Posts Tagged: ‘Doc Coleman’

Workshop Episode 68 (Guest Host: Jeanne Cavelos)

December 9, 2014 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 68, with Jeanne Cavelos and Austin Malone

If you’re going to workshop a story, you might as well do it right… bring in a scientist who has also been an editor with Dell, founded two editorial lines of books, published three novels for a hugely successful television franchise, AND has spent the last 20 years leading one of the top literary workshops in the industry. That’s exactly what we did, inviting Jeanne Cavelos, founder and lead instructor of the Odyssey Writers Workshop back to the Big Chair to brainstorm a story idea.

(Spoilers… it’s fabulous)

Our creageous (creative and courageous) Guest Writer is Austin Malone who brings a YA fantasy tale of an island forged by three goddesses and fueled by a powerful magic. Austin’s tale of Peth and his quest thwart his destiny and purge the island of corruption sends Jeanne, myself, and co-host Doc Coleman on an epic journey of writerly brainstorming, weaving threads of story mojo into a tapestry of Literary Gold. Cuz… that’s pretty much what we do around here. Click the “PLAY” button and see for yourself (and if you’re still primed for more writerly goodness, make your way over to Jeanne’s superb Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 68 (Guest Host: Jeanne Cavelos)

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20 Minutes with Jeanne Cavelos

December 2, 2014 Posted by Dave Robison

Jeanne Cavelos

Jeanne Cavelos

Jeanne Cavelos – Scientist, former editor at Dell Books, author of the Babylon 5 trilogy “The Passing of the Techno-Mages“, and founder/director of the Odyssey Writers Workshop – has pursued her passions at every stage of her life. From scientist to editor, author to teacher, with each path she has gathered intriguing insights and a deep understanding of the storyteller’s craft. We’re delighted to have her take the Big Chair and share some of those writerly jewels with us.

Joined by my good friend and podcasting colleague, Doc Coleman, we indulge in 20(ish) minutes of exploration into some of the challenges facing writers (and how to overcome them), what makes a scene an “effective” scene, and we even indulge in a little Tolkien rap (oh yeah, baby… phat tracks from Tom Bombadil!). You don’t want to miss this one, gang (and, after you hear this, you KNOW Jeanne’s Workshop episode is going to be fabulous).

PROMO: The Odyssey Writers Workshop

Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Jeanne Cavelos

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Workshop Episode 36 (Guest Host: Lou Anders)

November 5, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 36, with Lou Anders and "Doc" ColemanLou Anders – Editorial Director at Pyr, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Prometheus Books Publishing – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help workshop a story idea by podcaster, writer, and former Guest Co-Host Doc Coleman.  Doc’s idea inspires a wealth of Literary Gold as Lou walks us through some exceptional insights into the storytelling craft (he even assigns homework!). (and if you’re STILL hungry for more writerly goodness, then check out  Lou’s Showcase Episode!)

PROMO: The Story Boardwith Patrick Rothfuss

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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

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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 17 (Guest Host: Anne Lyle)

June 26, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 17, with Anne Lyle and Veronica GiguereAnne Lyle – who has released the first novel in her Night’s Masque trilogy, “The Alchemist of Souls”, with more wonders, delights, and thrills to come – rejoins us at the Roundtable (she gets the comfy chair) to workshop a marvelous tale offered by Veronica Giguere.  Join us as we explore an intriguing world fraught with intrigue, seafarers, pirates, ancient religions, and just a dash of Steampunk.  We had a blast with this one and we’re sure you will, too! (and definitely check out Anne’s Showcase Episode!)

PROMO: The Dunesteef Audio Magazine (http://dunesteef.com/)

Workshop Episode 17 (Guest Host: Anne Lyle)

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