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The Fantastical Writers Podcast

The Fantastical Writers Podcast

By Cheyanne Murray
Are you a writer who loves creating entire worlds right down to a unique currency and made-up language? Or they may create creatures that are nothing like what we find on earth? If so, then this is the podcast for you.

The Fantastical Writers Podcast is your home for writing all things wonderfully strange.

My name is Cheyanne Murray, and welcome to The Fantastical Writers Podcast.
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Writing Compelling Characters
Do you struggle with writing characters that your readers will care about? Well this episode has four writers talking about our thoughts on this subject.  ✨🧙‍♀️ Join the Fantasy Writers Unite Discord Here 🧙✨ R.T. Cole's Links:  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon MY LINKS: Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
21:11
November 22, 2020
Writing Mistakes We've Made | With R.T. Cole from Fantasy Writings Unite
✨🧙‍♀️ Join the Fantasy Writers Unite Discord Here 🧙✨ R.T. Cole's Links: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon MY LINKS: Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
19:11
October 25, 2020
Writing Fears
I love writing, but I also have a fear of writing. Does that make sense? Maybe not, but it is a struggle that I and many others writers constantly have to deal with.   JACQUELINE KIRK PODCASTS:  Taking A Chance (Writing Excuses) |  Stop Worrying and Start Writing (The Self Publishing Show):  MY LINKS: WEBSITE  |   TWITTER 
06:56
July 16, 2020
An Interview with Luisa H
Luisa moved from Romania to Germany, but publishes primarily in English. This interview was originally supposed to be all about world-building but I believe we may have different definitions of the term, so instead, I moved the conversation on to how and where she publishes. Luisa's Links: Twitter | Facebook | Smashwords | Booksrix | Wattpad My other links: Discord | Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
09:59
May 20, 2020
Writing About Ghosts (by Tara Theresa Hill)
Ghosts are something that can be found in nearly every genre there is, so today ghost is going to be talking all about how she writes ghosts. Cady Hammers' Links Blog |  Twitter | The Spirit Hour My other links: Discord | Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
22:10
April 15, 2020
Character Creation Workshop (by Cady Hammer)
Just getting started with writing and don't know where to start when it comes to creating characters? Listen in to Cady Hammer's character creation workshop! Cady Hammers' Links Chasing Fae | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest My other links: Discord | Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
14:41
March 31, 2020
Method Writing (Interview with Joseph Malik)
Today's guest is a best-selling author and a very interesting person. He has taken writing to the extreme by practicing parts in his novel in what he calls "method writing." He has practiced sword fighting, martial arts, and more!  Joseph Malik's Links: Website | Quick Links | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest  My other links: Discord | Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
33:14
March 24, 2020
Creating Characters (Interview with R.T. Cole)
Good stories need good characters, so today's guest, fantasy series writer R.T. Cole, is telling his tips and tricks for writing interesting characters.  R.T. Cole's Links: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon My other links: Discord | Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
14:21
March 6, 2020
About Editing (An Interview With Ashton Gaskill)
So you finished the first draft of your novel....now what? In today's podcast, Ashton Gaskill chats about his own personal editing process and gives many tips and tricks on how to fast-track yours. Ashton Gaskill's Links: Twitter My other links: Discord | Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
38:26
February 24, 2020
Things You Should Know Before Self Publishing (An Interview With Avery Ames)
Today Avery Ames (author of Cambiare) is talking all about what things you should know before self-publishing. This includes important resources, and more!  Avery Ames' Links: Amazon Book Link | Website | Twitter  Resources Mentioned: Reedsy My other links: Discord | Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
15:07
February 19, 2020
"Fridging" a Character
Do you know what it means to "fridge" a character? You may have read about it in reviews, so today I am explaining exactly what that trope is.  My other links: Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org
05:08
February 10, 2020
Writing About Mental Health (An Interview with William Hastings)
Fantasy is often just narrowed down to blind escapism...but should it also be touching upon more sensitive subjects? In this episode, I chat with William Hastings about writing characters with mental health problems. William's Links: Twitter | Amazon My other links: Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
12:10
February 4, 2020
Marketing Chat with Gabrielle S. Awe
The previous episode, titled "Writing Short Fiction" by Gabrielle S. Awe diverted topics towards the end and dove into marketing. So, to keep the episode from running too long, and to keep the topics separate, I cut the episodes into two parts. In this episode, Gabrielle and I ramble on about marketing.  Gabrielle's Links: Stories in the Dark Twitter | Gabrielle's Twitter | Stories in the Dark Facebook | Gabrielle's Facebook | Instagram | Website | THE CORPSE-TAKER by Gabrielle S. Awe My other links: Twitter | Website | Instagram   The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
21:42
January 27, 2020
"Writing Short Fiction" by Gabrielle S. Awe
Today's interview was with Gabrielle S. Awe,  a talented short fiction writer and podcaster, but the interview actually went longer than I intended. So, to keep it on the shorter size, this interview is being split into two parts. The first part is all about writing short fiction, while the next part will be about marketing.  Gabrielle's Links: Stories in the Dark Twitter | Gabrielle's Twitter | Stories in the Dark Facebook | Gabrielle's Facebook | Instagram | Website | THE CORPSE-TAKER by Gabrielle S. Awe My other links: Website | Instagram The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
24:31
January 12, 2020
My Thoughts On Strong Female Characters
The topic of "strong female topics" is extremely controversial at the moment. Some say all strong female characters are flat or an attack on feminity, others say all female characters should be perfect and strong. Today I am giving my thoughts on this subject.  Disagree with me? That's fine too! I would still love to hear your opinions on the topic (I won't get mad, promise. I like learning all sides of a topic). Send me your opinion to @Cheyanne_Author on twitter. My other links: Website Instagram The intro music in this podcast was made by DDmyzik from FreeSound.org and the break music was made by Slaking_97 from FreeSound.Org
10:58
December 12, 2019
"World-building & Magic Systems" by Nathan Dain. Later: Putting Symbols in Your Novels
Magic should change how you would build, so today my special guest, Nathan Dain, is talking all about that. After, I chat about why you should consider using symbols or logos within your novels. Nathan Dain's Links: Twitter Website Further Reading:  Hard and Soft Magic Systems(wiki) Hello Future Me (YouTube) My Links: Instagram Twitter Website Other Links: Opening MusicDDmyzik from Freesound.org Scene Break Music by Slacking_97 from Freesound.org 
19:51
December 3, 2019
"Using What's At Hand" by Jared A. Conti. Later: Using Food for Marketing
In this podcast, Jared A. Conti(AKA OracularBeard) talks about using what's at hand for your writing. After, I chat about why you should think about adding food into your novels. JARED’S LINKS: Website: http://www.theoracularbeard.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/OracularBeard Band Website: https://www.theechoandswayband.com/ MY LINKS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/cheyanne_author?lang=en Website: http://cmurrayauthor.wordpress.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheyannemurray/ The intro music was by DDmyzik from Freesound.org, and the break music is by Slaking_97 from Freesound.org
07:45
November 25, 2019
"Writing Paranormal Cozies" by KA Miltimore + The Dangers of Comparing for Marketing
"Paranormal cozy" or any sort of cozy fiction is a genre I only just learned about very recently. So, today my special guest is talking all about writing paranormal cozy fiction. After, I talk about the dangers of marketing your book in a way that compares it to others. KA Miltimore's Links: Website Twitter Instagram Music:  Intro music Break music My Links: Twitter Instagram Website
12:51
November 17, 2019
World-building For Magical Realism | An Interview with Author Andi Cumbo-Floyd
Today I am joined by the author Andi Cumbo-Floyd to talk all about magical realism. Andi Cumbo-Floyd's Links: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Intro/Outro Music By Slacking_ 97 from freesound.org My Links: Twitter Instagram Website
11:06
November 12, 2019
World Building Lessons from a Tabletop Gamer (and Writer) | An Interview With "Sam Koumi"
In this episode, I am joined by Sam Koumi, a tabletop gamer who is now on the path to becoming a published writer! Sam has plenty of experience with worldbuilding, and in this episode he talks about how he starts to worldbuild a new project.  Find Sam Koumi elsewhere: Twitter Goodreads The music in this podcast used for both the intro and the outro is by "Slacking_97" from FreeSound.org. 
10:15
November 2, 2019
Writing Realistic Winter Scenes
Being caught out in a winter storm can be a very dangerous thing, so it is no wonder that so many writers want to capture the harsh fight for survival in their novels. However, sometimes it becomes very obvious which writer has actually experienced extreme cold, and which writer has only seen it in movies. There is, in short, far more to a winter freeze than feeling cold on your skin, and that is the topic for today. I’m Cheyanne Murray, and this is The Fantastical Writers Podcast. _ Music By: Joseph McDade from JosephMcdade.com Intro/Outro Music By: Slacking_97 from Freesound.org This episode was written and produced by me, Cheyanne Murray. If you would like to get in contact with me, you can find me on Twitter at Cheyanne_Author, on Instagram at CheyanneMurray, or on my website https://cmurrayauthor.wordpress.com.   
07:57
September 3, 2019
The Fantastical Writers Podcast Trailer
Writing is a hobby that requires drawing out imagination in incredible amounts. The strands of imagination are woven into characters that may feel as real as an old friend, plots that cause readers to eagerly flip over pages. Writing is, in short, a large amount of work. However, some writers decide to take this one step further. They weave in more and more strands of imagination until what they create might not be entirely recognizable to what we find outside our doors. They might create entire worlds right down to a unique currency and made-up language, or they may create creatures that are nothing like what we find on earth. If that sounds like you, then you have found the right podcast. The Fantastical Writers Podcast is your home for writing all things wonderfully strange. I will start with some common mistakes I often read in novels, then, if the podcast grows, I hope to include special guests to share their insights. My name is Cheyanne Murray, and welcome to The Fantastical Writers Podcast. The music in this podcast is by Joseph Mcdade from JosephMcdade.com, and the outro is by Slacking_97 from freesound.org. 
01:31
August 22, 2019