Posts Tagged: ‘YA’

Workshop Episode 64 (Guest Host: Bradley P. Beaulieu)

October 14, 2014 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 63, with David Annandale and Jim Ryan

Brad Beaulieu – author of lush and richly-rendered epic fantasy tales and co-host of the fabulous Speculate podcast – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to workshop a tale of nerds transported into a an epic fantasy world.

The story is conjured from the imagination of creagous Guest Writer, John McCarthy (Surfside Jack to his friends), a coming of age tale of thwarted destinies, grim nemeses, and the fate of worlds hanging in the balance. Moses Siregar joins me as co-host and together we delve into the tale, exploring everything from genre to character arc, worldbuilding to romance. It’s a classic brainstorming froth that culminates in a trove of Literary Gold for all.  (and there’s more writerly goodness awaiting you in Brad’s exceptional Showcase Episode too!).

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Workshop Episode 64 (Guest Host: Bradley P. Beaulieu)

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Workshop Episode 59 (Guest Host: Cat Rambo)

August 5, 2014 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 59, with Cat Rambo, Moses Siregar, and August GrappinCat Rambo, weaver of hundreds of lush story tapestries, returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to join co-host Moses Siregar (“Black God’s War“, and the ‘Adventures in SciFi Publishing‘ and ‘Hide and Create’ podcasts) and myself, lending her storytelling mojo in the time-honored tradition of a good frothing brainstorm.

Seeding the thunder clouds of awesomeness is our Guest Writer, August Grappin. Gus brings a most intriguing coming-of-age tale fraught with oracles, fate, and destinies. As the episode unfolds, it becomes clear it’s OUR fate to have a rollicking good time as we brainstorm our way through the tale, unearthing a veritable cornucopia of Literary Gold (and it is YOUR destiny to reap a bountiful harvest of writerly goodness by listening to Cat’s Showcase Episode).

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Workshop Episode 59 (Guest Host: Cat Rambo)

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Workshop Episode 57 (Guest Host: Mary Robinette Kowal)

July 8, 2014 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 55, with Patrick E. McLean and Patrick Lewis

Mary Robinette Kowal – Hugo Award-winning author of Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, and Valor and Vanity – returns to the Roundtable to workshop a tale of supernatural murder. Guest Writer Nicole Munro brings a darkly delicious YA story about the machinations of the Fae Court and a young man’s quest to find the truth behind his brother’s murder. Ideas fly, inspirations abound, and (dare I say it) Literary Gold is achieved! If you don’t believe me, click that “PLAY” button (and if this feast of writerly awesomeness isn’t enough for you, check out Mary’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 57 (Guest Host: Mary Robinette Kowal)

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Workshop Episode 54 (Guest Host: Leanna Renee Hieber)

March 26, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 54, with Leanna Renee Hieber and Mac McEntire Leanna Renee Hieber – performer, playwright, and author of lush and luxurious tales of dark Victorian and Gothic splendor – returns to the Big Chair to help Brion and I workshop a marvelous magical spin on a venerable theater superstition offered up by Guest Writer Mac McEntire.  Mac’s tale may be YA or midgrade, but it’s filled with many levels of genuine drama, humor, and character nuance. With all our theatrical enthusiasm escalating our natural delight in seeking out the awesomeness of a story, we all find many paths to explore on our way to a mountain of Literary Gold! (and if you are somehow able to hold more writerly goodness in your head, check out Leanna’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 54 (Guest Host: Leanna Renee Hieber)

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Workshop Episode 53 (Guest Host: Michael R. Underwood)

March 5, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 53, with Michael R. Underwood and Linton Bowers Michael R. Underwood – author of the marvelous “Geekomancy” and the forthcoming sequel “Celebromancy” (gracing bookshelves in July 2013) – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help Brion and I workshop an exceptional story idea from Linton Bowers. The working title for Linton’s YA superhero tale is “Fat Boy Hero” and, while that certainly piqued our interest, the story workshop itself was a creative froth worthy of the RTP. The internet was persnickety again, but that did NOT deter us from unearthing a veritable mountain of Literary Gold… so there’s plenty to share with you (and you know there’s even more writerly goodness to be had over at Mike’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 50 (Guest Host: Lauren Oliver)

February 12, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 50, with Lauren Oliverand Kebreht Walker Lauren Oliver – author of astonishing tales for all ages, including the New York Times Best-Selling YA series “Delirium“, and “Liesl and Po” and “The Spindlers“ (for younger audiences) AND one half of the evil genius team (with Lexa Hillyr) behind the innovative Paper Lantern Lit literary house –  returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to apply her experience and writerly mojo in the workshopping of a tale offered up by Guest Writer Kebreht Walker.  Keb comes load for bear (or wolf, as the case may be) with a very cool YA spin on the Red Ridinghood fairy tale, full of intrigue and danger. Ryan Stevenson and I dive in and everyone brings their “A” game resulting in a huge basket of Literary Gold. Don’t take it to Grandma’s… hit ‘play’ and keep it for yourself! (and you’ll get even more writerly goodness over at Lauren’s Showcase Episode!)

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20 Minutes with Lauren Oliver

February 8, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver brings so much fabulousity into the world – through her novels, including the much-lauded “Delirium” series, “Liesl and Po” and “The Spindlers“, and more, AND her work with partner-in-crime-and-story Lexa Hillyer at the astonishing Paper Lantern Lit –  and the adventure of her pursuits thus far has refined her awareness of the writers craft without blunting her delight in the process. During this 20(ish) minutes of intriguing conversation, Ryan Stevenson and I discover Laurens perspectives on the collaborative process, the power and virtue of YA literature, the power of understanding plot, and so much more… hit that play button and let’s dig into this! (and Lauren’s Workshop Episode is a Literary Gold fest!)

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Workshop Episode 46 (Guest Host: E. C. Myers)

January 15, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 46, with E. C. Myers and Richard Green E. C. Myers – author of the acclaimed “Fair Coin” and “Quantum Coin” – returns to the Big Chair to bring his superb insights and aesthetic to help Brion and I workshop a very cool YA SciFi tale offered up by podcaster and Gentleman Twitter-kin Richard Green. Richard brings a delightful tale of an alien school field trip on Earth that goes horribly wrong that inspires a great discussion about the qualities of YA stories, defining character arcs and relationships, and a superb exploration of how to take a great idea and make it even better (which is kinda what we do, right?). Literary Gold is pretty much a foregone conclusion. (and there’s even MORE writerly goodness embedded in E. C.’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 46 (Guest Host: E. C. Myers)

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20 Minutes with E. C. Myers

January 11, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

E. C. Myers

E. C. Myers

E.C. Myers – author of “Fair Coin” and “Quantum Coin” – brings a veritable cornucopia of skills, perceptions, and aesthetics to his craft. His fiction is inventive and authentic, a offering a fresh and unpredictable (and immensely satisfying) feast for his readers. During this engaging 20(ish) minutes of craft discussion, E. C. explores the discovery of his distinctive authorial voice, the qualities and merits of YA fiction, his experience at Clarion West and so much more. No need to flip a coin… writerly goodness is a sure thing. (and there’s more where THAT came from in E. C.’s Workshop Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 38 (Guest Host: Jerry Gordon)

November 20, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 38, with Jerry Gordon and Dan Scholes Jerry Gordon – editor of anthologies and author of tales (check his “Coming Up” section below for all his awesomeness) – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable for an epic story workshop. Guest Writer, Dan Scholes, brings a scifi tale of a distant culture dominated by nanites that infect every aspect of society. Dan’s story becomes the foundation of one our most intriguing and in-depth workshop episodes. You’ll be raking in the literary gold like autumn leaves, friends… just hit that “play” button. (and then, to continue the bountiful harvest of writerly goodness, check out Jerry’s Showcase Episode!)

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