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The stories of the metahuman struggle against the Thulian menace continue in the ongoing podcast of The Secret World Chronicle, a series published by Baen Books. Famed fantasy and sci-fi author Mercedes Lackey and returning authors Dennis Lee and Cody Martin are joined by artist and fantasy author Larry Dixon and voice talent/author Veronica Giguere as they continue this podcast in the braided novel tradition. Cover art done by Adam Mancilla.
 
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Recently, a decades-old online forum for science fiction fans, Baen's Bar, got removed from the internet as users' comments were investigated. What happened and why? Long-time Baen author Eric Flint joins us on this episode of The Writer's Journey. *** Today’s spotlight is on 1632 (Ring of Fire Series Book 1) by Eric Flint At that moment Freedom an…
 
Author and engineer Jim Beall discusses “Recycling from Stars to Starships,” his article on Baen.com; and David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 54. View the podcast in video form at https://www.baen.com/podcastfiles/mp3/video-baen-free-radio-hour-recycling-Uncompromising-Honor-54.mp4 and the Baen YouTube Channel.…
 
Welcome to another episode of Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "Age of Heroes: A Superhero Adventure" by C.C. Ekeke "Every hero has a beginning. So does every villain." https://amzn.to/3itmOGq Life as a superhero has its perks, and the rewards far outweigh the cost. But even the best of the best is beginning to question, is …
 
Best-selling author Jamie Davis has made a name for himself with his unique blend of urban fantasy and emergency services. With a history in medical services and podcasting, Jamis has proven to be a formidable voice in this emerging genre. Join Josh, Chuck, and Scott, as they dive deep into his world of paranormal first responders.…
 
T.C. McCarthy discusses science fiction military adventure novel Tyger Bright. And David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 53. View the podcast in video form at https://www.baen.com/podcastfiles/mp3/video-baen-free-radio-hour-2021-02-19-McCarthy-Tyger-Uncompromising-Honor-53.mp4 and the Baen YouTube Channel.…
 
American Sniper has topped major best-selling lists and captured the public's attention with Chris Kyle's fascinating tale. It started with one SEAL protecting his country, and continues with 1.2 million copies sold and a Clint Eastwood film adaptation. But how did it happen? We'll find out on this next episode of The Writer's Journey. *** Today’s …
 
Welcome to another episode of Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "Enemy Lines" by Thomas Webb. "Betrayed by his own command, he has only two options: Fight and Die, or fight and win." https://amzn.to/35P2FVR The war is well underway. Good men, good friends, have been picked off one by one, and the team is up against an unprece…
 
This episode is all about identifying the systems that help you produce consistent, quality work. From identifying where you can write, how and when you work best, to keeping track of projects and backing them up so you don't lose files over time. I talk about lessons I've learned over time, as well as some tips I've learned from other successful w…
 
Some take months, years, and even decades to write a book start to finish. Jeff Haskell challenged himself to do it in just 24 hours! Live. For all to witness. There is more to surviving a 24-hour writing spree than having a story idea and a pot of coffee, and we're going to find out what. Join us as we pick Jeff's brain and hear how he prepared an…
 
Welcome to another episode of Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "Hawks of the Sorcerer Queen" by J. Clifton Slater. "A Mage, a Swordsman, and a Hawk." https://amzn.to/390yzB7 A battle is underfoot, and the unlikely warriors, who are hardly considered warriors at all, are first to break through the enemy line. But at a great c…
 
D.J. Butler discusses the new Hiram Wooley novel The Jupiter Knife (cowritten with Aaron Michael Ritchey). An ancient evil haunts dustbowl-era Utah, and it is up to cunning man Hiram Wooley and his adopted son Michael to defeat the darkness. Part 2 of 2. And David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 52. View the podcast in video form at https://www.b…
 
This list turned out to be longer than I expected. Discussed in this episode: 4thewords.com ProWritingAid OneDrive (Word/Excel) WriteTrack.Davidsgale.com Quickbooks Mailjet.com Adobe Creative Suite Audacity SparkoCam Youtube Studio Streamlabs Gadgets of Note: Onyx Boox Nova 2 (https://amzn.to/2Or2KJM) Freewrite Traveler (https://astrohaus.com/trave…
 
We're talking reading, writing, and everything in between with novelist Chuck Wendig. If you've got questions, we've got answers, served up hot and fresh on this episode of The Writer's Journey. *** Today’s spotlight is on The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience by Chuck Wendig Whether you're jus…
 
D.J. Butler discusses the new Hiram Wooley novel The Jupiter Knife (cowritten with Aaron Michael Ritchey). An ancient evil haunts dustbowl-era Utah, and it is up to cunning man Hiram Wooley and his adopted son Michael to defeat the darkness. And David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 51. View the podcast in video form at https://www.baen.com/podca…
 
I'm writing a million words this year, and there's a reason I'm talking about this goal so much, and I think you should do the same. This episode is about goal setting as a way to set priorities in your life and work, and how to identify your "big rocks" so the little rocks don't crowd them out. Sometimes you need to inspire yourself with a goal th…
 
Welcome to another Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "A Superhero's Duty" by Patricia Gilliam. "Myth by Name. Villain by Nature. Hero by Choice." https://amzn.to/35OYB83 I won't give away the instant twist in the opening... Let's get our listen on with Chapter One! *I've gotten something that should help to avoid robo-connect…
 
USA Today best-selling author Rhett C Bruno and Jaime Castle (Steve Beaulieu) have not only made a name for themselves in the publishing arena but also in multiple markets of science fiction and fantasy. Their epic fantasy series, The Buried Goddess, sold thousands of copies, and their weird western "Dead Acre" absolutely smashed expectations in th…
 
What does it take to make it as a writer? Mindset, process, adaptability, and marketing are key. We'll cover these topics and more on tonight's episode of The Writer's Journey. *** Today’s spotlight is on Two Steps to Writing Great Short Stories by Ryan M. Danks If you are a short story or serial fiction author, this is worth your time. GET YOUR CO…
 
Welcome to another Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "Midlife Curses" by Christine Zane Thomas. "A paranormal women’s fiction murder mystery for anyone who believes you can find your powers at any age." https://amzn.to/2KxyMCk This woman's whole world is falling apart around her--AND she gets magic powers? Let's get our liste…
 
Larry Correia and John D. Brown on science fiction novel Gun Runner, an idea-filled action-adventure tale about a interstellar piracy, giant battle mechs, and more; And David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 50. Video version here: https://www.baen.com/podcastfiles/mp3/video-baen-free-radio-hour-2021-01-29-Correia-Brown-Uncompromising-Honor-50.mp4…
 
Author Dan Koboldt talk about his new novel Domesticating Dragons, a near-future science fiction technothriller that combines cutting edge genetic engineering speculation with an action-driven plot. Dragons are real, and we are their creators. And David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 49. Video version here: https://www.baen.com/podcast/index/vie…
 
I had some awesome word counts last week thanks to livestreaming in the morning, finished a book, launched a book with M.D. Cooper, and also had to make a hard decision about a job I would have liked, but would get in the way of my work. Without being overly negative, I respond to this article and point out where the author could focus on finding s…
 
Last week we looked at how authors can create and maintain their own platforms. This week, we're going to dive into the social media platforms at our disposal. Most of us are already on it, so why not use that time to reach new fans? Tonight we’re chatting with Tee Morris, the man who literally wrote the book on Social Media for Writers. Join us LI…
 
The latest addition to the Keystroke Medium Empire is Marathon Author. James S. Aaron hosts this weekly author diary and podcast to share what he's learned about paying the bills as a full-time author. You can find out more about James here: https://jamesaaron.net/books This week is an intro show, as well as some thoughts on livestreaming and "Know…
 
Kalene's Story Time is BACK! Join me in the first reboot episode, where I'll be narrating Chapter One of "The Trashman" by William Alan Webb. "Everything you don’t believe… is real. Steed learned that the hard way." https://amzn.to/39L1S9S Hitmen legally for hire and a questionable mark? Let's get our listen on with Chapter One! *Please bear with t…
 
Building your personal author platform is an important step in your journey. For many authors, that means jumping on social media. But with conflict broiling, your data being tracked, privacy evaporating, and plain-old social media burnout, you might be looking for a new way to connect with your fan-base--something fun and reliable, and something y…
 
Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, and Paula Goodlett discuss The Macedonian Hazard, a new Ring of Fire universe alternate history science fiction novel, and the follow-up to The Alexander Inheritance; and David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor, Part 48. The Baen Free Radio Hour is available in audio and video formats. To find the video version visit Baen.com/podc…
 
What makes a manuscript sing from the first page, and what sour notes turn the readers away? With more and more readers judging books based on the Look Inside sample, your first page is key to making sales. DAW Editor Sheila Gilbert joins us to respond to six first pages submitted by Keystroke authors. We'll talk about what works and what doesn't, …
 
Editors Robert E. Hampson and Sandra L. Medlock, and authors David Weber, Mark H. Wandrey, Catherine L. Smith, and Brent R. Roeder discuss science fiction anthology The Founder Effect, which takes as its theme the crystal-seed-like influence of first settlers on a new world, as legends and myths grow from what are very human stories. This is part t…
 
Editors Robert E. Hampson and Sandra L. Medlock, and authors David Weber, Mark H. Wandrey, Catherine L. Smith, and Brent R. Roeder discuss science fiction anthology The Founder Effect, which takes as its theme the crystal-seed-like influence of first settlers on a new world, as legends and myths grow from what are very human stories. This is part t…
 
It's 2021 and with the new year brings new opportunities! Let's talk about them! Today's episode will focus on writing goals, motivation, and staying inspired! Join us! Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley 00:00 Opening remarks -Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD -Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.co…
 
It's a brand new year for change and growth, a good time to look back on the past year and reflect on how we’d like to grow in the year to come. Because as writers, artists, and freelancers, we’re always striving to do better. Author and coach Roland Denzel joins us to discuss that very thing, setting your goals and accomplishing them. And, as we l…
 
Editors Robert E. Hampson and Sandra L. Medlock, and authors David Weber, Mark H. Wandrey, Catherine L. Smith, and Brent R. Roeder discuss science fiction anthology The Founder Effect, which takes as its theme the crystal-seed-like influence of first settlers on a new world, as legends and myths grow from what are very human stories. This is part o…
 
Editors Robert E. Hampson and Sandra L. Medlock, and authors David Weber, Mark H. Wandrey, Catherine L. Smith, and Brent R. Roeder discuss science fiction anthology The Founder Effect, which takes as its theme the crystal-seed-like influence of first settlers on a new world, as legends and myths grow from what are very human stories. This is part o…
 
How was your 2020? Whether it was a slog or a success, hey, we can learn from it. Today, we're chatting about three authors who had very different years. We'll talk about break-out successes after years of hard work, writing through difficult times, experimenting, and taking risks. Ever wanted to pack up your family and moving to Bali? We'll talk a…
 
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