Posts Tagged: ‘Jared Axelrod’

“One Question: Developing an Idea” at Balticon 48

October 12, 2014 Posted by Dave Robison

Batimore Science Fiction SocietyYou get an idea for a story. Now what? What happens between the inspiration and perspiration? How do you prepare and develop a story idea so it’s ready to be written?

That’s what I asked seven gifted and articulate writers at this year’s Balticon 48 (sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society).  The answers from Paul E. Cooley, Jared Axelrod, Maria V. Snyder, Starla Huchton, Pip Ballantine, Nobilis Reed, and Myke Cole are as diverse and inspired as the people we asked.

In an intriguing bit of serendipity, Ben Delano of the Reader-Writer Podcast was asking a different question that dovetailed nicely into my own. So I invited him and his co-host Mary Ellen Warren to join me on this episode in exploring the answers to my question. They graciously reciprocated and allowed me to discuss there’s on Reader-Writer. It’s a lovely bit of synchronicity stretched across two podcasts, and I’m pleased to offer Part I here on the Roundtable (look for Part II on the Reader-Writer podcast).

How Do You Prepare and Develop an Idea?

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The NaNoWriMo Project: The Wrap Up!

December 2, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

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And around the world, a great sigh of relief went up among the writers. Some sighs were followed by cheers as the words were tallied and it was revealed that the sacred count of 50,000 been reached. But whatever their word count, the writers knew they had achieved something… they had made a commitment to their story and themselves that can’t be measured in mere words.

It has been a remarkable journey these last 30 days as we followed these writers through their unique challenges of NaNoWriMo. As each of them shared their strategies and experiences, we all gleaned a wealth of insight into what it takes to reach the 50K goal. And now, with NaNoWriMo complete, we reach out to them one more time to learn how they did and what comes next.

If you’re just joining us, check out our initial interview and workshop and Halfway Followup with all four creageous (creative and courageous) members of our NaNoWriMo Team:

 

The NaNoWriMo Project – The Wrap Up!

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The NaNoWriMo Project (3 of 4)

October 30, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

NaNoWriMo Coat of Arms

NaNoWriMo Coat of Arms

It’s NaNoWriMo-Eve! Soon, thousands of bold and dedicated writers will be getting down to the business of crafting 50,000 words of fabulous story in 30 days. To support and celebrate those brave souls, The Roundtable Podcast invited four remarkable writers to gather at the table and share their own preparations for this epic annual event.

The discussion continues – as well as the brainstorming goodness – in this third chapter of the four-part podcast. The quest for writerly goodness, literary gold, and NaNoWriMo inspiration carries on!

The NaNoWriMo Project – part 3 of 4

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Workshop Episode 31 (Guest Host: Jared Axelrod)

October 2, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 31, with Jared Axelrod and Justin HallJared Axelrod – crafter of wonders, creator of epic fables, and and storyteller extraordinaire – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to workshop a tale set in the aftermath of a super-power cataclysm created by Guest Writer Justin Hall. Justin’s tale is fraught with possibilities and – in the face of staggering technical challenges – we managed to explore most of them in one way or another. Marvelous discoveries are made, insights shared, and (spoiler alert) everyone leaves with some Literary Gold in their pocket. (and there’s more writerly goodness to be had in Jared’s Showcase Episode!)

PROMO: Walk the Fire” by John Mierau

Workshop Episode 31 (Guest Host: Jared Axelrod)

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Episode Schedule: October 2012

October 1, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

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20 Minutes with Jared Axelrod

September 28, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Jared Axelrod

Jared Axelrod

Jared Axelrod is the quintessential creator. Costuming, theater, art, literature, podcasting… each artistic challenge he sets before himself is met with passion, dedication, and an instinct for grand  scope and epic presentation (and his latest triumph, “The Battle of Blood and Ink“, is a powerful testament to that craft). We were delighted to be able to enjoy 20(ish) minutes with this dynamic personality, discussing his own strengths as a creator, the ways and means of prioritizing creative endeavors, his own transition from uncertainty to boldness, and more! Your week’s supply of Writerly Goodness awaits! (and come back for Jared’s Workshop Episode!)

PROMO: Save “City of Heroes” http://www.savecoh.com

Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Jared Axelrod

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Episode Schedule: September 2012

September 3, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

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The Roundtable Goes to Balticon (pt 2 of 2)

June 14, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

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The episode wraps up our presentation of the answers to the question (which we began in this episode):

“Is talent something you’re born with, or is it something you acquire?”

I asked thirteen authors that question.  In Part I we heard from six of them and in this episode we hear from the final seven.  Again, Brion and I can’t help ourselves and we wax philosophical about the insights offered in each one. (more…)