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Story Tellers

Story Tellers

By Garrett K. Jones
A podcast featuring audio recordings of short stories and poems written by independent authors, as well as interviews with those authors about the creation of their work. Season 4 coming soon!!!
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Storytellers 13: Authors Roundtable
Garrett K. Jones sits down to have a great conversation with English authors Luke Partridge and Markus McKinley about the writing processes. You can find Luke on Instagram: @luke_partridge_writer, and you can find Markus on Instagram: @ookamikori13.
01:11:24
September 28, 2020
Storytellers 12: The Pond With No Reflection
This episode features a dynamic piece of poetry by Billy J. Barnum, a direct descendant of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman himself. “Move Over Shakespeare” can be found through most major book retailers including Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GzX5gm
35:23
September 21, 2020
Storytellers 11: The Circle
This episode features an excerpt from the award-winning indie thriller “The Circle” by Stephen J. Galgon. You can find this move on Amazon in paperback and Kindle or you can order it directly from the author by going to www.mjepublishing.com. You can follow Stephen on Instagram @thecircleisreal.
53:33
September 14, 2020
Storytellers 10: Somewhere in Time
A man is haunted by an event from his past, the tragic and mysterious disappearance of the young woman he loved. Luke Partridge returns with yet another enthralling piece of flash fiction... you can follow him on Instagram @luke_partridge_writer
17:37
September 7, 2020
Storytellers 9: ...Long Enough
For nearly a year a brutal and methodical killer has plagued the police and the FBI until a mistake Is made that cracks the case wide open. Written by Kay Griffin Peterson (@KayGriffinPete1 on Twitter).
24:14
August 31, 2020
Storytellers 8: Watashi No Katana Desu
In which Author and Podcast host Garrett K. Jones shares a piece of original poetry focused on his memories of living in Japan
12:29
August 24, 2020
Storytellers 7: The Poetry of Tanya Miller
Mental health - while often considered a sore or taboo topic - is incredible important. It is necessary to have these conversations because they are literally life saving. You can also get an additional interview with Tanya from Season 2, Episode 7. Tanya’s work can be found on Instagram: @tizzymiller.
17:11
August 17, 2020
Storytellers 6: The Monster Within
Two boys are hunted by a horrific creature, but nothing is more horrifying that what the creature turns out to be. The author can be contacted through social media: Facebook.com/markusmckinley.
27:18
August 10, 2020
Storytellers 5: The Kismet of Arundel
Theodore Winfrey recalls the unique events he experienced with Lord Mason Arundel which led him into a state of hopelessness. A short story written by Antonio Martinez. IG: @crawdaddoh.
21:38
August 3, 2020
Storytellers 4: The Mystic Loner
Drew experiences a once-in-a-lifetime voyage through the cosmos and encounters an entity that feels too good to be true... or is it really all in his head? This episode features a short story written as part of a larger body of work by Harrison Giannola. IG: @granolalagann
37:04
July 27, 2020
Storytellers 3: The End of Time
The end of time has come and the narrator find themselves looking out over a field in the “afterlife”, contemplating the reason for what they are seeing. The looming gravestones have the answers to the questions the narrator is searching for. Connect with Luke in Instagram: @luke_partridge_writer
21:39
July 20, 2020
Storytellers 2: Indifferent
An abbreviated short story about bullying in schools. Bianca commits suicide after years of rampant bullying in school go unaddressed. Told from the perspective of her best friend, the narrator explores ideas of regret, indifference, and denial as ponders conflicted feelings about one of Bianca’s bullies. Connect with the author on Twitter: @denaelerian
30:07
July 13, 2020
Storytellers 1: Salvage
In the Season 3 opener, indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones shares a cyberpunk/Sci-Fi short story he’s been developing.
45:48
July 6, 2020
Foolproof Escape Plan
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones spends the season 2 finale breaking down how to formulate an escape plan for getting out of the prison of the Comfort Zone
20:01
April 27, 2020
To Quit or Not to Quit
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones breaks down Chuck Wendig’s six signs it’s time to quit writing and Project Manager Writer’s five reasons to not quit writing. Wendig Article: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/06/08/six-signs-its-high-time-to-give-up-writing/. Five reasons article: https://projectmanagerwriter.com/writing/5-reasons-not-quit-writing/
32:22
April 20, 2020
Quitting 101
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones breaks down why writers often quit and which common behaviors writers need to quit to be successful. Higher Perspectives article: https://www.higherperspectives.com/five-things-quit-right-now-2645293727.html
24:17
April 13, 2020
Dealing with Heartache
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones holds a a special interview with film maker Joshua Cordeiro about his recent book and how he used it to help him heal after the loss of his wife.
44:03
April 6, 2020
The Gift of Criticism
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones delves a second time into the critical reception authors often face by looking at the point and purpose of negative/critical reviews. Goins’ Article: https://goinswriter.com/gift-criticism/. Eric’s site: www.ericgilbertwilliams.com
27:28
March 30, 2020
Critical Reception
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones discusses how writers can, do, and should respond Praise, Constructive Criticism, and Negative Feedback. Eric’s site: www.ericgilbertwilliams.com
30:52
March 23, 2020
In a Tizzy
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones interviews local Hanford creator Tanya “Tizzy” Miller about her art installation that took place on Friday, January 17, 2020 focusing on the impact of unresolved mental health concerns, substance abuse, and suicide.
20:55
March 16, 2020
Hitting the Wall
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones provides an overview of some of those internal and external barriers that can get in the way of being effective writers.
37:48
March 9, 2020
Growing Pains
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones breaks down what happens when you embrace fear and leave the comfort zone, learn, and inevitably grow.
33:32
March 2, 2020
Getting Schooled in the Learning Zone
In which in the author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones breaks down exactly how learning and improving yourself destroys fear when starting a new endeavor.
27:01
February 24, 2020
Xibalba - The Place of Fear
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones explains the Fear Zone, what it feels like, its purpose, its effects, and how to embrace it without giving up.
29:08
February 17, 2020
Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone
In which indie fantasy author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones breaks down what our Comfort Zones look like and six reasons why need to break out of them.
24:00
February 10, 2020
Welcome to the Danger Zone
In which indie fantasy author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones gives an overview of what he’s going to be discussing through the course of Season 2.
17:48
February 3, 2020
Writing is... Editing
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones rambles in about copyedits, line edits, and proofreading to conclude the first season of Creator’s Corner.
29:39
December 30, 2019
Writing is... Substantive
In which independent author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones provides an overview on substantive edits and some key factors/questions to consider while beginning this phase of editing.
22:48
December 23, 2019
Writing is... Pruning
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones provides context about the initial steps writers need to take when it comes to editing their work. Special thanks to Zeno Crespo for his thoughts on the subject.
31:07
December 16, 2019
Writing is... Show and Tell
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones begins breaking down every writer’s favorite topic: showing versus telling.
30:11
December 9, 2019
Writing is... Radio
In which indie author and vlogger breaks down the importance of dialogue to the character development while providing a few key points to apply when writing dialogue as well as resources to hone your craft at writing dialogue. Celtx: www.celtx.com
38:11
December 2, 2019
Writing is... the Right Environment
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones discusses what does and does not make for a good writing environment. Also featured is a soundbite from fellow fantasy author John Harrison.
30:36
November 25, 2019
Writing is... personal (You’re Not an Impostor)
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones breaks down the flip side of the causality coin by discussing how free will impacts character decisions, investing in your characters, and the dreaded impostor syndrome.
42:10
November 18, 2019
Writing is... Causality
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones discusses how causality (cause and effect) is at the center of writing narrative... it gets a little philosophical in this joint, but it’s all good.
31:13
November 11, 2019
Writing is... Planting
In which independent author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones describes some suggestions for how to go about starting the story... everybody worries about the opening line, does it really have to be as perfect as we think it does? Thanks to JC Paulo for the soundbite.
33:39
November 4, 2019
Writing is... Picking the Right Seeds
In which indie author and vlogger Garrett K. Jones continues the “Writing is...” series by breaking which seeds - deciding what kind of story/genre and tropes - they want to write. Forcing it doesn’t work.
32:17
October 28, 2019
Writing is... a Monster
In which independent author Garrett K. Jones discusses all the components that need to be in place within the body of the Writing Monster before you can put meat on the bones. YouTube: GKJ Publishing
28:14
October 21, 2019
Writing is... Planning
In which indie author Garrett K. Jones discusses the importance of spending time planning out some elements of your story before moving into the writing (planting) phase. YouTube: GKJ Publishing.
41:30
October 14, 2019
Work: Writing is Gardening
In the first title launch of Creator’s Corner, indie author Garrett K. Jones dispels some of the misconceptions about what it means to be a writer while explaining just how much work goes into being a writer and creating content. All podcasts are associated with the Vlog of the Five Kingdoms (GKJ Publishing on YouTube)... Follow Joshua Lee Ronin on Twitch: twitch.tv/joshualeeronin. Send soundbite responses to gkjpublishing@gmail.com
34:39
October 7, 2019