Discovered Wordsmiths

Discovered Wordsmiths

Podcast dedicated to chatting with new and aspiring authors about their exciting new books and the path they chose to publish.

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November 30, 2021 23 min
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Mary Elizabeth shares the wisdom she’s learned through writing her books. Her advice is pertinent to all writers, especially when she talks about publishing independently versus trying to get published traditional.

We discuss various aspects of the differences and pros/cons of which choice that you make when publishing.

YouTube https://youtu.be/34sLLI6n01Q Transcript

[00:00:50] Stephen: Let’s talk a little autho...

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Mary Elizabeth faces challenges as a writer and a mother. Two of her three kids are on the spectrum and they inspired her award winning book series. Not only all of that – she has two shows that stream online.

Her mission is to help families which ultimately helps the kids. Her books help with her mission and she has worked with other authors to achieve those goals.

Her Website

https://maryejackson.com/

Her Shows

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November 27, 2021 19 min
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David is back (he first appeared in Episode 22) to give us an update on how things are going since we last talked. He’s kept up writing, and has published a new book in his Project Adventure series, but hasn’t had the breakout success.

We discuss his new books and what he’s been doing to market his current books. While he’s had some success, he is still working to make writing a better career.

Website https://davi...

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Today’s episode is actually an author panel with 8 authors discussing worldbuilding events. These are run by J Thorn and Zach Bohannon where a small group of authors gather to create a world in which they each write a story. A shared world.

Time is spent not only discussing the rules of the world (and each event is a different theme), but also some learning. We have spent time writing character archetypes, story rubric, a...

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Terry and I continue our conversation by talking about his change in career. Not just once, but several times during his life. Which led to his current writing career.

YouTube https://youtu.be/LRX9q8VHBXk Transcript

Oh, okay. So that’s evolved for me. I started out with Microsoft word. Then I went to Scribner. Scrivener is really good for organizing and managing characters. But I do all since I’m self published,...

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Terry has had several jobs through the years with writing being his latest. After he moved to Florida to be by family, he took up writing more seriously, and has five books published.

His latest books are cop thrillers with a Latina detective. We discuss writing characters of different backgrounds and why he chose the character he did.

We also talk about other items – like a cookbook and game – that he is working o...

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Samantha reads a chapter from her memoir Blind Pony.

Her Book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1649700938/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1649700938&linkCode=as2&tag=saschneider-20&linkId=82e3be14b452eb2c4ea7fd6c1b99ed18
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WARNING: there may be some offensive spoken words in this episode

Jennifer had problems with a solo play and had it censored. This also affected her book and she changed the name. We discuss this situation and why she decided to handle it the way she did.

YouTube https://youtu.be/xciXh3sFspU Transcript

We’re back, boom, part two, the B episode for authors delving into that.

Jennifer, is this your first book, ...

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Claim to Fame Overview

Jennifer started as a gymnast but is now an actress and a writer. Her life in New York influenced her book – which she describes as a cross between 50 Shades of Gray and Sex in the City.

Her writing started young with her own fan fiction based on TV shows. Now she has been a writer, producer and one of the stars. This helped with her book that started as a one woman show.

As a note – she was in “The N...

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This episode is a continuation from episode 07 with Michele T. Berger. She reads a chapter from her book Reenu-You.

Her book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083W68BJC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B083W68BJC&linkCode=as2&tag=saschneider-20&linkId=be6bb17ae3f71a7afdbb6aba4f0c7547
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Susan wants us to keep writing. That’s what she has done and the advice she gives to other authors. We talk about writing more than one thing and how you keep writing regardless of your other feelings on the issue.

YouTube https://youtu.be/wjFQZtBL2ow Transcript

All right. Susan, welcome back to discovered wordsmith podcasts.

Let’s talk a few authors things. So you’ve done some screenplays and screenwriting. You...

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Susan lives an interesting life – I mean, she lives in Hollywood and knows Steven Spielberg! She has been involved and written many plays through the years and brings the lessons learned to her current writing.

She wrote a fiction book that has some elements based on her own life. The Road Not Taken is the story of a 50 year old woman and the struggles she goes through.

And she has thoughts on Shakespeare’s Romeo a...

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Tyler reads a chapter from his book Alive Again.

The Book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09HSHWM6Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B09HSHWM6Y&linkCode=as2&tag=saschneider-20&linkId=dcce94d75b52a7a0db074e370739c643
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Tyler talks about pantsing vs plotting and how his technique has changed over his decade of writing. He found that working with a partner made it almost necessary to have to plot.

He likes to use Trello.

https://trello.com/

Stay tuned until the end to hear some hair metal discussion.

YouTube https://youtu.be/rwgZrJAWcgA Transcript

[00:00:48] Stephen: Tyler. Welcome back. Second half mark. I mark these as t...

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Tyler lives with his family in Connecticut and has been writing for about 10 years. Yes, he is full time with his apocalyptic fiction.

Like many authors, he also plays music besides writing. He and I talked hair metal for awhile – until he lost power.

His writing career started when he was 10 and submitted manuscripts to publishers

Website

http://twpiperbrook.com/

His Book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...

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Have you been away from your writing? Missed some time and now not sure how to get started again?

JE and Stephen discuss just this problem in this author focused podcast episode.

YouTube https://youtu.be/tEDzNSRjAms Transcript

[00:00:50] Stephen: Okay. So let’s talk some author stuff. Move on to that. You’ve written you’re on your third book, you’re working on a fourth and other plans. [00:01:00] So what a...

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JE hails from Canada and was a great interview – twice! Sorry, forgot to hit record the first time. It was just practice.

She is a mother and spends time reading and making up stories with her girls.

She talks about using a new app to distribute her book along with the standard distributors. Sometimes taking chances on something new pays off.

Website

https://www.jemcdonald.net/books

https://www.jemcdonald.net/

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Here are a couple chapters from Jim Irvings award winning book – B2B Selling Guidebook.

Chapter 1 – Service Led Selling

Chapter 19 – Focus on Your Priorities

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Kevin reads a poem that he had published and a chapter from his short story collection – The Enduring Mage.

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Kevin is back to give us an update on how his writing life is doing – and his health.

Kevin has been working under another pen name and has worked in the new Kindle Vella. He also has written a short story collection:

Get It https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09D6CFDLM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B09D6CFDLM&linkCode=as2&tag=saschnei...

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