Workshop Episode 78 (Guest Host: Justin Landon)


This week, Justin Landon – host of “RocketTalk“, co-editor of the “Speculative Fiction 2012: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary” compilation, and once-and-future king of the “Staffer’s Book Review” blog, strides in boldly and resumes his seat in the Big chair to apply his potent storytelling mojo to a brainstorm of epic proportions.

The story is offered up by Guest Writer Luke Koster, a YA tale of two paladins serving their god in very different – and dangerous – ways. Ancient relics, divine agendas, and the struggle for acceptance all serve as the leaping point for a legendary story workshop. With Katharina Bordet returning as co-host, we caffeinate ourselves AND the story, delving into the nature of a good protagonist, a bit of divine mythology, literary narrative forms, and more. Literary Gold is the goal and it is achieved, baby! And there’s plenty to go around… just a click of the “PLAY” button away (and if you missed it, definitely make the time to listen to Justin’s insightful Showcase Episode)

PROMO: The Black: A Deep Sea Thriller” by Paul Elard Cooley

Workshop Episode 78 (Guest Host: Justin Landon)

[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]

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New developments for Justin…

  • Justin was selected to be a commissioning editor at Tor for their new “Imprint” line of books!
  • His first novella is Daniel Polansky’s “The Builders” (discussed on this episode of RocketTalk)
  • As always, Justin shares his insights with his guests and readers at, (including the fabulous “RocketTalk” podcast)!
  • You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter.

Katharina is making some storytelling magic of her own…

Katharina Bordet

Katharina Bordet


About Author

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

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