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drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 17, 2017
  • DRS Episode 472 - 5 Impediments
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  • Author David Wood joins Paul to discuss their top 5 impediments to writing and strategies for dealing with them.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 08, 2017
  • DRS Episode 471 - COMPLETION!
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  • Terry and Paul discuss what it takes to finish a novel.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 01, 2017
  • DRS Episode 470 - Jake Bible Talks Potato Soup
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  • Paul and Terry discuss a large variety of topics with author Jake Bible.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 25, 2017
  • DRS Episode 469 - Can you hear me now?
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  • Terry makes the mistake of asking Paul how he records audiobooks.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 18, 2017
  • DRS Episode 468 - Plot Knots!
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  • Paul and Terry discuss how to handle plot holes, untying troublesome plot knots, and plots in general. No stories were harmed during the recording of this episode.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 11, 2017
  • DRS Episode 467 - DISTRACTION!
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  • Terry and Paul discuss ways to avoid distraction and focus on writing.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2017
  • DRS Episode 466 - Craig Martelle Doesn't Freeze
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  • Terry and Paul interview author Craig Martelle
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 27, 2017
  • DRS Episode 465 - Verisimilitude!
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  • Paul and Terry discuss how to keep it real.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 20, 2017
  • DRS Episode 464 - Your Questions, Our Denials pt2
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  • Paul and Terry attempt to answer questions posted in the Facebook group
  • Pub Date: Sep 13, 2017
  • DRS Episode 463 - Your Questions, Our Denials pt1
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  • Paul and Terry attempt to answer questions posted in the Facebook group.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 06, 2017
  • DRS Episode 462 - APOCALYPSE!
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  • Terry and Paul discuss writing apocalyptic and natural disaster fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 23, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 460 - Rekindle and Reinvent
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  • Paul and Terry discuss how to bring an old work back to life and various other topics.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 16, 2017
  • DRS Episode 459 - A Desperate Place For Dying
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  • Terry and Paul review Scott William Carter's "A Desperate Place For Dying." Also, Paul does his impression of Trent Reznor. Probably with the wrong lyrics.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 09, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 458 - Series and Breaking Through
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  • Terry and Paul discuss closed versus open ended series, universes, and various other tangents.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 03, 2017
  • DRS Episode 457 - Growing As A Storyteller
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  • Paul and Terry discuss growing as a storyteller, how to tackle larger tales, and to not sweat the small stuff.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 26, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 456 - MD Cooper Ain't A Doctor
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  • Terry and Paul interview author MD Cooper.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 19, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 455 - Archivos!
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  • Paul and Terry interview Dave Robison about his new boardgame "Manifest" as well as the application for writers known as "Archivos."
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 12, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 454 - Care And Feeding Of Narrators
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  • Terry and Paul ask John Mierau and Veronica Giguere to come on the show and explain how best to work with audiobook narrators.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 05, 2017
  • DRS Episode 453 - So Many Bobs!
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  • Paul and Terry review Dennis Taylor's We Are Legion, We Are Bob.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 28, 2017
  • DRS Episode 452 - Complete Characters with Incomplete Speech
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  • Terry and Paul discuss how to bring your characters to life by NOT using grammatically correct sentences and etc.
  • Pub Date: Jun 21, 2017
  • DRS Episode 451 - Inspiration and Cons
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  • Paul and Terry discuss the pros and cons of cons and how to draw inspiration from them. Also? What support group Terry should join.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 14, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 450 - Anthologia
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  • Terry and Paul discuss writing for anthologies.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 07, 2017
  • DRS Episode 449 - The "M" Word
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  • Paul and Terry discuss Brandon Sanderson's "Laws of Magic" and how they pertain to both fantasy and science fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 31, 2017
  • DRS Live! At Balticon 51
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  • Paul hosts Scott Roche, Veronica Giguere, and Charlie Brown at Balticon 51.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 24, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 448 - BAudio Production
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  • Terry and Paul discuss what it takes to get your book from the page and into audio.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 17, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 447 - Jim Butcher "On Writing" Part 2
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  • Paul and Terry discuss Jim Butcher's posts on writing.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 10, 2017
  • DRS Episode 446 - Jim Butcher "On Writing" Part 1
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  • Paul and Terry discuss Jim Butcher's "On Writing" posts.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 03, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • DRS Episode 445 - David Eddings' "The Diamond Throne"
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  • Terry and Paul review David Eddings' "The Diamond Throne"
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 26, 2017
  • DRS Episode 444 - Chuck Heintzelman Bundles Your Books
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  • Terry and Paul discuss the benefits of "Bundle Rabbit" with its creator Chuck Heintzelman.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 19, 2017
  • DRS Episode 443 - Melzer Gives Good Arachnid
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  • Paul and Terry invite author James Melzer on to talk about his return to monster fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 12, 2017
  • DRS Episode 442 – Continuing Education and Q&A
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  • Terry and Paul discuss continuing education and answer some questions from our listeners.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 05, 2017 - 7:00 am
  • DRS Episode 441 - Interview with John G Walker
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  • Paul and Terry interview author John G Walker and discuss his cat-herding for Balticon's New Media Track.
  • Pub Date: Mar 29, 2017
  • DRS Episode 440 - Politics In Fiction: The Third Rail
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  • Terry and Paul discuss incorporating politics and social commentary into your fiction. And the possible ramifications.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 22, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • DRS Episode 439 - Interview With JR Handley
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  • Paul and Terry interview military sci-fi author JR Handley.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 15, 2017
  • DRS Episode 438 - Q&A about Cons, Reviews, and etc
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  • Paul and Terry answer questions from our listeners posted via email and the Facebook group.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 08, 2017
  • DRS Episode 437 – Wrong Tracks and Business Evolution
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  • Terry and Paul discuss what to do when you're going down the wrong track in a story. Also? Publishing.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 01, 2017
  • DRS Episode 436 - Macumber Returns! Part 2
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  • Terry and Paul host Justin Macumber to discuss various topics (part 2).
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 15, 2017
  • DRS Episode 434 - Review: The Roundhouse
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  • Paul and Terry review and discuss Louis Erdrich's "The Roundhouse"
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 08, 2017
  • DRS Episode 433 - Jennifer Melzer Talks Editing
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  • Terry and Paul host professional author and editor Jennifer Melzer. We talk about editing strategies, common mistakes from new authors, epic fantasy, and a variety of other topics.
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 01, 2017
  • DRS Episode 432 - Copyright and Copywrongs Part 2
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  • Paul and Terry host Ignacio Duran, an attorney and fiction author with a particular interest in copyright.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 25, 2017
  • DRS Episode 431 – Copyrights and Copywrongs Part 1
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  • Paul and Terry host Ignacio Duran, an attorney and fiction author with a particular interest in copyright. This is part 1. Part 2 will drop next week.

drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 18, 2017
  • DRS Episode 430 - The KDP Process Part 2
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  • Paul and Terry describe the KDP process for indie publishing (part 2)
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 11, 2017
  • DRS Episode 429 - The KDP Process Part 1
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  • Paul and Terry discuss the KDP process for indie publishing.
  • Pub Date: Jan 04, 2017
  • DRS Episode 428 - New Year's Evolutions
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  • Terry and Paul discuss what went right in 2016, what went wrong, and how to move their careers forward in 2017, and how you can do the same.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 28, 2016
  • DRS Episode 427 - The Magical Mystery Tour
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  • Paul and Terry discuss writing mysteries and adding mysterious elements to your fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 23, 2016
  • DRS Episode 426 - More Questions, More Answers, More Insanity
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  • Terry and Paul answer more listener posted questions.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 07, 2016
  • DRS Episode 425 - Paranormal Romance vs Urban Fantasy
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  • Paul and Terry discuss Paranormal Romance versus Urban Fantasy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 30, 2016
  • DRS Episode 424 – The Terran Privateer
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  • Terry and Paul discuss Glynn Stewart's "The Terran Privateer"

    Links:

    Terry's new novel "Storm Divers"
    http://amzn.to/2bFtbH4

    Paul's Patreon:
    http://patreon.com/paulecooley

    Shadowpublications.com store
    http://shadowpublications.com/shop

    The Terran Privateer:
    http://amzn.to/2gGs5N3

    Starship's Mage:
    http://amzn.to/2gGrECL

    The Round House:
    http://amzn.to/2fM2bD2
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • DRS Episode 423 - Q&A Part 2
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  • Terry and Paul answer YOUR questions (part 2) to the best of their ability. Don't get too excited.

    Links:

    Terry's new novel "Storm Divers"
    http://amzn.to/2bFtbH4

    Paul's Patreon:
    http://patreon.com/paulecooley

    Shadowpublications.com store
    http://shadowpublications.com/shop
  • Pub Date: Nov 16, 2016
  • DRS Episode 422 - Q&A Part 1
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  • Terry and Paul answer YOUR questions. Don't get too excited.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 09, 2016
  • DRS Episode 421 - Jake Bible Talks Shop
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  • Paul and Terry welcome back author Jake Bible for a talk about writing fast as hell, publishing 40+ books in a matter of years, and Jake's near criminal abuse of vegetables.
  • Pub Date: Oct 19, 2016
  • DRS Episode 420 - Attack of the L Word!
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  • Paul and guest host Charlie Brown discuss and suggest "literary fiction" titles for genre readers and writers.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 14, 2016
  • DRS Episode 419 - The Great "Atlantis Gene" Wreck
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  • Paul and Terry review AG Riddle's The Atlantis Gene. Ambivalence is the word of the day.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 05, 2016
  • DRS Episode 418 – Romancing the Roche
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  • Paul interviews former co-host Scott Roche about his new novella, romance, genre switching, and more.
  • Pub Date: Sep 28, 2016
  • DRS Episode 417 - The Exposition: What A Tell
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  • Terry and Paul ramble and rant their way through the perils and pitfalls of exposition, make offensive comments, and display their general ineptitude. In other words, it was a show.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 20, 2016
  • DRS Episode 416 - J. Daniel Sawyer's Extreme Sci-Fi Sports Bundle
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  • Terry and Paul bring J. Daniel Sawyer on to talk about his extreme sports science fiction storybundle.

    https://storybundle.com/scifi
    http://nanowrimoeverymonth.com
    http://jdsawyer.net
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 14, 2016
  • DRS Episode 415–John Mierau Gives Good Content
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  • Terry and Paul discuss Patreon, podcasting, shared worlds, audiobooks, and sci-fi with author John Mierau.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 08, 2016
  • DRS Episode 414 - Why Cons Are Important For Writers
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  • Terry and Paul discuss Dragon Con and why cons can be important for writers.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 30, 2016
  • DRS Episode 413 - An Interview With James Melzer
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  • Terry and Paul interview author James Melzer, writer of suspense, middle-school, and romance.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 25, 2016
  • DRS Episode 412 - "The Drafter"
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  • Terry and Paul review Kim Harrison's novel "The Drafter"
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 18, 2016
  • DRS Episode 411 – Stopping the Pear Shape
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  • Terry and Paul discuss the dangers and solutions to a sedentary lifestyle with author Charlie Brown.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 11, 2016
  • DRS Episode 410 - Fear And Loathing And Beta Readers
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  • Terry and Paul converse about beta readers, a suggested topic from our listeners.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 03, 2016
  • DRS Episode 409 - Full-Time Panic!
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  • Full-time Panic!
    Terry and Paul discuss planning and dealing with sales panic.

    Links:
    Terry's new novel "Paying The Price"
    http://amzn.to/1tyU6cz
    http://amzn.to/29bP2DW
    Paul's YouTube Channel:
    http://bit.ly/2669eMn
    Paul's Patreon:
    http://patreon.com/paulecooley
    Space Opera Story Bundle:
    https://storybundle.com/space
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 26, 2016
  • DRS Episode 408 - Justin Macumber is "Fragile"
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  • Justin Macumber, erstwhile scion of the great Dead Robots' Society, joins Paul and Terry to talk about his new book, future series, ongoing challenges, and laughter.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 21, 2016
  • DRS Episode 407--Review: The Killing Tide
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  • Paul and Terry review Johnathan Daniel's The Killing Tide.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 14, 2016
  • DRS Episode 406--Arcs of Misery, Elation, Success, and Failure
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  • Paul and Terry discuss the results of the Hedonometer Project and its analysis of emotional arcs in fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 08, 2016
  • DRS Episode 405–Dharma Kelleher Rides The Words
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  • Terry and Paul interview author Dharma Kelleher.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 30, 2016
  • DRS Episode 404 - David Wood Is Not Found
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  • Guest co-host David Wood joins Terry and Paul to discuss writing in the action/adventure genre.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 23, 2016
  • DRS Episode 403–Future of the Show and Other Topics
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  • Terry and Paul discuss the changes to the show format, B&N’s 3rd impending bankruptcy, and publishing plans.

drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 16, 2016
  • DRS Episode 402 - Farewell, Scott
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  • Terry and Paul say farewell to Scott Roche as a permanent host. We look back at his evolution as a writer and host and where he's going next.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 09, 2016
  • DRS Episode 401- Nora Roberts' "The Obsession"
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  • Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss Nora Roberts' The Obsession.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 31, 2016
  • DRS Episode 400 - Balticon 50 DRS Live Show
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  • Join Terry and Paul at Balticon 50 for a raucous live show with a no holds barred question and answer session.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 13, 2016
  • DRS Episode 399 - A Myriad of Topics
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  • Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss a series of topics suggested by our listeners. No "space marines" were mentioned in this episode.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 07, 2016
  • DRS Episode 398 – Michael R Underwood Gives Good Genre
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  • Terry, Scott, and Paul welcome author Michael R Underwood and discuss pop culture, kickstarters, and genre fiction in general.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 28, 2016
  • DRS Episode 397 – Con Season, Trunking, Priorities, and Self Censorship
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  • Scott and Paul discuss a myriad of topics posted by our listeners.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 22, 2016
  • DRS Episode 396 - Ritualistic Writing
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  • Terry, Scott (yes, he actually showed up), and Paul discuss topics of routine, rituals, and the science of finding your creative spaces, atmospheres, and etc.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 15, 2016
  • DRS Episode 395 - Ringworld
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  • Paul and Terry discuss Larry Niven’s Ringworld and other topics.
    Links discussed in this episode:

    Larry Niven’s Ringworld--http://amzn.to/1V5x346
    Nora Roberts’ The Obsession--http://amzn.to/1WuVTdc
    Paul’s essay “The Science of The Black”--http://vexmosaic.com/the-science-of-the-black/
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 07, 2016
  • DRS Episode 394 - Dave Robison Does EVERYTHING!
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  • Terry and Paul welcome the creative hurricane known as Dave Robison. We discuss all the crazy that Dave is trying to bring to the world along with several other topics.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 24, 2016
  • DRS Episode 393 - Divide and Suffer!
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  • Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss the dangers and pleasures of confronting divisive and controversial topics in fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 17, 2016
  • DRS Episode 392 - "The Madman's Daughter"
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  • Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss Megan Shepherd's "The Madman's Daughter," last month's book selection. By the way? WE HATE VERIZON! Next month's selection is Larry Niven's Ringworld.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 09, 2016
  • DRS Episode 391 - Oh My!
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  • Terry and Paul discuss writing romance, erotica, and Terry gives our listeners a writing assignment...
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 03, 2016
  • DRS Episode 390 - Inspired Legacy
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  • Listener Robert Slattery asked some questions about inspiration and legacy, so Terry and Paul decided to tackle it. Their answers may surprise you.
  • Pub Date: Feb 24, 2016
  • DRS Episode 389 - I'm An Imposter
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  • Terry, Paul, and Scott discuss the ins and outs of "The Imposter Syndrome."
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 19, 2016
  • DRS Episode 388 - Nuts and Bolts Not Franks And Beans
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  • Terry and Paul discuss a myriad of writing craft topics and for the first time ever, actually agree on most of them.
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 13, 2016
  • DRS Episode 387 - Perry Rhodan Lemuria Vol 1: Star Ark Book Review
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  • Join the Robots' as they dissect Perry Rhodan Lemuira Vol. 1: Star Ark.
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 06, 2016
  • DRS Episode 386 - Howie To Be A Writer
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  • Terry, Paul, and Scott pore over Hugh Howie's essay "So You Want To Be A Writer?". In addition, Terry struggles with living "cheaply," Scott destroys the internet, and Paul wants a singing career.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 28, 2016
  • DRS Episode 385 - KDP Quality Controls
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  • Join Terry, Paul, and Scott as we discuss the hoopla over the upcoming changes to Amazon's KDP and how you might be affected.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 21, 2016
  • DRS Episode 384 - Justin's Chair Blows Up
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  • Join Terry, Paul, and Scott as we interview Justin Macumber, the founder of the show, before he leaves the hosting chair forever.
DRS
  • Pub Date: Jan 16, 2016
  • DRS Episode 383 - Bit Parts And Related Stories
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  • Join Terry, Paul, and Scott as they discuss writing from the perspective of beloved secondary characters, fan fiction, open worlds, and general insanity.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 07, 2016
  • DRS Episode 382 - Hyperion and Literary Sci-Fi
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  • Justin, Terry, Paul, and Scott discuss the novel Hyperion by Dan Simmons. During this conversation, we wax profane about literature, sci-fi versus fantasy, and whether or not Justin should be allowed to assign another book.

    Our next book to read (you have a month folks) is:

    Perry Rhodan: Lemuria I
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 26, 2015
  • DRS Episode 381 - Scheduling The Future
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  • Terry and Paul discuss what they learned in 2015, how to apply it going forward, and setting their goals for 2016.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 10, 2015
  • DRS Episode 380 - Zig Zag Inspirations
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  • Terry and Scott interview author Clarence Young.
    Links:
    Writeonrighton.com
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Brothers-Jetstream-Zig-Claybourne/dp/0986902411
    https://twitter.com/zzclaybourne
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 09, 2015
  • DRS Episode 379 - All Things Amazonian
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  • Scott, Paul, Terry, and sometimes Justin, discuss the Amazon.com ecosystem for authors and publishers, what to do, what to avoid, and what to watch out for.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 21, 2015
  • DRS Episode 378 - Imagine The Set
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  • Terry, Justin, Paul and, sometimes, Scott, discuss strategies on using real settings for your stories as well as how to create them.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 07, 2015
  • DRS Episode 377 - J Daniel Sawyer Talks
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  • Terry, Justin, Scott, and Paul visit with author J Daniel Sawyer and discuss book bundles, Dan's new NaNoWriMo podcast, and various other topics.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 04, 2015
  • DRS Episode 376 – NaNoWriMo This!
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  • Terry, Paul, and Justin discuss getting prepared for and how to execute Nano. You should listen to us because we've never done it and are therefore experts.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 24, 2015
  • DRS Episode 375 – A Fireside Chat With Justin And Terry
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  • Sit back with your beverage of choice and join Justin and Terry for a casual fireside chat about publishing and writing.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 16, 2015
  • DRS Episode 374 - Batteries [Not] Included
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  • Paul, Scott, and sometimes Terry discuss how to get through the grind and strategies to prevent/deal with burnout.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 02, 2015
  • DRS Episode 373 – Publishing On A Budget
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  • Join the Robots as they explore how to publish on a budget and what you can’t skimp on.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 26, 2015
  • DRS Episode 372 - Writing Short Fiction Like A Boss
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  • Scott, Terry, Justin, and Paul think they know how to write short fiction which is: anything less than novel length. Also? Is Scott an insect?
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  • Pub Date: Sep 19, 2015
  • DRS Episode 371 - Quantity Quality Quixotic
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  • Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss whether or not it's possible to publish too many books a year, or write too many books in a year. Also, we touch on some possible writing prompts for this election season.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 12, 2015
  • DRS Episode 370 - Rushing To The End
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  • Justin, Terry, and Paul discuss issues with finding and making the ending happen. What do you do if you get stuck? Also, what the hell is a Parsec Award anyway?
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  • Pub Date: Sep 06, 2015
  • DRS Episode 369 - The Meddlesome Middle
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  • Terry and Paul discuss how they deal with writing the dreaded "middle" of the book and strategies to get past problems. Not that they work for us, of course, but in theory, we know what to do...or not.
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  • Pub Date: Aug 27, 2015
  • DRS Episode 368 - Macumber Has An Evil Plan
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  • Justin, Terry, Paul, and Scott welcome voice actor, writer, and all around great person Veronica Giguere to brainstorm Justin's evil plan for a new podcast series based around his Still Water and Fragile properties. No moobs were hurt during this episode.

    You can find Veronica Giguere at http://voicesbyveronica.com.
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  • Pub Date: Aug 20, 2015
  • DRS Episode 367 - Risky Business
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  • Join Scott and Terry as they discuss taking risks in the writing business.
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  • Pub Date: Aug 06, 2015
  • DRS Episode 366 - The Horrors of Back Cover Copy
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  • Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss their most terrifying secret: all three of them SUCK at writing synopses and back cover copy.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 29, 2015
  • DRS LIVE at Space City Comicon 2015
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  • Join Justin, Michael Willet, David Wood, Terry, and Paul as they discuss a variety of topics. This episode is pretty raw to maintain the flow of conversation. BEWARE: MEN BEHAVING BADLY!
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  • Pub Date: Jul 23, 2015
  • DRS Episode 365 - Prepping To Be Conned
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  • Justin, Paul, Scott, and Terry discuss what to bring for a dealer booth, how not to terrify the punters, and mistakes NOT to make.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 15, 2015
  • DRS Episode 364 - Todd Is ANGRY!
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  • Justin, Paul, and Terry discuss what it means to "show don't tell" as well as scriptwriting and stealing from mythology, both real and imagined.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 09, 2015
  • DRS Episode 363 - The Secret of Series
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  • Justin, Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss the tricky business of writing series and sequels. Also, what the hell is a retcon anyway?
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  • Pub Date: Jun 25, 2015
  • DRS Episode 362 - Talking Marketing With David Wood
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  • Terry, Justin, and David Wood discuss marketing and promotion.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 18, 2015
  • DRS Episode 361 - Just One More Thing
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  • Paul, Terry, and Justin discuss changes with the Amazon KU/KOLL programs, Kindle Singles, and tangents galore.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 10, 2015
  • DRS Episode 360 - Collaboration With...
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  • Paul, Terry, and Scott discuss collaborating with other authors, shared worlds, beta readers and editors.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 05, 2015
  • DRS Episode 359 - 6 Rules For Writing
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  • Paul, Scott, and Terry discuss Robert Sawyer's take on Heinlein's venerated "5 Rules of Writing."
    See the article here:
    http://www.sfwriter.com/ow05.htm
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  • Pub Date: May 28, 2015
  • DRS Special Episode - Balticon 49 LIVE!
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  • Scott and Paul discuss editing and anthologies with Sue Baiman and Charlie Brown.
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  • Pub Date: May 21, 2015
  • DRS Episode 358 - The Write Stuff, Bundling And More
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  • Join Scott and Terry as they talk with author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer about the writing book bundle he's in called The Write Stuff. We also talk bundling in general.

    Go get your copy of this wonderful bundle today. http://storybundle.com/writing
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  • Pub Date: May 08, 2015
  • DRS Episode 357 - Draft2Digital and Reclaiming Pulp Fiction
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  • Scott, Terry, Justin, and Paul welcome special guest Josh Unruh, marketing director for Draft2Digital.com and author of trope bending stories.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 30, 2015
  • DRS Episode 356 - Decisions and Distributions
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  • Justin, Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss when to abandon a series and our experiences with various distribution channels. Oh yes, it's a LONG one.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 23, 2015
  • DRS Episode 355 - Style Choices and Slaughtering Grammar
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  • Terry, Scott, and Paul opine at length about nothing although we started with something. Do you change your style to match the genre? Do you read your reviews? Do you modify your writing based upon them? And are Justin's nipples a WMD?
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  • Pub Date: Apr 16, 2015
  • DRS Episode 354 - Status: It's Complicated
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  • Terry, Justin, and Paul discuss plot complications and how to keep the story moving, the readers interested, and the characters in lots and lots of trouble.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 09, 2015
  • DRS Episode 353 - Selling Out and Not
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  • Justin, Terry, Paul, and Scott discuss prioritizing your works between the commercial and the niche. Also, we talk about the Hugo Awards and Sad Puppies, Justin's inability to sing, the sweetness of the mute button, and Harper Collins threatening to leave Amazon. It's a monster of an episode. Enjoy.

    ps: due to a failed attempt to mute my mic, there is some crackling of paper. My apologies.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 01, 2015
  • DRS Episode 352 - Pace - It's Not Just Salsa
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  • Join Terry, Justin, and Scott as they talk pacing in both their own works and how to look at the subject in general.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 19, 2015
  • DRS Episode 351 - Aliens, Robots, Non-Human Entities and Cultures
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  • Justin, Paul, Scott, Terry discuss the intricacies and issues in writing non-human characters and societies.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 12, 2015
  • DRS Episode 350 - Orgs Warnings and Scams
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  • Terry and Paul discuss professional writing organizations, trigger warnings, author solutions, and the fact Scott Roche needs to grow back his moustache.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 05, 2015
  • DRS Episode 349 - Kickstarters and Patrons
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  • Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss the ethics of kickstarters, the value of patrons, and Scott whines a lot.
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  • Pub Date: Feb 26, 2015
  • DRS Episode 348 - Cornucopia of Topics
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  • Terry, Justin, Scott, and Paul discuss a variety of topics including:

    * Finding a supportive writing environment
    * What to do when characters do/say unexpected things
    * How to find beta readers and how to work with them (including ways to bribe them)
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  • Pub Date: Feb 12, 2015
  • DRS Episode 347 - Origin Stories of the Hosts
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  • Terry, Paul, and Justin discuss how they got into writing, their first novels, and give tips on how to get started.
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  • Pub Date: Feb 07, 2015
  • DRS Episode 346 - Digging In The Sand With Timothy Ward
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  • Join the Robots and they talk with author Timothy Ward about his works in the world of Sand, created by Hugh Howey. We also discuss what we'd like to have known when we started writing. If only we were so lucky.

    Find Timothy at:

    http://www.timothycward.com

    You can join his mailing list at:

    http://www.timothycward.com/join-my-newsletter

    And enter for a book giveaway at:

    https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/123903-scavenger-evolution
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  • Pub Date: Jan 29, 2015
  • DRS Episode 345 - Corporate Whores and Amazon Bitches
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  • Paul, Terry, Justin, and Scott discuss indie versus hybrid vs traditional publishing and we also discuss marketing with bookbub, and writing for the money. We are also terrorized by Justin's nipples.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 21, 2015
  • DRS Episode 344 - Action AND Words
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  • Terry, Justin, Paul, and Scott discuss how to make action beats, thriller beats, and horror beats. In other words, we pretend we know what we're talking about.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 16, 2015
  • DRS Episode 343 - Antags and Protags
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  • Terry, Paul, and Scott discuss making protagonist and antagonists fully realized characters. And Terry seeks counseling for his goodie-goodie characters.
    Also, is 343 a prime number?
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  • Pub Date: Jan 07, 2015
  • DRS Episode 342 - Dreams in Fiction
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  • Justin, Terry, and Paul discuss using dream sequences in fiction. Due to new audio capture software, there might be a couple of audio artifacts in the audio. My apologies
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  • Pub Date: Dec 12, 2014
  • DRS Episode 341 - Brainstorming LWF
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  • Terry and Scott discuss brainstorm Terry's upcoming adventure in the world of Libertarian Wank Fiction (LWF). And yes, that is a genre WE ROBOTS ARE PIONEERING!
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  • Pub Date: Dec 05, 2014
  • DRS Episode 340 - Reflecting On The Past And Looking Forward
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  • Terry, Justin, and Scott gather to reflect on their writing during the past year and part the mists of the future to plan to do better.
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  • Pub Date: Nov 13, 2014
  • DRS Episode 339 - Michell Plested and YA Fiction
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  • Paul and Terry interview author Michell Plested and discuss Y/A fiction, collaborative writing, and various other disturbing topics.
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  • Pub Date: Nov 05, 2014
  • DRS Episode 338 - Building Worlds
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  • Justin, Paul, and Terry discuss "world builder's disease" and the smaller worlds writers should focus on.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 30, 2014
  • DRS Episode 337 - Overthinking The Thinking
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  • Justin, Paul, Scott, and Terry discuss the problems over thinking plots, characters, and etc while you're writing.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 22, 2014
  • DRS Episode 336 - Corncobs, Donkeys, and Ed Lorn
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  • Justin, Paul, and Terry have a conversation with horror author Ed Lorn. No donkeys were hurt in the creation of this episode.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 18, 2014
  • DRS Episode 335 - Storming Dave's Brain
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  • Dave Robison from the Roundtable Podcast joins Terry and Paul for a brainstorming session. Hilarity ensues...
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  • Pub Date: Oct 07, 2014
  • DRS Episode 334 - Proof This, Bubba!
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  • Justin, Paul, Scott, and Terry discuss ways to improve your proofing before the final publishing steps.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2014
  • DRS Episode 333 - Thrill 'em and Kill 'em
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  • Paul, Scott, and Terry discuss the ins and outs of pacing and story structure for writing thrillers.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 29, 2014
  • DRS Episode 332 - The Finish Line
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  • Justin, Terry, and Paul discuss the process of getting the book finished and out the door.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 10, 2014
  • DRS Episode 330 - Don't Be A Dick
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  • Justin, Terry, and Paul discuss how NOT to alienate your readership and how to form relationships with them instead.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 03, 2014
  • DRS Episode 329 - Stereotypes and Real Characters
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  • Justin and Paul discuss the problems with stereotypes and how to create three dimensional characters from them.
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  • Pub Date: Aug 27, 2014
  • DRS Episode 328 - R.I.P. Main Characters
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  • Justin, Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss the pros and cons of killing main characters.

    We also talk about the tragic passing of our friend P.G. Holyfield. You can make a donation to help his daughters and to cover some of his medical expenses at http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund.
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  • Pub Date: Aug 07, 2014
  • DRS Episode 326 - Endings
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  • Scott and Terry talk about endings, with the usual meandering through a few more subjects.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 29, 2014
  • DRS Episode 325 - Author Earnings with Hugh Howey
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  • This week, the guys talk with author Hugh Howey about http://authorearnings.com, KDP Select, and KDP Unlimited.

    Also, check out Terry's new science fiction novel, Empire of Bones, at: http://amzn.to/1o2Y9mm

    Finally, Author Edward Lorn is hosting a campaign on Indiegogo to fund the editing of his latest work after some unexpected medical problems. Give him a hand.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-final-act-of-cruelty
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  • Pub Date: Jul 24, 2014
  • DRS Episode 324 - Adverbs, Edits, and Unlimited
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  • Terry and Paul discuss everything from adverb abuse to Kindle Unlimited.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 17, 2014
  • DRS Episode 323 - Prologues and Epilogues
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  • Join the Robots as that talk about prologues and epilogues. What they are, when they should be used, and when they shouldn't.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 11, 2014
  • DRS Episode 322 - Flashbacks, Tenses, and More!
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  • Join the Robots as they talk about flashbacks, tenses, and whatever else comes across their minds.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 02, 2014
  • DRS Episode 321 - Writing in Shared Worlds with John Mierau
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  • Join the Robots as they talk with author and podcaster John Mierau about writing in a shared universe. We talk about his shared world anthologies Walk The Fire (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009GQYF6E) and May The Ferryman Take You (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KQAAJ5A).

    Visit his site to see what he's up to at http://ServingWorlds.com.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 28, 2014
  • DRS Episode 320 - POD book layout with John McCarthy
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  • Join the robots as they talk with an expert on what goes into laying out your book. John McCarthy walks us through the pitfalls of getting the interior of a print project just right.

    Some further insight on the subject can be found in this interview with Jane Friedman: http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2014/06/how-much-attention-should-you-pay-to-book-design/

    You can reach him at SurfsideCity@gmail.com to do your POD layout for a very reasonable sum. Remember, don't be that guy. Make your book look like a pro did it.

    We also mentioned the following in the show:

    The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books: http://www.thebookdesigner.com

    Draft2Digital (though I couldn't remember the name at the time): http://Draft2Digital.com

    Cover Critics: http://covercritics.com

    Lousy Covers: http://lousybookcovers.com
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  • Pub Date: Jun 20, 2014
  • DRS Episode 319 - Looking At Writing From Another Point Of View
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  • Join the Robots as they discuss the use of first and third person in fiction.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 10, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • DRS Episode 318 - Will Amazon Bury The Hachette?
  • Terry and Paul discuss the huge disaster that is the Hachette v Amazon war and how it affects writers in both the traditional publishing and independent publishing camps.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 10, 2014
  • DRS Episode 318 - Will Amazon Bury The Hachette?
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  • Terry and Paul discuss the huge disaster that is the Hacette v Amazon war and how it affects writers in both the traditional publishing and independent publishing camps.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 07, 2014
  • DRS Episode 317 - The Balticon Recap Episode
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  • Join the Robots as they talk about Balticon 2014. What did they accomplish and what are they doing next.

    Terry apologizes for the quality of his audio. Google didn't want to let him in and he was on a phone. The issue has been resolved.

    Terry also recommended Deposit Photos as an inexpensive place to get stock images. They can be found at http://depositphotos.com.
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  • Pub Date: May 30, 2014
  • DRS Balticon 2014 Live Special Episode
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  • Hosts Paul E. Cooley, Scott Roche, and special guest host J. Daniel Sawyer met the fans at Balticon 2014. At the end of the show is a read by Scott. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: May 22, 2014
  • DRS Episode 316 - Authors And The Convention Experience
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  • Join the Robots as they talk about authors and the whole convention experience.
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  • Pub Date: May 14, 2014
  • DRS Episode 315 - Discoverability: Pricing And More
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  • Join the Robots as the discussing pricing and how it affects discoverability.

    Also, go buy Paul's new book, The Street. Seriously. http://shadowpublications.com/the-street-presale/
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  • Pub Date: May 07, 2014
  • DRS Episode 314 - Living On The Street With Paul E. Cooley
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  • Join the Robots as they celebrate the release of The Street with Paul E. Cooley. Head over to ShadowPublications.com and get your copy today. Also, put down your drinks before you listen to the show.

    You've been warned.

    What happens when your favorite childhood television characters are forced into unemployment?

    What is a puppet to do when corporate America shuts down the television stations and educational shows that gave them purpose and a reason to live?

    Pretty much any and every thing that a down on his luck human would do… and much much more.

    It’s a rough and tumble debauchery-riddled descent into madness and moral degradation as your favorite childhood friends do whatever it takes to survive and turn a profit… no matter the costs.

    One unlikely anti-hero steps out of the trash-strewn alleys to take back what was lost. Friends will be sacrificed. Enemies will be made. The seed and dough will run red with greed and lust.

    It’s just another day…

    … another day on The Street.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 23, 2014
  • DRS Episode 313 - Discoverability And Social Media
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  • Join the Robots as they talk about discoverability and social media.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 17, 2014
  • DRS Episode 312 - Discoverability, A General Introduction
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  • Join the Robots as they talk about discoverability. How do people find your book? Part one of several episodes on the subject.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 09, 2014
  • DRS Episode 311 - Talking Still Water With Justin R. Macumber
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  • Join the Robots as they talk with Justin R. Macumber about the April 22, 2014 release of his new horror novel Still Water.

    Also, we just found out we had a Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Robots%27_Society
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  • Pub Date: Apr 02, 2014
  • DRS Episode 310 - Reviewing Lion's Blood by Steven Barnes
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  • Join the Robots as they review Lion's Blood by Steven Barnes.

    Show teaser is for John Mierau's podcast Farlost, which you can find at http://johnmierau.wordpress.com.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 26, 2014
  • DRS Episode 309 - Exploring Science Fiction
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  • Join the Robots as they explore what science fiction as a genre.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 19, 2014
  • DRS Episode 308 - Flashing With J.R.D. Skinner
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  • Join the Robots as they talk with author J.R.D. Skinner about podcasting flash fiction and a whole host of other goings on.

    For his stories, go to http://flashpulp.com.

    For his expanded universe, check out http://skinner.fm.

    You can find him on Twitter @JRDSkinner.

    Finally, you can find his Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theflashmobsters and his page at https://www.facebook.com/SkinnerCo.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 12, 2014
  • DRS Episode 307 - Death and Taxes
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  • Join the Robots as they talk with Terry's wife Donna about authors and their taxes.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 05, 2014
  • DRS Episode 306 - Social/Political Commentary
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  • Join the Robots as they look at how to do social and political commentary. And how not to do it.

    They mentioned an article on symbolism by authors that you can read at http://mentalfloss.com/article/30937/famous-novelists-symbolism-their-work-and-whether-it-was-intentional.

    They also mentioned how author Philip Roth wasn't considered a credible source by Wikipedia about a novel he wrote. Read the article at http://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/books/philip-roth-can-t-edit-his-novel-s-wikipedia-page/article1-926490.aspx.
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  • Pub Date: Feb 26, 2014
  • DRS Episode 305 - The Business Of Publishing - Production Scheduling
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  • This week the Robots talk about the challenges and pitfalls of scheduling your production. And, of course, the rewards.

    This is loosely based on a an essay on the subject by Dean Wesley Smith that can be found at http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=11312.
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  • Pub Date: Feb 19, 2014
  • DRS Episode 304 - Reviewing Horns by Joe Hill
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  • This week the Robots fight off Skype bugs to dig into Horns by Joe Hill. Join us as we suss out where it works and where it falls flat.
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  • Pub Date: Feb 13, 2014
  • DRS Episode 303 - Interview With Tyler Palmer Of Patreon
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  • Join the Robots as they talk with Tyler Palmer, Vice President of Operations at Patreon. They discuss the unique method of fostering patronage the company offers in a wide ranging talk that offers some insight in how it might benefit authors.

    As the show intro says, there was a technical issue that caused Terry's voice to not be recorded. He apologizes for that. As Scott hosted the show and it would be a major scheduling issue to redo the interview, Paul edited out the silences and made things as comprehensible as possible. Again, our apologies.
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  • Pub Date: Feb 04, 2014
  • DRS Episode 302 - Being A Career Writer
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  • The Robots return to talking about business. This time we're laying the foundation for a series of episodes on business. The start of that is to know what it means to be a career writer. In this case, as in many others to come, inspiration is drawn and quotes are made from the business writing blog of Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can read the specific post linked below. Do yourself a huge favor and go start reading.

    http://kriswrites.com/business-rusch-publishing-articles

    http://kriswrites.com/2013/08/28/the-business-rusch-a-career-versus-publication

    Paul was just on Mythwits. Go check him out.

    http://mythwits.com

    Also mentioned was The Copyright Handbook by Nolo Press. A must have reference.

    href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005QEQDYC
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  • Pub Date: Jan 28, 2014
  • Episode 301 - Publishing Quality
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  • Episode 301 is on the air!

    Join the Robots as they talk about minimum publishing standards indie publishers should aspire to. This discussion was spawned by two blog posts from author Chuck Wendig about self-publishing not being the minor leagues. And a follow up post.

    http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/01/27/self-publishing-is-not-the-minor-leagues/

    http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/01/28/follow-up-on-self-publishing-readers-are-not-good-gatekeepers/

    The Robots staked out several different perspectives and a vigorous discussion was had. We all agree that indie publishers should do the very best they can and keep learning, but some parts of Chuck's posts got some strong push back. Perhaps that was the point. If so, it worked.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 21, 2014
  • DRS Episode 300 - Robots! Write! Inspiration And Rambling with Justin Macumber
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  • Join the Robots in welcoming back their Dark Overlord Justin Macumber. We have a nice rambling conversation about his doings and inspiration.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 18, 2014
  • DRS Special Episode - NYT Bestselling Author Scott Sigler Causes A Pandemic
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  • Join the Robots as they talk with New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Sigler about his newest release, Pandemic. The book is officially released January 21st, 2014, but you can pre-order a copy right now.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 14, 2014
  • DRS Episode 299 - Under a Graveyard Sky Review
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  • Join the Robots as they review Under A Graveyard Sky by John Ringo.

    Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines.

    When an airborne zombie plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

    For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 07, 2014
  • Episode 298 - The Ghosts of Writing Past and Future
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  • Join the Robots as they look back at 2013 and plan for 2014. They do their very best to suss out how to improve and maximize productivity. Remember, aim high and you'll never shoot yourself in the foot.

    The spreadsheet Terry mentions for committing to 2014 yearly goals is at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0Agdm_aZVrdhgdFJTZEg2cmxTeW82SWx6Mm9ZMGhxQnc&usp=sharing. Feel free to add yourself and join the crowd.
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  • Pub Date: Dec 17, 2013
  • DRS Episode 297 - Where To Start And Stop Your Story
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  • Join the Robots as they mull where a story starts and ends, as well as how to know where to put what falls in between.
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  • Pub Date: Dec 10, 2013
  • DRS Episode 296 - Writing Holiday Themed And Niche Fiction
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  • The holiday season is upon us! Come join the Robots as they discuss writing seasonal fiction and for niche markets.
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  • Pub Date: Dec 03, 2013
  • DRS Episode 295 - The Paul Elard Cooley Makeover Show
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  • This week the Robots' have David Wood and J. Daniel Sawyer come on to assist Paul with a makeover on his branding. Come join us and give Paul your thoughts.

    Check the show notes for all the links and covers we're talking about at: http://deadrobotssociety.com/2013/12/03/episode-295-the-paul-elard-cooley-makeover-show/
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 19, 2013
  • DRS Episode 294 - The Business of Writing Part Deux with J. Daniel Sawyer
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  • Author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer joins the Robots to expand on last week's conversation on business. Come join us and benefit from his experience.
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  • Pub Date: Nov 12, 2013
  • DRS Episode 293 - Getting Down To Business
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  • Join the Robots as they talk some of the business aspects of being an author. DBAs, LLCs, taxes, contracts, and agents. Oh my!
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  • Pub Date: Nov 05, 2013
  • DRS Episode 292 - Self-Editing Your Fiction
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  • The Dead Robots' talk about self-editing your own fiction. They talk about their processes and the pitfalls.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 29, 2013
  • DRS Episode 291 - Justin Says Goodbye
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  • This week the Robots chat one last time with Justin before he heads off for a much needed sabbatical. He started the podcast over six years ago, and he's glad that it will continue in his absence. The Robots are dead, Long Live The Robots!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 22, 2013
  • Special Episode – J Daniel Sawyer Is Busy!
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  • This is a special episode, as the title suggests, in which Justin sits down with J Daniel Sawyer to talk about his Crudrat Kickstarter campaign, his upcoming podcasts, and what his views are on the current state of publishing. We hope you enjoy it!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 22, 2013
  • DRS Episode 290 - Reviewing Ready Player One
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  • This week the Robots talk about Ernest Cline's debut novel READY PLAYER ONE. We talk about what we liked, what we thought could have been improved, and what we learned from it. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 15, 2013
  • DRS Episode 289 - It's A Thriller Night
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 08, 2013
  • DRS Episode 288 - Keeping Our Eye On The Prize
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  • 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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  • Pub Date: Oct 01, 2013
  • DRS Episode 287 - Reviewing Oath Of Swords
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  • 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!
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  • Pub Date: Sep 17, 2013
  • DRS Episode 286 - Brainstorming The Bastard
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  • 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.
DRS_WC
  • Pub Date: Sep 10, 2013
  • WorldCon 2013 Panel - Self Promotion
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  • This audio was provided by Jeff Brackett. "Self Promotion: Everything You Know About It is Probably Wrong." Done properly, self-promotion is an important part of building a career. Poorly executed, self-promotion can do more harm than good. How is the conventional wisdom wrong? What are more advisable but underrated neglected approaches?" Panelists are: Julie Barrett (moderator), Gini Koch, Joshua Bilmes, Genese Davis, and Teresa Nielsen Hayden.
drs_wc
  • Pub Date: Sep 10, 2013
  • WorldCon 2013 Panel - Things They Never Tell You About Getting Published
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  • This was made available by Jeff Beckett. It was recorded at WorldCon 2013. "What should you look for in a short story contract? What might you hear about your story from readers and reviewers? What should you be doing in terms of social media? Does getting published once help you get published again? Bring your own questions about publishing in the early part of your career.

    Panelists - Moshe Feder, Vylar Kaftan, David Liss, Michael J. Martinez, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 03, 2013
  • DRS Episode 285 - An Argument For Self-Publishing
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  • 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!
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  • Pub Date: Aug 20, 2013
  • DRS Episode 284 - Writin' 2: Podcast Boogaloo
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  • This week the Robots sit down and chat about writing a sequel/prequel. Should locations be reused, should characters' fate change to keep them around, and how much previous info should be retold. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Aug 13, 2013
  • Space City Con 2013 - Creating A Podcast Panel
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  • In this week's episode we present a panel from Space City Con '13 about how to create a podcast. On the panel was Justin Macumber, Paul Cooley, David Wood of Gryphonwood Press and ThrillerCast, as well as the hosts of Treknologic Podcast. We hope you enjoy.
DRS_SCC
  • Pub Date: Aug 06, 2013
  • Space City Con 2013 Drunk Cast
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  • Yep, this happened. During Space City Con 2013 the Robots were joined by Charlie Brown and David Wood to ramble about just about everything and nothing all at once. We hope you enjoy this sad glimpse at the DRS.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 30, 2013
  • DRS Episode 283 - Crossing The Genre Streams
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  • This week the Robots chat about genre mashups. The topic of genre is slippery already, but when you talk about combining them it gets more slippery still. We hope you enjoy this conversation!
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  • Pub Date: Jul 23, 2013
  • DRS Episode 282 - For Love Or Money
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  • This week the Robots chat around the table about writing for the love versus writing for the money, and what it means to try and be commercial. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 16, 2013
  • DRS Episode 281 - Biff! Boom! Pow! Writing Comics With Glenn Farrington
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  • 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.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 10, 2013
  • DRS Episode 280 - Selznick's Pilgrimage And Beyond
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 02, 2013
  • DRS Episode 279 - Charlie Brown From Dirty Magick to Transmedia
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  • The Robots' talk with author, screenwriter, and director Charlie Brown about his upcoming anthology and transmedia. What happens when you get a New Orleans native together with two Texans? Come find out.
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  • Pub Date: Jun 18, 2013
  • DRS Episode 277 - Robots On Inspiration Point
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  • This week the Robots talk about what inspired them to be writers, what inspired particular stories, and what has inspired the way they write. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 11, 2013
  • DRS Episode 276 - Mid Year Check-In
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  • This week Terry and Justin talk about where they are in their writing careers and what they think they'll be working on next year. We hope you enjoy the show.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 04, 2013
  • DRS Episode 275 - Balticon '13 Historically Uncompromised
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  • This is a live podcast from Balticon 2013 about Historical Fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 28, 2013
  • DRS Episode 274 - Live From Balticon 47
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  • This week's episode was recorded live at Balticon 47. It features the vocal magic of Paul Cooley, Veronica Giguere, and Michell Plested. They discuss the topic of superheroes. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: May 21, 2013
  • DRS Episode 273 - Free Podcast or Paid Audiobook?
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  • Terry and Paul talk about the differences between producing a free podcast edition of your fiction and doing a version someone pays for.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 14, 2013
  • DRS Episode 272 - Red Adept Publishing Is In The House
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  • This week the Robots were delighted to sit down with Lynn McNamee of Red Adept Publishing to talk about the evolution of Red Adept and the new direction they've headed in. We hope you enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: May 07, 2013
  • DRS Episode 271 - A Brainstorm Explosion With Terry Mixon
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  • This week Paul and Justin help Terry brainstorm his thriller idea about covert agents, terrorists, explosions, and traitorous politicians. If you have any ideas for him, head over the FB page and let him know! Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Apr 30, 2013
  • DRS Episode 270 - Become Enchanted With Alethea Kontis
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  • This week the Robots sit down to chat with author Alethea Kontis about her novel ENCHANTED, her path to publication, and how the state of publishing is changing. Enjoy! She was delightful.
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  • Pub Date: Apr 23, 2013
  • DRS Episode 269 - David Wood And Alan Baxter Perform A Dark Rite
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  • This week the Robots chat with authors David Wood and Alan Baxter about their joint new short novel, DARK RITE. We discuss collaborative writing, publishing, and horror. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Apr 16, 2013
  • DRS Episode 268 - Join The Massive Fiction Project
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  • 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!
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  • Pub Date: Apr 09, 2013
  • DRS Episode 267 - The Robots Get Genderfied
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  • 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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  • Pub Date: Apr 02, 2013
  • DRS Episode 266 - Back Cover Blurbs
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  • Join Terry and Paul as they talk about back cover blurbs and how to use them to market your book.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 26, 2013
  • DRS Episode 265 - The First Draft Is Only The Beginning
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  • This week the Robots talk about all the work that has to be done once the first draft is finished. You've reached THE END, and that's great, but it's only the beginning. There's so much more to do.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 19, 2013
  • DRS Episode 264 - Making Tracks With J. Daniel Sawyer
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  • This week the Robots sit down with J Daniel Sawyer to talk about copyrights, Creative Commons, Public Domain, as well as his new book MAKING TRACKS: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO AUDIOBOOKS.
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  • Pub Date: Mar 12, 2013
  • DRS Episode 263 - 14 By Peter Clines Does The Impossible
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  • This week the Robots sit down to talk about Peter Clines' novel "14." We discuss what worked for us, what didn't, and if we'd recommend it to others. But, more than that, we marvel at the fact that we finally all agree on a review book!
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  • Pub Date: Mar 10, 2013
  • DRS Episode 262 - From Dead Mech To Dead Mic
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  • This week the Robots sit down to chat with Jake Bible about his decision to stop podcasting his fiction. It was once seen as a great way to gain fans and attention, but is that the case? Are there better things we writers can do with our time? Sit down with us and see what you think.
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  • Pub Date: Feb 26, 2013
  • DRS Episode 261 - Kickstarting Her Heart With Amy Dale
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  • This week the Robots sit down to chat with Amy Dale, author of OFF WITH HER HEART. Amy's book is currently on Kickstarter, I've read it, and I think all of you should check it out and help it succeed. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Feb 19, 2013
  • DRS Episode 260 - Biting Into Salem's Lot
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  • This week the robots FINALLY review one of the books they said they'd read months ago. Paul offered up Stephen King's "Salem's Lot," so this week they rip open that coffin and see what's there. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Feb 12, 2013
  • DRS Episode 259 - It's The Genrepocalypse
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  • This week the Robots settle in to talk about the topic of genre and all it's carious forms. Should we as writers care what genres people put stories in? Does it matter? What's the difference between one or the other? Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Feb 05, 2013
  • DRS Episode 258 - Taking The Drama To 11
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  • This week the Robots talk about different ways to increase drama and tension in a story. There are lots of ways to do it, some working better than others. We hope you enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Jan 29, 2013
  • DRS Episode 257 - Setting The Scene
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 22, 2013
  • DRS Episode 256 - Talking The Talk
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 15, 2013
  • DRS Episode 255 - Earning Experience Points
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  • This week the Robots are joined by listener Michael Brudenell to discuss the topic of experience. How much does it factor into writing, how much should it, and how do we writers get more of it? Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Jan 08, 2013
  • DRS Episode 254 - Planning The Year Ahead
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  • This week the Robots talk about how they plan out the year ahead. What stories they'll work on, when, how, what might get in the way, etc. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 25, 2012
  • DRS Episode 253 - Happy Holidays With Linton Bowers
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  • This week the Robots have the tables turned on them. Instead of doing the interviewing, they are interviewed by Linton Bowers, a listener of the show. We really hope you enjoy it.
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  • Pub Date: Dec 18, 2012
  • DRS Episode 252 - Year End Confidental
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  • This week the robots sit down to talk about the year, their success, what obstacles they had to overcome, and what is in store for next year. We hope you enjoy the conversation and let us know how your year went!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 11, 2012
  • DRS Episode 251 - Serial Fiction With No Added Sugar
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  • 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!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 04, 2012
  • DRS Episode 250 - Giving Voice To Words With Veronica Giguere
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  • This week the robots talk with author and voice actor extraordinaire Veronica Giguere. She has narrated and voice acted in so many productions, and she even writes as well, so settle in and enjoy the sultry sounds. From her, that is. Not us. We're terrible.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 27, 2012
  • DRS Episode 249 - Walking The Fire With John Mierau
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  • This week Justin and Paul chat with writer and podcaster John Mierau about his writing, podcasting, and the anthology he's putting out called WALK THE FIRE. We hope you enjoy it!
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  • Pub Date: Nov 12, 2012
  • DRS Episode 248 - The Way Of The Gun With Scott Roche
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  • 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!
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 06, 2012
  • DRS Episode 247 - Screenwriting With Charlie Brown
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  • This week the Robots sit down to chat with Charlie Brown, a great guy we had on the show previously, to talk about screenwriting and the difference between that and writing novels. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 29, 2012
  • DRS Episode 246 - Halloween Horror With Edward Lorn
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  • This week the Robots are joined by horror author Edward Lorn to talk about what scares us, why, and how horror can not only be scary, but also therapeutic. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 23, 2012
  • DRS Episode 245 - Talking Writing With Mike Shepherd
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  • Terry and Paul sit down with Mike Shepherd, author of the Kris Longknife military science fiction series, to talk about writing and his world. His next book, Kris Longknife: Furious, comes out at the end of this month.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 18, 2012
  • DRS Episode 244 - Full Steampunk Ahead With Emilie Bush And Pip
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  • This week Justin is joined by Philippa Ballantine and they interview steampunk author Emilie P. Bush to talk about writing, publishing, and what this whole steampunk thing is about. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 08, 2012
  • DRS Episode 243 - Wrangling The Muse With Dave Robison
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  • This week we're joined by Dave Robison of the Roundtable Podcast, and we talk about that slippery subject of inspiration, AKA the muse. How do we fuel it, how do we keep it, and what do we do when it flees? Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 01, 2012
  • DRS Episode 242 - Nobilis Chats Reviews
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  • 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!
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  • Pub Date: Sep 24, 2012
  • DRS Episode 241 - Kill 'Em All!
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  • This week the robots discuss the topic of killing off characters. Whether they're primary or a bit player, characters are going to die, but the real questions are when, why, and is it a good idea? We hope you enjoy the conversation.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 17, 2012
  • DRS Episode 240 - Reviewing All Fast And Fury
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  • 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!
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 10, 2012
  • DRS Episode 239 - Deja  Vu All Over Again With Recurring Characters
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  • Paul and Terry talk about the trials and tribulations of writing characters that span multiple books. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Sep 03, 2012
  • DRS Episode 238 - All Roads Lead To Publishing
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  • Terry and Paul get together to talk about their divergent paths to publishing. There is no right way, only the best way for each individual writer. Come hear what they advise.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 27, 2012
  • DRS Episode 237 - Feminism In Modern Storytelling With Pip And Eli
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  • This week the Robots sit down with Pip Ballantine and Eliyanna to talk about how women are written in today's stories. Is strength too often shown through kicking a monster's butt? Is sexuality a crutch? Where do we go wrong, and what do we get right? We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 20, 2012 - 8:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 236 - Small Presses And Space City Con
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  • This week Justin, David Wood, and Ryan Span sit down to chat about small presses and what the first year of Space City Con was like. We hope you enjoy the show! And please check out our sponsor, the Loft Literary Center at Loft.org
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  • Pub Date: Aug 13, 2012
  • DRS Episode 235 - The Drunk Cast
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  • This week Justin, Terry, and Paul were finally able to get together and discuss different aspects of writing and publishing, and along with us were David Wood and Michael Willett. This was recorded during Space City Con in Houston, and we hope you enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Aug 06, 2012
  • DRS Episode 234 - On A Pilgrimage With Matthew Wayne Selznick
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  • This week the Robots sit down with Matthew Wayne Selznick to talk about his recently begun Kickstarter campaign to fund PILGRIMAGE, a new Sovereign Era novel. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Jul 23, 2012
  • DRS Episode 233 - A Game Of Dead Robots
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  • This week Paul, Terry, and Justin discuss George R. R. Martin's "A Game Of Thrones" novel, not just as readers, but also as writers. What did we think Martin did well, what did we not care for, and will we be returning to Westeros? Listen and find out.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 16, 2012
  • DRS Episode 232 - When Get Up And Go Got Up And Went
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  • This week the Robots talk about things to do when production is lacking, when we're having trouble finding motivation to get our butts in chairs and our hands writing. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
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  • Pub Date: Jul 09, 2012
  • DRS Episode 231 - The Writing Process
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  • This week Terry and Paul discuss their writing processes, how they're similar and how they differ. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
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  • Pub Date: Jul 02, 2012
  • DRS Episode 230 - All About EXPLORERS
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  • This week Justin, Terry, and Eliyanna sit down with three of the EXPLORERS anthology authors, Andrew Hawnt, Daniel Latham, and Jeff Brackett. We discuss how it began, what we learned along the way, and how proud we all are to have done it. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Jun 25, 2012
  • DRS Episode 229 - Being Good At Being Bad
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  • This week Justin and Terry are joined with J. Daniel Sawyer to talk about villains and antagonists. Too often people think those are the same thing, but they're not, and learning how to properly use both can make or break your story. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 18, 2012
  • DRS Episode 228 - Brainstorming Magic With The Roundtable Podcast Crew
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  • This week the Robots welcome the Dave and Brion from the Roundtable Podcast to help Justin brainstorm his next book, the sequel to A MINOR MAGIC. Beware spoilers for that book, which is due out soon, but it's all for the greater good. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Jun 11, 2012
  • DRS Episode 227 - The Pros Of Cons
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  • This week the Roots sit down to chat about Balticon and other conventions, what we've seen, what we've learned, and what they have to offer today's writers and podcasters. We hope you enjoy the conversation, and we're glad to be back!
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  • Pub Date: Jun 07, 2012 - 6:00 pm
  • Balticon 2012 Panel #4 – Small Press Versus Large Press
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  • What are the pros and cons either way? Agents , authors and publishers discuss. Moderated by Steve Wilson, with panelists Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Ian Randal Strock, Trish Wilson, Elizabeth Black, Joshua Bilmes, Emilie P. Bush, Barbara Friend Ish, Michael Sullivan, and Tad Daley
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  • Pub Date: Jun 06, 2012 - 6:00 pm
  • Balticon 2012 Panel #3 – Alien, Magic-wielder, God, or Demon
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  • What is the difference between Q and YahweH? Between Voldemort and Satan? Panel moderated by Barbara Friend Ish, and included Justin Macumber, Bernie Mojzes, and Joshua Palmatier
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  • Pub Date: Jun 05, 2012 - 6:00 pm
  • Balticon 2012 Panel #2 – Sequels And Prequels
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  • Are prequels really needed? And when do you decide to "shake things up" and set your sequel with a new set of characters? The panel was moderated by Walter H. Hunt, with the rest of the panel being Joshua Palmatier, Jaclyn Dolamore, Gail Z. Martin, and Jon Sprunk
drs_bc
  • Pub Date: Jun 04, 2012 - 6:00 pm
  • Balticon 2012 Panel #1 – Publisher Non-Grata
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  • Why authors are succeeding without a publisher of any size behind them. The panel was moderated by Elaine Corvidae, and on the panel were Paul Elard Cooley, Collin Earl, and Brandon (Brand) Gamblin
drs
  • Pub Date: May 22, 2012
  • DRS Episode 226 - A Conversation With A. P. Stephens
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  • This week the Robots sit down with indie author A.P.Stephens to talk about his writing, his promotional efforts, and his recent Kickstarter campaign. We hope you enjoy the conversation, and come say hi if you're at BaltiCon!
drs
  • Pub Date: May 14, 2012
  • DRS Episode 225 - Writing Soup To Nuts
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  • This week the Robots have a very high level conversation about their different processes for writing a story from beginning to end, from initial idea to final edit. We hope you have fun and enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 07, 2012
  • DRS Episode 224 - A Matter Of Perspective
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  • This week the Robots (with new co-host Paul E Cooley) talk narrative points of view, and at the end we review David Drake's HAMMER'S SLAMMERS and Butcher's STORM FRONT. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 30, 2012 - 8:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 223 - Saying Goodbye To Eliyanna
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  • This week Terry and Justin have the sad duty of saying goodbye to Eliyanna, who leaves us for the impending joy of motherhood. We hate to see her go, but we're proud to have had her as a part of the show, and we wish her nothing but love and success.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 27, 2012
  • DRS Episode 222 - Serialized Fiction
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  • This week Terry and Eli talk about the idea of serialized stories. Getting a tale told in one large tome is fine, but there's also a lot to be said for releasing it in smaller, steady doses. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 23, 2012 - 8:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 221 - Picking Up The Ghost With Tone Milazzo
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  • This week Justin flies solo and interviews author and aspiring comic book writer Tone Milazzo. They discuss his experience writing his novel PICKING UP THE GHOST, getting it polished and published, and where he goes from here. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 16, 2012
  • DRS Episode 220 - Brainstorming An Erotic Mystery
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  • This week Justin and Eli help Terry brainstorm his idea for an erotic mystery that takes place in a world where populated only by women. We encourage you all to send in your own ideas and comments. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 09, 2012
  • DRS Episode 219 - Big Brother Is Watching
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  • This week Terry and Justin talk about dystopian stories. What is a dystopia, what sorts of stories can be told in that environment, and why? We hope you enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 02, 2012
  • DRS Episode 218 - The Way Of The Gun With J Daniel Sawyer
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  • This week the Robots chat with J Daniel Sawyer about his new non-fiction book "Throwing Lead: A Writer’s Guide to Firearms (and the People Who Use Them)." This is his first reference book, Dan is brilliant, and we hope you enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 26, 2012
  • DRS Episode 217 - The Sequel Part Two
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  • This week Justin and Eli talk about writing single stories versus writing a series. Is one better than the other, more appealing, more lucrative? Listen in and see what we think. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 12, 2012
  • DRS Episode 216 - The Robots Go HAYWIRE
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  • This week the tables are turned, and instead of the robots interviewing a guest Terry takes the mic and chats with Justin about his upcoming novel HAYWIRE, which drops March 13th, 2012. We hope you all enjoy the chat, and that you buy a copy of the book.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 05, 2012
  • DRS Episode 215 - In Suspense With Katia Lief
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  • This week the Robots chat with suspense author Katia Lief about her books, her method, writing workshops, using pen names, and what her experience has been in publishing her own back catalog. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 27, 2012
  • DRS Episode 214 - From The Shadows With Paul E Cooley
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  • This week Justin and Eli sit down to catch up with Paul Elard Cooley about his Garaaga's Children series, how his self-publishing is coming along, what he things of the current state of horror, and about his ebook autographing app. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 21, 2012
  • DRS Episode 213 - Publishing Erotica With Selena Kitt
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  • This week Terry and Justin sit down to chat with erotica author and publisher Selena Kitt to talk about the current state of erotica, what troubles are bubbling the waters today, and where it might be going. Enjoy!
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 18, 2012 - 8:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - World Development For Sci-Fi Fantasy And Horror
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  • Conjour 4 - World Development for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror: Terry Mixon, Robert Stickmanz, Jason Durall, Chris Dunbar
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - The Business Aspect Of Writing
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  • Conjour 4 - The Business Aspect of Writing: Michael Ashleigh Finn, Rhonda Eudaly, P.L. Blair, David Doub
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 17, 2012 - 8:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - Technology For Writers
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  • Conjour 4 - Technology for Writers: Scott Padget, Paul Elard Cooley, Michael Ashleigh Finn
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - Publishing And Marketing Realities For The Emerging Author
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  • Conjour 4 - Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author: Michael Ashleigh Finn, O.M Grey, Terry Mixon, Rhonda Eudaly, David Doub
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012 - 8:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - Plot Development 2
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  • Conjour 4 - Plot Development 2: Paul Elard Cooley, Mel White, Charlie Brown
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012 - 7:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - Plot Development 1
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  • Conjour 4 - Plot Development 1: Terry Mixon, Michael “Talthos” Willett, P.L. Blair, Rhonda Eudaly
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 15, 2012 - 8:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - How To Start Your Own Publishing Company
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  • Conjour 4 - How to Start Your Own Publishing Company: Terry Mixon, O.M. Grey, Mel White, Chris Dunbar, David Daub
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 15, 2012 - 7:00 pm
  • Con-Jour '12 - Character Development
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  • Conjour 4 - Character Development: Terry Mixon, Chris Dunbar, Michael Ashleigh Finn, Robert Stickmanz, Alexis Glynn Latner
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 13, 2012
  • DRS Episode 212 - 52 Weeks Of Indie With Scott Roche
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  • This week the Robots sit down to chat with Scott Roche about his 52 Weeks of Indie initiative, as well as other projects and catching up on what Flying Island Press is up to. We had a lot of technical difficulties, so please pardon the sound quality.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 30, 2012
  • DRS Episode 210 - Paul Byers Interview and Hunger Games Review
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  • This week the Robots talk with Paul Byers about his novels CATALYST and ARCTIC FIRE, and about writing historical fiction. We then close the show with a review of Suzanne Collins' THE HUNGER GAMES, and we're joined by Krista Macumber.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 23, 2012
  • DRS Episode 209 - Brainstorming Ryan's Midlife Crisis
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  • This week the Robots sit down with former co-host Ryan Stevenson to brainstorm his supernatural mystery story, as well as discuss what we've been up and what Apple's iBooks software might mean for self-publishers. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 16, 2012
  • DRS Episode 208 - Learning To Love Editing
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  • This week Justin and Terry talk about the joys of editing and how it can make a bad story good, and a good story amazing. Editing is where the real story gets told, and learning to love it has immediate benefits for every writer. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 09, 2012
  • DRS Episode 207 - Indie Publishing With John Mierau
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  • This week Justin and Terry talk with John Mierau about writing, podcasting, the importance of social media, and crowd funding.We hope you enjoy the conversation, and please send feedback!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 02, 2012
  • DRS Episode 206 - Writing Groups And You
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  • This week Eli, Terry, and Justin talk about writing groups and what they can offer you as an aspiring writer. We hope you enjoy this first new episode of 2012, and that your holiday season was not only fun, but also safe and rejuvenating.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 19, 2011
  • DRS Episode 205 - Setting Goals For The Year To Come
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  • This week Terry and Justin talk about overcoming writer's block, focusing our efforts, and setting goals for the new year. We hope you enjoy this episode, and that you have a safe and happy holiday season.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 12, 2011
  • DRS Episode 204 - Writing Humor with Eliyanna and Terry
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  • Eliyanna tries to make Terry funny. Unsuccessfully.

    Join the Robots' as they talk about writing humor. We promise, no old pervy guy walking into a bar with a lesbian jokes.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 05, 2011
  • DRS Episode 203 - Finding The Path With James L. Sutter
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  • This week the Robots chat with James L. Sutter, who's not only the co-creator of the Pathfinder Role-Playing Game, but also the author of the new novel DEATH'S HERETIC, which is set in that world. Justin loved the novel, and this is a great conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 28, 2011
  • DRS Episode 202 - The Dangerous Lives Of Characters
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  • This week the Robots sit down to discuss the value and difficulty that can be found in making our characters' lives a living hell, if they live at all. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 21, 2011
  • DRS Episode 201 - Theft of Swords Release Interview with Michael J. Sullivan
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  • Terry and Eliyanna talk with Michael J. Sullivan about the release of his fantasy book, Theft of Swords.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 14, 2011
  • DRS Episode 200 - Looking Back On 200 Episodes And To The Future
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  • This week Justin, Terry, and Ryan (sorry, Eli had a work emergency) celebrate the podcast reaching it's 200th official episode. We hope you join us and party along. Please enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 07, 2011
  • DRS Episode 199 - Cybernetic Brainstorm With Tom Forsdike
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  • This week the Robots sit down to brainstorm a science fiction story with listener and frequent forum poster Tom Forsdike. We had a lot of fun talking about his cyberpunk story, and hopefully you'll enjoy it as well. Please send in your own thoughts too!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 31, 2011
  • DRS Episode 198 - In Defense Of Twilight
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  • This week Justin and Eli are joined by special guest host Krista Macumber as they finally turn the tables on all the Twilight hate and talk about what Stephenie Meyer got right in her Twilight novels. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 17, 2011
  • DRS Episode 196 - Creating A Brainstorming Tapestry With Eliyanna
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  • This week Justin and Terry sit down to help Eliyanna brainstorm a fantasy novel that she's having trouble with. We hope you enjoy the discussion, and please let us know if you have ideas of your own. We appreciate all the help we can get.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 10, 2011
  • DRS Episode 195 - In the Weeds with Robin Sullivan
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  • Terry and Eliyanna get into some specific marketing advice for indie authors.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2011
  • DRS Episode 194 - Short and Sweet
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  • Terry and Eliyanna talk long about going short.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 26, 2011
  • DRS Episode 193 - Robin Sullivan Develops A Marketing Strategy (Part 1)
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  • This week the robots sit down and chat once again with Robin Sullivan of Ridan Publishing about what sort of strategy authors should develop to maximize their exposure and sales. This is part one of the discussion, so come back next week for more. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 19, 2011
  • DRS Episode 192 - Getting To The Good Stuff
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  • This week the robots get back to a roundtable discussion, and in the conversation they tackle how to handle those bits of the story that might be considered boring or not so interesting. Do we get rid of them, change them, or let 'em be? Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 12, 2011
  • DRS Episode 191 - At The Apex With Lynne M. Thomas
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  • This week the Robots sit and chat with Lynne M. Thomas, the new editor of Apex Magazine. Lynne is also incredibly busy with plenty of other literary pursuits, so sit down and listen as we discuss archiving, editing, and publishing literature. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 05, 2011
  • DRS Episode 190 - Creating Storyworlds With Matt Selznick
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  • This week the Robots talk with Matt Selznick about telling stories across larger canvases, utilizing other media and mediums to create larger storyworlds. The way we can tell our stories is getting more and more interesting, so we hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 29, 2011
  • DRS Episode 189 - Writing More Words With Rachel Aaron
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  • This week Terry and Justin talked with author Rachel Aaron about her fantasy series "The Legend of Eli Monpress," how she became a published author, and about a blog post she wrote on how she was able to write 10,000+ words a day. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 22, 2011
  • DRS Episode 188 - Talking Text To Screen With Charlie Brown
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  • This week Terry and Justin chat with Charlie Brown, writer and director of the independent film "Angels Die Slowly." We talk screen writing, prose, the mixing of the two, and what it takes to film a movie. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 17, 2011
  • DRS Episode 187 - Finding Your Audience With Robin Sullivan
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  • This week we sit down to talk with Honorary Dead Robot Robin Sullivan about one of the lesser talked about aspects of being a writer - marketing. We all have to do it if we want to have an audience and earn a living, so let's do it well. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 10, 2011
  • DRS Episode 186 - Reviewing And Editing With Lynn O'Dell
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  • This week Terry and Justin chat with Lynn O'Dell of Red Adept Publishing. Lynn reviews books as well as edits manuscripts, so the conversation covers a lot of ground on both sides of the publishing spectrum. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 03, 2011
  • DRS Episode 185 - Welcoming Heroes Home With Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down and talk with Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood about the new Dragon Moon Press anthology they edited entitled "When The Hero Comes Home." They discuss the origin of the anthology and what editing it was like. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 27, 2011
  • DRS Episode 184 - Zombie Talkin' With Scott Browne And Scott Kenemore
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  • This week the Robots chat with Scott Browne and Scott Kenemore to discuss the topics of zombies, a subject both men have written about to great success. We hope you enjoy it.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 20, 2011
  • DRS Episode 183 - Good Writing Days And Bad With David Wood
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  • This week the robots chat with David Wood about his self-publishing success, the formation of his small press, his newer novels, and then we transition into a discussion about good writing days and bad ones based on a blog post he made on his site. Enjoy!
hwa
  • Pub Date: Jul 10, 2011
  • HWA Stoker Convention 2011 Panel #1 – Social Media and the Horror Writer
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  • This is a panel from the 2011 HWA Stoker Convention that Eli attended. The panel is titled Social Media and the Horror Writer. The panelists are Lawrence C. Connolly, Jonathan Mayberry, Matt Schwartz, and S.G. Browne.
hwa
  • Pub Date: Jul 10, 2011
  • HWA Stoker Convention 2011 Panel #2 – The State of Horror
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  • This is a panel from the 2011 HWA Stoker Convention that Eli attended. The panel is titled The State of Horror. The panelists are Don D'Auria, Ellen Datlow, Rocky Wood, and Norman Prentiss.
hwa
  • Pub Date: Jul 10, 2011
  • HWA Stoker Convention 2011 Panel #3 – Monster Mom Splosion
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  • This is a panel from the 2011 HWA Stoker Convention that Eli attended. The panel is titled Monster Mom Splosion. The panelists are Sarah Langan, Gillian Flynn, Lisa Morton, Stephen Graham Jones, F. Paul Wilson.
hwa
  • Pub Date: Jul 10, 2011
  • HWA Stoker Convention 2011 Panel #4 – Story Caplets: Pellets of Poison
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  • This is a panel from the 2011 HWA Stoker Convention that Eli attended. The panel is titled Story Caplets: Pellets of Poison. The panelists are Marge Simon, Michael Arnzen, Kurt Newton, Chris Conlon, Bruce Boston, and Jill Bauman.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 06, 2011
  • DRS Episode 182 - Taking Point With Myke Cole
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  • This week Terry and Justin sit down with Myke Cole to talk about his upcoming book SHADOW OPS: CONTROL POINT, as well as his military past and the importance of discipline to becoming a full time writer.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 29, 2011
  • DRS Episode 181 - Robin Sullivan Answers Your Questions
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  • This week the Robots and Robin Sullivan sit down to answer questions that the fine listeners of this show have submitted for her. We hope you enjoy it!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 22, 2011
  • DRS Episode 180 - Diversifying Our Characters
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  • This week the Robots sit down to discuss writing characters beyond who we are. A story is only as interesting as the characters that populate it, and the more diverse they are, hopefully the more entertaining the tale that's told. We hope you enjoy it.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 15, 2011
  • DRS Episode 179 - Looking At The Publishing Industry With Robin Sullivan
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  • The Robots sit down and talk about the current state of the publishing industry with Robin Sullivan of Ridan Publishing. Things are not as they once were, but hopefully this conversation will help you navigate your way through it. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 08, 2011
  • DRS Episode 178 - Wandering The Wilds Of Publishing
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  • This week the Robots, plus RYAN, sit down to talk about the current state of publishing and what their place is in it. It's a long talk, but hopefully you'll enjoy it. We also review Stephen King's "Under The Dome."
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 01, 2011
  • DRS Episode 177 - Caveat Scriptor, Let the Writer Beware
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  • The Robots sit down with J. Daniel Sawyer to talk about the dark clouds on the traditional publishing horizon. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 25, 2011
  • DRS Episode 176 - Writing Historical Fiction
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  • This week the Robots sit down to talk about writing historical fiction. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 18, 2011
  • DRS Episode 175 - Pip and Tee Talk Peculiar Occurrences
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  • This week the Robots sit down to chat with Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris about their new book, "Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel." As always with these two, it's an energetic discussion and a damn good time. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 04, 2011
  • DRS Episode 174 - Scott Roche Introduces Ginnie Dare
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  • This week the Robots talk with Scott Roche about his upcoming self-published story "Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sand," as well as his other writing, podcasts, and Flying Island Press. We hope you enjoy!
DRS
  • Pub Date: Apr 27, 2011
  • DRS Episode 173 - Stories So Good You Can't Tell Just One
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  • This week the Dead Robots settle in and discuss the topic of one-off stories versus series writing. Does every story need more than one book to tell it? How do you setup follow-ups? What should you avoid? Join us and tell us what you think. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 20, 2011
  • DRS Episode 172 - Going To The Goblin Market With Jennifer Melzer
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  • This week the Robots were supposed to brainstorm a book with one of our old co-hosts, but he couldn't make it, so Jennifer Melzer was kind enough to step up and help us make a new episode out of it. We discuss her writings and self-publishing. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 13, 2011
  • DRS Episode 171 - Mur Lafferty Kickstarts The Afterlife
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  • This week the Robots settle in and talk with podcaster and author Mur Lafferty about her Afterlife series and the Kickstarter effort to publish it. Along the way we also talk about professionalism, private and public lives, and Mur avoiding fights. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 06, 2011
  • DRS Episode 170 - On Differing Points Of View
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  • This week the Robots read an email that asks us our opinion about points of view and how to handle them while writing. We also give our review of "I Am Not A Serial Killer" by Dan Wells. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 30, 2011
  • DRS Episode 169 - Getting Erotic With Sacchi Green
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  • This week Terry and Eli sit down to chat with Sacchi Green about all things erotica, particularly her new anthology LESBIAN COPS, which our Terry has a story in. Congratulations to the both of them! Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 23, 2011
  • DRS Episode 168 - Self-Publishing Success With Michael and Robin Sullivan
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  • This week the Robots talk with self-publishing success story Michael Sullivan and his wife Robin, who founded and runs Ridan Publishing. Michael has signed with Orbit, but his success with self-publishing is astonishing. We hope you enjoy it.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Podcasting
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  • This is a panel on podcasting recorded by Terry. Panelists are Jody Lynn Nye (Moderator), Paul Elard Cooley, and Terry Mixon.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Writing 101
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  • This is Writing 101 panel recorded by Terry. The panelists are Rhonda Eudaly (Moderator), Julia Mandala, and Lou Antonelli.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - The Price Of Magic
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  • This is the Price of Magic panel recorded by Terry. Panelists are Terry Mixon (Moderator), Bill Fawcett, P.L. Blair, Robert Stikmanz, and Julia Mandala.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Publishing
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  • This is a panel on Publishing recorded by Terry. The panelists are Terry Mixon (Moderator), Bill Fawcett, Rhonda Eudaly, and Olivia M. Grey.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Plot Development 2
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  • This is another panel about plot development brought to us by Terry. The panelists are Paul Elard Cooley (Moderator), Julia Mandala, P.L. Blair, Jody Lynn Nye, and Lou Antonelli.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Critiquing For Others
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  • This is the Critiquing For Others panel recorded by Terry. The panelists are Terry Mixon (Moderator), Amanda Kimmerly, Lou Antonelli, Michael Ashleigh Finn, and Beverly Hale.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • DRS Episode 167 - Self-Publishing With J. R. Murdock
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  • This week the Robots sit down and chat with author and podcaster J. R. Murdock about his experience with self-publishing his new book, "Astrel: Chosen." We hope you enjoy!
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Revising Your Work
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  • This is the Revising Your Work panel recorded by Terry. Panelists are Paul Elard Cooley (Moderator), Jody Lynn Nye, Beverly Hale, Julia Mandala, Lou Antonelli, and Michael Ashleigh Finn.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 14, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Mining Myth and Folklore
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  • This panel is about mining ideas from myth and folklore, and it was brought to us by one of our listeners, Mr. Jeff Brackett, aka Sm1ley. The panelists are P.L. Blair, Bill Fawcett, Michael Ashliegh Finn, Robert Stikmanz, Beverly Hale, and Lou Antonelli.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 14, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Plot Development 1
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  • Panel #3 Terry has made available from Con-Jour 2011. This is a panel on plot development, and on the panel was Terry Mixon (moderator), Michael Willett, Charlie Brown, Beverly Hale, and Bill Fawcett.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 14, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Engineering New Worlds 1
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  • Panel #4 Terry has made available from Con-Jour 2011. This is a panel on engineering new worlds, and on the panel was Terry Mixon (moderator), Michael Ashleigh Finn, and Julia Mandala.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 14, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Character Development 1
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  • This panel is about character development, and it was brought to us by one of our listeners, Mr. Jeff Brackett, aka Sm1ley. The panelists are Paul Elard Cooley, Michael Willet, Jodie Lynn Nye, Charlie Brown, Lou Antonelli.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 12, 2011
  • Con-Jour ’11 – Collaborating Panel
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  • This is the first of the Con-Jour 2011 panels that Terry was kind enough to record. It is about collaborating, and the panelists are Julia S. Mandala (Moderator), Jody Lynn Nye, Rhonda Eudaly, Beverly Hale, and Olivia M. Grey. Enjoy.
drs-cj
  • Pub Date: Mar 12, 2011
  • Con-Jour '11 - Researching Your Story
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  • Panel #2 Terry has made available from Con-Jour 2011. This is a panel on researching your story, and on the panel was Bill Fawcett (Moderator), Jody Lynn Nye, and Beverly Hale. We hope you enjoy, and please ignore the background music from another panel.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 09, 2011
  • DRS Episode 166 - Brainstorming Horror With Paul Cooley
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  • This week the Robots are joined by Paul E. Cooley to help Justin brainstorm his next book, STILL WATER. This one will be a horror novel, and who better to help us out than Paul, the FiendMaster himself? Please enjoy and send along your own thoughts!
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 23, 2011
  • DRS Episode 164 - PG Holyfield Talks SpecFicMedia.com
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  • This week the robots sit down to chat with P.G. Holyfield about his writing and podcasting, but we focus our discussion on his new website www.specficmedia.com, which is to help raise awareness for authors, filmmakers, and game developers. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 16, 2011
  • DRS Episode 163 - Romancing The Cast
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  • This week the Robots have a frank, but tasteful, discussion about sex and romance, but outside the context of erotica and romance stories. We then review "Dies The Fire" by S.M. Sterling. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 09, 2011
  • DRS Episode 162 - Reader Expectation With Nathan Lowell
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  • This week the Robots talk with Nathan Lowell about reader expectation and implied promises with Nathan Lowell, who recently had to contend with these very topics with the end of his Share series. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 26, 2011
  • DRS Episode 161 - Trapping Demons With Jana Oliver
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  • This week Justin, Terry, and Eli talk with author Jana Oliver about her new novel "The Demon Trapper's Daughter" releasing on Feb. 1st. Along the way we talk time travel, outlines, and self-publishing. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 12, 2011
  • DRS Episode 159 - The Hard Side Of Writing
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  • This week Terry, Eli, and Justin discuss the harder side of writing, and by that they mean the hardware and software used to enable the creative process. Writing is an art, but all art requires tools, and we hope you enjoy the discussion.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 05, 2011
  • DRS Episode 158 - It's About Time
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  • Welcome to the new year, and welcome to our new co-host, Eliyanna Kaiser! This week Eli, Justin, and Terry discuss the topic of time and how you mark it passing in your stories. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 23, 2010
  • DRS Episode 157 - Saying Goodbye To Ryan
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  • This week Justin, Terry, and Amanda settle in to say goodbye to Ryan. He has been part of the show since it started over three years ago, and it has been an absolute blast. Ryan, you will be terribly missed, and you'll always be a Dead Robot. Goodbye...
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 16, 2010
  • DRS Episode 156 - Chatting With Jeremy Robinson
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sit down to chat with author Jeremy Robinson. Jeremy's success covers self-publishing to the big literary leagues, as well as e-publishing. We also review F. Paul Wilson's "All The Rage" at the end of the show. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 09, 2010 - 8:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 155 - Die Hard Isn't A Christmas Movie
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sit down to discuss writing to specific topics and themes, such as holiday stories. Usually we write whatever comes to mind, but sometimes we have strict guidelines, so how do we work with that? We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 02, 2010
  • DRS Episode 154 - Rules To Remember
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  • This week Terry, Ryan, and Justin discuss "9 Must Follow Manuscript Rules" from an article by WritersDigest.com. We hope you enjoy. And, make sure you stick around to the end for an announcement regarding the future of the podcast.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 18, 2010
  • DRS Episode 153 - Pulling The Trigger On Ray Gun Revival 2.0
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  • This week Justin and Terry sit down to talk with Lee King and Johne Cooke about the upcoming retooling of the online space opera short story zine Ray Gun Revival. Times are changing, and RGR is changing with them. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 11, 2010
  • DRS Episode 152 - Everybody Was Dead Fu Fighting
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin discussed the rough and tumble topic of action scenes. How detailed do you get, how fast should the pace be, and when is enough enough? We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 04, 2010
  • DRS Episode 151 - Great First Impressions
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  • This week Terry, Ryan, and Justin sit down to discuss opening lines, paragraphs, and chapters. Getting a great first impression is so important, especially if you want to get that buyer to pick your book up off the shelf. We hope you enjoy the discussion.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 28, 2010
  • DRS Episode 150 - A Dead Robot Spooktacular
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  • This week Justin and Terry chat with Jake Bible and Paul E. Cooley about the subject of horror, and then are joined by Ryan to do our long awaited review of Bill Willingham's "Peter & Max." We hope you enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 21, 2010
  • DRS Episode 149 - Uncomfort Zones
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  • This week Justin and Terry originally set out to discuss comfort zones and how to break out of them, but it ended up mostly being a whining session from Justin. Enjoy the emo.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 14, 2010
  • DRS Episode 148 - Brainstorming, With A Twist
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sat down to brainstorm the story idea a listener sent in. We had a great time, and we hope you do as well. Enjoy.
darkrunning
  • Pub Date: Oct 12, 2010
  • Dark Running
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  • This is Justin Macumber's podcast short story, "Dark Running." We hope you enjoy. Please send all feedback to justin@justinmacumber.com.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 07, 2010
  • DRS Episode 147 - Becoming Toothless with J.P. Moore
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  • This week Terry and Justin interview author and podcaster J.P. Moore. His novel, "Toothless," will be out on November 1st, 2010 from Dragon Moon Press. We hope you enjoy the conversation. His podcast and writing are both incredible.
drssp
  • Pub Date: Oct 05, 2010
  • Special Episode - Philippa Ballantine Talks Geist
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  • In this special episode Justin, Terry, and Ryan sit down to chat with Pip about her upcoming book, Geist, among other things. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 30, 2010
  • DRS Episode 146 - Structuring A Story
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin discuss the four structures that dominate writing. Milieu, Idea, Character, and Events are all parts of a story, but sometimes one dominates over another. We also get to some voice mails. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 24, 2010
  • DRS Episode 145 - Piloting the Flagship of Flying Island Press
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  • This week Terry and Justin sit down with Scott Roche and Zach Ricks, two of the founders of Flying Island Press. They have big dreams over there, and to kick start their endeavor they started Flagship magazine. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Sep 16, 2010
  • DRS Episode 144 - The Elements of a Great Plot
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  • This week Ryan, Justin, and Terry sit down to discuss the elements of a good plot. Terry took a writing workshop at this year's Dragon*Con, and this week we all get to share some of the benefits. We hope you enjoy.
drsdc
  • Pub Date: Sep 14, 2010
  • Dragon*Con 2010 Panel #2 – What Editors Want
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  • Dragon*Con 2010 Panel. On the panel are: Stacy Hague-Hill, Claire Eddy, Betsy Mitchell, Anne Sowards, Katja Jensen, Jim Minz, Kerrie Lynn Hughes, Lou Anders, and an unknown, hosted by Bill Fawcett.
drsdc
  • Pub Date: Sep 14, 2010
  • Dragon*Con 2010 Panel #1 – Turning Rejections Into Acceptances
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  • Dragon*Con 2010 Panel. On the panel are: Peter David, Anne Sowards, Lynn Abbey, Christopher Golden, and Jean Marie Ward, hosted by Lee Martindale.
drsdc
  • Pub Date: Sep 14, 2010
  • Dragon*Con 2010 Panel #3 – Things I Wish A Pro Had Told Me When I Started Out
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  • Dragon*Con 2010 Panel. On the panel are: Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.
drsdc
  • Pub Date: Sep 10, 2010
  • DRS Episode 143 - LIVE at Dragon*Con 2010
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  • This is a special episode coming at you live from Dragon*Con 2010. Justin and Terry were joined by former host PG Holyfield, James Durham, Gabrielle Harbowy, and Starla Huchton. Please enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 26, 2010
  • DRS Episode 142 - The 10 Commandments of Writing
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sit down to discuss a feature from writersdigest.com about ten rules every writer should live and breathe by. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 17, 2010
  • DRS Episode 141 - Another Brainstorming Session
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  • This week Ryan and Terry help Justin brainstorm his new novel. The story idea is in its infancy, and the three guys take that egg and give it a good scrambling. If you have ideas to add to the mix, please send them in! Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 10, 2010
  • DRS Episode 140 - Strange In The Mundane
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  • This week Justin and Terry sit down to talk about telling stories about the extraordinary in the midst of a mundane world. How do you make the usual unusual, the familiar strange and special? Come along and see if we shined a proper light on the subject.
drs
  • Pub Date: Aug 03, 2010
  • DRS Episode 139 - Size Matters
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sit down to discuss the topic of scope. When it comes to stories, when is big too big and small too small? Enjoy!
dame
  • Pub Date: Jul 18, 2010
  • The Dame Wore White
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  • "The Dame Wore White" by Justin Macumber
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 13, 2010
  • DRS Episode 137 - Making Voices Work With Kimi Alexandre
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  • This week Terry and Justin sit down to talk with Kimi Alexandre about what it means to be a voice actor. In this modern digital age more and more stories are hitting the air, and someone has to bring them to life. We hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jul 06, 2010
  • DRS Episode 136 - Joining The Tribe With Literary Agent Cari Foulk
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sit down to speak with Cari Foulk, a literary agent with the Tribe Literary Agency. This is the first time we've had an agent on the show, and we hope you get as much out of it as we did. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 29, 2010
  • DRS Episode 135 - On The Hunt For The Elusive Agent
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  • This week the guys sit down with A. Lee Martinez and Pip Ballantine to discuss looking for an agent. What makes for a good cover letter? Are synopses the work of the devil? Was snail mail better than using the interwebs? All this and more is discussed.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 22, 2010
  • DRS Episode 134 - Of Mechs And Zombies With Jake Bible
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  • This week the guys sit down to talk with author and podcaster about his novel "Dead Mech." We discuss zombies, drabble, publishers, and how difficult blending genres can be. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 15, 2010
  • DRS Episode 133 - A Smorgasbord Of Goodness
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  • This week the guys sit down to talk about where they are with their projects, catch up on some feedback, and then review "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 08, 2010
  • DRS Episode 132 - A Discussion of Dark Faith
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  • This week the guys sit down with Maurice Broaddus, Jennifer Pelland, and Eliyanna Kaiser to talk about the DARK FAITH anthology being published by Apex Publications. We hope you enjoy it.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jun 01, 2010
  • DRS Episode 131 - Getting a Treat from Paul E Cooley
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  • This week the guys sit down with Paul E Cooley, author and podcaster of Closet Treats and other scary stuff! We hope you enjoy the conversation, and that you support an aspiring writer.
drs
  • Pub Date: May 26, 2010 - 10:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 130 - Getting Professional With J Daniel Sawyer
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  • This week the guys sit down to talk with J Daniel Sawyer about his new project, the Association of New Media Artists and Producers. It looks to be a great source of information and assistance in helping all of us become more professional. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: May 18, 2010
  • DRS Episode 129 - Paint Me A Word Picture
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  • This week the guys sit down to discuss the topic of descriptions. Whether talking about a person, place, or thing, the reader only knows what they look like by how we describe it. How much descriptive text is enough, and when is too much? Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: May 12, 2010
  • DRS Episode 128 - Writing Associations
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sit down with three wonderful ladies to discuss the topic of writing associations. What are they, what purpose do they serve, and should you (or can you) be part of them? Enjoy!
maah
  • Pub Date: May 12, 2010
  • DRS Special Episode - P.G. Holyfield Is All Grows Up
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  • This week Ryan, Terry, and Justin sit down to discuss the upcoming release of his novel "Murder at Avedon Hill" published through Dragon Moon Press. The Amazon rush is happening 05/15 at 12PM EST. Be there with us!
drs
  • Pub Date: May 04, 2010
  • DRS Episode 127 - Reaching Critical Mass
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  • This week the guys talk about critiquing, from both sides of the issue. Having your work critiqued is vital for an artist to grow, but it's also a good practice to help others out. We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 27, 2010
  • DRS Episode 126 - The Return Of David Williams
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down and talk with returning champion David Williams, whose new novel, "The Machinery Of Light," is coming out soon. It is the final story in the "Autumn Rain" trilogy, and we're delighted to have him back on the show. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 20, 2010
  • DRS Episode 125 - It's All About The Listeners
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  • This week the guys catch up on their feeback. Some are emails, some are emails, and even Facebook makes an appearance. And, to cap things off, they finally get around to reviewing "The Adept" Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Apr 13, 2010
  • DRS Episode 124 - Oh The Horror
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  • This week the guys are joined with writer and filmmaker, not to mention listener of the show, Morgan Elektra. Settle in as they all discuss the horror genre, hopefully finally giving it its due. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 30, 2010
  • DRS Episode 123 - Abbie Hilton Interview
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  • This week the boys sit down and chat with Abbie Hilton, writer of the podcast novels "The Prophet of Panamindorah" and "Guild of the Cowry Catchers." Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 23, 2010
  • DRS Episode 122 - Suspension of WTF
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  • This week Ryan, Justin, and Terry site down with J.R. Murdock to discuss the topic of suspension of disbelief. If you're in for a penny are you always in for a pound? Is it all on the artist, or does the audience have a part to play as well? Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2010
  • DRS Episode 121 - So You Want To Podcast
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  • This week marks the return of PG Holyfield to the Dead Robots' Society, and this week we talk about how to make a podcast. We talk hardware, software, sites, and advice. With us is Terry and Patrick McLean. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 09, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 120 - From Hobby To Pro
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  • This week the guys talk about the different types of writers out there, from your hobbyists through to professionals, what makes them different, and what methods us wanna-bes can employ so we can get-to-be. Enjoy!
se
  • Pub Date: Mar 05, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Special Episode - J.C. Hutchins and J. Daniel Sawyer Speak Out
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  • This week the guys sit down with J.C. Hutchins and J. Daniel Sawyer to talk about their recent blog posts. A lot of talk and speculation had arisen because of their posts, and in this exclusive interview we hear from both creators to get the straight dope.
drs
  • Pub Date: Mar 02, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 119 - John Mierau Interview
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  • This week Justin and Ryan sit down to talk with author and podcaster John Mierau. His podcast, Serving Worlds, features short stories and short serials that cross genre lines, and it's fantastic. We also discuss the recent news from J.C. Hutchins. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 23, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 118 - Save The Drama
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  • This week Terry and Justin discuss the topic of dramatic tension. A story without tension isn't a story at all, so how do you create it, and how do you maintain it? Listen in and see what they think. Oh, and don't forget about the Boom Effect auction!
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 21, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • ConJour '10 - Sci-Fi World Building Panel
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  • This is a panel from Con-Jour 2010 about world building in science fiction.
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 16, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 117 - Matt Selznick Web Presence Discussion
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  • Terry, Ryan, and Justin sit down with author and new media mogul Matthew Wayne Selznick to talk about what writers need to think about and do to get their "brand" ready for the internet. Writing the story is only part of the adventure! We hope you enjoy!
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 15, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • ConJour '10 - Plot Development Panel
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  • This is a panel Terry recorded at ConJour 2010 about Plot Development.
drs
  • Pub Date: Feb 09, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 116 - Strange No More
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  • This week Justin, Terry, and Ryan discuss the topic of making the unfamiliar familiar, the strange not so strange, and the alien believable. Can it be done? Should it? Let's find out. Enjoy.
cj
  • Pub Date: Feb 08, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • ConJour '10 - Character Development Panel
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  • This is a panel on character development that Terry moderated at the 2010 Con-Jour convention in Houston, Texas.
WorldsApart
  • Pub Date: Jan 26, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • Worlds Apart
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  • This is "Worlds Apart," the winner of our Third Annual Writing Contest. The story was written by Michelle Ristuccia, was edited and produced by Terry Mixon, and he also narrated the story along with Kimi Alexandre. Please enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 19, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 114 - Research and Destroy
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  • This week the guys sit down with listener and special guest host Wesley Swingley to talk about the topic of research. How much is enough, how easy is it to let it become too much, and where should you go to do it? We hope you enjoy!
drs_special
  • Pub Date: Jan 16, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • War Fish
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  • Hey all, Terry here. I mentioned in the show that I've been working on an audio production of a short story and here it is. War Fish is a science fiction story that was inspired by the submarine service in WWII. I hope you enjoy the story. Please send me feedback letting me know what you think. My email address is
    terry@eknifeshop.com
drs58
  • Pub Date: Jan 12, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 113 - The Plot Is The Thing
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down together to discuss plots - how do we develop them, what sorts do we enjoy, and how can we improve? We hope you enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Jan 05, 2010 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 112 - Imitation Isn't Always Flattery
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  • It's a new year, the Dead Robots are back, and this week we discuss the topic of homage, imitation, and out-right theft. When can you, and should you, hew too close to the bone? Join us and find out. Enjoy!
drs_special
  • Pub Date: Dec 22, 2009 - 9:00 pm
  • DRS Special Edition Episode (12/22/09)
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  • Terry sat down with Deborah Kent, who's running Con-Jour 2.0, a sci-fi/fantasy convention held January 29th - 31st 2010 at the University of Houston Clearlake. This should get us ready for the event. Enjoy, and happy holidays!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 15, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 111 - Beginnings Agents Hate
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  • This week Terry and Justin discuss a recent blog entry from guidetoliteraryagents.com, where agents talk about seven beginnings they hate. We throw in a few of our own personal pet peeves. Enjoy! And, have a happy holiday!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 08, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 110 - Long Story Short
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  • This week Terry and Justin settle in to discuss short stories. Just 'cause they're short doesn't mean they're easy, but they have a lot to teach and offer the aspiring writer. Hopefully you'll find new reason to jump on the short story bandwagon. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Dec 01, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 109 - Ashley Miller Interview
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  • This week Justin sits down with Hollywood screenwriter Ashley Miller, who's worked on shows such as Andromeda, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and Fringe, as well as the upcoming movie Thor. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 17, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 108 - J.C. Hutchins Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down and talk with J.C. Hutchins, author of "7th Son: Descent" and "Personal Effects: Dark Art." He works harder than almost anyone we know, and the man is a joy to talk to. We also finally do our review of "Vacation." Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 10, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 107 - Two Interviews For The Price Of One
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  • This week Justin sits down and chats with AP Stephens and Jeff Kirvin. AP has recently been on a tour promoting his self-published novel, and Jeff has an audacious idea. I hope you enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Nov 03, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 106 - Prepare For A Triple Threat
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  • This week the guys sit down with Philippa Ballantine and Dan Sawyer (sadly Chris Lester couldn't make it) about their upcoming simultaneous release of podcasts, which they've dubbed the Triple Threat. Enjoy!
TTTB4
  • Pub Date: Nov 02, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind - Part4
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  • This is part four of a four-part short story series I've written called Tales Of The Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind. It is a sci-fi series about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you enjoy it.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 27, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 105 - Scott Sigler Interview
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  • This Halloween week the Dead Robots sit down and chat with the FD0 himself, Scott Sigler. The man is a writing machine, and you get to benefit from all his wit and wisdom, plus get all sorts of juice info on his upcoming release - "Ancestor". Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 20, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 104 - Sci-Fi & Fantasy From A Female Point Of View
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  • This week Terry and Justin sit down with Mur Lafferty and Christiana Ellis to get their views on character, writing, and gender in so far as genre fiction is concerned. Finally the DRS gets a woman's touch again, something sorely needed for a long time.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 06, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 103 - James Durham Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down with author and musician James Durham. His podcast "FETIDUS" is a fine example of great writing, acting, sound production, and music, so settle in and listen as he tells us how he does it. Enjoy.
TOTBDP3
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:40 pm
  • Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind - Part3
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  • This is part three of a four-part short story series I've written called Tales Of The Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind. It is a sci-fi series about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you enjoy it.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:35 pm
  • DRS Episode 102 - Juliet Ulman Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots' sit down with seasoned editor Juliet Ulman to learn all the things our writing teachers should have taught us but forgot. She is a treasure trove of info! Also learn the details of our 3rd Annual Writing Contest!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:32 pm
  • DRS Episode 101 - A Brainstorming Session
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  • This week Ryan and Justin sit down with Terry to brainstorm his next novel idea. A lot of people have asked us about what brainstorming is like, and this session should go a long way toward illustrating just how valuable it can be. Enjoy!
POTCS
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:31 pm
  • Pirates of the Crimson Sand
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  • Pirates Of The Crimson Sand, a short story podcast by Justin Macumber
dr
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:30 pm
  • DRS Episode 100 - A Celebration!
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  • This week the Dead Robots get their show podjacked by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine, and together they discuss the show's past, present, and future. It's a saucy chat, and a lengthy one, so we hope you enjoy it. Thanks for being with us!
drs_dc
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:25 pm
  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2009 Episode - JFLewis Interview
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  • This is an interview I did with JF Lewis at Dagon*Con 2009. He is the author of "Staked" and "Revamped". Enjoy!
drs_dc
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:23 pm
  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2009 Episode - Podcasting Tips For Working Writers
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  • This is a panel from Dragon*Con 2009 entitled "Podcasting Tips For Working Writers." The panelists were Dave Slusher, Michael Stackpole, Christiana Ellis, Scott Sigler, PG Holyfield, and Mur Lafferty.
drs_dc
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:21 pm
  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2009 Episode - Small Press Or Self Publish Or Both
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  • This is a panel from Dragon*Con 2009 entitled "Small Press or Self Pub or both!" The panelists were Alan Gilbraith, Van Plexico, Terri Osborne, Chris Jackson, and Jana Oliver. Enjoy!
drs_dc
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:20 pm
  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2009 Episode - The Life And Times Of Podcast Novels
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  • This is a panel from Dragon*Con 2009 entitled "The Life And Times Of Podcast Novels." The panelists were Michael Stackpole, Scott Sigler, PG Holyfield, Gabrielle Harbowy. Christiana Ellis, and Mur Lafferty. Enjoy!
drs_dc
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:19 pm
  • DRS Episode 099 - Dragon*Con Report
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  • Justin is back from Dragon*Con and is ready to spread all the knowledge and insight he gained onto his listeners. It was a great trip, and there's a lot to talk about, so settle in and enjoy!
TOTBDP2
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:18 pm
  • Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind - Part2
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  • As promised, here is Part Two of my four-part series “Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind,” a science fiction story about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you enjoyed Part One, and that this one whets your appetite for more.
dr
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:15 pm
  • DRS Episode 098 - Keith RA DeCandido Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down to talk with Keith R.A. DeCandidio, a man who's written in franchises such as Star Trek, Farscape, Supernatural, and StarCraft. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:13 pm
  • DRS Episode 097 - From Spark To Flame
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  • This week Justin and Terry talk about their experience with taking the spark of a story and fanning it into the blazing flame of a novel. We hope you enjoy it!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:12 pm
  • DRS Episode 096 - Answering More Listener Feedback
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  • This week the Dead Robots hunker down in the studio to talk about some feedback that has been building up. We talk about books on writing, listeners helping listeners, and what folks have to say on iTunes. Enjoy! And send more feedback!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:11 pm
  • DRS Episode 095 - Seth Harwood Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down and talk with "Jack Wakes Up" author and podcasting luminary Seth Harwood to talk about his writing, his podcasts, and how he sees the publishing industry. We also have our discussion of The Strain. Enjoy!
TOTBDP1
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:10 pm
  • Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind - Part1
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  • This is part one of a four-part short story series I've written called Tales Of The Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind. It is a sci-fi series about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you enjoy it
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:09 pm
  • DRS Episode 094 - A Lee Martinez Is Back!
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  • This week the Dead Robots are joined by A Lee Martinez, who had the pleasure and honor of being our very first interview way back in episode 8. We talk about his latest work, what he's learned, and why sequels are evil. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:08 pm
  • DRS Episode 093 - Tracy Hickman Talks Social Systems
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  • This week the Dead Robots' settle in and talk with Tracy Hickman about the creation of social systems for fantasy and sci-fi stories. We also get to talk about his new work, "X-treme Dungeon Mastery" for all the role-players out there!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:07 pm
  • DRS Episode 092 - Kevin J Anderson Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots, and by that we mean just Justin, sits down to interview bestselling author Kevin J Anderson. His time was limited, but we tried to get in as much good info as we could. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:06 pm
  • DRS Episode 091 - Baby Got Feedback
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  • This week the Dead Robots (sans PG) finally catch up on all the feedback that has been piling up. We love getting it, and we try to respond to it as soon as we get it, but sometimes we can't. This is the week we make up for it. Send us more!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:05 pm
  • DRS Episode 090 - Just Because You Have Character Doesn't Mean You Are A Character
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  • This week the Dead Robots, joined by special minion J Dan Sawyer, discuss the ins and outs of characters. What makes for a good character, how do you give them a voice, and when can stereotypes work for you? Sit with us and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:04 pm
  • DRS Episode 089 - Slogging Through A Slump
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  • This week the Dead Robots discuss how to handle a slump. Sometimes you should wait it out, and sometimes sweat it out, but either way, you have to deal with it. Listen in and see if you agree. They also finally catch up on the feedback!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:02 pm
  • DRS Episode 088 - Getting Caught Up
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  • This week the Dead Robots try and get caught up by talking about their recent creative endeavors along with reviewing the book "On Basilisk Station" by David Weber. We hope you enjoy.
drs_bc
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:00 pm
  • DRS Special Balticon 2009 Episode - Creating Serialized Fiction
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  • This is a panel that PG was part of at Baliton about creating serialized fiction. The panel was hosted by Evo Terra, and along with PG there was Nathan Lowell, Christiana Ellis, and Kimi Alexandre. Enjoy.
drs_bc
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:51 pm
  • DRS Episode 086 - Balticon Panel on Multi-Voiced Podcasting
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  • This was a Balticon panel about creating and handling a mutilple-voiced podcast production. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:50 pm
  • DRS Episode 085 - The Plot Thickens With Nathan Lowell
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  • This week the Dead Robots settle in for a roundtable discussion, something we haven't done for a good long while. It felt good. And, as an added bonus, we have Nathan Lowell join us as we talk about plotting a story. So, settle in and enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:40 pm
  • DRS Episode 084 - Erotica Roundtable (Warning - Rated R)
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  • This week the Dead Robots add extra chairs to the table to fit all the guests, and then lower the lights, all the better to discuss writing erotica. We have Nick Scipio, Helen Madden, Nobilis, and Philippa Ballantine. Be warned - it's racy! Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:35 pm
  • DRS Episode 083 - Kimi Alexandre Talks About Guardians
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  • This week the Dead Robots settle in with podcaster Kimi Alexandre to chat with her about her upcoming podcast story "Guardians". And then, just when you think we're done, we get into a little revision feedback. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:32 pm
  • DRS Episode 082 - Chatting With Matt Selznick About Selling Stories
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  • This week the Dead Robot crew sits down with Matt Selznick to talk about his new venture in selling a short story series based in his Sovereign Era universe. And, somehow we get off on fudge pops. Go figure. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:31 pm
  • DRS Episode 081 - Talking With Jeremy Robinson
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down to talk with author and podcaster Jeremy Robinson about his work, what he thinks of the current publishing industry, and what self-publishing has done for him. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:30 pm
  • DRS Episode 080 - Pip Ballantine Interview
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  • This week PG Holyfield flies solo to interview PJ Ballantine about her podcast, her writing, and hear some fantastic news about her career. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:15 pm
  • DRS Episode 079 - Talking with J. Daniel Sawyer
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down and talk with J. Daniel Sawyer about writing and podcasting, with a brief foray into the BGS finale for good tangential measure. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:11 pm
  • DRS Episode 078 - It All Depends On Your Point Of View
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  • This week the Dead Robots discuss the topic of third-person points of view as opposed to first-person. What does each POV bring to the table, what works best when, and why should you choose one over the other? Join us and find out. Enjoy.
dr
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:10 pm
  • DRS Episode 077 - Making Text Talk With Nathan Lowell
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  • This episode has not one treat, but two. Not only do we get to talk about podcasting fiction with the incredible Nathan Lowell, but we also announce that PG Holyfield has joined the Dead Robots’ Society as a full-time host.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:06 pm
  • DRS Episode 076 - Our CreateSpace Interview
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  • This week Ryan and Justin sit down with Richard Ridley, Author Marketing Specialist with CreateSpace, one of the newest and largest self-publishing companies on the scene today. If you are at all interested or curious about publishing your own work, this is a show you cannot miss. So, settle in, and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:05 pm
  • DRS Episode 075 - Is Cliche Such A Bad Thing?
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  • This week Terry was away from his microphone trying to launch a shuttle or something, so in this episode you get Ryan and Justin discussing clichés in writing. Are they a bad thing, how should you avoid them, and how can you make your story a character driven piece?
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:01 pm
  • DRS Episode 074 - Building Better Worlds
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  • This week Terry and Justin discuss the topic of world building. What makes for a good world, what should you avoid, and how do you even get started? Settle in with us and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 073 - PG Holyfield On Self-Publishing
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  • This week we’re lucky enough to have the chance to sit down with honorary co-host PG Holyfield and discuss his experience with self-publishing his novel. Where did he go to do it, why, and what did he learn? Settle in with us and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:59 pm
  • DRS Episode 072 - Interactive Storytelling
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  • This week the Dead Robots are joined by special guest James Batchelor, and together they talk about the topic of story telling in the interactive medium of video games. How does it tell a story, is it better, and what can we learn from it? Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:58 pm
  • DRS Episode 071 - Anthony Gallegos Interview
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  • This week we talk with Anthony Gallegos and learn about the art of writing reviews and features for print and online sites. Anthony was former a writer for EGM, Computer Gaming World, and 1UP.com, but now he is a freelancer and podcaster.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:57 pm
  • DRS Episode 070 - Creating A Writing Mood
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  • This week the Dead Robots discuss the topic of writing environments. Do they need a particular place, the right music, some candles, perhaps red curtains and dancing girls? Listen in as they talk about what works for them to see what might work for you.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:56 pm
  • DRS Episode 069 - Mur Lafferty Interview
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  • This week our all too male show gets a needed dose of feminine energy when Mur Lafferty finally stops by for a visit. Gather around and listen in as she shares her experiences and wisdom. Learn, rejoice, and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:55 pm
  • DRS Episode 068 - David Williams Interview
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  • In this week’s exciting episode the Dead Robots sit down and have a chat with a new sci-fi writer on the scene. His name is David Williams, and he is the author of “The Mirrored Heavens”.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:53 pm
  • DRS Episode 067 - Characters
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  • This week the guys (minus Justin) take on the topic of characters. What makes for a good character, what takes away from them, and exactly what is a character? These questions and more are asked and answered. Enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:52 pm
  • DRS Episode 066 - Doin' It Yourself With Matt Selznick
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  • This week we sit down to discuss the topic of DIY (Do It Yourself) in regards to getting your writing career going. Not everyone wants to go the “traditional” route, and some have no other choice. Thanks to Matt for all the wisdom he dropped.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:51 pm
  • DRS Episode 065 - The More You Know
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  • Happy New Years everyone! We kick this year off with a boatload of learnin’ and info droppin’. Artists constantly grow, or at least they should, and we’re here to make sure that never stops. So, settle in, pull out your notebook, and get ready to learn.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:50 pm
  • DRS Episode 064 - They Lived Happily Ever After
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  • So, tis the holiday season, and with that comes the close of yet another year, so we thought it would be a good idea to end things with endings. So, gather ’round the fire, sip on some hot chocolate, and snuggle in as we get to The End.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:40 pm
  • DRS Episode 063 - The Long And The Short Of It
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  • Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode where the Dead Robots discuss the topics of short fiction and long fiction. What do they have in common, how do they differ, and what lessons carry between the two. Settle in and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:35 pm
  • DRS Episode 062 - JF Lewis Interview
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  • This week Justin and Terry (yes, Ryan skipped out on us, begin the tears and violins now) sit down and speak with JF Lewis, author of the urban fantasy novel “Staked”. JF was a fantastic interview, and we think you’re all going to enjoy this.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:30 pm
  • DRS Episode 061 - In The Thick Of Things
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  • This week the Dead Robots talk discuss the most important, and the hardest, part of any story – the middle. It’s where most of your drama and tension develops, where your characters are made and broken, but it’s also where most writers give up. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:25 pm
  • DRS Episode 060 - It's A Brain Storm!
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  • This week the Dead Robots discuss the topic of brainstorming a story. You can do it on your own, or you can do it with a friend (insert your own innuendo here), but either way you have to start thinking about your story somewhere. Enjoy!
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:20 pm
  • DRS Episode 059 - Talking Fantasy With PG Holyfield
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  • In this episode the Dead Robots talk with friend of the show and author of “Murder At Avedon Hill” PG Holyfield about the genre of fantasy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:15 pm
  • DRS Episode 058 - Tobias Buckell Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots are delighted to sit down and talk with Tobias Buckell, a young and talented writer who has worked in both his own universes, and now in the world of Halo. So please, sit down, relax, and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:10 pm
  • DRS Episode 057 - Dark Times Of The Writer's Soul
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  • We all have our dark periods, when we think our writing sucks and that we’re worthless. No matter who you are, you will suffer times of doubt and sadness. Such is the lot of the artist. Join us as we discuss these times and how you can get through them.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:05 pm
  • DRS Episode 056 - Night Of The Living Dead Robots
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  • This week the guys talk about – and how could it be more fitting since it's Halloween – the horror genre. Listen in as they discuss scares, chills, and how much blood is too much. So settle in, eat some brains, and enjoy.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 8:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 055 - Rhianna Pratchett Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots have a chat with Rhianna Pratchett, a writer in the video games industry. She’s worked on games such as Heavenly Sword and Overlord. So sit with us and listen as she talks about what it’s like to write for an interactive medium.
drs
  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 7:55 pm
  • DRS Episode 054 - In The Beginning
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