Episode 288 – Keeping Our Eye On The Prize

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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 go from blank page to completed story.

This week the Robots get together to talk about staying motivated and inspired, but along the way we also meander around several other topics. We hope you enjoy it.

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Episode 287 – Reviewing Oath Of Swords

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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 go from blank page to completed story.

This week we FINALLY discuss the book Terry asked us to review back about five years ago, David Weber’s OATH OF SWORDS. Along the way we also talk about genre tropes and whether or not they should be avoided. We hope you enjoy!

If you’ve not read OATH OF SWORDS, but would like to, right now Amazon has it available for FREE! Click on the book and get it now!
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And our next book to review is READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline:
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Episode 286 – Brainstorming The Bastard

This week Justin and Paul sit down to help Terry brainstorm his next great work – a galaxy spanning space opera about a bastard or something! Come, listen, and enjoy.

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Episode 285 – An Argument For Self-Publishing

This week the Robots sit down to chat about the publishing industry, and more specifically self-publishing. A great deal has changed in the past few years, and the gatekeepers are nearly out of a job. Let us know what you think? Enjoy!

Items mentioned during the show:

Word Tracker app for iOS

The Magic Spreadsheet (used by Mur Lafferty and many other writers)

The Arcane Society Files

The Business Rusch: A Career Versus Publication

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Episode 251 – Serial Fiction With No Added Sugar

This week the Robots have a good old fashion roundtable discussion about serializing fiction. Why would you, what do you have to gain, and what are some tips on doing it right? Listen and enjoy!

Here are three erotica serialized story authors Terry wanted to make sure people could check out to see how it’s done.

Sara Fawkes

Christa Wick

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Also, don’t forget that our new book review is “14” by Peter Clines. On Kindle it’s available for $2.99! Well worth it.

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Episode 242 – Nobilis Chats Reviews

This week Justin and Paul are joined by Nobilis Reed to discuss reviews. They are crucial to getting attention and hopefully sales, but how do you get them, and are all reviews equal? We hope you enjoy!

Library Thing was mentioned on the show. It is a site similar to GoodReeds.

This week’s promo – Kayla Curry’s “Obsidian: Mystic Stones Series #1”

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Episode 240 – Reviewing All Fast And Fury

Justin’s back! This week we review David Weber’s IN FURY BORN, talking about what we liked and didn’t, as well as what we learned about the craft of writing through reading it. We hope you enjoy!

And with that book down, we have a new one up to read and review? This time it’s Paul’s pick, and not surprisingly he has gone with a horror title. We’re going to give Terry another try and liking Stephen King, so the next book we’ll discuss is his second book, SALEM’S LOT. Read and review along with us!

This week’s promo – HAPAX, a forthcoming novel from Dragon Moon Press in October, written by Katie Bryski. It will also be released as a podcast starting in September.

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