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Dead Robots' Society
Writers on writing. The Dead Robots' Society, a gathering of aspiring writers podcasting to other aspiring writers, hoping to help each other along the way to the promised land of publication.
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October 2009 Episodes:
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 09, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Promo
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  • DRS Promo
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 10:01 pm
  • DRS Episode 087 - Writing For The Screen
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down with Matt Wallace, Earl Newton, and Patrick McLean to talk about the art of screenwriting. Enjoy!
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 9:05 pm
  • DRS Episode 075 - Is Cliché 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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”.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 7:55 pm
  • DRS Episode 054 - In The Beginning
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  • Every story starts somewhere, and this week the Dead Robots discuss what they think of beginnings. What is the best way to start your story, what are bad ways to start it, and how can you best hook the reader? Come along and enjoy the conversation!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 7:50 pm
  • DRS Episode 053 - He Said, She Said
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  • In this week’s episode the Dead Robots talk about dialog, how to create distinctive voices for characters, and how to avoid the cliches of “he said” and “she said,” topics every writer needs to think about. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 7:45 pm
  • DRS Episode 052 - Lloyd Ritchey Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down and talk with Llody Ritchey, author of the techno-thriller novel entitled “Stormdragon,” published by Arctic Wolf Publishing. Justin loved the book, and the interview they have with the author is a lot of fun. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 7:40 pm
  • DRS Episode 051 - Doug Paul Interview
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  • This week we bring you a conversation with Doug Paul, the founder of Arctic Wolf Publishing, a small but mighty press. Doug started out as a writer, and he decided to turn his good fortune toward helping other writers get their break. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 7:35 pm
  • DRS Episode 050 - Location Location Location
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  • This week the Dead Robots’ discuss the important topic of settings and locations. Are they just a place to have the action take place in, or can they be more? What senses best evoke the setting, and how can that setting best serve your story? Join us!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 7:30 pm
  • DRS Episode 049 - It Was The Professor In The Study With The Candlestick!
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  • In this week’s exciting episode, Terry guides the Dead Robots down the dark and dangerous road that is the Mystery genre. So, pull your trench coats closed, tilt your fedoras, and make sure your guns are loaded. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 5:30 pm
  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2008 Episode - Writing For Audio
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  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2008 Episode - Writing For Audio
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 5:25 pm
  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2008 Episode - Babbling Writers
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  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2008 Episode - Babbling Writers
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 5:20 pm
  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2008 Episode - Podcasting Your Writing
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  • DRS Special Dragon*Con 2008 Episode - Podcasting Your Writing
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 5:15 pm
  • DRS Episode 048 - Back from Dragon*Con 2008
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  • Justin is back from Atlanta, and he thought this episode would be a good opportunity to relay what he learned, as well as tell a story about a chance encounter with a listener. After that Ryan talks about his difficulty with editing. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 5:10 pm
  • DRS Episode 047 - The Hero's Journey With Tracy Hickman
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  • In this week’s exciting episode we have Tracy Hickman back with us, and together we sit down to discuss the concept of the Hero’s Journey and how that relates to story telling. It is a fascinating discussion, and we hope all of you enjoys it.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 5:05 pm
  • DRS Episode 046 - One Year Of Dead Robots!
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  • This week’s episode is where we celebrate one year of Dead Robots’. In this episode we have every co-host that the show has every had save for Graham (damn Skype!), and it is just a free-for-all. I hope everyone enjoys it!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 5:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 045 - Paul Glenn Interview
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  • This week the Dead Robots sit down and talk with Paul Glenn, who works for the internet zine “Ray Gun Revival.” The zine focuses on Space Opera, so join us as we discuss just what that is, and why you should submit a story to them.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:50 pm
  • DRS Episode 044 - You Are Not Alone
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  • This week’s show is hosted by myself, Ryan, and Terry (aka Wine), and in it they discuss criticism, both how to give it and how to take it. We’ve discuss the topic before, but recent experience has given me more insight into it. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:45 pm
  • DRS Episode 043 - Jonathan London Interview
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  • In this episode Justin sits down with writer and podcaster Jonathan London at the 2008 Comic-Con. They discuss writing for TV, comics, and the web. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:40 pm
  • DRS Episode 042 - Rayguns, Robots, and Rockets!
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  • In this episode we talk about genre, specifically everybody’s favorite high-tech futuristic playground: Science Fiction. (What else would you expect from episode 42?) So get out your favorite towel and a glass of prune juice, kiddies, ’cause it’s time.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:35 pm
  • DRS Episode 041 - Double The Trouble, Double The Fun
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  • Today we had the extreme pleasure of interviewing both Philippa Ballantine AND Tee Morris as they promote their 08/08/08 Amazon preorder event for the release of both their books. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:30 pm
  • DRS Episode 040 - The Forums Strike Back
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  • This week, even though Justin is under the weather, he and Ryan sit down together to discuss a variety of topics from the forum. So, settle in, and enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:25 pm
  • DRS Episode 039 - The End Is Just The Beginning
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  • After you put “The End” at the bottom of that last page, there are still edits and rewrites, and more edits and rewrites, and then the agent hunt, and then the publisher hunt, and then starting all over again on that next novel. We hope you enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:20 pm
  • DRS Episode 038 - Sex! Love! Romance!
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  • In this seductive episode the Dead Robots (including special guest host Wine from the forums) delve into the territory of love and sex. Love is a part of every human story, as is sex, so why shouldn’t that be in your writing? Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:15 pm
  • DRS Episode 037 - Matthew Wayne Selznick Interview
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  • This week we bring you the lovely and talented Matthew Wayne Selznick, author of “Brave Men Run: A Novel of the Sovereign Era,” which is both a novel and a podcast, as well as many other endeavors. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:10 pm
  • DRS Episode 036 - Rob Rogers Interview
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  • This week Ryan sits down with Rob Roberts, author of "Devil's Cape." Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:05 pm
  • DRS Episode 035 - A Fireside Chat with Tee
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  • In this episode Justin has a very casual chat with Tee about all things geek. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 4:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 034 - P.G. Holyfield Interview
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  • Today we have another interview, this time with P.G. Holyfield. In this episode we ask P.G. about the writing of his novel “Murder At Avedon Hill” and his experiences converting it into a podiobook series, as well as everything else he’s been up to.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 3:55 pm
  • DRS Episode 033 - Patrick Rothfuss Interview
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  • Hello, everyone! In this amazing episode the Dead Robots get a chance to sit down and speak with Patrick Rothfuss, author of the NY Times bestselling fantasy novel “The Name Of The Wind.”
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 3:50 pm
  • DRS Episode 032 - Grokking The Master
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  • Robert Heinlein, a grandmaster of science fiction, once wrote five rules of writing. Some make universal sense, while others stir up controversy. Join the Dead Robots as they discuss these five rules and what they mean to them.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 3:45 pm
  • DRS Episode 031 - Tracy Hickman Interview
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  • In this riveting episode of the Dead Robots’ Society podcast, we lucky few get a chance to sit down and speak with a living legend, Mr. Tracy Hickman, a bestselling author several times over, as well as a star in the podiobook sphere. This was a treat.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 1:20 am
  • DRS Episode 030 - But It's Better To Be Good
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  • Last week it was good to be bad, but this week we take a look on the goody-two-shoes side of the tracks. Join us as we talk about heroes we like, what goes into a good protagonist, and if you should mix some bad with your good. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 1:10 am
  • DRS Episode 029 – It’s Good To Be Bad
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  • Every story needs a hero, and your hero can only be as good as the antagonist that they are pitted against. Join the Dead Robots as they discuss what makes for a good bad guy (or gal), both in their own writing, and in the culture at large. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 1:00 am
  • DRS Episode 028 – Opening Lines
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  • Every story has to start somewhere, and as a writer, laying down that first stone on the road to the end is always a tough one. Join the Dead Robots as they discuss the topic of opening lines, see what they like and don’t like, and hear some of their own.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 12:50 am
  • DRS Episode 027 – Artistic Integrity -vs- Bling
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  • Artists like to put on the appearance of the artiste, but we all have to eat, and creating art is easier when a roof is over our heads, so somewhere along the way we have to get paid unless we want to share workspace with the bums. Join the debate!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 12:40 am
  • DRS Episode 026 – Let's Get Critical
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  • Artists live and grow by criticism. It’s one of the many ways we learn where we’ve gone right, and even more importantly, where we went wrong. Sometimes it hurts, but such is the way of the writer. Join us in our pain and progress.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 12:30 am
  • DRS Episode 025 – There’s No “I” In Theme
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  • This week we discussed the topic of theme. Theme is how the writer impacts the reader on an intellectual level, and so that makes it kind of important, but that didn’t stop us from making jokes of ourselves.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 12:20 am
  • DRS Episode 024 - Words To Pierce A Dead Robot's Heart
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  • This week the Dead Robots discuss the topic of tone. Tone hits to the emotional center of the story, and it can change how a reader feels about the story.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009 - 12:10 am
  • DRS Episode 023 - Kristopher Young Interview
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  • In this episode sit down and talk with Kristopher Young, who is himself a writer, but he is also the founder of Another Sky Press. Relax and listen in as we discuss the topics of Neo Patronage, what authors really make, and how the world of publishing is changing. The talk is long, but well worth it. Enjoy.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 04, 2009
  • DRS Episode 022 - Talkin' With Tee Morris (Part 2)
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  • This is part 2 of our conversation with the great and powerful Tee Morris. In this continuation Tee spoke at greater length about the making of a podiobook, what the future of podcasting and podiobooks is, and how Canada is ruining film making. Come and join us as we sit around the fireplace and hear Grandpa Tee wax all sorts of philosophical on us.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:50 pm
  • DRS Episode 022 - Talkin' With Tee Morris (Part 1)
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  • And here it is, the first part of our interview with the man, the myth, the legend – Tee Morris, podcasting guru, podiobooks.com founder, and a damn fine writer to boot. We had a great time doing this, and I know you won’t want to miss a second of it. Enjoy!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:40 pm
  • DRS Episode 021 – Dingoes Ate My Story!
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  • Our stories are our babies, so join the Dead Robots as they discuss them and how you should protect them in this wondrous age of electronic living. We get into posting your stories on blogs, forums, and as podiocasts. Is it is a good idea, and how scared should you be?
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:30 pm
  • DRS Episode 020 - Genre, What’s It Good For?
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  • Genre – five letters, but a lot of meaning. What does it mean, is it important, and should it impact what you’re writing? Is it the wind beneath your wings or the anvil around your neck? Join us as we discuss it, along with Graham, our long silent cohost from across the pond!
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:20 pm
  • DRS Episode 019 – Jesse Alexander Interview
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  • Join us as we interview special guest Jesse Alexander, writer/producer on hit television shows Alias, Lost, and Heroes. This interview was a very special treat for us, and Jesse was a joy to talk to. Please join us as we talk about writing in Hollywood, and all that that entails.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:10 pm
  • DRS Episode 018 - Letting Go
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  • Letting go is hard to do (as they say), but with a new year dawning we thought it would be a good time to discuss it. We’re letting go of old works that have passed their “Use by” time, and we’re also letting go of expectations that only hold us back.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 017 - Revenge of the Forums
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  • The last time our courageous hosts delved into the forums, Amanda was unable to join them, but now she gets her chance to speak out before everyone heads off for the holidays. Join us as we discuss loads of topics and have a few laughs along the way.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 10:50 pm
  • DRS Episode 016 - Works In Progress
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  • In this episode our hosts get a little more personal than usual and discuss their own works in progress. They talk about what those projects are, and why they are working on them at all. Join us as they lay their souls bare to the universe.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 10:40 pm
  • DRS Episode 015 - Searching for Story Ideas
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  • In latest episodewe chit chat about what to do when you feel like you’ve run out of ideas, and where to look for that spark when your batteries run dry. It happens to us all, so let’s talk about how to handle it.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 10:30 pm
  • DRS Episode 014 - Forum Discussion
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  • In this episode they discuss topics raised on the forum, going into detail about their thoughts and feelings regarding a wide variety of discussion threads. Join them as they carry on without Amanda and her icky germs.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 10:20 pm
  • DRS Episode 013 - Self-Editing
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  • Last week we got to hear from a professional editor, and I hope everyone learned something from that interview, but all of us aspiring writers have to do some editing on our own, too. So, how do you do it? Where do you start? Hardcopy or soft? Come and join us while we discuss that very topic.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 10:10 pm
  • DRS Episode 012 - Nathan Hemmelgarn Interview
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  • In this episode we were fortunate enough to have the chance to interview Nathan Hemmelgarn, a professional editor, to see what life is like on the other side of the red pen of doom. He had plenty of insight to offer, as well as helpful pieces of advice.
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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2009 - 10:00 pm
  • DRS Episode 011 - Evolution of Writing
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  • In this week’s episode we discuss the topic of how writing evolves over time, be it in the outlining phase, in the actual writing phase, or even when it just comes to the ideas. Writing, like all art, is a living thing, and as with all living things, it changes over the course of its life. How hard that process is, or if it’s even allowed to happen at all, is in this show. So, come and listen!