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Bestselling and award-winning science fiction authors talk about their new books and much more in candid conversations with host Rob Wolf. In recent episodes, he's talked with Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries) about endearing-but-deadly bots, Sam J. Miller (Blackfish City) about “hopeful" dystopias, Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders) about telekinesis and espionage, Meg Elison (The Book of Etta) about memory and the power of writing, Mur Lafferty (Six Wakes) about cloning and Agatha Christie, M ...
 
Playing for Keeps tells the story of Keepsie Branson, a bar owner in the shining metropolis of Seventh City: birthplace of super powers. Keepsie and her friends live among egotistical heroes and manipulative villains, and manage to fall directly in the middle as people with powers, but who just aren't strong enough to make a difference. Or that's what they've been told. As the city begins to melt down, it's hard to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad.
 
Daniel has been forced from the afterlife to be exiled in the wasteland, with nothing but his misery and Kate's dead body. But he is not without power entirely, and he begins to make his way in this world that looks less like a wasteland and more like another world. But the volatile power of the wasteland still touches this new world, and Daniel and his friends must not forget the trouble facing Heaven and Hell.
 
Lessons from the Geek Fu Master is a collections of essays by Mur Lafferty, producer and host of the podcast, Geek Fu Action Grip. Her essays cover the spectrum of topics from gaming, comics, writing, feminism, and parenting. This podiobook features the essays from her podcast, the essays she contributed to The Dragon Page Wingin' It podcast as well as some essays that have never been released.
 
What if Heaven wasn't all it's cracked up to be? Friends Kate and Daniel find that after their untimely deaths, Heaven leaves them dissatisfied and itching for something... else. So they're off, with a passport to discover more afterlifes, heroes and gods. During their adventures, they find out that their travel isn't a journey taken on a whim, but may be orchestrated, or even prophesied.
 
After gaining the rule of Heaven and Hell, with all the power that promised, Kate and Daniel should be set for eternity, right? Well, sure, as soon as they get used to their god-like powers. And then they need to remake the Earth. And there's the matter of the major and minor deities who are not pleased with their ascension. Even now, the afterlife still isn't easy.
 
Kate and Daniel are reunited at last, but they have to return to their duties in traveling the afterlife. There are stolen souls suffering without cause in Hell, and only they can help. Kate is back in her corporeal body, but keeping memories of her time as pure soul energy, recently touched by the divine. Daniel carries the magic of an old god and the sword of a death goddess, as well a grudge against the deity who tricked him into losing nearly everything. As they search for the missing so ...
 
Kate and Daniel remain exiled in the new world they created, with the need to build an army to save Heaven. But the allies they need may not be willing participants, as they're trapped gods who blame Kate and Daniel for their imprisonment. As the dark power that traps Heaven begins to seep into Kate and Daniel's new world, they face new enemies and learn about a very old obstacle that blocks them from their goal.
 
If you've ever worked with corporate zombies, then you've experienced The Takeover. Web designer Maureen and her friends struggle to adapt to their new work environment as coworkers from Zombinc, the zombie staffing company, come to work with them. Language barriers, arguments over the contents of the work fridge, and what a "promotion" really means are all addressed in this "Shaun of the Dead" meets "The Office" audiodrama.
 
Your Creative Push is the daily podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion. Every week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to m ...
 
Three thousand years after a chunk of iron the size of Khufu’s pyramid collides with Europa, Jupiter’s sixth moon, an asteroid borne of the collision crashes into Earth’s Arctic ice shelf carrying extraterrestrial microbial life. The first man to come into contact with the microbes hears voices—and then dies. After determining the meteorite originated from Europa, the Global Exploratory Corporation sends oceanographer and biologist, Kathy Connelly, and her crew to the moon aboard the Surveyo ...
 
Voices: New Media Fiction brings together the pioneer short fiction podcasters. Experimenting from putting short-short fiction to novellas over their podcasts, these writers were the first to test the new medium for storytelling. Some wrote specifically for podcasts, some read previously published fiction, and some read entirely new stories. Some listeners asked if they could get just the stories in audio form, and that request brought about this podiobook. Cory Doctorow tells us a story abo ...
 
By bringing back the patronage system, a new alien species has transformed the moon into the new artistic center of the universe, and Sally Ride Lunar Base soon gains the nickname “Mollywood.” These aliens can do amazing things with art and the senses, allowing a painting, for example, to stimulate other senses than simply sight. When someone asks a starlet, “Who are you wearing?” she could as easily say “J.K. Rowling” as she could “Gucci.” Every creative person in the world wishes for a pat ...
 
The Remarkable podcast is the marketing podcast for podcasters who aren’t marketers. Learn what it takes to stand out, get noticed, build a committed audience of listeners and fans, and create a remarkable podcast. Get tips on how to grow your audience, connect with your fans, and book great guests. My guests share advice on how to find sponsors, make money podcasting, promote your podcast, as well as how to master interviews and tell great stories.
 
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Note- I’m on vacation for the next week. No podcasts or streams unless they’re unplanned and off the cuff. I’m back on November 1 for the daily NaNo episodes! There is an ISBW NaNoWriMo Discord! You don’t need to support the Patreon to hang out! Also, this weekend (Oct 23-25) I’m Guest of Honor at MileHi […] The post ISBW #531: Looking Ahead, and T…
 
We chat about writing yourself into a corner, the “Sliding Doors” moment, a peek in to the way I think about this show. How the sausage is made, actually. But also, HOLY CRAP Tom Lehrer music is in the public domain! That is huge. Remember you can see this video on Youtube and you can […] The post ISBW #530: Tom Lehrer is Public Domain??? appeared …
 
We chat about writing yourself into a corner, the "Sliding Doors" moment, a peek in to the way I think about this show. How the sausage is made, actually. But also, HOLY CRAP Tom Lehrer music is in the public domain! That is huge. Also, this weekend (Oct 23-25) I'm Guest of Honor at MileHi Con! Doesn't matter where you are, you can show up, cause w…
 
I talk how to keep up with versioning. Well. I try, anyway. That, plus the motivational power of 4thewords.com and more NaNo prep talk! Remember you can see this video on Youtube and you can catch the next episode LIVE on Twitch! Also, this weekend (Oct 23-25) I’m Guest of Honor at MileHi Con! Doesn’t […] The post ISBW #529: Versioning and more pre…
 
I talk how to keep up with versioning. Well. I try, anyway. That, plus the motivational power of 4thewords.com and more NaNo prep talk! Remember you can see this video on Youtube and you can catch the next episode LIVE on Twitch! Also, this weekend (Oct 23-25) I'm Guest of Honor at MileHi Con! Doesn't matter where you are, you can show up, cause we…
 
The Drabblecast Annual Halloween Special kicks off this year simultaneously with HP Lovecraft month on the show, a full month of original Drabblecast-commissioned stories playing around with elements of Lovecraft’s style and mythos. We kick things off this year with a fullcast adaptation of one of Lovecraft’s most popular stories– The Shadow Over I…
 
Good lord, folks, back up your computer and your work. Options: BackBlaze CrashPlan Google Backup Scrivener to Dropbox 4theWords.com (if you want you can use my referral code SKYOA08774) Support this show on Patreon! See the video on YouTube! Catch the next live show on Twitch! Twitch Schedule (All times Eastern Daylight Time) M- Lunch […] The post…
 
I wasn’t feeling well so we just did a Q&A with the chat. Thanks to everyone who helped keep the discussion going! Support this show on Patreon! See the video on YouTube! Catch the next live show on Twitch! Twitch Schedule (All times Eastern Daylight Time): M- Lunch AMA, 12:30 T- Live ISBW, 12:30 Th- […] The post ISBW #527: Feedback and Question Ti…
 
Mur, recovering from a migraine, and Matt discuss the concept of “staying in your lane” when politics are a hot topic and perhaps your audience doesn’t want to hear your views. Also, please vote. The post Ditch Diggers #107: Should you be “political” on social media? appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.…
 
I discovered that the Story Grid method is more of an editing tool than an outline tool, but we talk about that. You can see more resources at the Story Grid website. NOTE- I am now on YouTube with these videos! So you don’t have to wonder what you missed in the stream! ALSO […] The post ISBW #526: Outlining with Story Grid… kinda appeared first on…
 
In Jasper Fforde’s The Constant Rabbit (Viking, 2020), residents of the United Kingdom live among human-sized anthropomorphized rabbits. The rabbits make fine citizens—more than fine, in fact. They in live harmony with the environment (embracing sustainable practices like veganism, for instance). They have a strong sense of social responsibility. T…
 
This one went MUCH better, so for me, Saving the Cat is better than Snowflake. It’s still a long video, so it’s only on Twitch till October 14, 2020. Update- it’s currently on YouTube for the foreseeable future! Tuesday we cover the Story Grid method (live — it’ll be on the feed next Thursday)! Support […] The post ISBW #525: Outlining with the Sav…
 
This one went MUCH better, so for me, Saving the Cat is better than Snowfall. It's still a long video, so it's only on Twitch till October 14, 2020. Tuesday we cover the Story Grid method (live -- it'll be on the feed next Thursday)! Save the Cat Writes a Novel October 1, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com…
 
Weirdness is in the air at Drabblecast as we bring you an original story about spousal life and home ownership by author Ao-Hui Lin. “Hey babe, where did the closet go?” The Hubby, Victor, gives me a blank look, like the word “closet” is Swahili for “bratwurst”. He neither understands the question nor the purpose […] The post Drabblecast 432 – Hous…
 
We welcome Andrea back to the show, talking transmedia, marketing, and her new book, America, Inc. Matt and Mur come to you live from the library of witty comebacks in the Ditch Diggers manor with special guest, author and transmedia writer, Andrea Phillips! Mur begins the show by depressing everyone immensely with a reminder of […] The post Ditch …
 
This is the audio for a LONG video and it seems people don’t like you to post 1hr + videos to Youtube when you’re not fancy and verified. So the video is on Twitch for TWO WEEKS only, check it out if you want. Next Tuesday we cover Story Grid LIVE on Twitch! Support this […] The post ISBW #524: Outlining using the Snowflake Method appeared first on…
 
I like to plan early, and through long discussion we worked out what we’re doing for NaNoWriMo. Reruns for the daily show and live virtual write-ins for the streams! Note: I lost the stream in the middle and had to reconnect. I’ve edited the two halves together but I’m noticeably flustered for the second half. Support […] The post ISBW #523: NaNoWr…
 
I like to plan early, and through long discussion we worked out what we're doing for NaNoWriMo: Reruns for the daily show and live virtual write-ins for the streams! Note: I lost the stream in the middle and had to reconnect. I've edited the two halves together but I'm noticeably flustered for the second half. Support this show on Patreon! Septembe…
 
Mike Underwood comes on to talk to us about his new book, ANNIHILATION ARIA (The Space Operas, Vol. 1), but the talk also goes into Mike’s experience with book marketing, and, boy, the stuff he tells us, no lie, is enlightening. Matt and Mur come to you live from the haberdasher in the Ditch Diggers […] The post Ditch Diggers #106: Mike Underwood a…
 
It’s been a rough few days, but I’m back to talk about agents being people, too, still addressing ADD and productivity (I’m seriously considering writing a LARPing a responsible human blog series), and how to handle an editor who doesn’t use Track Changes. (Wha?) Other things: Catch the next live show on Twitch! Support this […] The post ISBW #522:…
 
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