Arts

Straight talk about Art & Artists. Weighing Creativity. Finding Humanity.

Episodes

This episode deals with perils of perfection. Is its pursuit an exercise of insecurity? Or is there a deeper meaning?

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The interviews concludes its March run with Canadian novelist and editor Jana Begovich and her immigration from war-torn Bosnia, her thoughts on writing and her life as a novelist.

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In this interview segment we learn not all creative people are only writers, there are musicians among us, playing, arranging and traveling the world to entertain and enlighten. Jordan Deadman is indeed the classical picture of the mobile musical artist.

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This young writer, Hugh Cook, managed to travel the world and write a poetry book of astounding maturity and outlook, while still in college. 

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On this edition we tackle head on the toxic experience of dealing with fake editors who steal work, berate writers and harm reputations because of jealousy and drug abuse. We also deal with editors using their platforms as dating services and use sexual harassment as a means of control. 

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It's not enough to interview writers of note with a number of accomplishments to their name. It is just as important to sit down with writers nearly done with their first major project. The fantasy novelist Renee D. Burreson is a perfect example of the modern writer with a family and a dream working hard under one roof to keep both tugging elements -- happy. 

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The first in the Classic Spotlight series brings an American Master, the father of horror, scifi, and the detective story Edgar Allan Poe. We will discuss his writing, his demeanor, his greatness and theories about his untimely death.

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Paul Brookes has become well known for his Wombwell Interview Series but he is a stellar poet and amateur historian willing to dive into the Pre-Christian history of England and teach us something important about our modern existence.

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In an exceptionally moving interview Irish poet and fiction writer Anne Walsh Donnelly opens up with her incredible journey of identity and integrity. 

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In this special episode, more geared for a public service announcement, Strength To Be Human will investigate the shady practices of phony professional "editors" who charge unsuspecting writers upwards of $5000 for their nonexistence service. As always this show will stand with the writer and against the predatory practices of crooked people. 

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In segment 5 of Waking the Lion, the future of writing is bright but brings with it a burden of self reliance and a knack for marketing.

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This Guest Haus Edition, we talk about the editorship of our publications, the good, the bad and the ungrateful 

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In this episode we interview with Audie award-nominated playwright, songwriter and performer Amy Oestreicher. Her incredible journey from health crisis to harmonic force of nature will make a believer out of the hardest heart.

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