Do you dream of one day writing your own book? Do you already a write, edit, or publish? Maybe just a reader who wants to know more about how the writing gets done or just like books in general? Come take a ride with me through the world of writing. I will share my advice, tips and tricks, insight, funny stories, and interviews with people in the business. -Bryan the Writer
A Chat With Author and Podcaster Kenny McKay
Today I am joined by my friend, fellow author, and podcaster Kenneth J McKay who is written the books, Your Story is Worth Telling, Level Up, 30 Days of Thankfulness, and a couple of companion books as well. He is also the host of the podcast show, author your dream, he was born here in the US, but lives in the United Kingdom.
Show Versus Tell and What That Really Means
If we are true to ourselves, no other bit of writing advice has been given out more times than any other. Editors are perpetually yelling at us to show and not tell. For old hands at the wheel, we know it when we see it and usually say something. Editors have magic red pens that can write "Show... not tell" on your manuscripts automatically by saying some sort of incantation. For the rest of us in the world, we have wonderful insights from other authors and some great articles we can consult from time to time to help us on our writing journey. Won't you join me?
Interview with my friend Ronald Malfi
Join me and Mr. Ronald Malfi as we talk about lots of writing related things, his own origin story, and his new book, Come With Me, which will be out in July.
What is horror? What are the sub genres?
Horror, at least the term horror, really is an umbrella. It covers a lot of different things from the stories which make you want to close the cover of the book and put it down to the stories that cause you to sniggle wildly at something that should not be funny, but is. Like a plant, shooting its head off. That to me is impossibly hilarious. Now the implications of the story are essentially that planet earth is doomed as an alien plant is about to take over the world, but still, a plant shooting itself is hilarious.
Chatting with Cozy Author Amy E. Lilly
Last show was all about mysteries. We talked about different types of mysteries, stuff I have read, stuff I loved to read and some of you will remember I made an admission that day. I admitted to liking a good cozy mystery from time to time. Which brings me to something amazing that happened. I am so happy to announce my next guest, someone who wrote a book I loved, called “Death is Long Overdue.” So yes, I am talking about the wonderful Amy E. Lilly.
What exactly is a mystery?
Welcome to the show! So, what the heck is a mystery? I would love to claim to have come up with all of this stuff myself, but I didn't. Valerie Peterson wrote a wonderful article on the topic. So good, in fact that I would have a hard time improving on it. So, instead of doing that, I am going to follow her outline closely and add my own commentary.