatively created anthologies as well as our first full-length novel. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on this podcast and in our Newsletter for those hoping to reach an audience of indie authors! Reach out to Marketing@WritingBloc.com

Thanks everyone, and happy writing. 

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RESOURCES MENTIONED

The Last Faoii by Tahani Nelson

The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club the Summer Before Last by Peter L. Harmon

ACX Audiobook Production

Audible

Overdrive (Ebooks and Audiobooks at Public Libraries)

LibriVox Free Public Domain Audiobooks

Audacity OpenSource Editing and Recording Software

Garage Band for Mac Recording and Editing Software

 

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