Monthly Archives: February 2019

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

Here is the audio only version of the show –

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