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A Thousand Lives Lived

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If you love reading and writing fiction, this is the podcast for you. Learn more about what to read and how to write, as published authors, Tamara Linse (TT Linse) and Hazel Dains share their thoughts on excellent fiction both read and written. For the writers: Linse & Dains will offer up tips and tools that will make you a more efficient and confident writer. For the readers: New releases and 'on the radar' fiction will be discussed, featuring exclusive author interviews and contests. A thousand lives lived podcast, the possibilities are endless.
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A Reading of "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens. Chapter Five
A Reading of "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens. Chapter Five
One of my most treasured Christmas traditions is my annual re-read of Charles Dicken's masterpiece: A Christmas Carol.  So, we're going to be reading it over, chapter by chapter, over the air until Christmas day is here. Chapter Five is the final installment of this series.   From all of us here at A Thousand Lives Lived, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Don't forget to get your print copy of "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Carol-Deluxe-Gift/dp/1441339701/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2TXWTPMYO2SA8&keywords=a+christmas+carol&qid=1671561582&sprefix=a+christmas+carol%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTFJSRzFQSEtXVUJQJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTE4ODU5MzlHTVRWQUFIVEhFQSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzgxNDYxNVZWSEtMMU1LMUc4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
15:18
December 25, 2022
A Reading of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens: Chapter Four
A Reading of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens: Chapter Four
One of my most treasured Christmas traditions is my annual re-read of Charles Dicken's masterpiece: A Christmas Carol.  So, we're going to be reading it over, chapter by chapter, over the air until Christmas day is here. Enjoy! Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Carol-Deluxe-Gift/dp/1441339701/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2TXWTPMYO2SA8&keywords=a+christmas+carol&qid=1671561582&sprefix=a+christmas+carol%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTFJSRzFQSEtXVUJQJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTE4ODU5MzlHTVRWQUFIVEhFQSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzgxNDYxNVZWSEtMMU1LMUc4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
33:14
December 24, 2022
A Reading of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Chapter Three
A Reading of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Chapter Three
One of my most treasured Christmas traditions is my annual re-read of Charles Dicken's masterpiece: A Christmas Carol.  So, we're going to be reading it over, chapter by chapter, over the air until Christmas day is here. Enjoy! Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Carol-Deluxe-Gift/dp/1441339701/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2TXWTPMYO2SA8&keywords=a+christmas+carol&qid=1671561582&sprefix=a+christmas+carol%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTFJSRzFQSEtXVUJQJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTE4ODU5MzlHTVRWQUFIVEhFQSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzgxNDYxNVZWSEtMMU1LMUc4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
50:27
December 23, 2022
A Reading of A Christmas Carol: Chapter Two
A Reading of A Christmas Carol: Chapter Two
One of my most treasured Christmas traditions is my annual re-read of Charles Dicken's masterpiece: A Christmas Carol.  So, we're going to be reading it over, chapter by chapter, over the air until Christmas day is here. Enjoy! Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Carol-Deluxe-Gift/dp/1441339701/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2TXWTPMYO2SA8&keywords=a+christmas+carol&qid=1671561582&sprefix=a+christmas+carol%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTFJSRzFQSEtXVUJQJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTE4ODU5MzlHTVRWQUFIVEhFQSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzgxNDYxNVZWSEtMMU1LMUc4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
40:04
December 22, 2022
Reading of a Christmas Carol: Chapter One
Reading of a Christmas Carol: Chapter One
One of my most treasured Christmas traditions is my annual re-read of Charles Dicken's masterpiece: A Christmas Carol.  So, we're going to be reading it over, chapter by chapter, over the air until Christmas day is here.  Enjoy! Get your copy here:  https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Carol-Deluxe-Gift/dp/1441339701/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2TXWTPMYO2SA8&keywords=a+christmas+carol&qid=1671561582&sprefix=a+christmas+carol%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTFJSRzFQSEtXVUJQJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTE4ODU5MzlHTVRWQUFIVEhFQSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzgxNDYxNVZWSEtMMU1LMUc4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
41:59
December 21, 2022
Author Interview with Jim Pelkmans
Author Interview with Jim Pelkmans
We just loved reading Pelkman's sci-fi novel, "The Gamma Recruits," which is why we've invited him onto our show for a classic author interview.  Join us as Jim tells us about the writing process, his favourite characters, and much much more.   Be sure to pick up a copy of "The Gamma Recruits" https://www.amazon.ca/Gamma-Recruits-Introduction-science-Countdown-ebook/dp/B09WBHXV63/ref=sr_1_1?crid=19TYJ2WE4GDG4&keywords=The+Gamma+Recruits&qid=1671557190&sprefix=the+gamma+recruit%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-1 And, the fun continues, as Pelkmans has just released the sequel, "The Gamma Effect".  https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0BPGPTBG8?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tpbk_1&storeType=ebooks A Special Thank you to our guest Jim Pelkmans for being a part of our show.  Follow him on Twitter @JimPelkmans. **All music tracks used in this episode are used under a special licence.  For more information please email athousandliveslivedpublishers@gmail.com
33:16
December 20, 2022
Book Review: The Gamma Recruits by James Pelkman
Book Review: The Gamma Recruits by James Pelkman
Hosts Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse get together and talk shop on book one of James Pelkman's riveting sci-fi series, "The Gamma Recruits." paying particular attention to the writing style, character development and world-building present in the book.   Official Synopsis: Jayson Reilly thought his research could help save the world. He never dreamed it would be used to take over another one. Sent to a parallel earth a thousand years in the past, he and his fellow recruits uncover their role in a genocidal plot and must decide if they are willing to put their own lives at risk to stop it. The ultimate fate of two worlds is at stake.   Link to buy: https://www.amazon.ca/Gamma-Recruits-James-Pelkmans/dp/B09WCJPY22 About the Author Canadian engineer and author, James Pelkmans has led a successful and exciting life in a variety of disciplines from aerospace technology, to software development to his current position in organizational change management.   The characters and technology in his book are enriched by his experiences, his work, and, most importantly, the inspiring people he works with every day. Follow him @JimPelkmans
32:29
December 20, 2022
Author Interview with Jordan Rivet
Author Interview with Jordan Rivet
For this episode, Hazel Dains gets together with American Author of "Wake me Up After the Apocalypse" Jordan Rivet.  They talk writing process, inspiration and some more fascinating shop talk.  Spoiler Alert*** Visit Jordan's Website: www.jordanrivet.com and purchase her amazing post-apocalyptic novel "Wake me Up After the Apocalypse" here-https://www.amazon.ca/Wake-After-Apocalypse-Jordan-Rivet-ebook/dp/B07G35YHLT To listen to our full review of her novel check out our last podcast session or read our detailed blog post-  https://www.athousandliveslived.com/post/review-post-apocalyptic-sci-fi-novel-wake-me-up-after-the-apocalypse-by-jordan-rivet
29:12
November 11, 2022
Dains & Linse Review: Wake me Up After the Apocalypse by Jordan Rivet
Dains & Linse Review: Wake me Up After the Apocalypse by Jordan Rivet
For this episode, our hosts Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse get together to chat about  book one of Jordan Rivet's post-apocalyptic sci-fi series "Wake me up After the Apocalypse."  We use the official A Thousand Lives Lived Review System, looking at Writing Style, Character Development, Worldbuilding and Overall Readability.  You'll want to listen to the end for our official rating of the book.  Spoiler Alert: We really loved this book and would recommend that you pick it up asap! Here's the Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Wake-After-Apocalypse-Jordan-Rivet/dp/1725001993#:~:text=Book%20details&text=When%20a%20killer%20comet%20hurtles,only%20one%20who%20wakes%20up. Synopsis of "Wake me Up After the Apocalyse:" When a killer comet hurtles for the earth, 18-year-old Joanna Murphy is selected to wait out the apocalypse in an underground bunker. She enters cryosleep with her close-knit team, preparing to resettle the planet after the atmosphere clears in two hundred years. Joanna is the only one who wakes up. Faced with a bunker full of bones and a blocked exit, Joanna must claw her way to the surface, figure out what happened to her team, and try not to panic—or die. That’s going to be tricky if she’s the only person left in the world. From the author of The Seabound Chronicles, Steel and Fire, and Empire of Talents comes a story of resilience and optimism at the end of the world. About Jordan Rivet Jordan Rivet is an American author of swashbuckling fantasy and post-apocalyptic and dystopian science fiction. She has written twenty-two books across multiple series and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. Check out her website at: www.jordanrivet.com Tune in for our interview with Jordan airing November 11, 2022
40:48
November 04, 2022
Worldbuilding: Our Favourite Worlds
Worldbuilding: Our Favourite Worlds
Users of #bookoholics understand that everyone has a book or 'world' that is their favourite to escape into. During this episode, our hosts, HAZEL DAINS and TAMARA LINSE will be discussing which of these worlds most tickles their fancies.   Connect with our Hosts: HAZEL @ www.hazeldains.com TAMARA @ https://www.authortamaralinse.com/ Special Mentions:  Theives World a shared world fantasy series created by Robert Lynn Asprin in 1978. Loui L'Amour- Western Writer/Author of "The Empty Land" (1995, Publisher: Bantam) Lord of the Rings (books) J.R.R Tolkein Rings of Power (Amazon T.V Series, 2022) written by J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay
34:46
October 28, 2022
Let's Build a World #3: Beginning to Outline the Plot
Let's Build a World #3: Beginning to Outline the Plot
Our Hosts, Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse continue their quest to build a world live.  In this episode, they start building the plot outline of the story using the "Save the Cat" method which Blake Synder originally wrote for the film industry. For the purposes of outlining our novel today, we will be using the edition created by Jessica Brody.  Please check out her Youtube Channel [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpXOt9LooNwRH-LXGxQ2DGg] and her official website (https://www.jessicabrody.com/) Special Mentions for this episode include 1) The Hunger Games [Novel] written by Susanne Collins [www.susannecollinsbooks.com]  2) The Lord of the Rings [triology/novel] by J.R.R Tolkein, https://www.tolkiensociety.org/author/biography/ 3) Elden Ring [video game] developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2022. 4) The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C Wrede,  https://pcwrede.com/, 5) Monty Python and the Holy Grail [film, 1975] 6) Frozen [disney film produced in 2013] We have some exciting shows in the pipeline. Be sure to stay in the loop by either following us on Twitter @ThousandLived or visiting our website: www.athousandliveslived.com To view the transcript for this episode please visit: https://share.milk.video/a/1715106e-b753-417f-812a-3ea6bcd80784
58:27
October 19, 2022
Let's Build a World #4: Continuing to work the Plot
Let's Build a World #4: Continuing to work the Plot
Our Hosts, Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse continue their quest to build a world LIVE.  In this episode, they continue to build the plot outline of the story using the "Save the Cat" method which Blake Synder originally wrote for the film industry. For the purposes of outlining our novel today, we will be using the edition created by Jessica Brody.  Please check out her Youtube Channel [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpXOt9LooNwRH-LXGxQ2DGg] and her official website (https://www.jessicabrody.com/) Special Mentions for this episode include 1) The Hunger Games [Novel] written by Susanne Collins [www.susannecollinsbooks.com]  2) The Lord of the Rings [triology/novel] by J.R.R Tolkein, https://www.tolkiensociety.org/author/biography/ 3) Avatar [the film] directed by James Cameron in 2009. 4) Reference made to Star Wars character Yoda, credit to George Lucas. We have some exciting shows in the pipeline, including the creation of an online writing community, a new podcast series and more! Be sure to stay in the loop by either following us on Twitter @ThousandLived or visiting our website: www.athousandliveslived.com For a transcript of this episode please visit: https://share.milk.video/a/d6a7507f-b1d6-4432-87cc-e891aeb97b60
28:12
October 19, 2022
A Recap: The World We've been Building
A Recap: The World We've been Building
It's been a while since we have jumped back into the medieval fantasy world that DAINS and LINSE have been creating.....sooo.... Here is a recap of what the world looks like and of the plotline as it has been developed thus far.  Be sure to check out the next Worldbuilding Episode where DAINS and LINSE will be continuing to develop the plot of their seriously exciting story, airing October 21, 2022
12:25
October 10, 2022
Episode 5 Magical Otherworlds: the rules don't apply
Episode 5 Magical Otherworlds: the rules don't apply
We've been talking a lot about worldbuilding.  But we haven't touched on the various different types of realities and how we can transport our characters there.  Join our hosts, Tamara Linse and Hazel Dains for this lively discussion of the best magical otherworld tropes as presented by Overly Sarcastic Productions, a popular youtube channel.  This episode's chat will be based on the channel's talk: "Trope Talks: Magical Others,"  view it here:https://youtu.be/MedjuejIJ14 or visit OSP's official websiteTrope Talk: Magical Otherworlds. And to learn more about Overly Sarcastic productions please visit, https://www.overlysarcasticproductions.com/ In this show, we tend to veer towards the saying, "It's all in the execution," meaning if you can pull it off, the rules don't apply to you.  We are all about creativity, authentic expression and having fun while we read and write.  So join us and we are sure you'll be enlightened. Who Are We? Three Canadian writers.  We are lovers of story, the written word and song.  We are natural storytellers, passionate about the art and science of writing.  We are readers, constantly looking for the next best enticing read that can transport us to other worlds.  A Thousand Lives Lived runs a publishing press, literary magazine and of course, a podcast.  If you'd like to be on our show pitch your topic to us at:  athousandliveslivedpublishers@gmail.com.  If you have a story you'd like to submit to us, please visit our website: www.athousandliveslived.com for submission guidelines. Music: 1) Title: Epic Rise by: Luca Francini 2) Title: Inspiring Fantasy by:  Orchestralis 3) Title: Documentary by PinkZebra (licences can be produced upon request) Connect with our Hosts: Follow her @Hazeldains or visit her website at www.hazeldains.com Follow her @TamaraLinse or visit her website at  www.authortamaralinse.com/ Special Mentions:  Assassin's Creed (Video Game), published by Ubisoft. First released, November 13, 2007 Dracula (Novel) by Bram Stoker, published in 1897 by  Archibald Constable and Company (UK) Frankenstein is an 1818 novel written by Mary Shelley, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by playwright/poet Nick Flynn, published by Norton in 2004 Ready Player One (film, 2018), directed by Steven Speilberg, screenplay by Zac Penn & Ernest Cline Phantom Toll Booth written by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer, was first published in 1961. The Chronicles of Narnia written by C.S Lewis published in 1950  Alice in Wonderland  Jumanji (films) The Secret Garden, (novel) Dan Brown (author)
32:45
September 05, 2022
Let's Build a World #2 Drawing Out Our Characters
Let's Build a World #2 Drawing Out Our Characters
There is nothing more enjoyable for an author to sit down with a fellow writer and brainstorm ideas for a brand new world.  And that's exactly what authors Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse do in this BONUS MATERIAL/ 1001 Lives: Let's Build a World. Join us for the sequel of our LIVE WORLDBUILDING EXERCISE, where authors Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse continue to flesh out the characters that populate their medieval fantasy world.  They'll be talking about the physical make-up of the forest elves, and the cultural beliefs and traditions that will come into play in the intriguing plotline. Don't miss it! Music by: 1) Title: Epic Rise by: Luca Francini (licence can be produced upon request) 2) Title: Inspiring Fantasy by:  Orchestralis (licence can be produced upon request) 3) Title: Documentary by PinkZebra (licence can be produced upon request) Connect with our Hosts: Hazel Dains Follow her @Hazeldains or visit her website at www.hazeldains.com Tamara Linse Follow her @TamaraLinse or visit her website at  www.authortamaralinse.com/ Special Mentions "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R Tolkein "Avatar" (film, 2009) Directed by James Cameron. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,  a fictional character created by Robert L. May. Rudolph first appeared in a 1939 booklet written by May and published by Montgomery Ward, the department store
47:09
September 01, 2022
Episode 4: History is Complicated
Episode 4: History is Complicated
There is more to worldbuilding than deciding where your characters will live.  Your characters are not only shaped by the landscape around them, but also by the culture, the stories they've been told and their history.  So how do you create a history?  That's what hosts Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse are going to dive into for this episode, using Tim Hickson's video " On Worldbuilding: Fictional Histories" produced by his Youtube Channel Hello Future Me.  Check out the video for yourself at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbnzAJXW0Sw and connect with Tim Hickson @TimHickson1 Connect with Our Hosts: Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com / @HazelDains Tamara Linse: www.authortamaralinse.com /@TamaraLinse Music Used in Our Podcast Title: Epic Rise by: Luca Francini (licence can be produced upon request) Title: Documentary by  pinkzebra (licence can be produced upon request)
01:42:45
August 29, 2022
Worldbuilding: Creating Magic Systems
Worldbuilding: Creating Magic Systems
Writing a fantasy novel featuring a magic system?  Need some guidance?  Podcast hosts Tamara Linse and Hazel Dains discuss the various laws proposed by best-selling sci-fi/ fantasy author Brandan Sanderson.  Linse and Dains will be discussing author devices such as foreshadowing, fulfilling promises, rate of revelation and more.  Brandon Sanderson is a best-selling fantasy/ sci-fi author of "The Way of Kings," "Skyward" and "Oathbringer" amongst many others. Be sure to check out his youtube lecture series.  Here is the link to the particular lecture that this podcast is based on: https://youtu.be/-6HOdHEeosc Find Brandon: @BrandSanderson https://www.brandonsanderson.com/ Music Used in Our Podcast Title: Epic Rise by: Luca Francini (licence can be produced upon request) Title: Documentary by  pinkzebra (licence can be produced upon request) Honourable Mentions Dan Brown is the critically acclaimed author of "The DaVinci Code" and "Origins" among many other best-selling novels.   Find him at:  https://danbrown.com/ Jodi Picoult, American author of over 24 best-selling novels, most well known for her book "My Sister's Keeper" Find her at: https://www.jodipicoult.com/ Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki  (Author), a finalist for the Hugo Award, a story of magic, identity, curses, and hope begins, and a family worth crossing the universe for is found. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Light-Uncommon-Stars-Ryka-Aoki/dp/1250789060 Superman Movies (based on the original DC comics) with comparable references to film portrayals of Captain America of the Marvel Comics  The Expanse, a series of sci-fi novels written by James S. A Corey, is now popularized through the television series of the same name. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Expanse-Boxed-Set-Leviathan-Calibans/dp/0316311294/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=Cj0KCQjwrs2XBhDjARIsAHVymmTL_jc2gprPcxmXPs7iTkUBX5qsTBIrYa8pyYa4icPd8yiN4LIsLmAaAoEUEALw_wcB&hvadid=230016002582&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1002212&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=9905744729582952194&hvtargid=kwd-304751320285&hydadcr=2187_10291823&keywords=expanse+books&qid=1660151478&sr=8-1  Mrs Dalloway was written by Virginia Wolfe in 1925.  A classic tale of everyday life mixed with love and war. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Mrs-Dalloway-Virginia-Woolf/dp/0156628708 Harry Potter, by J.K Rowling,  No explanation is necessary, I think.  Here is J.K Rowling's official website: https://www.jkrowling.com/ Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Harry-Potter-Box-Set-Collection/dp/1408856778/ref=sr_1_1?crid=23GLBF7VFEB7V&keywords=harry+potter&qid=1660151636&s=books&sprefix=harry+potte%2Cstripbooks%2C141&sr=1-1
36:34
August 22, 2022
Let's Build a World: Live with Tamara Linse & Hazel Dains
Let's Build a World: Live with Tamara Linse & Hazel Dains
There is nothing more enjoyable for an author to sit down with a fellow writer and brainstorm ideas for a brand new world.  And that's exactly what authors Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse do in this BONUS MATERIAL EPISODE: 1001 Lives: Let's Build a World. Mentioned in this episode: 1) The Hunger Games series by Susanne Collins.   2) Avatar: The Last Airbender Comic book series by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. 3) The Lord of the Rings (books) by J.R.R Tolkien, 4) Avatar (film) 2009, directed by James Cameron, primary production company, 20th Century Fox. Music by: Title: Epic Rise by: Luca Francini (licence can be produced upon request) Title: Inspiring Fantasy by:   Orchestralis (licence can be produced upon request) Hosts: Hazel Dains Follow her @Hazeldains or visit her website at www.hazeldains.com Tamara Linse Follow her @TamaraLinse or visit her website at  www.authortamaralinse.com/
58:17
August 18, 2022
Worldbuilding: Major Dos and Don'ts for Writers
Worldbuilding: Major Dos and Don'ts for Writers
Hosts Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse get together to talk about what worldbuilding is; why writers need to be good at it, along with some do's and don'ts. Music by: Title: Epic Rise by: Luca Francini (licence can be produced upon request) Where to Find the Hosts: Hazel Dains Follow her @Hazeldains or visit her website at www.hazeldains.com Tamara Linse Follow her @TamaraLinse or visit her website at  www.authortamaralinse.com/ As mentioned in this Episode Books The Assassination of Jesse James By Coward Robert Ford. AMAZON PAGE: https://www.amazon.ca/Assassination-Jesse-James-Coward-Robert/dp/0061120197 Television & Film The Beforeigners (2019), was created and written by Eilif Skodvin and Anne Bjørnstad, and directed by Jens Lien. Produced by Rubicon TV AS for HBO Nordic, The Gulf (2019) was written by Paula Boock and Donna Malane, and produced by several small New Zealand-based production companies. See the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gulf_(TV_series) Enola Holmes (film, 2020) screenplay based on "The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer," film produced by Legendary Pictures for Netflix. Interstellar (film, 2014) was written by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Paramount Pictures (etc). See the Wikipedia page for more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_(film) The Martian (film, 2015) with the screenplay written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Weir. Film Produced by Scott Free Productions (etc) Other Professor Ron Hansen, author of ten novels, and teacher of several writing workshops across the country.  See his profile here: https://artsofliberty.udallas.edu/team_member/ron-hansen/ Becky Chambers, American Sci-fi Author, best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series official site: https://www.otherscribbles.com/
42:42
August 16, 2022
Worldbuilding: Digging Deeper with Tips from N.K Jemisin
Worldbuilding: Digging Deeper with Tips from N.K Jemisin
Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse discuss Worldbuilding Techniques, featuring N.K Jemisin's Workshop on Worldbuilding, given at WIRED's Annual Conference in San Francisco.  We'll be discussing Jemisin's intricate and detailed way of constructing a world from the macro to the micro, ie., from universe to planet to continent until the building results in people and cultures.     To take a look at the video please use this link:  https://www.wired.com/video/watch/n-k-jemisin-speaks-at-wired25  Find N.K Jemisin's on Twitter@nkjemisin, or via her website at www.nkjemisin.com    Find the Hosts:  @Hazel Dains  www.hazeldains.com @TamaraLinse www.authortamaralinse.com Music Used for this Episode Title: Epic Rise by: Luca Francini (licence can be produced upon request) Title: Documentary by  pinkzebra (licence can be produced upon request)
44:53
August 15, 2022
7 Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: How to Market Your Book
7 Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: How to Market Your Book
Are you a writer that is just starting out and wondering how to begin promoting your book?   In this episode published author and editor, Hazel Dains will explain why it is vital that every author knows how to effectively promote themselves and their books, regardless of how they plan to be published.   Dains will give some helpful tips and strategies for where to begin and what you'll need to start out.  If you want some more information about how to start your book promotion plan, take a look at the accompanying blog post which will have more 'meat' and more tools and resources for writers.  www.athousandliveslived.com/blog. Music Used in this podcast: 1) Louis, Lion (: Louis Howes) "Distance" *will produce full license if requested. Where to Find Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com Twitter- @HazelDains
23:37
July 25, 2022
7 Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: How to Handle Rejections
7 Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: How to Handle Rejections
Rejections are difficult for anyone to face, in life and on the computer screen.  But I assure you that, especially once you've finished a project, rejections will become part of your everyday life.  The first one hurts, but as you get about ten or twenty, the pain lessens.  Remember that rejections do not mean that you are a terrible writer.  It means that competition is fierce and that the industry is highly subjective, meaning it is dependent on the individual tastes and styles of literary agents and publishers to accept your projects.  Bottom line: don't take it personally. Mentioned in this podcast: Best-selling American Author Jerry Jenkins, JK Rowling (famous author of the Harry Potter series), Agatha Christie, Frank Herbert, Author of the Dune Series. Dains will give some helpful tips and strategies for where to begin and what you'll need to start out.  If you want some more information about how to start your book promotion plan, take a look at the accompanying blog post which will have more 'meat' and more tools and resources for writers. www.athousandliveslived.com/blog. Music Used in this podcast: 1) Louis, Lion (: Louis Howes) "Distance" *will produce full license if requested. 2. Kornevmusic, "Epic Suspense Sci-fi Thriller" (used in the trailer) *will produce full license if requested. Special Mentions in this podcast: JK Rowling, author of the wildly successful Harry Potter series, Find her @jk_rowling Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series, Find his official profile now managed by his son Brian Herbert, @DuneAuthor Agatha Christie world-renowned author, Find her at: @agathachristie Jerry Jenkins, best-selling American author and huge support to writers: www.jerryjenkins.com. Find him at @JerryBJenkins News:  Also Featuring Exclusive Trailer for our new series, Coming August 2022, The Art of Worldbuilding, featuring advice from bestselling authors Brendan Sanderson and N.K Jemison. About the Host: Hazel Dains, Canadian author, blogger, editor and podcaster. www.hazeldains.com Twitter- @HazelDains
24:05
July 12, 2022
7 Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: Self-Editing
7 Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: Self-Editing
Self-editing is a pain-staking challenge for most authors.  But it is 100% necessary.  In this episode author, Hazel Dains talks about her experiences with self-editing, how she does it, and how you can improve your current regime. She also answers a few questions that she hears on a daily basis as a professional developmental editor,  1) How many drafts do most novels go through? AND  2) Should I hire a professional editor? Want more info?  DAINS has written a blog post with much more information on how you can improve your self-editing skills, along with practical resources, checklists, and ebook recommendations.  Check it out here:  https://www.athousandliveslived.com/post/howtoselfedityourbook Music Used in this podcast: 1) Louis, Lion (: Louis Howes) "Distance" *will produce full license if requested. Where to Find Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com Twitter- @HazelDains Update: Hazel is currently running an Indegogo campaign for her debut novel, The Danger of Exposure. Please check out her campaign page and support her work: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/novel-the-danger-of-exposure/x/24403769#/
17:42
June 20, 2022
Promotion for Our Next Series: Worldbuilding 101
Promotion for Our Next Series: Worldbuilding 101
One of the most important and challenging aspects of writing fiction is doing justice to worldbuilding.   Hazel Dains here, if you're anything like me, I have this glorious concept of a fantasy world in my head and it takes a heck of a lot of work to get it out on paper in a meaningful and authentic way.  Do the readers really see what I am seeing? I hope so.  It's issues like these that my co-host and I, Tamara Linse, will be discussing for the next few episodes in our series, Worldbuilding 101.   Don't miss it! Music Used in this Video:     Epic Futuristic Hybrid Trailer Reborn by marcobellonimusic *Liscense can be shown when requested Audio Recording Edited by  Stonecreek Editing Services, www.stonecreekediting.ca Connect with Hazel Dains www.hazeldains.com
02:12
June 17, 2022
Seven Angry Monsters of Writing & How to Vanquish Them: Giving Up on An Idea
Seven Angry Monsters of Writing & How to Vanquish Them: Giving Up on An Idea
This is probably one of the hardest monsters to vanquish.  As authors, we know that in every novel or short story or really any writing piece, you have some sort of emotional attachment to it.  It came from your head and heart and it took a lot of time and effort to write it. Facing rejections, or having zero contributions on our crowdfunding schemes, is a reality that most writers need to face.  Even the best of us.  When we are facing rejection or lack of attention for a story idea that we think is great, we need to be brave enough to step back and answer a few questions honestly: 1) Is my book unique enough? 2) Is there a market for my book?  3) Is my book constructed and written well enough.  Instead of taking the answers to these questions as evidence of failure, we should take them as opportunities to find our errors and improve.  In this episode, our host Hazel Dains will give you some excellent tips on how to vanquish this monster. We have extra material and resources available on the subject. Be sure to check out our website: www.athousandliveslived.com Music Used to Produce this Podcast: 1) Louis, Lion (: Louis Howes) "Distance" *will produce full license if requested. Podcast Graphic Design by: Stonecreek Editing Services, www.stonecreekediting.ca & @yournexteditor. Where to Find Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com Twitter- @HazelDains Update: Hazel is currently running an Indegogo campaign for her debut novel, The Danger of Exposure. Please check out her campaign page and support her work: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/novel-the-danger-of-exposure/x/24403769#/
09:50
June 07, 2022
7 Angry Monsters of Writing & How To Vanquish Them: Taking a Break
7 Angry Monsters of Writing & How To Vanquish Them: Taking a Break
Writing is not easy, whether you pursue it as a hobby or a career.  And the process of finishing a writing process can be tiresome.  So, it's not a wonder that we want a break every once in a while.  But there are times when we are tempted to take breaks for the wrong reasons.  Author Hazel Dains will walk us through how we as writers should be thinking about breaks, and how to formulate your breaks so that they do not harm your confidence level and even your career. Music By:  1) Wicked Cinema, (Matthew Wigton) "Sleeper Cell" *will produce full license if requested. 2) Louis, Lion (: Louis Howes) "Distance" *will produce full license if requested. Podcast Graphic Design by: Stonecreek Editing Services, www.stonecreekediting.ca & @yournexteditor. Where to Find Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com Twitter- @HazelDains Update: Hazel is currently running an Indegogo campaign for her debut novel, The Danger of Exposure. Please check out her campaign page and support her work: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/novel-the-danger-of-exposure/x/24403769#/
14:54
May 26, 2022
The Seven Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: Managing Productivity
The Seven Angry Monsters of Writing and How to Vanquish Them: Managing Productivity
Managing your time and productivity as a writer go hand in hand.  The truth is, writing as a career is difficult because we don't get paid until the first piece is published.  And the more we produce the more we make. So there is a push to get something finished.  We want a finished product more than anything.  So how do you stay on track with your projects so that you don't have six or seven partially finished novels on your desk?  Author and Host Hazel Dains will tell us her tricks. Music Used to Produce this Podcast: 1) Louis, Lion (: Louis Howes) "Distance" *will produce full license if requested. Podcast Graphic Design by: Stonecreek Editing Services, www.stonecreekediting.ca & @yournexteditor. Where to Find Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com Twitter- @HazelDains Update: Hazel is currently running an Indegogo campaign for her debut novel, The Danger of Exposure. Please check out her campaign page and support her work: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/novel-the-danger-of-exposure/x/24403769#/
14:46
May 19, 2022
Official Trailer for 1000 Lives Lived Podcast
Official Trailer for 1000 Lives Lived Podcast
Are you a writer?  Do you daydream about your next project while seated on your commuter train?  Do you have a passion for the written word?  If yes, this podcast is for you.  Published Authors and Co-hosts Hazel Dains and Tamara Linse will discuss all of the major issues that writers can expect to go through while attempting to write something meaningful in our culture.  We dive into such topics as finding time to write, how to take rejections, how to edit your work, etc., etc.    But, best of all, we feature authors and their work.   Come join us. www.athousandliveslived.com AND follow us on Twitter @ThousandLived Where to Find Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com @HazelDains *Check out Hazel Dain's Indegogo Campaign for her debut novel, The Danger of Exposure.   https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/novel-the-danger-of-exposure/x/24403769#/ Where to Find Tamara Linse www.tamaralinse.com @TamaraLinse
01:50
April 27, 2022
Introducing Author & Co-Host Hazel Dains
Introducing Author & Co-Host Hazel Dains
Meet Hazel Dains.  Published Author, witty blogger, and now Podcaster!  We promise an entertaining exchange indeed if Hazel is a part of the conversation. She will regale you with the many writing-related lessons that she's learned over the course of her career and provide you with some humble, down-to-earth suggestions for how to think of your craft in a different light.  Welcome, Hazel Dains! Music By: 1) Moments (Adrian Dominic Walther), "The Funhouse" *license available upon request. Connect with Hazel: www.hazeldains.com hazeldainswrites@gmail.com @HazelDains
04:52
April 27, 2022
Seven Monsters of Writing & How to Vanquish Them: Organizing Your Time
Seven Monsters of Writing & How to Vanquish Them: Organizing Your Time
One of the hardest things to do, especially for a writer that is just starting out, is to be organized enough to even write at all.  Most of us have full-time jobs, families to look after and other life things to think about while also trying to write a novel.  So how do you get yourself organized enough to write anything? Hosts and published authors, Hazel Dains [www.hazeldains.com] and Tamara Linse {www.authortamaralinse.com] will tell you what they have done to manage their writing careers along with all their personal responsibilities as mothers, wives, cooks, cleaners, and working professionals. Also check out the more in-depth blog post: https://www.athousandliveslived.com/blog Music Used to Produce this Podcast: 1) Louis, Lion (: Louis Howes) "Distance" *will produce full license if requested. Podcast Graphic Design by: Stonecreek Editing Services, www.stonecreekediting.ca & @yournexteditor. Where to Find Hazel Dains: www.hazeldains.com Twitter- @HazelDains Update: Hazel is currently running an Indegogo campaign for her debut novel, The Danger of Exposure. Please check out her campaign page and support her work: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/novel-the-danger-of-exposure/x/24403769#/
26:30
March 16, 2022