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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 30, 2016

This week we have with us CW Briar, author of Wrath & Ruin, an anthology filled with spec fic ranging from horror to humorous sci-fi. We discuss gnomes--eep!13718810_1834962903398255_6073621401561895564_n

 

51ykxjb9yql-_sy346_In Episode 52:

  • CW & Liberty agree it's very difficult to write a mystery without an outline.
  • How CW works around his career and his kids and using his commute to maximize his time.
  • CW's preference for Word over Scrivener, and how he organizes it.
  • How CW's job as an engineer informs his writing and outlining process.
  • Stealing from your beta readers.
  • Canadian mining practices in the 19th Century
  • Cthulu!
  • Learn to Love Editing

Links!
CW Briar
Wrath and Ruin
Brandon Sanderson
Algernon Blackwood
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterston
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Dragon Speaks!
Epic Music from YouTube

 

As always, check out our show notes on LasersDragonsAndKeyboards.com

Dec 30, 2016

This week we have with us CW Briar, author of Wrath & Ruin, an anthology filled with spec fic ranging from horror to humorous sci-fi. We discuss gnomes--eep!

In Episode 51:

  • Why he wrote an anthology rather than starting with a full-length novel.
  • Accomplishments and interesting experiences as a first-time author.
  • CW's favorite characters from the anthology.
  • How CW's desires for a certain effect shaped some of his stories.
  • Interesting juxtapositions of CW's research.
  • CW can't pick one captain. :)
  • We get off on a bit of Doctor Who riff.
  • How writing Wrath & Ruin has changed CW.

As always, see complete show notes at LasersDragonsandKeyboards.com

Dec 20, 2016

This episode brought us the joy of interviewing co-host and producer Liberty in regards to her latest book, Omission (Now available in e-format!)

In Episode 49:

We discuss who makes the better Liberty.

Liberty tells us what it's like to be a series writer.

We get to hear who'd make the best cast for a TV version of the Darby Shaw Chronicles

In Episode 50:

We hear what the perfect music for writing mysteries is.

Gluten-free snacks are discussed.

We get profound as Liberty tells us how writing has changed her!

Be sure to check out our site, LasersDragonsAndKeyboards.com, for more detailed show notes and links!

 

Liberty Speidel

Omission (Book #4 of the Darby Shaw Chronicles)

Dec 20, 2016

This episode brought us the joy of interviewing co-host and producer Liberty in regards to her latest book, Omission (Now available in e-format!)

In Episode 49:

We discuss who makes the better Liberty.

Liberty tells us what it's like to be a series writer.

We get to hear who'd make the best cast for a TV version of the Darby Shaw Chronicles

In Episode 50:

We hear what the perfect music for writing mysteries is.

Gluten-free snacks are discussed.

We get profound as Liberty tells us how writing has changed her!

Be sure to check out our site, LasersDragonsAndKeyboards.com, for more detailed show notes and links!

 

Liberty Speidel

Omission (Book #4 of the Darby Shaw Chronicles)

Dec 1, 2016

This week, we have Keven Newsome again to talk writing!

  • Plotting/pantsing theory.
  • Keven's modified Snowflake method (shoutout to Randy Ingermanson).
  • Writing and editing tips in Scrivener from Keven & Liberty.
  • How Keven uses One Note to track his notes and research.
  • Keven's editing process and tips.
  • Joss Whedon advice on writer's block.
  • Keven's Musicality in his writing.
  • Marketing tips that DON'T work.
  • Writing a series.
  • Liberty has to roll solo when Aaron's router drops out.
  • We talk classic Doctor Who, which is always a fun topic.

Links:
Keven Newsome
The Winter Series
P.A. Baines - Alpha Redemption
Robin McKinley - Hero and the Crown
The 5 Stage plot (from Keven's blog)
One Note
Keven's Epic Radio on Spotify
Doctor Who

 

Be sure to check out website: www.LasersDragonsAndKeyboards.com for more detailed show notes!

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