The Liars Club Oddcast #021 | Damian McNicholl, Literary Author & Agent

Listen as Damian discusses his path from lawyer to literary agent to Hemingway-esque writer.  Although he grew up in Ireland, Damian’s new novel THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, which comes out this June, is a distinctly American feminist tale of a female bullfighter.  Recorded April 2017

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Writer’s Block — InkStains Ep 18

Host John Urbancik talks about Writer’s Block and Artist’s Block, and tells you how to deal with it effectively and definitively. This week’s InkStains challenge will help you plan for the next time it attacks. Also: three readings: stories to sell, the parallel universe version of me, and what’s in the shoebox in the secret room in the attic?

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The Liars Club Oddcast #020 | Amy Reichert, Women’s Fiction Author & Foodie

Amy Reichert talks about researching cider making for her new book THE SIMPLICITY OF CIDER, and dishes about readers, recipes, setting books in the Midwest, and how she stays so productive. Recorded March 2017.

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Let Me Encourage You — InkStains Ep 17

Host John Urbancik returns from a convention where he’s been re-energized and exhausted, and offers words of encouragement to you and everyone. Then he challenges you to do the same. Readings include stories channeled from his inner Ray Bradbury, a story about when to start a story, and jury duty.

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Van Gogh, Carnivals, and Paper Folding — InkStains Ep 16

Host John Urbancik explores living a creative life, then tackles the dark night of the soul. A new InkStains challenge is issued. Readings include a story inspired by Van Gogh, a nearly completely true story about a carnival in a hotel room, and paper folding in the wind.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 36 – Formatting

Formatting Your Books.

One of the oft-overlooked parts to the complete author package, and one of the final steps to turn on or off a reader. 

Once again The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda wander in and around the topic, offering their own insights into formatting your ebook and print books. 

But wait… that’s not all!

Back from her extended vacation in the Bohemian wilderness, Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi returns with a brand new Marketing Morsels!

This week’s episode sponsored by Subculture Corsets & Clothing

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Nurturing Creativity — InkStains Ep 15

Host John Urbancik tackles fostering creativity, something we have to do on our own in modern society. A new InkStains challenge issued, and then John gets serious. Readings include requirements for being a writer and adventurer, a brief history of the host, and a challenge against the night.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 35 – Amazon Descriptions

Amazon Descriptions and Blurbs for Print Books.

Two areas that are tied in together but befuddle even the best of us. Is your description and/or blurb too long? Too short? Just right? Keyword rich or confusing?

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda probably don’t have the right answer but they have some ideas about the things they’ve done and what they’ll do in the future when it comes to Amazon descriptions and print book back cover blurbs.

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The Ghost Collector — InkStains Ep 12

Join Host John Urbancik as he discusses what happens after the end of those big projects. Readings include ramblings about the blank page, a job offer from Ms. Friday, and the ghost collector’s prized possession.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 31 – Collaboration

Collaborating with another Author.

It can be the greatest story you’ve ever had the privilege of writing or the worst piece of crap you’ve ever touched. Or something in the middle.

That’s the fun of co-writing a project. The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda touch on the various ways you can co-write with someone else and the mindset to work it out. 

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Baking in a War Zone and Other Adventures – InkStains – Ep 10

Host John Urbancik claims to be an Adventurer (as well as writer and photographer), and tries to define it. Three new readings: night falls, Monday and Sunday in court, and a grandmother bakes cookies in a war zone.

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