Writer Groupie Talks About Blogging

Welcome to another episode. We are still getting settled in our new digs but I am taking a minute to chat with you about the latest and also about blogging..

Blogging is NOT dead.

blogging is not dead
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Writer Groupie Talks About Blogging

Florida beauty

This is a short video of the mud hen family near where Writer Groupie resides. We have decided to start posting up some talking head segments again until we can get more guests booked. If you have a topic you would like for us to tackle, chat it up in the comments.

Also, if there are authors you would like to see us interview, let us know how to reach them. We love publicists and agents who recommend their clients!!

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Podcast update

Arts festival

Hey everybody! We have finally taken the plunge and moved to Florida. Getting things situated and the podcast up and running again is taking a little more time than we expected (no desk big enough to house everything!) – so I am posting up a snippet of a video of a young lady singing in the nearby arts festival that we had occasion to visit. We are already on the hunt for people to interview, and so if you are interested, leave us a comment or drop us a line!

WGP-Eps 82- Jack London, Historical Fiction

Jack Woodville London

Jack Woodville London recently chatted with me about his career as a writer and his historical fiction series called the French Letters Series. His stories are like listening to living history, along with a good bit of  geography thrown in.

Highlights of our interview:

  • Why his English teacher, Mrs. Bones, who encouraged Jack as he was learning his craft, did not end up a character in his work.
  • How the Eve of St. Agnes inspired Jack to write and edit his manuscripts
  • How his name has been a handicap, but it has worked out for him (he is on my podcast, after all!)
  • What is the French Letter Series? (he tells us the very interesting story of each book and how they each feed into the next)
  • How conflicts became Jack’s favorite part of writing the series
  • AND! He gives some of the very best writing advice you will ever hear!
Children of a Good War
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WGP-Eps 81-Talking Heads – The Inner Editor

Talking heads on the Inner Editor

in his episode, we discuss writing prep and how oftentimes it can go awry due to that aggravating inner editor. Listen as I describe my own fears and foibles and also to the fine advice Bill gives me on how to overcome it.

We didn’t mention it this time, but you can still send in those audio clips and we will air them next Wednesday. Or if you want us to to it for you, check out the Paypal link at the top of the page and send us your info.

Here is the audio only version for you. IF you want to use our podcast player it is at the bottom of the post

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WGP- Eps 80-R. Weir, author of The Front Range Butcher

Welcome to Writer Groupie Podcast!

R. Weir lives in the Mile High city with his wife, daughter and dog, where the Rocky Mountain High isn’t always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, he relaxes by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, travelling in a motorhome and riding a motorcycle wherever the wind takes him. His writing beckons back to the days of detectives and dames, but with modern plots and twists. PI Jarvis Mann is tough, resourceful and a man with as many faults as virtues. His oddball sense of humor is much like his author’s, though he’s not nearly as tough and fearless. Though no evil stands a chance against Mr. Weir’s written word!

COMING TO AMAZON IN MARCH 2019

Recently, R. Weir and I had a nice chat about his latest book, THE FRONT RANGE BUTCHER and his writing journey. Here are a few of the things we discussed:

  1. How he has been writing since his teens and how it all began with poetry.
  2. About three novels that remain in his archives and how he may pull them out one day and revisit them
  3. We discussed looking over old work and how we are sometimes impressed with our own former writing style.
  4. How his character of Jarvis Mann originally began in a short story that when it was updated became the first in the series.
  5. We traded insights on how writers spend a lot of time with their characters and all about Jarvis Mann, tough, snarky, and sometimes not too bright.
  6. Why Robert B. Parker helped to shape Jarvis Mann
  7. How he keeps the series going by growing his character’s personal life.
  8. How he weaves his plots and subplots to keep the reader in a deep dive inside the book
  9. Insider details on how sometimes books write themselves.
  10. We discussed The Front Range Butcher and Randy tells us how his research took him into dark places that he lost sleep over.

ENJOY THIS AUDIO ONLY LINK!

http://www.writergroupie.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/WGP-Eps.-80-with-R-Weir.mp3

AND listen to the end for HIS BEST ADVICE FOR ASPIRING AUTHORS! You do not want to miss this!

The Front Range Butcher by R. Weir


R Weir
Author of the Amazon Bestselling Jarvis Mann PI books
Witty, sarcastic and tough
You want this Denver P.I. fighting for you
You can find them at:
Https://www.rweir.net &
https://www.amazon.com/R-Weir/e/B00JH2Y5US

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WGP-Eps 79 -Talking Heads – REJECTIONS

This week, Bill and I are discussing that dreaded rejection letter, why you get them, and what you can do to not get them. One thing to always remember: don’t feel like YOU are the rejected one. It is not YOU. It is the work you submitted.

We discuss the show and what all is going on, and also, our upcoming guest, R. Weir on Episode 80. We hope you will join us!

Here is the link to the audio only version of the show – the podcast player is at the bottom of this post.

http://www.writergroupie.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/WGP-Eps.-79-Talking-Heads-Rejection-Letters.mp3

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WGP-Ep 78-Dan Stout, author of Titanshade

Recently, I had the privilege of chatting with Dan Stout, the author of the new noir fantasy thriller coming from Daw entitled TITANSHADE. Dan’s stories have appeared in publications such as The Saturday Evening Post and Nature.

Website: http://www.danstout.com

About the book:

Carter’s a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It’s also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster. As its oil reserves run dry, the city’s future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs.

But now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Squib diplomat. The pressure’s never been higher to make a quick arrest, even as Carter’s investigation leads him into conflict with the city’s elite. Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence, and with a suspect list that includes power-hungry politicians, oil magnates, and mad scientists, Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch-hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of Titanshade. 

In the interview

First let me say that the audio and video in this Skype interview are really not great, but we persevered and with a little creative editing on Bill’s part, we ended up with a decent recording.

In this episode, Dan and I talk about great things such as:

  • Titanshade and when it makes its debut, and what kind of interesting fantasy it is and all of the aspects of writing in a sort of mixed genre
  • I fan-girled a bit over what I have read in the book, and I tried not to give too much away
  • Dan’s inspiration behind Titanshade and how 90 minutes changed his life
  • What challenges Dan faced with the writing of Titanshade
  • His favorite part of writing Titanshade
  • How Dan created a patchwork quilt with his writing
  • Collaborative efforts and if that is in the future
  • How writing a series is a juggling act, and ways to keep it going
  • AND DAN GIVES US THE **BEST** WRITING ADVICE EVER!!!!!

And soooo much more!

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WGP-Episode 77-Writing Software

TALKING HEADS SEGMENT – ABOUT WRITING SOFTWARE

Episode 77

In this short talking heads episode, Bill and I chat about Writer Groupie business, and finally get into a discussion about writing software (*well, the major three!) and how they differ from each other, and how they can help a writer out.

If you are looking for a bit of insider info on different types of writing software, this is the show for you.

We also offer a little preview of our next episode (78!!!), with the fabulous DAN STOUT, author of Titanshade, and we throw in a few ads for good measure.

Let us know what you want to hear about in upcoming episodes, like on Facebook, share on Twitter, and subscribe on Youtube!

Here is the link to the audio only version of the podcast. The podcast player is below the images.

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WGP Episode 76 – We’re BAAACK!

Hey everybody! We are back and this is our inaugural episode although it is numbered as though there was never a TWO YEAR BREAK! And of course, I have said in the video that this is episode 75 – and it is NOT. I would never take the limelight from Lori Roberts and her wonderful episode. You can go listen to it here. It is the real episode 75 not this one.

In this episode (76) you will hear:

  1. What has gone on for the last two years
  2. Who is now doing audio/video production for the show
  3. When you can get on the show for YOUR episode!
  4. A great new idea for you to get an audio clip of your book in front of OUR fans!

Things I still have to do:

  1. Figure out how to get this stuff uploaded to YouTube once again
  2. Ditto for iTunes
  3. Get a format down so that you guys are familiar with how it goes

Not that having a format is all that important for the interview segments. You are totally fine to make it the “Mr or Mrs My Book and all about me” show. But if you have some other sites you frequent that you would like to see our show go up at, please do let me know. (I am going to check out Twitch soon)

But, enough of my jabber. The latest episode is below and I hope you enjoy it.

PODCAST LINK

The link below will take you to a podcast player. Or you can just click on the one at the bottom of this post. Alternatively, clicking on the iTunes icon below will magically take you to your iTunes player.

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