Justin Landon knows stories. As host of the fabulous Tor.com podcast “RocketTalk“, co-editor of the “Speculative Fiction 2012: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary” compilation, and maestro of the now-quiescent “Staffer’s Book Review” blog, Justin has reviewed hundreds of books and read thousands more. Guided by a critical eye and a storyteller’s heart, he has delved into what distinguishes good stories from “meh”, exploring narratives and character arcs from scifi to fantasy, thrillers to YA, and all the genre stops in between.
Joined by co-host Katharina Bordet, we are delighted to have Justin take the Big Chair at the Roundtable for 20(ish… no really, VERY “ish”) minutes of fabulous writerly discourse. Justin shares his thoughts on what makes a good story, what writers should and shouldn’t take from their book reviews, how to cultivate a critical eye for fiction and more. SO MUCH writerly goodness awaits you on the the other side of that “PLAY” button, so make with the clicky-click and dive in! (and definitely make the scene at Justin’s Workshop Episode).
PROMO: “The Parsec Awards”, a message from Alasdair Stuart
Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Justin Landon
[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]
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Justin keeps bringing awesomeness to the web…
- Check out his posts over at Tor.com, including episodes of the fabulous “RocketTalk” podcast!
- Though he has stopped posting to his “Staffer’s Book Review” blog, there remains some bold and insightful content to be perused
- Check out “Speculative Fiction 2012: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary“
- You can follow him on Facebook (though he’s not a big FB Guy) and on Twitter (where he literally can’t stop talking)
Katharina is making some storytelling magic of her own…
- She keeps everyone up to date on her many creations at her web site
- Explore her marvelous tales on her Amazon page
- And DEFINITELY check out the web site dedicated to her book series “Weiner Blut“!
- Check out the remarkable “Every Photo Tells” podcast (with Mick Bordet)… original audio fiction inspired by monthly photo prompts!
- And, of course, you can follower her on Facebook and on Twitter!