Episode 79: Candor and Communication in an Age of Denial

October 16th, 2019

This is bound to be controversial only in the sense that too many folks are not used to talking straight or hearing things without code language, metaphors or euphemisms. Candor has been given a back seat in the age of understanding. But what is understood if decisions are made through fear and self-censorship defeats bold thinking and new ideas? As writers we should be cutting through this fog of frailty and speaking firmly to help make the world a better place. 

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Episode 78: Healthy Habits and Heavenly Writing

October 14th, 2019

A fun episode reminding writers about eating and living more healthy. Health often plays a major role in writing from an energy standpoint. Hard to type up a novel or compose a poem when you are exhausted, in pain or breathing like a drunk dragon. 

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Episode 77: Illuminated Path Series — Segment 2 — Understanding Publishing

October 9th, 2019

In the second installment of the Series, I delve into the bigger picture of where Publishing was, is and might be going forward. 

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Episode 76: Technology and the Arts

October 6th, 2019

On this episode I have a brief chat about technology and how it has transformed the arts in general and writing in particular. There is now more freedom to go about writing than ever before in the history of the world. 

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Episode 75: Mailbag ( Lit Mag & Podcast )

October 2nd, 2019

In this unique episode I address comments and questions posed to my international literary journal Ariel Chart and the literary podcast Strength To Be Human. A few topics include the recent "controversy" over bio's that surfaced on Facebook, to basic responsibilities of the writer and the editor. Also we name Ariel Chart's six nominations for the 2019 Pushcart Prize and a sneak peek at October's offerings.

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Episode 74: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins — Tales of a Podcaster

September 30th, 2019

John and I discuss in the guest haus episode some of the trials and triumphs of podcasting the literary life.

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Episode 73: Classic Spotlight — Thoughts on Octavia Butler

September 26th, 2019

Classic Spotlight series brings us the incredible African-American female science fiction pioneer Octavia Butler.

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Episode 72: The Rituals of Writing

September 23rd, 2019

Do you ever wonder what habits other writer's have in the making of their work? The rituals of writing whether they consist of daily word counts, weekly prayers or monthly rewrites are often positive habits we need to put our selves at a stable and creative mood. 

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Episode 71: Interview With Jasmine Ajamian

September 18th, 2019

The podcast welcomes children's author, Jasmine Ajamian, who discusses her new book.

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Episode 70: Illuminated Path Series: Segment 1 — Basic Marketing For Authors

September 16th, 2019

In this special extended series (clocking in at nearly 2 hours) segment 1: deals with preparation an author needs to get done to position themselves and their book for the best possible outcome: publication.

Discussed:  Author Websites

                  Social Media Marketing

                  Direct & Passive Networking

                  Agents

                  Publishing Expectations & Contracts

 

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