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Maya Goode, Crissy Moss and Gerald Hornsby each attempt to write a short story every week for a year to see how it changes their writing,

The Bradbury Challenge: Writing One Short Story Every Week Literary Roadhouse

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Maya Goode, Crissy Moss and Gerald Hornsby each attempt to write a short story every week for a year to see how it changes their writing,

    Gerald is Back – Bradbury Challenge Ep 23

    Gerald is Back – Bradbury Challenge Ep 23

    Gerald is back! He had a lot of new ideas as her traveled, and is considering publishing his short stories as a collection. Crissy talks about her new job and getting 40 thousand words into a new series. They discuss finishing projects and how the Bradbury Challenge is effecting their lives.

    Author mentioned:

    Melissa Lummis

    • 18 min
    Freelancing and Releases - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 22

    Freelancing and Releases - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 22

    Rated: Clean

    Crissy talks about how it felt to write full time. Now that she’ll have to go back to work soon some decisions need to be made. She also finished two short stories and sent them to her mailing list. Meanwhile, Maya began her travels, worked on formatting, and releasing her first short story release. Gerald will be back soon much to our relief, it’s just not the same! FYI, This episode should have been number 20 but in editing the backlog of episodes I got them all mixed up.

    This Weeks Writing Prompt:



    You are in a coffee shop and there is a ceiling fan and it is covered in ice-cream and there is ice-cream all over the walls.

    • 32 min
    Revision and Literary in Every Genre- Bradbury Challenge Ep 21

    Revision and Literary in Every Genre- Bradbury Challenge Ep 21

    Rated: Mild

    This week Crissy and Maya discussed revision and Literary Fiction within the Genre’s. Then Crissy reads from her latest project.

    • 43 min
    Publishing Our Books and Short Stories – Bradbury Challenge Ep 20

    Publishing Our Books and Short Stories – Bradbury Challenge Ep 20

    Rated: Mild

    This week Crissy and I discuss publishing our short stories and books. How do we price our works and how is that different for genre and literary fiction. We touch on some pretty controversial topics but try to figure out how we feel about cheap versus expensive books.

    This Weeks Writing Prompt:



    There’s a knock on the door and there is a package waiting for you. It is an old wooden crate with stickers on it from all over the world.

    • 38 min
    Traditional and Self-Publishing – Bradbury Challenge Ep 19

    Traditional and Self-Publishing – Bradbury Challenge Ep 19

    Rated: Mild

    Today Crissy and Maya discuss their projects and thoughts on traditional vs. self-publishing from very different perspectives. We also talk about the future of short stories and technology.

    • 30 min
    Becoming More Productive - Bradbury Challenge Ep 18

    Becoming More Productive - Bradbury Challenge Ep 18

    Rated: PG-13 due to innuendo

    Maya empties her nest, all three of us struggled with time. Gerald only wrote ONE story! I know, the horror lol. We discuss practical solutions to being more productive.

    Disclaimer: So these episodes are coming out very late and in quick succession. Due to stress and organizational difficulties I had to make a choice. Either be even later, or use subpar audio. The next 4 episodes are not up to our audio standard so please bare with us until we are back to our normal standard.

    This Weeks Writing Prompt:



    A steampunk airship floating through the sky

    • 21 min

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Readersomething ,

The Bradbury Challege Episode 10

Thank you for talking honestly about the struggle to find your voice, your style, your rhythm as writers, and to buld the type of writing practice and career that honors your own values. I love listening in on the genuine conversation among these writers every week.

BuddyGott ,

Very good show

Very enjoyable show here from three engaging hosts. A lot of shows have co-hosts who are lacking the right kind of connection that makes them fun to listen to. These three DO have the right kind of connection and their interactions are very appealing.

It's fun to listen to them as they each share their individual writing journeys. If you're a writer or reader of short fiction, you may want to give this show a listen.

iLoveReadingCP ,

First Week of The Bradbury Challenge- Episode 2

This episode includes a great mix of perspective, approach and intention from the three authors. Each came within paragraphs of successfully completing the first short story within a week. The podcast was tight, covering a few key questions. Definitely worth the time.

Drilling Down the Story- The Bradbury Challenge Episode 3

The podcast continues to impress. This episode includes a thoughtful discussion of each author's writing process and how that applies to their current story. Very nicely done.

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