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  • Mur Lafferty - Writing Podcast News For Your Ear Holes
    It’s been a banner few weeks! In the past 10 days or so, I’ve managed to get back onto a weekly schedule, writing podcast-wise. I guess this means my ADHD treatment is working, which is awesome. So the new podcast plan: I’ll be doing ISBW and Ditch Diggers in alternating weeks. This week had ISBW #373 released on Monday, and next week will feature Ditch Diggers #38 with Tobias Buckell about “The Power of ‘No'”. ... read more
    Published on Friday, April 21st, 2017
  • Cavan Scott - An exciting launch day for Doctor Who: The Shining Man
    I had a great publication day for Doctor Who: The Shining Man yesterday. There was lots of excitement online and I ended up popping onto Radio Bristol again to discuss the book with Laura Rawlings. Again, you can hear the interview on BBC iPlayer here. It starts 1hr 25 mins into the programme. I also released a very special email newsletter that featured top authors remembering the first ever Doctor Who book they read. The list ... read more
    Published on Friday, April 21st, 2017
  • Maurice Broaddus - Uh Oh! Here Come the Artists
    (Ruminations on Art, Race, and Gentrification) “The larger the amount of money that flows to the poor apart from relationship, the more likely the givers are to be supporting systems that caused the injustice in the first place.” David E Fitch, Faithful Presence The relationship between art and gentrification has become so fraught that when some communities see artists moving in, they start a mental countdown clock to their eventual ejection. The scenario plays ... read more
    Published on Thursday, April 20th, 2017
  • Michael Sullivan - Two Legends of the First Empire Giveaways
    Hey all, tax day is over, July is on it's way, and I feel the excitement growing for the Age of Swords release. So let's giveaway some books, shall we?Robin just launched two Goodreads Giveaways (and opened them up to people from all countries). You can find them here:Age of Myth        Age of SwordsEven if you've already read the first book, go ahead and enter (you can always give a copy to ... read more
    Published on Thursday, April 20th, 2017
  • Cavan Scott - Doctor Who: The Shining Man is out today
    It’s Doctor Who: The Shining Man publication day! Yes, my new adventure starring the Twelfth Doctor and his new companion, Bill Potts, hits the shops today. I’m appearing tonight on Made in Bristol TV between 7pm and 8pm tonight to talk about the book, and I will be signing it along with fellow Doctor Who authors Mike Tucker and Jonathan Morris this Saturday at Forbidden Planet Bristol. I’ll also be sending around a very special email newsletter later today ... read more
    Published on Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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FOR THE WRITER…

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  • WritersDigest - 2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 24
    For today’s prompt, write a faith poem. For some people, faith means religion. For others, faith means trusting in science and mathematics. Still others, think George Michael’s “Faith” just as some immediately conjure up Faith Hill. Regardless of where you put your faith (or don’t), today’s poem gives you an opportunity to express yourself. That said, just a quick reminder: Be respectful of each other. It’s my one rule, and I have faith that y’all ... read more
    Published on Monday, April 24th, 2017
  • The Write Conversation - Intro to Instagram, Part 2
    by Bethany Jett @BetJettIntro to Instagram, Part 2Last month we opened our social media talk with an Introduction to Instagram. We covered usernames, how to create a stellar bio, privacy settings, how to pick a color scheme, tips on filters and so much more. Phew! We don’t mess around! Be sure to check out that article here, because today we’re jumping into content: what to post, how to post it, and why the Stories feature is actually ... read more
    Published on Monday, April 24th, 2017
  • NaNoWriMo Every Month - Questions 263: On Endings
    Subscribe Here! Robert asks:  What can you do in the final paragraphs to bring the story to a graceful close? Resources Referenced: The A-TeamDown From Ten ... read more
    Published on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
  • Dean Wesley Smith - Story Twenty-Two
    DAY TWENTY-TWO… Science fiction workshop just ended here at the coast tonight. Kris was teaching and I had the pleasure of saying hi before each workshop and by when they were finished in the evening. A great group of writers. And wow did they work hard. I got home around 11 p.m. and went to join Kris, who was in front of the television being a vegetable, which she deserved to be. She read far ... read more
    Published on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
  • WriterUnboxed - How To Make Your Readers Believe the Unbelievable (Or, The Importance of Facts in Fiction)
    Please welcome Colleen Oakley as our guest today! Colleen’s debut novel Before I Go was a People Best New Book Pick, an Us Weekly “Must” Pick, a Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Book, a Library Journal Big Fiction Debut, and an Indie Next List Pick. Formerly the senior editor of Marie Claire and editor-in-chief of Women’s Health & Fitness, Colleen’s articles, essays, and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Marie Claire, ... read more
    Published on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Thoughts and Inspirations - RTP Blog Posts

Ideas and Inspiration
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-More than one of them cried out in pain, “This is impossible, my brain hurts!”- Write what you know. Really?  Do I have to? It’s because of these four,…

Ideas and Inspiration
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Fear is the great un-balancer.  It distorts and narrows our awareness until we can only see what’s directly in front of us, whether it’s the blank page, or that query…

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“…though we often soliloquize about writing being a solitary existence with coveted ideas held closer to the chest than Bluebeard’s key to his chamber of torture and death, writing should…

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Workshop Episode 111 (Guest Host: Myke Cole)

Myke Cole – author of The Shadow Ops Series (including “Gemini Cell”, “Javelin Rain” and the forthcoming “Seige Line” – returns to the Big Chair in the RTP virtual studios to lend his brainstorming-fu to a tale of future warfare, powered armor, and artificial intelligence.

The tale is offered up by creageous Guest Writer Jonathan Zerrusen, a tale of two heroes, the daughter of a nation honored to wear the first powered armor into battle, and a newly transcended (and illegal) AI on opposite sides of a global conflict. The brainstorm froth is frothy indeed as we explore the nuances of cyber characters, deepening the conflict within and around the protagonists, and generally dig up a mountain of Literary Gold (as you do). Hit that PLAY button and get yours!

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Another 20 Minutes with Myke Cole

Myke Cole – author of The Shadow Ops Series (including “Gemini Cell”, “Javelin Rain” and the forthcoming “Seige Line” – has achieved some astonishing things since his last appearance in 2013.…

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One Question: What Makes a Good Fight Scene?

From intimate duels to the death to epic battles, the fight scene is a cornerstone of speculative fiction. For the writer, however, crafting a good fight scene can be an epic struggle to find…

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Workshop Episode 111 (Guest Host: Myke Cole)

Myke Cole – author of The Shadow Ops Series (including “Gemini Cell”, “Javelin Rain” and the forthcoming “Seige Line” – returns to the Big Chair in the RTP virtual studios to lend his brainstorming-fu to a tale of future warfare, powered armor, and artificial intelligence.

The tale is offered up by creageous Guest Writer Jonathan Zerrusen, a tale of two heroes, the daughter of a nation honored to wear the first powered armor into battle, and a newly transcended (and illegal) AI on opposite sides of a global conflict. The brainstorm froth is frothy indeed as we explore the nuances of cyber characters, deepening the conflict within and around the protagonists, and generally dig up a mountain of Literary Gold (as you do). Hit that PLAY button and get yours!