All Things Writing

All Things Writing

Love writers and writing? How about reading and finding out more about your next favorite author you just simply can't get enough of? Then All Things Writing is for you. Join me and a wonderful bunch of guests as we take a journey through the world of books and creativity. We will share our life stories with you, as well as advice, tips and tricks, insight, funny stories, and interviews with people from all walks of life.

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August 9, 2022 40 min

Join me on this interview of the multi-talented Kim Alexander where we are going to talk a little about her writing life and a lot about her writing, books, and other things. Join us for a fun and sometimes funny chat.

On this week's episode we are going to talk about:

  • Her interview with the master himself, Stephen King
  • What makes a good fantasy novel? 
  • Of course my favorite topic, character development
  • Pitfalls that new authors mak...
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    Historic fiction has become huge in recent years. However, did you know that right along with that is a resurgence in interest of old things as well? Join me and my very special guest, "All Things Tudor" host Deb Hunter where we talk about all kinds of interesting things Tudor and otherwise.
    Join us as we talk about

  • How she got into the world of the Tudors?
  • What's it like writing posts and managing content for a FB followi...
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    July 18, 2022 52 min

    Come join us as we pick the brain of a legend in the horror writing world as we discuss his new book, Southern Fried and Horrified.

    We'll dip into topics like how he got to where he is today, tips and tricks, what is different today compared to the past, and reflections on some time he took away from the writing community.

    You can also check out his new book when it is released after September 6th 2022. Available everywhere you ...

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    Today I have the honor to interview one of the busiest men in the business, Mr. Daniel Paisner who is the most prolific author you didn't even know you have read. Daniel is a ghost writer and has worked for people who have graced the halls of the white house to people who you may not know, but have an amazing story to tell.

    Not only does he give voice to others, but he is a prolific writer in his own right and we will delve into...

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    July 5, 2022 69 min

    Today I interview the amazing Alex Grass, the author of the book A Boy's Hammer, and many other amazing books. We talked about music, books, and how he cracks the nut that is writing.

    Join us as we talk about all kinds of things like...

  • His amazing background
  • His connection to mortuary school
  • How he discovered that he wanted to be a writer?”
  • His writing process
  • The importance the book Doctor Sleep has played in his life
  • In his own wor...
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    Follow me on my adventures in Kentucky and Colorado. I was able to hit up some amazing places including a flooded mine, an award winning zoo, the Garden of the Gods and other places. 

    There are tons of writing prompts all around us. Tons of ideas and all we have to do is reach out and touch those thoughts.

    I love taking some time and enjoying the chance to watch the world move around me and enjoying everything life has to offer.

    -Brya...

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    June 14, 2022 43 min

    This week I had the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk with Sara Baume who is the amazing author of the book Seven Steeples. Take a listen as we dig into her inspiration and how here art imitated life or maybe it was the other way around, but I promise you will not be disappointed.

    At its core, Seven Steeples takes a look at a period of two people’s lives over the course of seven years, leading into their eighth. The character...

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    Some of you will remember I did a review of the novel, The Playing Card Killer. I very much enjoyed that book and jumped at the chance to read and review Russell James's next book, Demon Dagger.

    Join us today as we talk about his latest work, how he crafted his novel, why he did what he did, and why he did not do what he could have done on this episode of All Things Writing. We will talk about all kinds of things including;

  • A wa...
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    May 24, 2022 60 min

    On the 30th of April I had the most extraordinary opportunity of my life. I was asked if I would fill in as the moderator of the Ravencon chat with Mr. Terry Brooks. Yes, the Sword of Shannara author. The man who brought us the Landover series. An icon in the world of fantasy fiction who changed the playing-field and inspired generations of writers.

    As you can imagine, it was a tremendous opportunity and I accepted.

    What you are abou...

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    May 10, 2022 31 min

    Do any of you remember who our guest is this week? Here is a hint. He is a novelist as well as an attorney who loves to write two fisted, hardboiled, blood and guts pulp fiction. 

    Why would I want to keep you in suspense? Welcome to my guest this week, Mr. Mark Mellon. 

    Listen to Mark while we talk about:

  • What is his favorite genre and why
  •  How did he get interested in Noir
  • How does the day job influence what he writes
  • Longer fiction ove...
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    The term trope actually is derived from the Greek word tropos. Tropos means to "turn or, direction, or way". Derived from the verb, it suggests that something is  being turned, to directed, to altered, or changed in some way. 

    By the way, tropes and their classification were an important field in classical rhetoric. If my sources are to be believed. 

    Literary terms.net defines tropes as referring to any type of figure of spee...

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    April 19, 2022 47 min

    Greetings my writing friends! 

    This week I got the chance to sit down with the amazing Sirrah Medeiros and pick her brain about all kinds of things. An interesting gal with a passion for writing, service, and dogs. And, as you know, I love dogs!

    Come with me as we talk about all kinds of things like

  • How she became the moderator of a romance group
  • What first made her want to write poetry
  • How she got into horror
  • What advice would she give ...
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    Welcome to the show all of my wonderful listeners. For those of you keeping track, this is episode 83 of the show. You could be anywhere, but you are here with me and I appreciate it. Thank you all for tuning in on this fine day.

    Today we are going to talk a little bit about what happens when you get the chance to meet your heroes. No, I don't mean like Superman, Spiderman, Bat Girl, and my personal favorite, the nice lady that ...

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    March 29, 2022 54 min

    I love nothing more than to interview great authors. Those of you who are with me and listen to the show every week will remember that I said this week we would have an interview with the amazing J.D. Blackrose. Join us as we talk about all kinds of things like, 

    Her razor sharp wit
    Who she credits for her writing style
    What she does when she is not writing
    Her favorite and least favorite parts of the writing process and why
    What she wo...

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    So, you may ask yourself, how much am I writing? Well, Right now I am not writing a lot.

    I suppose that is only partially true. I am writing a podcast script for all of you lovely people. However, book wise I am not writing a ton at the moment. A few things sort of conspired against me and that is the topic of today’s show. What can you do when you suddenly find yourself in between writing projects.

    You will rightly ask yourself, “Bu...

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    March 8, 2022 51 min

    Think fast my writing friends. What would you say is the single most important aspect of your writing game aside from butt in chair making the words happen?

    I would argue that if you said anything other than the help of a good editor, you would be wrong. And our next guest has a passion of writing and editing and she is going to share with us the things she has learned.

    If you listened to last week’s show you would already know that ...

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    March 2, 2022 59 min

    This episode, and a few of the upcoming episodes are going to be special in that I am doing interviews of Horror Writer Association, Virginia Chapter members. I have been a member of that association for quite a long time now, as far as being a member of anything goes and I am happy to say that it has me pretty busy working with other authors on a bunch of different things.

    It is that association which put me in contact with so many...

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    I want to tell you that I am super happy with the way the edits to my book "The App" are coming along. My editor has really taken me to task and made me work out the kinks in the system. 

    So today, I'm sharing with you some of the comments she has sent to me and exactly how I handled them. I'm also going to share with you an instance where I did not take her advice, although I did absolutely understand and value it.

    I...

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    February 8, 2022 50 min

    Good Day to you!

    I had the greatest fortune to meet author Darin Kennedy at a show we were doing. Wonderful show and a great time. I recently read his book, Necromancer for Hire and I wanted to get him on the show to talk about the book, his current works, and everything in between. Check out Darin and I as we talk about all kinds of things to include writing, art, music, and his bird watching habit. We will also chat about:

  • What got...
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    Welcome to the show everyone! Hope you are doing well. This is All Things Writing and I am your host, American author, Bryan Nowak.

    let’s get hooking? 

    Have you ever read a book that was so woefully lacking in any kind of hook that you put it down and never picked it up again? I most certainly have and if you have too, you are not in the minority. If you are not hooked, then why should you continue reading?

    In an article written by Sh...

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