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How to Write a Spy Novel: An Interview with James R Hannibal
Today's guest is former stealth pilot and award-winning novelist, https://jamesrhannibal.com/ (James R Hannibal). His latest novel, https://amzn.to/2Sv48gl (The Paris Betrayal), is a spy left out in the cold story so we decided to talk about exactly how to write a spy novel!
You'll have a great time listening to James explain how to create a great spy story! Learn more about him and his books at his website https://jamesrhannibal.com/ (https://jamesrhannibal.com/). Read his blog post about escaping the research bog here: https://www.blueridgeconference.com/research-escaping-the-research-bog-part-three/ (https://www.blueridgeconference.com/research-escaping-the-research-bog-part-three/). Find out what James is doing with the DragonRaid game at https://lightraiders.com/ (https://lightraiders.com/). And read https://amzn.to/2Sv48gl (The Paris Betrayal), out now.
Be Your Own Hero: An Encouraging Words Episode
Spider-man is one of my favorite superheroes -- a regular guy with an unexpected and ginormous change in his life tries to figure out how to make the best of it. He's a good guy, although not perfect. He makes mistakes but mostly he's trying to figure out how to use his gifts in the best way, how to help other people, and he's also inclined to just enjoy his gifts. Swinging through the city must be fun!
There is a lot to be learned from Spider-man. We can take some of his lessons and apply them to our own lives, both in helping ourselves and in using our gifts to help others.
Writing the POV of the Opposite Sex: An Interview with Dr Debra Holland
Today's guest is Dr Debra Holland, https://debraholland.com/ (award-winning romance author) as well as https://drdebraholland.com/ (psychotherapist and grief counselor).
Dr Debra taught an online class for our Romance Writers of America chapter once called "Understanding Men." It was so helpful, I've never forgotten it -- and I asked if we could talk about it on the show. With humor and insight, Dr Debra helps us understand both the biological and the emotional differences between men and women and why it leads us to think, act, and speak as we do.
This is a great episode for learning to write better, more believable scenes from the other's point of view. It's also a fabulous mini-course on better understanding the significant people in our personal lives.
You can find Debra's fiction on Amazon or on her writing website, https://debraholland.com/ (https://debraholland.com/), and you can learn more about her counseling work at https://drdebraholland.com/ (https://drdebraholland.com/).
Looking for Renewal: An Encouraging Words Episode
HAPPY EASTER!! This month's Encouraging Words episode focuses on taking time to find renewal in your life and in your writing. It's important to take time to pause and think about whether we're still headed in the direction we meant to go.
Things have changed a lot for everyone this past year. Is there anything we need to do to smooth out the road in front of us for the next nine months? I hope this gives you some food for thought, and encouragement on your journey! God bless you!
The Long and Winding Road: An Interview with Irene Hannon
Today's guest is best-selling and award-winning author https://www.irenehannon.com/ (Irene Hannon). We're talking about the latest book in her Hope Harbor series, https://amzn.to/2OaOKE6 (Blackberry Beach), which releases April 6, 2021, with more books in the series coming.
Irene shares about standing at the fork in the road when she had to decide between pursuing psychology and something in writing. Later, she had to decide at another fork if she would continue with her amazing corporate writing job or pursue writing fiction full-time.
Along the way, she learned a lot about both writing better books and balancing all the pieces of the writer's life. She is full of encouragement and advice for listeners, no matter what you write.
Find out more about Irene and her books at her website, https://www.irenehannon.com/ (https://www.irenehannon.com/), and follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Irene-Hannon-426433004084567 (https://www.facebook.com/Irene-Hannon-426433004084567).
Reedsy and Your Publishing Needs: An Interview with Ricardo Fayet
Today's guest is Ricardo Fayet, one of the founders of https://reedsy.com/ (Reedsy), a one-stop shop for writers. At Reedsy, authors can find editors, book cover designers, marketers and more to help with the business of publishing a great book. Writers can also use the Reedsy Book Editor, and learn a ton from the blog, Reedsy Live (live webinars), and Reedsy Learning -- all for free.
We talk about these things as well as Ricardo's first book, https://www.amazon.com/How-Market-Book-Overperform-Marketing-ebook/dp/B08TZJQ1FB/ (How to Market a Book: Overperforming in a Crowded Market). It just came out in January 2021, and is free as an ebook, and also available in print. Ricardo gives us so much valuable information in this episode, you'll need to take time to write it all down!
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