Archive for: ‘September 2012’

20 Minutes with Jared Axelrod

September 28, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Jared Axelrod

Jared Axelrod

Jared Axelrod is the quintessential creator. Costuming, theater, art, literature, podcasting… each artistic challenge he sets before himself is met with passion, dedication, and an instinct for grand  scope and epic presentation (and his latest triumph, “The Battle of Blood and Ink“, is a powerful testament to that craft). We were delighted to be able to enjoy 20(ish) minutes with this dynamic personality, discussing his own strengths as a creator, the ways and means of prioritizing creative endeavors, his own transition from uncertainty to boldness, and more! Your week’s supply of Writerly Goodness awaits! (and come back for Jared’s Workshop Episode!)

PROMO: Save “City of Heroes” http://www.savecoh.com

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Workshop Episode 30 (Guest Host: Tim Pratt)

September 25, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 30, with Tim Pratt and Rusty WebbTim Pratt, whose fiction has transported readers to astonishing worlds (or revealed those worlds in our own closets), returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to brings his amazing perceptions to bear workshopping an intricate tale offered up by Guest Writer Rusty Webb. It’s apparently post-apocalypse month here at the RTP, but Rusty’s tale offers a very unique perspective and setting. Mad Gods, ascended beings, the last vestiges of huma nity in a world gone wrong… marvelous food for storytelling awesomeness and we uncover several veins of Literary Gold. (and we empower you to fly back in time and check out Tim’s Showcase Episode!)

PROMO: Subversion (Enemy Lines)” by John Mierau

Workshop Episode 30 (Guest Host: Tim Pratt)

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(More than) 20 Minutes with Patrick Rothfuss

September 24, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfusscrafter of the on-going epic fantasy saga told in “The Name of the Wind” and “A Wise Man’s Fear” – joins us for the special Roundtable Podcast Showcase. We were fortunate to have a little more than 20 minutes with Pat and indulged in some marvelous explorations into his perceptions of the collaborative writing model, his experiences with “The Story Board”, his approach to “writing for your readers”, and his greatest strength as a writer. An epic conversation that is just a PLAY button-click away (we’ll have Patrick back for a full-on Showcase-Workshop cycle in future episodes… promise!)

 

PROMO: Geek & Sundry’s “The Story Board (hosted by Patrick Rothfuss)

Geek & Sundry's "The Story Board"

Showcase Episode: (More than) 20 Minutes with Patrick Rothfuss

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20 Minutes with Tim Pratt

September 21, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt is a true Literary Alchemist, weaving tales of wonder from the dross of life. His meticulous prose either reveals the magic in the mundane or exposes the truth behind the fantasy… and either way, you’re left reeling with either a goofy smile or a tear. We’re delighted to have him join us for a 20(ish) minute chat where we discuss the craft of writing gender, the challenge of time, answer some questions from Brion’s creative writing class, and so much more. Click that “PLAY” button, gang! (and Tim’s Workshop Episode will be airing September 25th, so plan a return trip!)

PROMO: “Hapax” by K. T. Bryski

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Workshop Episode 29 (Guest Host: David D. Levine)

September 18, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 29, with David D. Levine and Jason CarneyDavid D. Levine – crafter of marvelous tales of all genres (and lauded and celebrated time and again for those creations) – graciously returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to workshop a multi-layered story idea by Jason Carney. Jason’s tale starts off as one thing but evolves into something else all together! It was a wonderful evolution of ideas and inspiration… classic Roundtable goodness. (and make sure you swing back around to hear David’s Showcase Episode!)

PROMO: Protecting Project Pulp Podcast

Workshop Episode 29 (Guest Host: David D. Levine)

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20 Minutes with David D. Levine

September 14, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

David D. Levine

David D. Levine

David D. Levine sees the world differently than most of us. His skills, knowledge, and experience combine in an utterly unique way in his physiology, allowing him to perceive connections and associations where many of us just see noise. To be able to spend 20(ish) minutes with a gentleman like this is a rare opportunity and we had a great time making the most of it as we discuss the nature of fiction, the structure and pattern of good fiction, the secret sauce, and more!  (and definitely return for David’s Workshop Episode airing September 18th because… well… it’s awesome!)

PROMO: “The Hidden Institute” by Brand Gamblin

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Workshop Episode 28 (Guest Host: Alicia E. Goranson)

September 11, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 28, with Alicia E. Goranson and Tony SunderlandAlicia E. Goranson – playwright, author, and creator of the Parsec Award winning “The Mask of Inanna” – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help us workshop a tale offered up by Anthony Sunderland. Assisted by the ever-dapper Doc Coleman, we dive in to Tony’s story of alien conspiracy, genetic hybrids, and clandestine government operations. It’s like a cross between Buffy and X-Files and everyone is soon in search of the elusive Literary Gold! (and make sure you swing back around to hear Alicia’s Showcase Episode!)

PROMO: The StarshipSofa Podcast

Workshop Episode 28 (Guest Host: Alicia E. Goranson)

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20 Minutes with Alicia E. Goranson

September 7, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Alicia Goranson

Alicia Goranson

Alicia E. Goranson‘s literary gifts have engendered both marvelous prose and engaging scripts for both stage and audio production. In fact, her recent audio production – “The Mask of Inanna” – just won to 2012 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)! We’re delighted to have her join us for 20(ish) minutes to share her thoughts on character development, the unique challenges (and delights) of writing prose versus scripts, and more! Come get your weekly share of writerly goodness! (and swing back for Alicia’s Workshop Episode airing September 11th!)

PROMO: The Weekly Podioplex Podcast

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Workshop Episode 27 (Guest Host: Rachel Swirsky)

September 4, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 27, with Rachel Swirsky and Ryan StevensonRachel Swirsky‘s literary works are elegant and lyrical creations that stir the mind and the heart. Really… it’s like tasting your favorite food for the very first time. Which is why we’re so excited to have her back in the Big Chair to help workshop a story offered up by Guest Writer Ryan Stevenson. You may have heard Ryan workshop this story of life, afterlife, and mid-life on the Dead Robots’ Society episode #209 (a podcast he once co-hosted with distinction and honor) and now we get an opportunity to play in his literary sandbox for a while. Many paths are trod, many ideas fostered, and much gold for everyone! (and make the time to listen to Rachel’s Showcase Episode, too!)

PROMO: Scrolls” by Paul Elard Cooley

Workshop Episode 27 (Guest Host: Rachel Swirsky)

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Episode Schedule: September 2012

September 3, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

In SEPTEMBER, the Roundtable is overflowing with Writerly Goodness! (more…)