Episode 303 – Interview With Tyler Palmer Of Patreon

Join the Robots as they talk with Tyler Palmer, Vice President of Operations at Patreon. They discuss the unique method of fostering patronage the company offers in a wide ranging talk that offers some insight in how it might benefit authors.

As the show intro says, there was a technical issue that caused Terry’s voice to not be recorded. He apologizes for that. As Scott hosted the show and it would be a major scheduling issue to redo the interview, Paul edited out the silences and made things as comprehensible as possible. Again, our apologies.

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Episode 302 – Being A Career Writer

The Robots return to talking about business. This time we’re laying the foundation for a series of episodes on business. The start of that is to know what it means to be a career writer. In this case, as in many others to come, inspiration is drawn and quotes are made from the business writing blog of Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can read the specific post here. Do yourself a huge favor and go start reading.

Paul was just on Mythwits. Go check him out.

Also mentioned was The Copyright Handbook by Nolo Press. A must have reference.

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Episode 301 – Publishing Quality

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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.

Join the Robots as they talk about minimum publishing standards indie publishers should aspire to. This discussion was spawned by two blog posts from author Chuck Wendig about self-publishing not being the minor leagues. And a follow up post.

Self-Publishing Is Not The Minor Leagues

Follow-Up On Self-Publishing: Readers Are Not Good Gatekeepers

The Robots staked out several different perspectives and a vigorous discussion was had. We all agree that indie publishers should do the very best they can and keep learning, but some parts of Chuck’s posts got some strong push back. Perhaps that was the point. If so, it worked.

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Episode 300 – Robots! Write! Inspiration And Rambling with Justin Macumber

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Join the Robots in welcoming back their Dark Overlord Justin Macumber. We have a nice rambling conversation about his doings and inspiration.

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Special Episode – NYT Bestselling Author Scott Sigler Causes A Pandemic

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Pandemic

Join the Robots as they talk with New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Sigler about his newest release, Pandemic. The book is officially released January 21st, 2014, but you can click on the cover above and pre-order a copy right now. You can also check out Scott’s production company Empty Set Entertainment.

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Episode 299 – Under a Graveyard Sky Review

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Join the Robots as they review Under A Graveyard Sky by John Ringo.

Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines.

When an airborne “zombie” plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky.

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Find it on Amazon and direct from Baen Publishing.

You can pick up a bundle with the sequel to this book, and many other books, until late night on 1/15/3014 at Baen Publishing.

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Episode 298 – The Ghosts of Writing Past and Future

Join the Robots as they look back at 2013 and plan for 2014. They do their very best to suss out how to improve and maximize productivity. Remember, aim high and you’ll never shoot yourself in the foot.

The spreadsheet Terry mentions for committing to 2014 yearly goals is at: href=”https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0Agdm_aZVrdhgdFJTZEg2cmxTeW82SWx6Mm9ZMGhxQnc&usp=sharing. Feel free to add yourself and join the crowd.

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Episode 297 – Where To Start And Stop Your Story

Join the Robots as they mull where a story starts and ends, as well as how to know where to put what falls in between.

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Episode 296 – Writing Holiday Themed And Niche Fiction

The holiday season is upon us! Come join the Robots as they discuss writing seasonal fiction and for niche markets.

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Episode 295 – The Paul Elard Cooley Makeover Show

Author and publisher David Wood and author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer join the robots in giving Paul some branding advice. Join us and be sure to send your comments and thoughts to Paul as well at show@deadrobotssociety.com.

We looked at and discussed the first four works in Paul’s Garaaga’s Children series. If you haven’t read them, correct that lapse immediately.

David’s home page is http://davidwoodweb.com

Read some of his Dane Maddock adventure novels:

His newest book Atlantis will be out in a few weeks. Keep an eye out for it.

You can also catch him on the ThrillerCast podcast.

Check out his imprint at Gryphonwood Press.

Dan’s home page is at http://jdsawyer.net

Check out his Free Will podcast and The Next Ten Thousand Hours podcast from the links on his page.

You can also read what he has to say about producing audiobooks in his book .

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