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Writing the Wrong Way is the perfect podcast for serious writers who want to stand out in a crowded industry by becoming more productive while taking more artistic risks. Jonathan Ball is an award-winning author of dark, experimental artworks. He holds a PhD in creative writing and uses an analytical approach to show serious writers new ways to write, edit, and work so they can create innovative art that stands taller than the crowd. https://www.strangerfication.ca/
 
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Jonathan welcomes award-winning poet and University of Winnipeg creative writing professor Catherine Hunter for a wide-raging discussion on her craft. The conversation digs deep into the process, from drawing on your own experiences to re-writing Harry Potter. Spoiler alert for The Great Gatsby, if you haven't read it. You can find more on Catherin…
 
Lyndon Radchenka is a successful writer, letterer and comic creator who has a plan for his career. Jonathan talks to him about that plan, and about whether he can achieve the goals he has set out for himself. You can find Radchenka's work here: https://www.infinitestudio.ca/projects Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, available from Hea…
 
Lyndon Radchenka is a successful writer, letterer and comic creator who has a plan for his career. Jonathan talks to him about that plan, and about whether he can achieve the goals he has set out for himself. You can find Radchenka's work here: https://www.infinitestudio.ca/projects Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, available from Hea…
 
Jonathan welcomes playwright Wren Brian to the podcast to discuss the challenges of writing for the stage. Check out Brian's work at https://www.wrenbrian.com Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, available from Heavy Metal magazine: https://shop.heavymetal.com/products/the-eye-collector-1 For more of Jonathan's work: https://twitter.com/…
 
Jonathan welcomes illustrator/comic artist Fell Hound to discuss her new one-shot comic Commander Rao, and to talk about the challenges of funding comics through Kickstarter. Check out Commander Rao, now on sale from Scout Comics: https://www.scoutcomics.com/collections/commander-rao Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, available from He…
 
Jonathan welcomes in University of Winnipeg Writer-in-Residence Erin Moure to speak with his class and answer questions about her career as an acclaimed writer and poet. Pick up Moore's most recent poetry collection here: https://www.amazon.ca/Planetary-Noise-Selected-Poetry-Moure/dp/0819576956 Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, availa…
 
Keith Cadieux is a Winnipeg-based horror fiction writer. In this episode, he joins Jonathan's University of Winnipeg writing class to talk about the intricacies of horror. Find more of Cadieux's work here: https://www.keithcadieux.com/ Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, available from Heavy Metal magazine: https://shop.heavymetal.com/p…
 
Keith Cadieux is a Winnipeg-based horror fiction writer. In this episode, he joins Jonathan's University of Winnipeg writing class to talk about the intricacies of horror. Fine more of Cadieux's work here: https://www.keithcadieux.com/ Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, available from Heavy Metal magazine: https://shop.heavymetal.com/p…
 
Jonathan welcomes fellow Virus Comics label-mate Jonathan Chance to talk about his unique blend of Samurai Kaiju Horror. Check out his new graphic novel The Boy Who Conquered a Mountain now available from Heavy Metal Magazine's Virus Comics. Jonathan Ball's latest project is The Eye Collector, also available from Heavy Metal Magazine: https://shop.…
 
Jonathan welcomes genre writer Z.F. Sigurdson to the podcast to discuss his Veiled Sagas series and his methods of publishing them. Black as Night (Book 2 of the Veiled Sagas) is available for sale here. For more on Sigurdson's work: https://zfsigurdson.com/ Jonathan's latest project is The Eye Collector, available from Heavy Metal magazine: https:…
 
Calgary-based comic book and board game artist Zach Schuster joins the podcast to discuss his comic THRUD, using Kickstarter to fund comics, and his best comic-writing practices. THRUD is now available through publisher Mythos & Ink: https://www.mythosink.com/books/thrud/ and you can find more of Schuster's work at https://zmschuster.com/projects. …
 
Over the years, Jonathan has been asked many questions about agents, and so today he welcomes Emmy Nordstrom Higdon, a literary agent with Westwood Creative Artists. They talk about what Nordstrom Higdon looks for in new clients/submissions, the current state of the publishing industry, and Nordstrom Higdon's completely rational fear of zombies. Ch…
 
Jonathan welcomes his friend and collaborator GMB Chomichuk to the podcast to discuss their new comic miniseries called The Eye Collector, published by Virus Comics, which is an imprint of Heavy Metal. Part 2 of this conversation will be posted October 21, 2021 on Chomichuk's podcast Super Pulp Science. The Eye Collector is available now from Heavy…
 
Jonathan welcomes rapper Bazooka Joe 204 to talk about his writing process, the challenge of rhyming, and the history of Manitoba's hip-hop scene. Check out Bazooka Joe 204's work at http://www.peanutsandcorn.com/ Jonathan's new comic series The Eye Collector is available now from Heavy Metal magazine's Virus Comics: https://shop.heavymetal.com/pro…
 
Poet, actor, and comedian kevin mcpherson eckhoff joins me to talk about writing, humour, and experimental poetry. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Ryan Fitzpatrick was kind enough to do an interview on his poem "Join the Wrinkle Resistance" and on writing flarf and experimental poetry, for the benefit of my class... and now you! More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Concrete Poet and Conceptual Writer Derek Beaulieu joins me to talk about why you should try experimental writing. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Writer and comics letterer Lyndon Radchecka (https://www.infinitestudio.ca) talks with host Jonathan Ball about what one must do and consider when starting a creative business. This is part 2 of a 2-part episode. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://ancho…
 
Writer and comics letterer Lyndon Radchecka (https://www.infinitestudio.ca) talks with host Jonathan Ball about what one must do and consider when starting a creative business. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://ancho…
 
A long backyard hangout produces an in-depth discussion of the philosophy, business, and life of making comics and collaborating on art and writing. Featuring your host, Jonathan Ball, alongside Steven Kaul, GMB Chomichuk, and Lyndon Radchenka. More at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
On September 30, I launched my book The Lightning of Possible Storms (Book*hug Press) in a virtual event hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers and MC'd by my editor for the book, the outstanding author Stuart Ross. You can find out more about the book at www.possiblestorms.com and also listen to the audio here!--- Send in a voice message: https://…
 
Author Saleema Nawaz joins Jonathan Ball to talk about SONGS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, her accidental pandemic novel, and her roots as a student writer. More info at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Lyndon Radchenka hosts me in his garage for a discussion of how to not annoy your girlfriend while living the creative life. Topics: lawyering, spreadsheets, working, procrastination, happiness, creativity, hard work, talent, and bad coolers. More at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Comics writer Jordan Patrick Finn on the Kickstarter for his upcoming graphic novel Death Kanji, the influence of Lovecraft, and his love for Kurosawa’s samurai. More info at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer talks about his latest novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative, his place in Canadian literature, and how authors should think deeply about their rights and publishing options in the digital age. More info at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Francine Cunningham (www.francinecunningham.ca) joins me to talk about her book ON/ME, developing and running writing workshops, and what it takes to become and remain a writer. More at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Dave Bidini of Rheostatics and Bidiniband, writer of numerous books, and publisher of the West End Phoenix, talks about writing song lyrics, writing nonfiction, writing about hockey, and writing in troubled times. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for show notes and more.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Ian Kinney fell seven stories and survived. Kinney examines his trauma and recovery in AIR SALT, a poetry collection that blends collage and memoir and experimental methods in an attempt to rewrite trauma. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for more information.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
M. C. Joudrey, author of FANONYMOUS and publisher of At Bay Press, joins me to discuss writing, publishing, being part of a literary community, and paying your dues. Part 2 of a two-part interview. First part and notes available at www.jonathanball.com/atbay and www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfictio…
 
M. C. Joudrey, author of FANONYMOUS and publisher of At Bay Press, joins me to discuss writing, publishing, being part of a literary community, and paying your dues. Part 1 of a two-part interview. Show notes available at www.jonathanball.com/atbay and www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Jamie Raintree (https://jamieraintree.com) joins host Jonathan Ball (www.jonathanball.com) to talk about tracking progress, why spreadsheets free you to be more creative, and how to have a sustainable career as a writer. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for more and get a free book at jonathanball.com/freebook--- Send in a voice message: https://an…
 
Justin Currie aka Chasing Artwork (www.chasingartwork.com) joins host Jonathan Ball (www.jonathanball.com) to talk visual storytelling, career paths for art, business models for creators, and cool robots. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for more and get a free book at jonathanball.com/freebook--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stranger…
 
Writer and Illustrator GMB Chomichuk talks about what goes into a good book cover, what writers should expect and consider when working with a publisher or hiring an artist on their own, and red flags to look out for when viewing your cover for the first time. More at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stranger…
 
Writers David Demchuk, Jess Landry, J.H. Moncrieff, and Adam Petrash enter a Haunted House for the purposes of death. And writing. Find out more at www.thinairwinnipeg.ca (Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers Festival) or www.writingthewrongway.com!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
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