Posts Tagged: ‘workshop’

Workshop Episode 47 (Guest Host: Emma Newman)

January 22, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 47, with Emma Newman and Sara Sambrook Emma Newman – who’s name translates from ancient elvish into “Writes with Tea” and who has crafted such tales as “20 Years Later” and the “From Dark Places” story collection AND will soon have “Between Two Thorns” (first of the Split Worlds series) released by Angry Robot Books – graciously returns to the Bog Chair at the Roundtable to assist Brion and I in the workshopping of a tale by Guest Writer Sara Sambrook. And, great googly moogly, what a workshop! Sara’s tale of wizardry in modern society sets everyone into a creative froth, exploring, expanding, and expounding in grand Roundtable style. Of course, the Literary Gold is served up with finger sandwiches and tea cakes and there’s plenty to go around… so come and get yours! (and you really must make the time to catch Emma’s Showcase Episode, too!)

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Workshop Episode 42 (Guest Host: Michael Sullivan)

December 18, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 42, with Michael Sullivan and Ben LoveMichael Sullivan – erudite and eloquent author of the “Riyria Revelations” and the forthcoming “Riyria Chronicles” – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help us workshop a fantasy noire tale offered by Ben Love (co-host of the “First Million Words” podcast). The synergy around the table is amazing as everyone weighs in, exploring, expanding, and rhapsodizing on Ben’s excellent idea, building on each others inspirations. It’s classic Roundtable goodness, friends, with the inevitable outcome… Literary Gold for everybody! (and once you’re done here, check out Michael’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 41 (Guest Host: Lauren Beukes)

December 11, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 41, with Lauren Beukes and Joshua CordascoLauren Beukes – author, journalist, comic scribe, and storyteller extraordinaire -  returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to infuse this week’s workshop with the insight, experience, and vision that is the hallmark of her many works in the world. She’s joined by Guest Writer Joshua Cordasco who brings a tale of a magical power play that sees 99% of the world dead and our heroes – including a disgraced devil -  left to figure it all out. Between Josh’s fabulous story and Lauren’s keen sense of story, this is classic Roundtable goodness fraught with Literary Gold! (and there’s even MORE writerly goodness in Lauren’s Showcase Episode! It just doesn’t stop around here!)

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Workshop Episode 40 (Guest Host: Bryan Thomas Schmidt)

December 4, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 40, with Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Jason Ramsey Bryan Thomas Schmidt – author of the Davi Rhii series, editor of and contributor to anthologies, and SpecFic explorer – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help workshop a very cool post-apocalyptic tale offered up by Guest Writer Jason Ramsey.

While this was – by far – the weirdest episode we’ve ever recorded (between the wrath of the Internet Gods and an inadvertent road-trip starting in the middle of the episode), Jason’s core framework serves as a launching point for some really stellar explorations and insights into character, genre and theme. Writerly goodness and LOTS of Literary Gold for all! (and once you catch your breath, definitely make the scene at Bryan’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 34 (Guest Host: Maurice Broaddus)

October 23, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 34, with Maurice Broaddus and Zach RicksMaurice Broaddus – author of the “Knights of Breton Court” series, editor of the “Dark Faith” anthologies (with Jerry Gordon), crafter of worlds and tales of wonder – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help me and co-host Ryan Stevenson workshop an alt history fantasy by podcaster and Guest Writer Zach Ricks. Zach’s tale – described as “James Bond in Harry Potter’s world during the time of Downton Abby” – launches us into a frothing brainstorming session, dealing with alternate global politics, romantic triangles, nefarious plots, and a huge dragon slumbering under Yellowstone Park. Literary gold abounds! (and there’s even more to be found in Maurice’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 30 (Guest Host: Tim Pratt)

September 25, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 30, with Tim Pratt and Rusty WebbTim Pratt, whose fiction has transported readers to astonishing worlds (or revealed those worlds in our own closets), returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to brings his amazing perceptions to bear workshopping an intricate tale offered up by Guest Writer Rusty Webb. It’s apparently post-apocalypse month here at the RTP, but Rusty’s tale offers a very unique perspective and setting. Mad Gods, ascended beings, the last vestiges of huma nity in a world gone wrong… marvelous food for storytelling awesomeness and we uncover several veins of Literary Gold. (and we empower you to fly back in time and check out Tim’s Showcase Episode!)

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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!)

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Workshop Episode 27 (Guest Host: Rachel Swirsky)

September 4, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 27, with Rachel Swirsky and Ryan StevensonRachel Swirsky‘s literary works are elegant and lyrical creations that stir the mind and the heart. Really… it’s like tasting your favorite food for the very first time. Which is why we’re so excited to have her back in the Big Chair to help workshop a story offered up by Guest Writer Ryan Stevenson. You may have heard Ryan workshop this story of life, afterlife, and mid-life on the Dead Robots’ Society episode #209 (a podcast he once co-hosted with distinction and honor) and now we get an opportunity to play in his literary sandbox for a while. Many paths are trod, many ideas fostered, and much gold for everyone! (and make the time to listen to Rachel’s Showcase Episode, too!)

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Trends and Tropes of Our First 25 Episodes

August 29, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

statisticsFriends, this is just fabulous. Peter Ellis – whose name you may recognize from the many insightful comments he’s contributed to various posts – has indulged in some statistical research and presented us with an intriguing gift: A breakdown of the stories that we’ve workshopped!

With Brion and I having our heads “deep in the weeds” and focusing on individual episodes, we can’t always see the trends and cycles of the stories we’re engaging with each week. It’s enlightening to be provided with a birds-eye view of the genres, themes, and tropes that have been workshopped on the show.

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Workshop Episode 26 (Guest Host: Cherie Priest)

August 28, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 26, with Cherie Priest and Riley K. JamesCherie Priest, whose innovations breath vibrant life into every genre she turns her pen to, reclaims the Big Chair at the Roundtable to lend her unique insights to this episode’s fabulous workshop. For this expedition in search of literary gold, we are joined by the charming and talented Riley J. Keith who shares a rich and intricate steampunk tale set in prohibition New Orleans. Her vision of intrigue, corruption, and betrayal in The Big Easy inspires some dynamic dialogue and everybody walks away some gold in their pockets. You can get some, too… just hit that play button! (and you know you gotta swing by and check out Cherie’s fabulous Showcase Episode!)

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