Workshop Episode 110 (Guest Host: Ada Palmer)


Ada Palmer – scholar, composer, and author of the astonishing and richly-acclaimed “Too Like the Lightning” (and so much more) – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to lend her spectacular brainstorming skills to a tale of political oppression, intrigue, and Lovecraftian deities.

The tale is offered up by creageous Guest Writer, Timothy Neideritter (one of the the rare individuals who have been Knighted by the Roundtable and earned the right to return to the Writer’s Chair), a tale of a young woman who enters the subtle and savage realm of royal politics only to have to deal with the arrival of not one but TWO otherworldly powers upon her planet.
The fabulous Melanie Meadors returns as co-host and together we dive into brainstorming froth, immersing ourselves in the politics, religion and magic of Tim’s world, working through the nuances of character arcs and the motivations of Cthonic deities, ultimately unearthing a veritable hoard of Literary Gold. There’s plenty to go around… click that PLAY button and claim yours! (and if you missed it, you gotta check out Ada’s superb Showcase Episode!)

PROMO: Alba Salix, Royal Physician, a fairytale comedy for the ear (by Eli McIlveen)

Workshop Episode 119 (Guest Host: Ada Palmer)

[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]


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Ada turns “nerdery” into awesomeness…

  • Her website and her blog, Ex Urbe, are both a smorgasbord of literary and historical delight!
  • She’s working with “Sassafrass” to produce a new CD and re-record some older tracks.
  • Working on a “History of Skepticism” article on her blog, Ex Urbe, as well as an exploration of 14th-century Latin geeks (they exist!) 😀
  • She’ll be attending Boskone (Feb 17-19, 2017, Boston MA) and World Con (Aug 9-13, 2017, Helsinki Finland)
  • Swing by her Amazon Page and follow her on Facebook and Twitter

Guest Writer: Sir Timothy Neideritter

Timothy Neideritter

Timothy Neideritter


Co-Host Melanie Meadors

Melanie Meadors

Melanie Meadors

  • Hath No Fury, the anthology she’s editing is arriving in February (she’s digging through the submission slush pile to find two more stories to add to the pages)
  • She’s also writing her own stories (more coming soon!)
  • She’ll be attending Boskone (Feb 17-19, 2017, Boston MA) and GenCon (Aug 17-21, 2017, Indianapolis, IN)
  • Check out her Website and her ever-growing Amazon Profile
  • She does (superb) promotion work for Anton Strout’s The Once and Future Podcast and Ragnarok Publishing
  • Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter (you’ll thank me!) 😀
  • Plus check out THIS Fabulousity…!

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.