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The Writer's Tavern

The Writer's Tavern

By Melanie and Jerry
The Writer's Tavern Podcast: A serious place for writers and readers to ... not be so serious.
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Special Guest William Ledbetter
Its writer's tavern talk with Nebula Award winning author and aerospace engineer William Ledbetter! We chat about what it was like to win the Nebula and how it's changed his writing career, as well as having his novel Level Five published as an Audible Original. We also chat about book conventions during a pandemic, video games and other distraction, and -- among other things -- character creation and bourbon. But, not creating characters with bourbon, just ... bourbon. And absinthe. And Scrivener (we always seem to end up talking about Scrivener). There's also some marketing talk, and Melanie gives some really nifty tricks which she's using right now and that are bringing in book sales. So come on in, get yourself some grog, and pull up a chair for a fun and informative chat with our buddy Bill!
1:00:50
September 21, 2020
Tools of the Trade: Word Processors, Note Keepers, Databases
Typing, scribbling with a pen/pencil/stylus, or dictating into a microphone? Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Scrivener, or Google Docs? Microsoft OneNote, Apple Notes, or Evernote? Roam Research, or Walling? How about Otter AI? What are your favorite tools of the trade?
30:19
September 14, 2020
Problems with Plotting during a Pandemic
More than ever, just about all fiction writers currently face something that has plagued Science Fiction writers for years: how do you keep a story from being overtaken by actual events? Even considering how quickly you can now go from final draft to publication,  writing something set in "Present Day" forces you to predict the future at a time when you don't even know what life is going to be like a week from now. #writersproblems
36:55
September 7, 2020