The Liars Club Oddcast #035 | Karen Joy Fowler, Literary Novelist

NY Times Bestselling Author of We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club talks about the value of taking risks in your writing, and the importance of following your instincts.

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The F Word: Failure — InkStains Ep 34

Join host John Urbancik as he discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he takes on Failure — and why we should be doing more of it. Readings include a carousel in an antique shop, an old magician, and a man with nothing left to lose who bets everything on a spin of the wheel.

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The Liars Club Oddcast #034 | Karen Dionne, Author of The Marsh King’s Daughter

How do you go from midlist to international best-seller?  Karen talks about the unusual research she did, and how a mid-career genre change brought her to the place she felt she was destined to be all along.

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Ride the Lightning and More — InkStains Ep 33

Join host John Urbancik as he discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, in the first show recorded at the new DarkFluidity Studios, he talks about the systems and tools stolen from his own past lives to assist with the details of his longer projects. Readings include a roller coaster on the side of a mountain, riding the lightning, and a brutal road trip.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 53 – Chapters & Scenes

Chapters & Scenes. 

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda get back to basics again, going through their process and ideas about writing chapters and scenes in their short stories and novels. 

They also talk about a mess of other things not even remotely related to the topic this week.

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What Future? — InkStains Ep 32

Join host John Urbancik as he discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he records for the last time from the DarkFluidity Studios in Florida before boldly stepping into the unknown future, so he talks about all our futures, and about hope. Readings include a mermaid washing up on shore, a woman discovering an artist on the other side of the world who has sketched her face, and a ghoulish Halloween tale.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 52 – Writer’s Retreats

Writer’s Retreats. 

Whether an organized event or something as simple as a couple of authors spending the weekend together in front of their laptops and writing, there is strength in numbers. Especially in the mostly solitary writing world. 

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda chat about writer’s retreats, pushing each other to get words down and a bunch of other stuff that might have nothing to do with the subject at hand. 

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Obligations and Thunderbolts — InkStains Ep 31

Join host John Urbancik as he discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he explains his obligations — not to publishers, and not even to readers or listeners, but to himself. Readings include an unused bolt of lightning, the boathouse before the Riverman, and a princess and her tiger.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 51 – Dialogue

“The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli,” George said. 

Dialogue.

When it’s good it propels the story to another level. When it’s off it takes the reader out of the story. 

He said/she said. 

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda give their own opinions on letting characters have a conversation in a story and what they like or dislike about the process, what they read and whatever else they feel about it. 

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Baby Driver, Music, and Fiction — InkStains Ep 30

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses the movie Baby Driver, specifically its use of music, and how he incorporates music into his fiction. Readings include a race through the woods, magic in the City of Night, and a crime noir set on the highways of New England.

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Road Trips and InkStains — InkStains Ep 29

Join host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity. This week, he discusses his recent road trip, including stops at Necon (The North Eastern Writer’s Conference) and the Frazetta Museum in Pennsylvania. Readings include a rat and a dying man in the subways, a story about the City of Night, and what happens to the freight elevator when the close the art museum.

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