Tag Archives: Craft

Episode 289 – It’s A Thriller Night


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.

Tonight the Robots talk about thrillers. Is it a genre or a style, what are the elements you have to have, and should you plan or can you pants it? We hope you enjoy the conversation.

And make sure to pick up your copy of Paul’s GC: ANCIENTS today! You get a beautiful hardback book, PLUS the ebook, PLUS the audiobook, all for $35! You can’t beat that deal with a baseball bat! Go now!



Episode 267 – The Robots Get Genderfied


This week the Robots are joined by Lauren “Scribe” Harris to talk about writing to and for the opposite gender. What stereotypes should be avoided, which are true, and how should it affect your writing? Enjoy!

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In this episode Lauren mentioned Writing the Other, a writing workshop by Cynthia Ward

This week’s promo – Alibi Jones


Episode 266 – Back Cover Blurbs

This week the Robots talk about back cover blurbs. These are important marketing tools that no author should ignore.

This week’s promo – Garaaga’s Children: Ancients by Paul Elard Cooley

Also mentioned is the Five Guys In A Limo video. The dialog may be cheesy, but the example of how to use active voice is critically important for back cover copy.

Finally, I mentioned a new publishing distribution site simialar to Smashwords, but (in my opinion) much, much better. I incorrectly called it Direct 2 Digital. It is in fact Draft2Digital.com



Episode 257 – Setting The Scene

This week the Robots talk about description and setting the scene. How much description is too much, how much is not enough, and how do you know when to stop? We hope you enjoy the conversation.

We mention Stephen King quite a bit in this episode, so I’d be doing you and him a disservice if I didn’t put in a link for his magnificent book ON WRITING.


This week’s promo – The Secret Worlds Chronicle


Episode 256 – Talking The Talk

This week the Robots talk about dialogue. Can you write humor? Should you use contractions? When do we use foreign words? These questions and more will be answered! Enjoy.

This topic was sent to us by Nobilis Reed. Go check him out!

This Saturday Paul will be at Confabule!

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This week’s promo – OF THIEVES AND ELVES by A.P. Stephens.