New Podcast Up: Writing Dialogue and Wearing Costumes

In this episode, Ryan and I discuss the ins and outs of dialogue and how to make your characters dialogue seem more realistic. What is it that makes great dialogue work and what are some pitfalls that all writers face?  They also discuss their years of costuming and the funniest moments while wearing these elaborateContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Writing Dialogue and Wearing Costumes”

New Podcast Up: NO BATFLEK!!

In this latest podcast I discuss the success that I had with the 5 day free promotion and with Kindle Direct Publishing.  It appears I may have sold a few books through it…or more than a few. We also rant for a while about the recent choice to stuff Ben Afflek’s marshmallowy head into theContinue reading “New Podcast Up: NO BATFLEK!!”

Podcasting: An Untapped Marketing Strategy

To date there are literally millions of podcasts out there each with a different subject to hock at us, most of them informational or for entertainment. Currently Ryan McKinley and I are recording a podcast called Fanboys on Fiction, and we are getting some regular hits on iTunes and on the host site, Podomatic.com.  However, IContinue reading “Podcasting: An Untapped Marketing Strategy”

New Podcast Up: Where Have All the Good Writers Gone?

Ryan and I had a great time discussing the lackluster summer movie season and why most of the films to hit theaters this summer have been colossal duds.  Could it be that writing has taken a back seat to possible blockbuster “sure things”?  What if the “sure things” don’t fly?  They can’t if they haveContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Where Have All the Good Writers Gone?”

New Podcast Up: Some Agents Can Be A Con

On this podcast, we return to Hasting’s Books and Entertainment to talk about recent news about my “agent” and the important lessons learned about finding a literary agent. How do you know that your agent isn’t just a vanity press masquerading as an agent? We also discuss our love of science fiction/fantasy conventions in theContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Some Agents Can Be A Con”