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!
This week the Robots talk with Glenn Farrington about the Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming computer program to help people write comic books. It was a great discussion! We hope you enjoy.
This week’s promo:
This week the Robots chat with Matthew Wayne Selznick about his novels Brave Men Run and Pilgrimage, as well as what he’ll be working on in the future.
This week’s promo – The Secret World Chronicle Podcast
This week the Robots chat with Marion Jensen to talk about his interesting fan fiction Kickstarter campaign called Massive Fiction. Fan fiction is a great way to learn about writing, and we think this campaign is one all writers should get on board with. Enjoy!
This week’s promo – HAYWIRE by Justin R. Macumber
This week the Robots talk with Scott Roche of Flying Island Press about his upcoming anthology, The Way Of The Gun, which is a mashup of samurai and the old west. We hope you enjoy and support the IndieGoGo campaign!
This week’s promo – Nutty Bites!
As I look at Matt’s Kickstarter page, I see he’s made the inital goal, but I’d like to help him do more. So, from now until the end of his campaign I’m going to offer up some science fiction short stories. They need an editing pass, for me to make covers, and publish them. That might take a few weeks, but it’ll be worth it. Trust me.
So, from now until the end of the campaign, if you make a new contribution of $5 or greater, or increase a previous contribution by at least $5, I’ll send you both of the shorts listed below as soon as they are ready. No later than mid-October I hope. Just send me a copy of your pledge receipt to terry at lynnmixon dot com.
Near-Earth space has been wracked by war. Due to the particularities of subspace, that war is very similar to what the wet navy would have recognized from World War II.
Ray Honeycutt commanded the USS Flasher, a subspace submarine. When a large group of ships interrupted a quiet patrol, he expected a convoy. He got a lot more. Can he carry out his duty without losing his ship?
This story is already available as a podcast with music and sound effects here.
The Man Who Stole History
Cahill used time travel to venture into the distant past and take items that history recorded as lost or destroyed. He thought of it as a way to stick it to the Time Corps. They let his father die.
On what should have been a routine job, he got the chance to undo that wrong. Failure means death. Success means he steals himself from the timeline. Does he have the balls to carry it off?
If Matt reaches Goal + $1,200 and redoes Brave Men Run, I’ll record a podcast of this second short story and release both shorts to all the donors. So go on out and help him make that final push.
I’m always happy to pass along podcasts that I think you — our listeners — might find worthwhile. The wonderful guys over at the Roundtable Podcast are still putting out a great show (and will also happen to be on tonight’s DRS episode to help me brainstorm my next book, but there’s another relatively new podcast I recently found about that you might like as well. It’s called the First Million Words Podcast, the name instantly capturing my heart since it’s based on Stephen King’s ON WRITING, the best book about the craft of writing I’ve ever read. King states in it that every writer should consider their first million words written as practice for the real writing to come. Ben and Guillermo are two guys just like the rest of us, struggling to understand what writing is and how to do it well, and each week they deliver a show that aims to help us all do just that.
Today I started listening to the episodes they did with author and occasional DRS guest Michael Sullivan, and the wisdom he lets flow has really been inspiring. I recommend that all of you head over to their site and give their podcast a listen. And, if you hear something you like, let them know about it and that we sent you.