Posts Tagged: ‘Showcase’

20 Minutes with Matthew Wayne Selznick

January 4, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

Matthew Wayne Selznick

Matthew Wayne Selznick

Matthew Wayne Selznick is a storyteller in every sense of the word.  He has applied the principles of story and narrative since he was a small boy, evolving epic story arcs in the sweeping battles between his vast toy collection. He continues his explorations of expression in all his pursuits as a musician, a social media marketer and (of course) as an author. Ryan Stevenson and I thoroughly enjoyed this 20(ish) minutes with Matt, delving into many of the topics near and dear to his heart, such as the process and application of worldbuilding, the qualities of good story telling, and so much more. Writerly goodness abounds, dear friends… hit that PLAY button and enjoy! (and you gotta make a return trip to catch Matt’s Workshop Episode!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Matthew Wayne Selznick

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20 Minutes with Gareth Powell

December 28, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Gareth Powell

Gareth Powell

Gareth Powell – author of “Ack-Ack Macaque“, “The Recollection“, “Silversands” and many more novels, stories, and poems – continues to explore the diversity and nuance of creative expression.  With experience ranging from advertising copy to music to beat poetry and (of course) speculative fiction, Gareth brings a rare aesthetic to any project with which he engages. Ryan Stevenson and I discovered much writerly goodness in the 20(ish) minutes of conversation where Gareth explores his editing and revision process, his experiences with collaborative fiction, the genesis of “Ack-Ack Macaque”, and more! (and there’s more delights of a writerly nature awaiting you in Gareth’s Workshop Episode!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Gareth Powell

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20 Minutes with Michael Sullivan

December 14, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan is incredibly dedicated to his craft. He studied and scrutinized the styles of the greatest writers in literature, taking the best of each to craft his authorial voice. The hard work shines through in his “Riyria Revelations” novels which have been lauded and recognized by literati and and reviewers since they hit the shelves.  In this intriguing 20(ish) minutes, Michael shares generously with me and Ryan Stevenson some of his insights into POV, the writing of prequels, using dialog to handle world-building and backstory, and more.  (and check out Micheal’s Workshop Episode!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Michael Sullivan

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20 Minutes with Lauren Beukes

December 7, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes will do anything to avoid writing. In spite of her best efforts, however, her literary credits continue to find their way into the world (which is a very good thing indeed). She’s a journalist, a writer of animated TV series, producer of documentaries, author of  novels (non-fiction, fiction, and graphic), a shark swimmer, and Queen of Cape Town. With such a broad canvas splashed with such startling and remarkable works, you KNOW the 20(ish) minutes I and Ryan Stevenson have with her is not only a pure delight, but also brimming with writerly goodness. (and  you can also check out Lauren’s Workshop Episode)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Lauren Beukes

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20 Minutes with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

November 30, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Brian Thomas Schmidt

Brian Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt has lived life wide and tall and true. He has pursued so many forms of storytelling – from film to music to writing – that his combination of life experience and craft provide a unique and informed insight into the entire process. His passion, enthusiasm, and witty repartee made this 20(ish) minutes fly by as we explored his transition into writing, his process, and his perspective on SpecFic, and more! (and check out Bryan’s Workshop Episode too!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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20 Minutes with Cecilia Tan

November 23, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Cecilia Tan

Cecilia Tan

Cecilia Tan is a visionary author whose interests, passions, and achievements span a broad spectrum of experience. To say “she is best known for [something]” is a difficult sentence to complete for exactly that reason, but that is also what makes this 20(ish) minutes with her such a remarkable and inspiring conversation.  Join us as Ceclia discusses the application of spiritual divination to modern writing techniques, the value of fantasy and scifi to our culture, and the processes of engaging activity with your creative mojo. (and be sure to check out Cecilia’s Workshop Episode!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Cecilia Tan

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20 Minutes with Jerry Gordon

November 16, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Jerry Gordon: Literary Alchemist

Jerry Gordon

Jerry Gordon is an author and editor of short and long fiction. As an editor, his work with Maurice Broaddus in the creation of the “Dark Faith” and “Dark Faith: Invocations” anthologies have informed his knowledge and perspective on the craft and qualities of good storytelling.  Writing is own fiction – including the upcoming PRE-apocalyptic “Breaking the World” has further refined those sensibilities. This was an exceptional 20(ish) minutes where we explored the challenges of using known history in your stories, the weaving (not mashing) of genres, and the value of reviewing and critiquing other writer’s works (and be sure to check out Jerry’s Workshop Episode!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Jerry Gordon

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20 Minutes with David D. Levine

September 14, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

David D. Levine

David D. Levine

David D. Levine sees the world differently than most of us. His skills, knowledge, and experience combine in an utterly unique way in his physiology, allowing him to perceive connections and associations where many of us just see noise. To be able to spend 20(ish) minutes with a gentleman like this is a rare opportunity and we had a great time making the most of it as we discuss the nature of fiction, the structure and pattern of good fiction, the secret sauce, and more!  (and definitely return for David’s Workshop Episode airing September 18th because… well… it’s awesome!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with David D. Levine

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20 Minutes with Rachel Swirsky

August 31, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Rachel Swirsky

Rachel Swirsky

Rachel Swirksy – nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award for her novelette “Fields of Gold” and Vice President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – brings a wealth of insight and experience to this Showcase Episode. One of the (many) delights of this conversation is the unique perspective Rachel infuses it with… she understands her craft very precisely and articulates her insights with clarity and and honesty. We discuss the merits of short fiction, the hallmarks of writing with a clarity of voice, as well as exploring the qualities of the Clarion and Iowa Writer’s Workshops… and more! (and make sure you check out Rachel’s Workshop Episode!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Rachel Swirsky

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20 Minutes with Cherie Priest

August 24, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest is a true Storyteller.  She’s an author (of course) who has blazed her own trail through so many genres of SpecFic – Steampunk, Horror, Alternate History, Southern Gothic, and Urban Fantasy – and has received professional accolades for her fiction (her novel “Boneshaker” has even been optioned as a motion picture). Beyond that, she is a singular personality who defies convention at every turn. Our conversation with her was not only delightful but glitters brightly with literary gold. (and be sure to stay tuned for her exceptional Workshop Episode airing August 28th!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Cherie Priest

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