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The show where you join me, Oliver Brackenbury, on the journey of writing my next novel, from first ideas all the way to publication & promotion. In this unique, one-man-reality show I’ll share you with you my ever evolving thoughts and feelings on how I write, being a writer, and everything that entails at each stage of the process. I’ll also answer listener questions and, sometimes, interview people who write fiction.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to learn how things are made, and get to know the people making them, then this is the show for you.

So I'm Writing a Novel..‪.‬ Oliver Brackenbury

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The show where you join me, Oliver Brackenbury, on the journey of writing my next novel, from first ideas all the way to publication & promotion. In this unique, one-man-reality show I’ll share you with you my ever evolving thoughts and feelings on how I write, being a writer, and everything that entails at each stage of the process. I’ll also answer listener questions and, sometimes, interview people who write fiction.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to learn how things are made, and get to know the people making them, then this is the show for you.

    Ep20 Interview with Milton Davis

    Ep20 Interview with Milton Davis

    In this interview we're speaking with author and publisher, Milton Davis. Oliver and Milton have plenty of laughs talking about what it's like being both a writer and a publisher, knowing Charles Saunders and what's going on with the Imaro TV adaptation, when the history nerds come for you, origin stories, designing and playtesting an RPG, and so much more!


     


    www.miltonjdavis.com (Facebook and Twitter)
    A Sword and Soul Primer, blog post by Milton.
    MVmedia, Milton's publishing company.
    Sword and Soul Adventures FB Group, run by Milton.
    Nyumbani Tales (Short stories by Charles Saunders).
    Milton's Sword & Soul Worldbuilding video.
    A Look at Milton Davis' Changa's Safari
    Ki Khanga Sword and Soul Role Playing Game: Basic Rules
    Ki Khanga FB Group
    Griots: Sisters of the Spear




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    SO I'M WRITING A NOVEL... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/so_writing
    OLIVER'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obrackenbury

    Oliver's Link Tree (For everything else): https://linktr.ee/obrackenbury

    • 57 min
    Ep19 Interview with J.M. Frey

    Ep19 Interview with J.M. Frey

    Oliver has a long, highly informative chat with author, actor, and voice actor J.M. Frey about her experiences as a writer, including what happens when your book grows to around the 200K word mark, self-publishing, the challenges of author exhaustion (incl. frank discussion of how the economics of publishing deals have evolved), when she received her first piece of fan art based on her work, and more! Jess is terribly knowledgeable, and we strongly recommend you check out her site not only for all the great advice it contains, but also to study how Jess presents herself online.

    Jess's Author Page


    Jess on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Youtube / Tumblr / Wattpad / Radish

    Also mentioned in this episode: Print Run Podcast, and Writer Beware.

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    PATREON: www.patreon.com/soimwritinganovel
    BUY OLIVER'S BOOKS: https://www.oliverbrackenbury.com/store
    SO I'M WRITING A NOVEL... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/so_writing
    OLIVER'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obrackenbury

    Oliver's Link Tree (For everything else): https://linktr.ee/obrackenbury
     

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    Ep18 Interview with Christine Brackenbury

    Ep18 Interview with Christine Brackenbury

    We're kicking off a block of interviews with a chat with Oliver's mum, about her relationship to creativity as both parent and "pre-parent", the book she wrote, the book Oliver's dad says he'll finish, what it's like for both Oliver and Christine to look back on his decision to try making writing what he does for a living, and more. Oh and of course they cover the time she struck back at workplace sexism with a picture of a big ol' penis.

    If you'd like to see the jewelry Oliver's parents make together, you can check out at www.brackenbury.ca




    www.soimwritinganovel.com

    PATREON: www.patreon.com/soimwritinganovel
    BUY OLIVER'S BOOKS: https://www.oliverbrackenbury.com/store
    SO I'M WRITING A NOVEL... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/so_writing
    OLIVER'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obrackenbury

    Oliver's Link Tree (For everything else): https://linktr.ee/obrackenbury

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep17 Disgrace the Stone

    Ep17 Disgrace the Stone

    With this, the fifth short story, we've reached the end of the first act! In Disgrace the Stone, the outlining of which Oliver will share with you, Voe is finally a "hero" as she's struggled to be but the events of this story will change her mind about that being what she wants.

    The brainstorming for this story involved an unexpected intersection between the webcomic Achewood, Leonard Cohen, and the pandemic (though this isn't a plague story, have no fear). This sent Oliver off on a journey that involved putting the this tale down for an entire year before coming back to finish it, providing unexpected benefits as well as a lesson in why it's important to always make very clear notes so that future-you can easily pick up where they left off...no matter how long it's been.

    www.soimwritinganovel.com

    PATREON: www.patreon.com/soimwritinganovel
    BUY OLIVER'S BOOKS: https://www.oliverbrackenbury.com/store
    SO I'M WRITING A NOVEL... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/so_writing
    OLIVER'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obrackenbury

    Oliver's Link Tree (For everything else): https://linktr.ee/obrackenbury

    • 38 min
    Ep16 The Boy and the Blacksmith

    Ep16 The Boy and the Blacksmith

    This time around we're outlining story number four in our sword & sorcery short story cycle!

    Oliver sets out to write a sword & sorcery love story, but is that what he ends up with? He also gets into that time the rural Canadian mafia murdered Oliver's brother because his parents wouldn't give them gold, knowing when to break your own format, the dangers of trying to will what you want into existence, and, as always, more.




    www.soimwritinganovel.com

    PATREON: www.patreon.com/soimwritinganovel
    BUY OLIVER'S BOOKS: https://www.oliverbrackenbury.com/store
    SO I'M WRITING A NOVEL... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/so_writing
    OLIVER'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obrackenbury

    Oliver's Link Tree (For everything else): https://linktr.ee/obrackenbury

    • 46 min
    Ep15 Monstrously Slow

    Ep15 Monstrously Slow

    This time around we're outlining story number three in our sword & sorcery short story cycle!

    Oliver introduces you to the marvelous book which made him want to tell this story, thrusting his protagonist Voe into the middle of a mighty battle between empires in the absolute meat grinder of a canyon floor with arrows raining down from either side! He then goes on to dissect the mentor/mentee relationship, share a formative story from his very Canadian youth (yes, it involves ice skating), and Ursula K Le Guin rears her head once more as Oliver looks to one of her better quotes for a great theme to explore, in which the very idea of deserving is framed as a fake idea.

    www.soimwritinganovel.com

    PATREON: www.patreon.com/soimwritinganovel
    BUY OLIVER'S BOOKS: https://www.oliverbrackenbury.com/store
    SO I'M WRITING A NOVEL... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/so_writing
    OLIVER'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obrackenbury

    Oliver's Link Tree (For everything else): https://linktr.ee/obrackenbury

    • 49 min

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