Angry Typewriter

Angry Typewriter

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By Paul Combs
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A discussion about writing and the writing life with the author of The Last Word novel series. How and why we do what we do, from plot to print and beyond.
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A discussion about writing and the writing life with the author of The Last Word novel series. How and why we do what we do, from plot to print and beyond.

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Books You Don't Have to Read: A Rant About a Stupid Article (A Crossover Episode)
Today's crossover episode from my Bookish podcast is, I admit at the outset, a free-flowing rant. It's a rant against one of the most ridiculous articles I've read about books and reading in a very long time...maybe ever. You'll see why.
14:25
November 14, 2019
Throwback Thursday: 5 Best Books on Writing
In today's Throwback Thursday episode we look at the 5 best books on writing.
07:10
November 7, 2019
The NaNoWriMo Episode
In today's Sunday Ramble, we look at a literary event that happens every November: National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo.
07:58
November 4, 2019
Throwback Thursday: Writing the Novel Series
In today's Throwback Thursday episode, we look at the good and the not so good of writing the novel series.
19:30
October 24, 2019
Throwback Thursday: You Are a Writer
Today's Throwback Thursday episode was originally inspired by procrastination. I think you'll find that it's one of the most encouraging things you'll hear, especially if you're a writer.
09:46
October 3, 2019
Throwback Thursday: The Myth of Writer's Block
In today's Throwback Thursday episode of Angry Typewriter, we explode the myth of writer's block. You're not blocked, dear listener. Come hear why.
20:02
September 26, 2019
Banned Books Week 2019
This is Banned Books Week, and it is important to you as both a writer and a reader. Let's look at why.
09:35
September 24, 2019
Throwback Thursday: My Writing Process
It's time again for our Throwback Thursday segment here at Angry Typewriter. Today's throwback is an early episode I did on my writing process. I hope you find it helpful.
25:26
September 19, 2019
Throwback Thursday: Why I Write
Today's episode of Angry Typewriter is a throwback to one of our earliest episodes about why I write.
07:03
September 12, 2019
Short Story Saturday: Old Man at the Bridge
It's time again for Short Story Saturday here at Angry Typewriter, and today, rather than one of my stories, we have one from a true master of the craft: Ernest Hemingway.
09:22
August 31, 2019
It's a Great Time to be a Writer.
There are more opportunities for writers today than at any time in history. Let's look at a few.
05:41
August 29, 2019
Short Story Saturday: Union Jack
It's time again for Short Story Saturday here at Angry Typewriter. Today's story is from my novel "Writer in Residence," and is actually a flash fiction piece within the novel written by one of the characters. I hope you enjoy it.
09:27
August 24, 2019
Short Story Saturday: The Midway
In today's episode of Angry Typewriter we're starting a new feature called Short Story Saturday. Our first story in the series is "The Midway."
16:00
August 17, 2019
Crossover Episode: The Literary Brat Pack
In today's episode of Angry Typewriter we travel back to the glorious 1980s to re-discover (or maybe discover for the first time) a group of authors that you really should be reading. And as you you'll learn in the episode, I hate the term Literary Brat Pack, but it's what they were called. Thid episode is a crossover from my other podcast, Bookish. You can find it at anchor.fm/bookish and on all your favorite podcast platforms.
25:38
August 12, 2019
July Writing Frenzy: Camp NaNoWriMo
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel but just didn't know where to start? In today's episode, which originally aired in March, we're going to point you in the right direction. Today we're talking about Camp NaNoWriMo, an offshoot of the phenomenon that is National Novel Writing Month.
10:01
July 2, 2019
Critics and Political Correctness
Today's episode is a crossover from my other podcast, Bookish. I'll be ranting about two things that authors have to deal with in today's society: critics and political correctness. You can find the original episode and the rest of the Bookish podcast at this link: https://anchor.fm/bookish
20:58
June 14, 2019
A Writing Exercise
On today's episode of Angry Typewriter, I talk a little bit about writing exercises, and the pros and cons of using them. I also give you a writing prompt that I think you'll really enjoy. Let's get writing.
10:54
June 7, 2019
The Myth of Writer's Block
In todays episode of Angry Typewriter we explode the myth of writer's block. You're not blocked, dear listener. Come hear why.
20:00
May 23, 2019
Anger and the Writing Life: Putting the "Angry" Back in Angry Typewriter
In today's episode of Angry Typewriter, we'll be talking about anger in the writing life, and in the writer. It's not a bad thing, and if nothing else it's the only episode that quotes both Joel Osteen and Hank Moody. Where else can you find that pairing?
14:24
May 21, 2019
Why Indie Authors Should Use Consignment Programs
On today's episode of Angry Typewriter we take a look at the process of getting your book into bookstores using their consignment programs. It's an option you may never have considered, the one that you should. The benefits both of you as an author and to your local bookstore may surprise you.
32:16
May 5, 2019
Work in Progress
On today's episode of Angry Typewriter I'm doing something a little bit different; today I'll be sharing some of a work in progress, as well as some thoughts on what I'm working on now and a new realization about editing. I hope you enjoy it.
12:08
May 3, 2019
Writing the Novel Series
Writing a novel series can be both rewarding and challenging. In today's episode we'll be discussing the ups and downs, the ins and outs, and the nuts and bolts writing a novel series.
19:34
April 15, 2019
Don't Aspire to Be a Writer
Today's episode was inspired by procrastination. And while the title may seem negative, I think you'll find that it's one of the most encouraging things you'll hear, especially if you're a writer.
09:54
April 3, 2019
My Writing Process
I said in an earlier episode that I don't have a writing process. After thinking about it for a while I realized that's not actually true. In today's episode I talk a little bit about my process. Hopefully you'll find something in it that you can use too. One warning though: it's a bit of a ramble.
24:29
March 31, 2019
Camp NaNoWriMo: Writing a Novel in 30 Days
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel but just didn't know where to start? In today's episode we're going to point you in the right direction. Today we're talking about Camp NaNoWriMo, an offshoot of the phenomenon that is National Novel Writing Month.
09:22
March 27, 2019
Five Books on Writing
There are enough books about writing to fill a library. In today's episode I take a look at the five best.
06:23
March 22, 2019
Libraries are a Writer's Best Friend
Today we're discussing why libraries are a writer's best friend. And in a bit of cross-promotion, I also discuss why libraries matter now more than ever over on the Bookish podcast (www.anchor.fm/bookish).
04:59
March 6, 2019
Why I Write
People often ask why I write. Here's my answer.
04:08
March 3, 2019
Welcome to Angry Typewriter
Welcome to Angry Typewriter. Here we'll discuss writing and the writing life.
03:45
February 28, 2019
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