Episode 84 – Diane Glyer – Bandersnatch

Overview Diane lives in Los Angeles and is a teacher, though she used to live in Ohio and had her book published by KSU press. Her work, teaching, and book focus on the Inklings – the famous writer’s group that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were a part of. She has insights into the group… Continue reading Episode 84 – Diane Glyer – Bandersnatch

Episode 78A – Mary Elizabeth Jackson – Perfectly Precious Poohlicious

Overview Mary Elizabeth faces challenges as a writer and a mother. Two of her three kids are on the spectrum and they inspired her award winning book series. Not only all of that – she has two shows that stream online. Her mission is to help families which ultimately helps the kids. Her books help… Continue reading Episode 78A – Mary Elizabeth Jackson – Perfectly Precious Poohlicious

Episode 77 – 2nd Interview David Konrad

Overview David is back (he first appeared in Episode 22) to give us an update on how things are going since we last talked. He’s kept up writing, and has published a new book in his Project Adventure series, but hasn’t had the breakout success. We discuss his new books and what he’s been doing… Continue reading Episode 77 – 2nd Interview David Konrad

Episode 76 – Panel – Worldbuilding Events

Overview Today’s episode is actually an author panel with 8 authors discussing worldbuilding events. These are run by J Thorn and Zach Bohannon where a small group of authors gather to create a world in which they each write a story. A shared world. Time is spent not only discussing the rules of the world… Continue reading Episode 76 – Panel – Worldbuilding Events

Episode 75B – Terry Shepherd – Changing Careers

Overview Terry and I continue our conversation by talking about his change in career. Not just once, but several times during his life. Which led to his current writing career. YouTube Transcript Oh, okay. So that’s evolved for me. I started out with Microsoft word. Then I went to Scribner. Scrivener is really good for… Continue reading Episode 75B – Terry Shepherd – Changing Careers

Episode 73B – Susan Rubin – Just Keep Writing

Overview Susan wants us to keep writing. That’s what she has done and the advice she gives to other authors. We talk about writing more than one thing and how you keep writing regardless of your other feelings on the issue. YouTube Transcript All right. Susan, welcome back to discovered wordsmith podcasts. Let’s talk a… Continue reading Episode 73B – Susan Rubin – Just Keep Writing

Episode 72B – TW Piperbrook – Pantsing vs Plotting

Clip Overview Tyler talks about pantsing vs plotting and how his technique has changed over his decade of writing. He found that working with a partner made it almost necessary to have to plot. He likes to use Trello. https://trello.com/ Stay tuned until the end to hear some hair metal discussion. YouTube Transcript [00:00:48] Stephen:… Continue reading Episode 72B – TW Piperbrook – Pantsing vs Plotting

Episode 64B – Dave Millbrandt – Writing for 15 years

Dave spent 15 years writing his first book. Off and on. This is an interesting topic since many authors take years to write their first book, but once that is done, they don’t spend nearly as long on subsequent books. Find out what Dave has to say about taking so long to write his first… Continue reading Episode 64B – Dave Millbrandt – Writing for 15 years