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Dead Robots' Society

English, Literature, 1 season, 347 episodes, 1 day, 17 hours, 23 minutes
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The Dead Robots' Society, a gathering of aspiring writers podcasting to other aspiring writers, hoping to help each other along the way to the promised land of publication.
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Maps, Wikis, And Renderings -- what do you actually need?

Do props, outlines, and other aids actually help in the writing? The DRS Crew ponders. Chat, as per usual, is chewing on lead paint chips Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
5/25/20241 hour, 41 seconds
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Dystopia! Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying About The Present

Do you love dystopia and cataclysm tropes? Why? Veronica, Paul, and Terry discuss. Chat has the nuclear launch codes, and we are very afraid. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
5/18/20241 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Getting Back On Track

Terry, V, and Paul discuss that whole "getting back on the horse after life tries to kill it" thing. Chat has promised us a glue factory.   Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
5/11/20241 hour, 55 seconds
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Illicit Futures

Veronica, Terry, and Paul discuss including drugs, weapons, and other potentially controversial elements in your stories. Chat, no doubt on illicit substances, will provide comic relief. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
5/4/20241 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Reset!

Veronica, Terry, and Paul discuss how to reset those bad habits and declutter your writing. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
4/27/20241 hour, 2 minutes
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The Genre Bunny Left Me Eggs

Paul, Terry, and Veronica discuss genre jumping and the art of leaving easter eggs in your work. Chat will no doubt be eating crayons. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
4/13/20241 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Design The Race and Run It

Paul and Terry discuss plot versus pacing and take questions from chat. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
4/6/20241 hour, 27 seconds
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Guard Your Rights

Veronica, Terry, and Paul discuss publishing rights, what to sell, and the deals to avoid. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
3/30/20241 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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How Do You Measure Success?

Terry, Veronica, and Paul try and answer the question: how do you measure your long-term success as a creator? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.  
3/30/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Book Is Published...Now What?

You published a book. Now what do you do to sell it? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.
3/30/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rights Grabs - When Distribution Networks Go Bad

Terry, Paul, and Veronica discuss the latest moves by Spotify to usurp creators' and audiobook narrator's rights. Chat will surely have opinions. Alternatives to Findaway: Author's Republic BHF Audio Alternatives to Spotify: Bandcamp Apple Music Amazon Music Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.
3/1/20241 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Scum and Villainy!

Veronica, Terry, and Paul discuss how to make good villains that don't fall into the "nature" or "environment" tropes. In other words, how do we create relatable scumbags? We're sure chat is bereft of utter scum, although JR might count. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.
2/17/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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Multipass!

The DRS Crew are currently editing/beta reading manuscripts and they have more than a few thoughts on the subject. We're sure chat does, too. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.
2/17/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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2024 - The Unexpected Mess

The year is not going well for the DRS Crew, and it just started. So what are they doing to keep on track? Also? Why is chat looking at us like that? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast
2/17/20241 hour, 9 seconds
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Nanites, Stasis, and Printing Meat

The DRS crew brainstorms about the technologies we'll need for exploring/inhabiting space. Chat might have opinions, but who cares about them. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast
2/10/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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A DRS Holiday Diatribe

What makes an iconic holiday story? How can you take one of your existing properties and make a holiday narrative out of it? Also? Chat has been bad and gets nothing but coal. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast
2/2/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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Abusing Your Betas

V goes walkabout for bowling leaving Terry and Paul the odious task of calling out all writers for abusing their beta readers. Or, more accurate, misusing them. Also? There might be something about story bibles. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast
12/30/20231 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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PLANS!

Why wait for December or the end of the year to make next year's plans? What's wrong with you? Also? What's wrong with chat? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast
12/23/20231 hour, 54 seconds
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20Books Hangover

Veronica and Terry regale Paul and chat with their tales of literary debauchery at the 20Books Vegas conference. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
12/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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Just Say November

Join the DRS Crew as they give advice they don't follow as they prepare for writing conferences, publishing books, and, Garaaga forbid, writing them. Also? Chat is a problem we aim to ignore. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
12/9/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Editors, Covers, and Audio -- What to do when the book is finished

Yay. You finished your novel. Now what? Paul, Terry, and Veronica discuss where to find talent for the things you can't do and how to work with them. We're certain chat will have their own opinion, but who listens to them anyway? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
12/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes
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Plotications!

Got a boring plot? We got a solution for you. Chat, however, does not. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
11/18/20231 hour, 2 minutes
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Myopic Productivity

Terry lays out his process and Paul takes him to task for claiming he's having productivity issues. Chat piles on. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
11/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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"Ask Me Anything"

The DRS crew invite chat to ask us anything (within reason, of course). Nothing good come from this...   Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
11/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes
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That's A Bad Influence! - Episode 654

DRS Episode 654 Terry asks Paul and V the question: is there such a thing as a bad influence when it comes to movies, books, and other media? Do they have a negative impact on your narratives? Chat proves once again that they are a bad influence. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
11/10/20231 hour, 34 seconds
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Alternate Worlds With James Peet

Alternate realities, dimensional shifts, and portals that lead anywhere. Author James Peet joins the DRS Crew to discuss creating alternate worlds as well as some basic rules. Chat, however, follows no rules. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
10/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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James Carpio Gives Good RPG

Gamemaster and RPG designer James Carpio joins the DRS crew to talk RPGs, quick stories, and adventure. Chat is a constant problem. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
10/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Don't Be Candide

Terry asks about character motivation. Paul provides Voltaire's Candide as an example. All hell breaks loose with chat. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
10/13/20231 hour, 25 seconds
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Space Western Stormin'

Veronica makes the mistake of asking Paul and Terry to help brainstorm a new space western. She should have known better. As usual, chat is more a hindrance than help. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
10/6/20231 hour, 29 seconds
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Your Best Is Just Good Enough - DRS Episode 648

Paul, Veronica, and Terry discuss when to cut bait on editing, polishing, and worrying, and when it's time to just hit the damned publish button. In other news, chat is obnoxious. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
9/23/20231 hour, 37 seconds
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Cadence and Promises - DRS Episode 647

Paul discusses setting a publishing cadence for indie works and the budgeting that goes on. Terry and V chime in while chat is, well, chat. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
9/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Backstory Hell - DRS Episode 646

Paul and Veronica attempt to talk Terry down from a circuitous backstory ledge. What follows is utter insanity not exactly assisted by chat. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
9/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Organizing Reality - DRS Episode 645

Paul, Terry, and Veronica discuss how NOT to organize by being examples of utter failure. But, we'll tell YOU how to do it! Also? Chat does not respect our authority. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
9/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Some Things Don't Stay in Vegas - DRS Episode 649

Terry, Veronica, and Paul invite author Jonathon "Jack Jack" Benjamin to discuss his memoir, general writing esoterica, and, of course, we deal with chat. Johnathon's memoir - https://amzn.to/3KB0HwI Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
9/5/20231 hour, 56 seconds
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Prepare, Prepress, Publish

Terry, Paul, and Veronica discuss the perils of the publishing process. Also? Chat is not alliterative. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
9/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Firsts With Rick Shaw - DRS Episode 643

Author and friend of the show joins Terry, Veronica, and Paul to discuss his first novel. Prepare to roast, joke, and maybe even learn something. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
8/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Deus Ex Whatkahina? - DRS Episode 642

Join Paul, Terry, and Veronica for an hour of ghosts in the machine. If chat will let us. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .  
8/11/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pitch Deck Returns! - DRS Episode 641

DRS Episode 641 - Pitch Deck Returns! Terry, Paul, and V come up with plots for the pitch deck cards chosen by chat. Nothing good will come from this. We promise. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
8/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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Instead of Pitch Deck, Here's Us! - DRS Episode 640

DRS Episode 640 - Instead of Pitch Deck, Here's Us Paul and Terry attempt to pacify chat when V goes walkabout. Hilarity ensues. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
8/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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Patreon, BMAC, and Kofi - DRS Episode 639

DRS Episode 639 - Patreon, BMAC, and Kofi Terry and Paul share how they use Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Kofi to help support their writing and podcasting. There's also some discussion about Donna Summers... Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
7/15/20231 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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AI Seances, Bad Haircuts, and Surprises

DRS Episode 638 - AI Seances, Bad Haircuts, and Surprises After Paul shares a story about AIs, the crew descend into utter madness of story ideas, esoterica, and utter nonsense. Chat, of course, is no help at all keeping us on topic. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
7/15/20231 hour, 53 seconds
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Advice For Paul - Episode 637

DRS Episode 637 - Advice for Paul Paul goes walkabout leaving Terry and Veronica without a topic. As such, Paul becomes the topic. Let the roast begin! Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
6/3/20231 hour, 56 seconds
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Science! Story Bibles! Newsletters? - DRS Episode 636

DRS Episode 636 - Science! Story Bibles! Newsletters? Paul nerds out on science, Terry laments his story bible situation, and we never get near the topic of newletters because of chat. That's right, we blame chat. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
5/27/20231 hour, 40 seconds
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Sidekicks, Overlords, and Too Damned Many Words - DRS Episode 635

DRS Episode 635 - Sidekicks, Overlords, and Too Damned Many Words Are your secondary characters sidekicks? Are your protags really evil cat overlords? How many words are too many? Terry, Veronica, and Paul try to stay on topic despite chat's evil temptations. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
5/27/20231 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Expectations - DRS Episode 634

DRS Episode 634 - Expectations The crew attempt to stay on topic after having been hijacked the week before... Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
5/27/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Frazzlement and Hospitals - DRS Episode 633

DRS Episode 633 - Frazzlement and Hospitals Paul is a stressed out insomniac, Terry has too many cats, and Veronica refuses to be in charge. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
5/20/20231 hour, 31 seconds
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In All Seriousness... - DRS Episode 632

DRS Episode 632 - In All Seriousness... Paul and Terry host an April Fool's episode and, as expected, things go awry. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
5/5/20231 hour, 15 seconds
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Off the Rails - DRS Episode 631

DRS Episode 631 - Off The Rails Veronica suggested a topic. Paul tries to introduce said topic. The show immediately spirals off into pop culture, movies, and lint rollers. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
3/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Character Complexity

DRS Episode 630 - Character Complexity Terry, Veronica, and Paul ponder how to make characters pop, our favorite fictional characters and dynamics, and, of course, many cats make an appearance. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
3/20/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Planning, Goals, and FAILURE

DRS Episode 629 - Planning, Goals, and FAILURE Terry, Veronica, and Paul discuss how to plan and what to do when you fail. Spoiler alert--lots of failure. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
3/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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Plot This!

DRS Episode 628 - Plot This! Authors Roland Denzel and Troy Lambert join Terry, Veronica, and Paul to discuss Plottr, an application for storytellers, and the importance of story bibles, plotting epic tales, and a general discussion of our individual processes. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
3/4/20231 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Space Bacon!

DRS Episode 627 - Space Bacon! V, Paul, and Terry discuss generational divides and other nonsense. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
3/4/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cow Tipping And Historical Inaccuracies

DRS Episode 626 - Cow Tipping and Historical Inaccuracies V, Paul, and Terry discuss rural pastimes, when it's okay to warp history, and what kind of situations need a little caution. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .
2/25/20231 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Monkeys With Typewriters

DRS Episode 625 - Monkeys With Typewriters V, Paul, and Terry discuss the latest FindAway/Apple AI controversy, clearing blocks, and too damned many cats. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
2/8/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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Agency with Character

DRS Episode 624 - Agency With Character V, Paul, and Terry discuss AI for audiobooks and other topics with our listeners. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/30/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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Process? What's a Process?

DRS Episode 625 - Process? What's A Process? V, Paul, and Terry discuss productivity, where we write best, and discuss other topics with our listeners. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/30/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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V Joins DRS

DRS Episode 622 - V Joins The Show Veronica Giguere joins Paul and Terry in the third chair. We discuss changes to the show format and other nonsense with our patreon patrons. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/19/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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"Read" Vs Perform - AI In Audiobooks

DRS Episode 623 - The Third Chair! V, Paul, and Terry discuss AI for audiobooks and other topics with our listeners. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/19/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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Robert Jeschonek Gives Good Story

Robert Jeschonek Gives Good Story Author Robert Jeschonek joins Paul and Terry to discuss the OGL controversy, strange fiction, and his kickstarter. Terry attempts to keep Paul on topic, and cat is absolutely no help Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/18/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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What is Reality?

Paul and terry discuss reality, building it for your character and your world, and other narrative nonsense.
1/18/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 46 seconds
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Process, Plot, and Cats

DRS Episode 619 - Process, Plot, and Cats Terry and Paul revisit broken process, plot gremlins (and bunnies), and the never ending circus that is Terry's office. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/9/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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Drafts And Cliffhangers

DRS Episode 618 - Drafts And Cliffhangers Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
9/9/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Goodbyes, Inspiration, Reader Expectations, Culture Drift

DRS Episode 617 - Goodbyes, Inspiration, Reader Expectations, Culture Drift Reader exceptions--do they matter? If so, how do you set and meet them? Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/10/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 28 seconds
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Epiphanies, Plans, and WTFs

DRS Episode 616 - Epiphanies, Plans, and WTFs What is your favorite part of the writing process? Is it those special moments of serendipity? How do you make plans and WTF is up with Terry's beard? Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Stations, Names, and Cats

DRS Episode 614 - Stations, Names, And Cats Paul and Terry discuss what's in a name, among other things. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/9/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Character, Story Expansion, and Plot

DRS Episode 615 - Character, Story Expansion, and Plot How do you keep a story from overheating? How do you control your pacing? Terry and Paul discuss Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site: https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/9/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Audio Plans, Genre Hell, and Duds

DRS Episode 612 Terry and Paul riff on the future of The Black audio, the hell of genres, and avoiding the dreaded "dud." Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/29/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Paul and Terry discuss changing the game, changing trajectory, and finding new ways to succeed. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/29/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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Covers, Cats, Pacing, and Memes

DRS Episode 609 - Covers, Cats, Pacing, and Memes Covers can ruin a sale, cats can ruin a podcast. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/1/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 27 seconds
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Change, Aliens, and Story

DRS Episode 611 - Change, Aliens, and Story Terry hates change and Paul says "don't contact the aliens!" Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/1/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kickstarters, Hard Sci-Fi, Social Evolution

DRS Episode 610 - Kickstarters, Hard Sci-Fi, Social Evolution Kickstarters are kicking it for some writers. Also, is it okay to NOT be hard sci-fi? Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/1/20222 hours, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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Length, Girth, And Other Writing "Tips"

DRS Episode 608 Terry and Paul discuss the various expected lengths of books and stories, Meta, and a slew of other nonsense. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
3/9/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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DRS Live! 2022-01-15

Terry and Paul talk nonsense, answer questions, tell jokes, and actually impart some writing/publishing advice, all while entertaining our listeners/viewers. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "https://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/17/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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M2, Porno, and Others

DRS Episode 606 - M2, Porno, and Others M2 as a porno? Black crepe paper monsters? Terry and Paul are goofy AND stupid. Visit our sponsor, Corpse Coffee at https://corpsecoffee.com for boutique coffees, teas, and their wonderful webcomic. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "https://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/9/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bah

Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/9/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rants, Edits, Dune

Terry and Paul compare edits, audiobook strategies, and a strange aside about the Dune movie. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/9/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 35 seconds
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Edits, Deadlines, and Oceania

DRS Episode 605 - Edits, Deadlines, and Oceania Terry and Paul discuss their deadlines, editing issues, and, of course, The Black: Oceania Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "https://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/9/20221 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Paul Said "F*** ACX!"

Paul rants and raves about ACX while Terry plays devil's advocate. Or, more likely, sits back and throws gasoline on the fire. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/12/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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Schedules, Audiobooks, and F*** ACX

DRS Episode 601 Terry and Paul wind through publishing plans, inspiration, seeing the environment, and other nonsense. Please visit our sponsor, Corpse Coffee (https://corpsecoffee.com), and check out their boutique teas, coffees, and their webcomic. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/3/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
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EPISODE 600!

Author David Wood joins Paul and Terry for a live show to look back on 600 episodes of DRS, how publishing has changed, and we answer questions from the audience. Please visit our sponsor, Corpse Coffee (https://corpsecoffee.com), and check out their boutique teas, coffees, and their webcomic. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
10/15/20212 hours, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Questions With Few Answers

Questions with Few Answers DRS Episode 599 Paul and Terry wander around a few topics including dealing with depression. Please visit our sponsor, Corpse Coffee (https://corpsecoffee.com), and check out their boutique teas, coffees, and their webcomic. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
10/15/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Heinlein Journey with J Daniel Sawyer

DRS Episode 598 - A Heinlein Journey with J Daniel Sawyer Author, podcaster, publisher, and all around smart guy J Daniel Sawyer (https://jdsawyer.net/) joins Paul and Terry to discuss his kickstarter for "The Secrets of the Heinlein Juvenile." This is definitely an episode for those interested in the mechanics of storytelling as well as biographical facts about Heinlein's writing. Dan's kickstarter - http://www.heinleinsecrets.com Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
9/18/202150 minutes, 31 seconds
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Magic Systems for Writers/GMs with C.R. Rowenson

C.R. Rowenson joins Terry and Paul to discuss magic systems, his Indiegogo campaign, and shows off some contents of his upcoming book on magic systems and their development.. Links: C.R. Rowenson - https://crrowenson.com/ The Magic System Indiegogo - https://bit.ly/3CObbmZ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/15/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 14 seconds
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Starbarian Hordes! with Robert Jeschonek

Author Robert Jeschonek joins Terry and Paul to hawk his new kickstarter, discuss patronage models, and, of course, Terry wearing a micro-bikini ala Zardoz. Links: Starbarian Saga Kickstarter - http://kck.st/36Ledtu Robert Jeschonek - http://bobscribe.com Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/3/202159 minutes, 14 seconds
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Driving and Narrating

Paul shares his experiences with otter.ai, Terry babbles incessantly, and no one has any idea what else was said in this episode. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/6/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cornycopia

DRS Episode 594 - Cornycopia Terry and Paul cover a number of topics including when Paul will shave his beard. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/6/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 29 seconds
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More Serial Madness

DRS Episode 593 - More Serial Madness Terry and Paul discuss more ideas for serials and plans for Vella. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/5/20211 hour, 41 seconds
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Serials and Vella with Kevin McLaughlin

DRS Episode 592 - Serials and Vella with Kevin McLaughlin Curious about Vella? Kevin McLaughlin schools Paul and Terry and we babble at length about serials. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
6/5/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tech Refresh

DRS Episode 591 - Time For A Tech Refresh? Terry trots out his new website design which leads to a conversation about technology and writers. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/20/20210
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F1v390

No one has any idea what this show was really about. Care to find out? Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/20/20210
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Surmise the Demise

DRS Episode 589 Terry and Paul go on a character killing spree and other tangents. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
4/4/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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Time For A Tech Refresh?

DRS Episode 591 - Time For A Tech Refresh? Terry trots out his new website design which leads to a conversation about technology and writers. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
4/4/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fiv390

DRS Episode 590 - F1V390 No one has any idea what this show was really about. Care to find out? Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
4/4/20211 hour, 12 seconds
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Deus Ex Mababble

DRS Episode 588 When does Deus Ex Machina cross the line? How do we know Terry's shoe size? Who knows... Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/29/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Building Blocks of Character

DRS Episode 587 Paul and Terry being by discussing personal insanity and then drive in to ways to help make your characters real with...cards? Other topics, as usual, rear their ugly heads. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/5/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 39 seconds
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Humanity Divided

DRS Episode 586 How will humanity handle spreading itself to the stars? How will galactic politics work? Also, Terry is bald, Paul is manic. What could go wrong? Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/7/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
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Super Tights

DRS Episode 583 Paul and Terry wander around a few topics and then get more unfocused. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/1/202047 minutes, 46 seconds
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Supes

DRS Episode 584 Are all fantasy heroes super heroes? What qualifies someone as "super" and what about immortality and invulnerability? Also? Haunted Vagina. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/1/202051 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jake Bible Gives Good Horror

Long time friend of the show, author, and fellow audiobook podcaster Jake Bible (jakebible.com) joins Terry and Paul to talk about writing, publishing, and, of course, horror. Links: http://jakebible.com Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/1/20200
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Robert Jeschonek and Space Opera

DRS Episode 585 Author Robert Jeschonek (http://bobscribe.com) joins Paul and Terry for a conversation about kickstarters, book bundles, and, of course, Space Opera. Links: Robert Jeschonek - http://bobscribe.com "Odyssey" Space Opera book bundle - https://storybundle.com/space Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/1/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jake Bible Gives Good Horror

DRS Episode 582 Long time friend of the show, author, and fellow audiobook podcaster Jake Bible joins Terry and Paul to talk about writing, publishing, and, of course, horror. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/28/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 40 seconds
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Revenge!

DRS Episode 581 What makes a good revenge story? What makes a bad one? And why does Terry have so many damned cats? Also? I mixed up RL Stephenson with Alexander Dumas. My apologies. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/28/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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F*** Starships! (REDUX)

After gushing about Peter F Hamilton's "Salvation," Paul looses an epithet about starships. Terry attempts to correct him... Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/12/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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F*** Starships!

DRS Episode 579 After gushing about Peter F Hamilton's "Salvation," Paul looses an epithet about starships. Terry attempts to correct him... Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
10/1/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Out of Context, and Out of Our Minds

DRS Episode 580 After gushing about Peter F Hamilton's "Salvation," Paul looses an epithet about starships. Terry attempts to correct him... Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
10/1/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cornucopia of Insanity

Cornucopia of Insanity DRS Episode 578 Terry and Paul discuss insanity in characters, the uncanny, and demand a space marine nerd story. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
9/7/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Technosocial Hazards

Technosocial Hazards DRS Episode 577 Terry says science fiction authors have to become futurists to a certain extent. Then we push the envelope. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
9/1/202054 minutes, 48 seconds
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Space:1975 with Robert Jeschonek

Space:1975 with Robert Jeschonek DRS Episode 576 Terry and Paul host author/publisher Robert Jeschonek to discuss writing, science fiction, and his kickstarter for a 70's space opera anthology. Links: Robert Jeschonek - http://www.robertjeschonek.com/ Space:1975 https://bit.ly/2FIOVBW Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/23/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mixology

Theft! Ongoing theft of plot ideas, scenes, moments, and even endings. It's not theft, it's mixology. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/15/202051 minutes, 54 seconds
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Lessons Learned

We celebrate a milestone in Terry's writing career and discuss the most important lessons learned after years of indie publishing. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/9/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 12 seconds
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DRS Live! A Conversation with Veronica Giguerre

Narrator, vocal performer, and author Veronica Giguere joins Terry and Paul to discuss Audible, audiobook production, writing topics, and interact with you in our chat. Get a little education, some personality, and a lot of community.
5/5/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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DRS Live! A Conversation With David Wood

Author and publisher David Wood joins Terry and Paul for a conversation about writing, publishing, and field questions from the live YouTube audience. DRS will be live every Saturday via YouTube. Come join us.
5/5/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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We Promise Babble and Snark, Not Virii

Due to Covid-19, Terry and Paul have decided to host a live show every Saturday at 1500 CST. Join us on YouTube for the next show. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
4/13/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 3 seconds
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Subtlety Like A Sledgehammer

Terry and Paul discuss the art of subtlety and whether or not they're any good at it. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
3/19/202059 minutes, 20 seconds
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Gods and Monsters

What's the difference between a god, a monster, and just a plain old villain? Paul and Terry get lost in the details. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for listening. Links: Paul's newest novel "Derelict: Destruction" Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" The Dead Robots' Society Patreon Terry's Author Page Paul's Store Paul's series "The Derelict Saga"
3/12/202057 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interview With Author Chris Fox - Bonus Episode

Author Chris Fox joins Paul and Terry to discuss the Magitech series, his RPG kickstarter, and the crossover between RPG and good storytelling. Chris Fox: https://chrisfoxwrites.com Sign up to his newsletter and get a beta version of the Magitech Chronicles RPG plus all future betas. (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wra3645h0v). Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron (https://patreon.com/drspodcast) or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for listening. Paul's Author Page: https://amzn.to/3aNrDFd Terry's Author Page https://amzn.to/38Mrlx0
3/12/20201 hour, 10 seconds
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Pick Your Battles!

What's worth your time? Terry and Paul discuss. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
2/18/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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From Word To Series

From Word To Series DRS Episode 570 Terry and Paul rip apart the process of writing a book from word choice to sequels and series. A nuts and bolts episode. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
2/8/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dystopia!

Dystopia! DRS Episode 569 What is a dystopia? Are you living in one? Are your characters? Terry and Paul explore the topic. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
2/8/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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More than a few words with Yudha!

Terry and Paul have a conversation with science fiction author Yudhanjaya Wijeratne regarding topics including AI, dystopia, the difference in publishing scope between the regions, as well as some actual shoptalk. You can find Yudha at http://yudhanjaya.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/24/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 50 seconds
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Words! Meanings! Ideas! - DRS Episode 567

No intro this week--don't ask. Regardless, Paul mentions something and it turns into a conversation. Beware--brainstorming ahead! Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/9/202056 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cultural Mirrors and Amish Porn - DRS Episode 566

Paul and Terry wander over the sea of what is inappropriate, crosses the line, and apocalyptic Amish porn. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/29/201957 minutes, 25 seconds
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DRS Episode 565 - Networking and Social Anxiety

Terry and Paul discuss strategies and the absolute necessity of networking. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/13/201954 minutes, 20 seconds
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DRS Episode 564 - Revising Our Revisions!

Terry and Paul explore their revision processes and try to find one that works better than what they currently have. *spoiler alert*--they fail. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/28/20191 hour, 33 seconds
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DRS Episode 563 - Pacing, Action Beats, Adventure!

Terry and Paul discuss tricks of pacing, action beats, and, well, yes, adventure. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's Amazon Page - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua
11/21/201952 minutes, 58 seconds
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DRS Episode 562 - SEQUELS!?!!

Paul and Terry handle a question from the Facebook group. Beware--semantic wars will now ensue. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/16/201946 minutes, 45 seconds
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DRS Episode 561 - Paul on pain meds

Shortly after an appendectomy, and on pain meds, Paul makes the mistake of giving Terry a call...
11/13/201958 minutes, 10 seconds
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DRS Episode 560 - Catching Up

Paul and Terry play catchup after a several forced sabbaticals.
11/5/201944 minutes, 33 seconds
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DRS Episode 559 - Catching Up

Terry and Paul return after a forced sabbatical.
9/18/201950 minutes, 20 seconds
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DRS Episode 558 - Universal Squirrels

DRS Episode 558 - Universal Squirrels Paul and Terry sleepwalk their way through a variety of topics before settling on universal squirrels. Take a listen to find out what those are. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/30/201943 minutes
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DRS Episode 557 - And...more tech support hell

Paul and Terry meander through a series of topics while Paul attempts not to lose his mind. He might even succeed. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's Amazon Page - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua
8/26/20191 hour, 4 seconds
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DRS Episode 556 - More than a few words with Glynn Stewart

DRS Episode 556 - More than a few words with Glynn Stewart Author Glynn Stewart joins Terry and Paul to discuss a variety of sci-fi topics including suspense and writing multiple series. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/13/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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DRS Episode 555 - Just Call Tech Support

Paul and Terry discuss space station design, ship design, moons, and other esoterica while Terry tries not to choke.
8/1/201947 minutes, 15 seconds
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DRS Episode 554 – Interview With Charles E “Chuck” Gannon

Author Dr. Charles E “Chuck” Gannon joins Terry and Paul to discuss writing, worlds, collaboration, and other insanity.
7/25/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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DRS Episode 553 - Babbling Amidst A Sea of Characters

We're back! After nearly two weeks of technical issues, the show returns with an exhausted Paul and a far too amused Terry. Enjoy the punch-drunkenness. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/18/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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DRS Episode 552 - Incorporation? LLC? WTF? Interview With Joe Solari

DRS Episode 552 - Incorporation? LLC? WTF? Interview With Joe Solari Joe Solari -- https://joesolari.com/ Writers generally suck at business. Joe Solari, someone who actually knows business, schools Terry and Paul on what to do and what not to do. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
7/5/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 551 - Sex Robots, Ethics, Drivelings, and Brain Bleach

As usual, a flippant remark spawns an episode. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
6/27/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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DRS Episode 550 - Common Sense Characters

Terry rage quits reading a book and Paul finds out why.
6/19/20191 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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DRS Episode 549 - Malorie Cooper Sees The Future

Author Malorie Cooper joins Terry and Paul to discuss the Aeon14 universe as well as AI evolution and futurism. Malorie Cooper - https://www.aeon14.com/ Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
6/13/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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DRS Episode 548 - Sick and Stupid

Paul has con-crud and is barely conscious. He and Terry stumble through a slew of crazy. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
6/6/20191 hour, 12 seconds
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DRS Episode 547 - Who Owns The Content? (GoT)

After receiving a slew of emails and messages regarding the "Game of Thrones" series finale, Terry Mixon and Paul E Cooley consider the question: "Who Owns The Content?" [disclaimer: neither of us watch the show] Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
6/1/201947 minutes, 41 seconds
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DRS Episode 546 - Revenge of Archivos!

Our good friend, bad ass narrator, the man with the voice of melted butter and the energy of an asteroid impact, Dave Robison joins us to talk story, Archivos, and a discount offer for DRS listeners. Dave Robison and Archivos - https://www.archivos.digital Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
5/22/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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DRS Episode 545 - Do Androids Dream Of Fleshy Humans?

DRS Episode 545 - Do Androids Dream Of Fleshy Humans? What makes your science fiction and fantasy sing? Having different cultures (and/or species) bumping into one another, either through conflict or cooperation. Face it. Everything goes better with Klingons. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast". Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
5/15/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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DRS Episode 544 - Klingons Make Everything Better!

What makes your science fiction and fantasy sing? Having different cultures (and/or species) bumping into one another, either through conflict or cooperation. Face it. Everything goes better with Klingons. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast". Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
5/8/201939 minutes, 7 seconds
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DRS Episode 543 - Own Your Content!

Author and Narrator John Mierau joins Paul for a conversation about alternatives to current business models, the break down of social media, and how to form communities outside the advertisement-driven ecosystem.
5/1/201943 minutes, 35 seconds
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DRS Episode 542 - Arcs and Squirrels

DRS Episode 542 -Arcs and Squirrels Terry and Paul found a topic. Pretty sure they immediately lost it. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
4/24/201956 minutes, 11 seconds
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DRS Episode 541 - A Cornucopia of Crazy

Terry has something to say and it quickly spirals out of control... Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
4/17/201955 minutes, 4 seconds
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DRS Episode 540 - Leah Lederman and "Cafe Macabre"

Author and editor Leah Lederman joins Paul and Terry to discuss writing, editing and her kickstarter "Cafe Macabre." Leah Lederman - https://leahlederman.wordpress.com/ Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
4/10/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 539 -PoV, Histories, and Choose Your Own Bad Ending

Paul and Terry discuss a little point of view, a little point of plot, and bad ideas for choose your own adventure stories.
4/3/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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DRS Episode 538 - Work, Life, SQUIRREL!

Terry and Paul consider work life balance before they are distracted by thought squirrels. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel with Glynn Stewart "Bound By Honor" - https://amzn.to/2KpYBiW Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
3/29/20191 hour, 24 seconds
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DRS Episode 537 - How Dare You Write That!

What topics are potential third rails? How do you deal with them and, more importantly, are they worth the trouble?
3/20/201952 minutes, 9 seconds
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DRS Episode 536 - Transitory Intransigence

Paul and Terry discuss transitions, when to use them, and how to use them. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
3/13/201937 minutes, 51 seconds
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DRS Episode 535 - F*** Your Adverbs!

Paul and Terry converse about adverb abuse and if there is such a thing. (spoiler: there is)
3/8/201957 minutes, 28 seconds
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DRS Episode 534 - Writersplainin' Editorsplainin'

Terry and Paul discuss editing and writing... Nothing good can come from this.
2/27/20191 hour, 10 seconds
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DRS Episode 533 - Indie Publishing Topics

Terry and Paul answer a question from the email inbox. Tangents galore...
2/20/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 15 seconds
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DRS Episode 532 - What's In A Name?

Terry and Paul discuss naming characters, whether or there's an art to it, and possible repercussions.
2/13/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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DRS Episode 531 - Q&A

Paul and Terry answer questions from the facebook group.
2/6/201947 minutes, 49 seconds
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DRS Episode 530 - Setting The Stage

How do you make that setting pop and help your characters come alive? Terry and Paul pontificate.
1/30/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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DRS Episode 529 - Conversation With Author Ian J Malone

Terry and Paul have a conversation with sci-fi author Ian J Malone. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/23/20191 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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DRS Episode 528 - Expanding the Universe

Paul and Terry run through a gauntlet of topics. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
1/17/201957 minutes, 7 seconds
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DRS Episode 527 - When To Cut

Do you include every single possible scene in a story? What should you leave it? When should you cut? Paul and Terry throw things at each other.
1/9/201957 minutes, 16 seconds
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DRS Episode 526 – REBOOT!

How do you get your reader to keep reading? Bait the hook and reel ’em in. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron (https://patreon.com/drspodcast) or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for listening.
1/3/201951 minutes, 12 seconds
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DRS Episode 525 – How To Hook

How do you get your reader to keep reading? Bait the hook and reel ’em in. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for listening.
12/26/201850 minutes, 13 seconds
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DRS Episode 524 - Friction!

How do you insert drama into your stories? Grind those gears. Terry and Paul discuss the art of group conflict and how to use it. Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for listening.
12/19/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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DRS Episode 523 - "How does this start again?"

Where do you start a story? How do you know you have the right beginning? How do you change it later? Terry and Paul discuss. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
12/12/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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DRS Episode 522 - "In A World..."

Terry and Paul discuss melding the real and the imaginary to create your world and plots.
12/6/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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DRS Episode 521 - The Multiplot Problem

Paul asks the question: can you recycle conceits and characters?
11/28/201855 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 520 - Find The Topic!

Terry drags Paul kicking and screaming through a number of topics.
11/21/201854 minutes, 43 seconds
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DRS Episode 519 - Subplots!

Terry and Paul discuss the subtle and no so subtle use of subplots.
11/14/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 519 - Subplots! (fix)

Terry and Paul discuss the subtle and no so subtle use of subplots.
11/14/20180
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DRS Episode 518 - Mind the Bridge

What is a bridge novel? How should you write them? What are the gotchas? Terry and Paul discuss. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
11/7/201848 minutes, 54 seconds
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DRS Episode 517 - Whirlwind of Crazy

Terry drags Paul kicking and screaming through a variety of topics.
10/31/201851 minutes, 3 seconds
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DRS Episode 516 - The Last Word

Paul and Terry discuss how to write endings and drive the last section of the book toward them.
10/24/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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DRS Episode 515 – The First Word

Paul and Terry discuss what needs to go in the beginning of a story.
10/17/201853 minutes, 1 second
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DRS Episode 514 - The Swampy Middle

Terry and Paul explore the swampy middle, the hazards ahead, and how to handle them.
10/10/201840 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 513 - Truth To Character

Terry has a meltdown over one of his favorite TV shows which leads to a discussion of how plot twists can ruin characterization.
10/3/201856 minutes, 41 seconds
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DRS Episode 512 - Characters and Plots and Short Stories

Paul and Terry wander off into the wilderness and cover a host of topics. Some of which we probably shouldn't have... Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel "Hidden Enemies" - https://amzn.to/2pnnt1j Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
9/26/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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DRS Episode 511 - To Scene, Or Not To Scene!

Paul and Terry discuss and argue over what makes a scene and how to construct them. Also? What is Terry's Mankini Size? Like the show? Considering becoming a Patreon patron or purchasing one of our stories and thanks for watching. Support us on Patreon - http://patreon.com/drspodcast Paul's new novel "Derelict: Destruction" - https://amzn.to/2jJ4yek Terry's new novel "Hidden Enemies" - https://amzn.to/2pnnt1j Terry's author page - http://amzn.to/2mj8Eua Paul's author page - http://amzn.to/2wm3v9W
9/19/201856 minutes, 47 seconds
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DRS Episode 510 - Exclusivity versus Going Wide

Terry and Paul discuss the age-old problem: to go exclusive, or not, with Amazon and KDP.
9/12/201847 minutes, 1 second
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DRS Episode 509 - More Questions, Some Answers

Paul and Terry address questions posed by our listeners and viewers.
9/5/201858 minutes, 11 seconds
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DRS Episode 508 - F*** The Comments

Terry questions Paul's sanity over one of his diary entries. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
8/29/20181 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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DRS Episode 507 - Heinlein's Rules Revisited

Terry and Paul revisit Heinlein's rules. Mainly because Terry made Paul watch a lecture series on the subject.
8/22/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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DRS Episode 506 - Starla Huchton

Paul and Terry interview author Starla Huchton
8/15/201858 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 505 - Plot Complications

Paul and Terry discuss ways to make your characters' lives hell.
8/8/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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DRS Episode 504 - LitRPG and GameLit

Authors Linton Bowers and Kevin McLaughlin join Terry and Paul to discuss the genres of LitRPG and GameLit
8/1/201859 minutes, 36 seconds
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DRS Episode 503 - Interview With Michael J Sullivan

Author Michael J Sullivan joins Terry and Paul to discuss fantasy, reader expectations, and the process of writing in the genre.
7/25/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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DRS Episode 502 - FEAR!

Terry asks Paul what he fears about writing. Hilarity ensues.
7/19/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 501 - Your Questions, Our Denials

Terry and Paul respond to questions posted in the DRS Facebook group.
7/11/201854 minutes, 39 seconds
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DRS Episode 500 - A Live Celebration

Author David Wood joins Paul and Terry to help celebrate the 500th episode of DRS. This was recorded live via YouTube.
6/27/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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DRS Episode 499 - 5 Things

Terry and Paul discuss 5 things they try and avoid in their writing.
6/20/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 53 seconds
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DRS Episode 498 - AIs and Madness

Paul tells Terry about a conversation. All hell breaks loose. Mind the squirrels. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
6/13/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 35 seconds
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DRS Episode 497 - SFWA and Nebulas

Paul makes the mistake of asking Terry about the SWFA convention. Expected squirrel attack ensues.
6/6/201843 minutes, 55 seconds
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DRS Episode 496 - Story Structure and Aquanaught Internet

DRS Episode 496 - Story Structure and Aquanaught Internet Paul and Terry discuss story telling styles and Terry's ridiculously 1980s internet. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at "http://patreon.com/drspodcast".
5/31/201857 minutes, 3 seconds
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DRS Episode 495 - Team Building

Paul and Terry discuss how to team build characters and add tension.
5/23/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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DRS Episode 494 -Genre Mashing with Kacey Ezell

Author Kacey Ezell joins Terry and Paul to discuss genre bending, her work, and other general insanity.
5/17/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 53 seconds
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DRS Episode 493 - Vamp City Brown Style

Author CD Brown joins Paul and Terry to discuss city as setting and his new novel "Vamp City."
5/9/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 24 seconds
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DRS Episode 492 - Lab Rats And Brain Storms

Isabel Cushey joins Terry and Paul to brainstorm her story.
5/2/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 54 seconds
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DRS Episode 491 -Betas and Side Trips

Terry and Paul revisit beta readers and take a few detours along the way.
4/26/20181 hour, 19 seconds
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DRS Episode 490 - Stereotypes and Archetypes

Terry and Paul wade into the morass of fundamentally linked terms.
4/18/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 7 seconds
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DRS Episode 489 - Archivos and Storytelling

Dave Robison joins Paul and Terry to discuss the great progress on Archivos, a special opportunity for DRS Listeners, and new features in the application.
4/11/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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DRS Episode 488 - Foreshadowing and Other Crazy

Terry and Paul go off on a journey through foreshadowing, flashbacks, and how to ruin a series.
4/4/20181 hour, 26 minutes
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DRS Episode 487 - Musin'

Paul and Terry suffer a muse attack.
3/28/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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DRS Episode 486 - Why's My Line?

Terry and Paul discuss character motivation.
3/21/201856 minutes, 45 seconds
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DRS Episode 485 - I'm not mental!

Veronica Giguere joins Paul and Terry to discuss mental illness, coping mechanisms for anxiety, and general creative craziness.
3/14/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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DRS Episode 484 - A Funny Happened On The Way To The Bookstore

Paul and Terry discuss new and interesting ways to screw up your book on its journey to the bookstore. Also? Amazon needs to hire us as consultants.
3/7/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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DRS Episode 483 – Plot Bunnies and Loose Threads

Paul and Terry discuss how to deal with those wascally wabbits known as Plot Bunnies and how to properly use loose threads (or tie them off).
2/28/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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DRS Episode 482 - Mech Madness with Chris Kennedy

Terry and Paul interview author and publisher Chris Kennedy to discuss his books, his publishing company, and the 4 Horsemen Universe.
2/14/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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DRS Special - Justin Macumber Tribute

Terry and Paul welcome former co-hosts Eliyanna Kaiser and Scott Roche to pay tribute to Justin Macumber, founder of DRS, who passed away on Jan 15, 2018.
2/7/20181 hour, 3 seconds
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DRS Episode 481 - EXPANSION!

Terry and Paul discuss how to expand your universe and stretch as a writer.
1/16/201858 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 480 - The Exposition!

Paul and Terry discuss exposition, what it is, and how NOT to use it.
1/10/201850 minutes, 38 seconds
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DRS Episode 479 - Thieves!

Terry and Paul discuss when and how to steal.
1/3/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 478 - Inventing Language

Paul and Terry interview author and artist Robert Stikmanz regarding his Dvarsh language and his fiction.
12/27/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 25 seconds
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DRS Episode 477 - You've Got Science In My Fantasy!

Terry and Paul discuss "Science Fantasy."
12/20/201757 minutes, 18 seconds
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DRS Episode 476 - Carl Hiaasen's "Native Tongue"

Paul and Terry review Carl Hiassen's "Native Tongue"
12/14/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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DRS Episode 475 - Cliff Hangerin' Bastards

Paul and Terry discuss how to write cliff hangers for scenes, chapters, and novels.
12/6/201759 minutes, 45 seconds
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DRS Episode 474 - Josh Hayes

Terry and Paul interview author Josh Hayes
11/29/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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DRS Episode 473 - LEVELING UP!

Terry and Paul discuss how they plan to level up both on the business side and the writing side.
11/22/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 472 - 5 Impediments

Author David Wood joins Paul to discuss their top 5 impediments to writing and strategies for dealing with them.
11/17/20171 hour, 31 minutes, 24 seconds
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DRS Episode 471 - COMPLETION!

Terry and Paul discuss what it takes to finish a novel.
11/8/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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DRS Episode 470 - Jake Bible Talks Potato Soup

Paul and Terry discuss a large variety of topics with author Jake Bible.
11/1/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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DRS Episode 469 - Can you hear me now?

Terry makes the mistake of asking Paul how he records audiobooks.
10/25/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds
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DRS Episode 468 - Plot Knots!

Paul and Terry discuss how to handle plot holes, untying troublesome plot knots, and plots in general. No stories were harmed during the recording of this episode.
10/18/201753 minutes, 51 seconds
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DRS Episode 467 - DISTRACTION!

Terry and Paul discuss ways to avoid distraction and focus on writing.
10/11/201750 minutes, 59 seconds
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DRS Episode 466 - Craig Martelle Doesn't Freeze

Terry and Paul interview author Craig Martelle
10/4/20171 hour, 34 minutes, 14 seconds
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DRS Episode 465 - Verisimilitude!

Paul and Terry discuss how to keep it real.
9/27/201755 minutes, 3 seconds
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DRS Episode 464 - Your Questions, Our Denials pt2

Paul and Terry attempt to answer questions posted in the Facebook group
9/20/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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DRS Episode 463 - Your Questions, Our Denials pt1

Paul and Terry attempt to answer questions posted in the Facebook group.
9/13/201756 minutes, 50 seconds
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DRS Episode 462 - APOCALYPSE!

Terry and Paul discuss writing apocalyptic and natural disaster fiction.
9/6/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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DRS Episode 461 - Glynn Stewart Gives Good Opera

Paul and Terry interview author Glynn Stewart and discuss his worlds, his writing process, and the experience of co-writing a book with Terry.
8/30/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 41 seconds
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DRS Episode 460 - Rekindle and Reinvent

Paul and Terry discuss how to bring an old work back to life and various other topics.
8/23/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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DRS Episode 459 - A Desperate Place For Dying

Terry and Paul review Scott William Carter's "A Desperate Place For Dying." Also, Paul does his impression of Trent Reznor. Probably with the wrong lyrics.
8/16/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 32 seconds
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DRS Episode 458 - Series and Breaking Through

Terry and Paul discuss closed versus open ended series, universes, and various other tangents.
8/9/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 457 - Growing As A Storyteller

Paul and Terry discuss growing as a storyteller, how to tackle larger tales, and to not sweat the small stuff.
8/3/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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DRS Episode 456 - MD Cooper Ain't A Doctor

Terry and Paul interview author MD Cooper.
7/26/20171 hour, 36 minutes, 32 seconds
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DRS Episode 455 - Archivos!

Paul and Terry interview Dave Robison about his new boardgame "Manifest" as well as the application for writers known as "Archivos."
7/19/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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DRS Episode 454 - Care And Feeding Of Narrators

Terry and Paul ask John Mierau and Veronica Giguere to come on the show and explain how best to work with audiobook narrators.
7/12/20171 hour, 39 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 453 - So Many Bobs!

Paul and Terry review Dennis Taylor's We Are Legion, We Are Bob.
7/5/201756 minutes, 8 seconds
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DRS Episode 452 - Complete Characters with Incomplete Speech

Terry and Paul discuss how to bring your characters to life by NOT using grammatically correct sentences and etc.
6/28/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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DRS Episode 451 - Inspiration and Cons

Paul and Terry discuss the pros and cons of cons and how to draw inspiration from them. Also? What support group Terry should join.
6/21/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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DRS Episode 450 - Anthologia

Terry and Paul discuss writing for anthologies.
6/14/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 53 seconds
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DRS Episode 449 - The "M" Word

Paul and Terry discuss Brandon Sanderson's "Laws of Magic" and how they pertain to both fantasy and science fiction.
6/7/20171 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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DRS Live! At Balticon 51

Paul hosts Scott Roche, Veronica Giguere, and Charlie Brown at Balticon 51.
5/31/201752 minutes, 46 seconds
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DRS Episode 448 - BAudio Production

Terry and Paul discuss what it takes to get your book from the page and into audio.
5/24/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 52 seconds
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DRS Episode 447 - Jim Butcher "On Writing" Part 2

Paul and Terry discuss Jim Butcher's posts on writing.
5/17/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 446 - Jim Butcher "On Writing" Part 1

Paul and Terry discuss Jim Butcher's "On Writing" posts.
5/10/20171 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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DRS Episode 445 - David Eddings' "The Diamond Throne"

Terry and Paul review David Eddings' "The Diamond Throne"
5/3/201748 minutes, 56 seconds
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DRS Episode 444 - Chuck Heintzelman Bundles Your Books

Terry and Paul discuss the benefits of "Bundle Rabbit" with its creator Chuck Heintzelman.
4/26/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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DRS Episode 443 - Melzer Gives Good Arachnid

Paul and Terry invite author James Melzer on to talk about his return to monster fiction.
4/19/201753 minutes, 59 seconds
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DRS Episode 442 – Continuing Education and Q&A

Terry and Paul discuss continuing education and answer some questions from our listeners.
4/12/201750 minutes, 19 seconds
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DRS Episode 441 - Interview with John G Walker

Paul and Terry interview author John G Walker and discuss his cat-herding for Balticon's New Media Track.
4/5/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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DRS Episode 440 - Politics In Fiction: The Third Rail

Terry and Paul discuss incorporating politics and social commentary into your fiction. And the possible ramifications.
3/29/201757 minutes, 56 seconds
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DRS Episode 439 - Interview With JR Handley

Paul and Terry interview military sci-fi author JR Handley.
3/22/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 18 seconds
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DRS Episode 438 - Q&A about Cons, Reviews, and etc

Paul and Terry answer questions from our listeners posted via email and the Facebook group.
3/15/201759 minutes, 9 seconds
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DRS Episode 437 – Wrong Tracks and Business Evolution

Terry and Paul discuss what to do when you're going down the wrong track in a story. Also? Publishing.
3/8/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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DRS Episode 436 - Macumber Returns! Part 2

Terry and Paul host Justin Macumber to discuss various topics (part 2).
3/1/201749 minutes, 36 seconds
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DRS Episode 435 - Macumber Returns! Part 1

Terry and Paul host Justin Macumber to discuss various topics.
2/22/201751 minutes, 55 seconds
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DRS Episode 434 - Review: The Roundhouse

Paul and Terry review and discuss Louis Erdrich's "The Roundhouse"
2/15/201751 minutes, 15 seconds
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DRS Episode 433 - Jennifer Melzer Talks Editing

Terry and Paul host professional author and editor Jennifer Melzer. We talk about editing strategies, common mistakes from new authors, epic fantasy, and a variety of other topics.
2/8/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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DRS Episode 432 - Copyright and Copywrongs Part 2

Paul and Terry host Ignacio Duran, an attorney and fiction author with a particular interest in copyright.
2/1/201754 minutes, 24 seconds
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DRS Episode 431 – Copyrights and Copywrongs Part 1

Paul and Terry host Ignacio Duran, an attorney and fiction author with a particular interest in copyright. This is part 1. Part 2 will drop next week.
1/25/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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DRS Episode 430 - The KDP Process Part 2

Paul and Terry describe the KDP process for indie publishing (part 2)
1/18/201756 minutes, 54 seconds
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DRS Episode 429 - The KDP Process Part 1

Paul and Terry discuss the KDP process for indie publishing.
1/11/201752 minutes, 58 seconds
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DRS Episode 428 - New Year's Evolutions

Terry and Paul discuss what went right in 2016, what went wrong, and how to move their careers forward in 2017, and how you can do the same.
1/4/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds
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DRS Episode 427 - The Magical Mystery Tour

Paul and Terry discuss writing mysteries and adding mysterious elements to your fiction.
12/28/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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DRS Episode 426 - More Questions, More Answers, More Insanity

Terry and Paul answer more listener posted questions.
12/23/20161 hour, 29 minutes, 37 seconds
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DRS Episode 425 - Paranormal Romance vs Urban Fantasy

Paul and Terry discuss Paranormal Romance versus Urban Fantasy.
12/7/201659 minutes, 5 seconds
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DRS Episode 424 – The Terran Privateer

Terry and Paul discuss Glynn Stewart's "The Terran Privateer" Links: Terry's new novel "Storm Divers" http://amzn.to/2bFtbH4 Paul's Patreon: http://patreon.com/paulecooley Shadowpublications.com store http://shadowpublications.com/shop The Terran Privateer: http://amzn.to/2gGs5N3 Starship's Mage: http://amzn.to/2gGrECL The Round House: http://amzn.to/2fM2bD2
11/30/201647 minutes, 16 seconds
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DRS Episode 423 - Q&A Part 2

Terry and Paul answer YOUR questions (part 2) to the best of their ability. Don't get too excited. Links: Terry's new novel "Storm Divers" http://amzn.to/2bFtbH4 Paul's Patreon: http://patreon.com/paulecooley Shadowpublications.com store http://shadowpublications.com/shop
11/23/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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DRS Episode 422 - Q&A Part 1

Terry and Paul answer YOUR questions. Don't get too excited.
11/16/201655 minutes, 37 seconds
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DRS Episode 421 - Jake Bible Talks Shop

Paul and Terry welcome back author Jake Bible for a talk about writing fast as hell, publishing 40+ books in a matter of years, and Jake's near criminal abuse of vegetables.
11/9/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 27 seconds
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DRS Episode 420 - Attack of the L Word!

Paul and guest host Charlie Brown discuss and suggest "literary fiction" titles for genre readers and writers.
10/19/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 53 seconds
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DRS Episode 419 - The Great "Atlantis Gene" Wreck

Paul and Terry review AG Riddle's The Atlantis Gene. Ambivalence is the word of the day.
10/14/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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DRS Episode 418 – Romancing the Roche

Paul interviews former co-host Scott Roche about his new novella, romance, genre switching, and more.
10/5/201652 minutes, 19 seconds
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DRS Episode 417 - The Exposition: What A Tell

Terry and Paul ramble and rant their way through the perils and pitfalls of exposition, make offensive comments, and display their general ineptitude. In other words, it was a show.
9/28/201653 minutes, 4 seconds
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DRS Episode 416 - J. Daniel Sawyer's Extreme Sci-Fi Sports Bundle

Terry and Paul bring J. Daniel Sawyer on to talk about his extreme sports science fiction storybundle. https://storybundle.com/scifi http://nanowrimoeverymonth.com http://jdsawyer.net
9/20/201653 minutes, 31 seconds
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DRS Episode 415–John Mierau Gives Good Content

Terry and Paul discuss Patreon, podcasting, shared worlds, audiobooks, and sci-fi with author John Mierau.
9/14/20161 hour, 16 minutes, 22 seconds
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DRS Episode 414 - Why Cons Are Important For Writers

Terry and Paul discuss Dragon Con and why cons can be important for writers.
9/8/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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DRS Episode 413 - An Interview With James Melzer

Terry and Paul interview author James Melzer, writer of suspense, middle-school, and romance.
8/30/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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DRS Episode 412 - "The Drafter"

Terry and Paul review Kim Harrison's novel "The Drafter"
8/25/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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DRS Episode 411 – Stopping the Pear Shape

Terry and Paul discuss the dangers and solutions to a sedentary lifestyle with author Charlie Brown.
8/18/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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DRS Episode 410 - Fear And Loathing And Beta Readers

Terry and Paul converse about beta readers, a suggested topic from our listeners.
8/11/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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DRS Episode 409 - Full-Time Panic!

Full-time Panic! Terry and Paul discuss planning and dealing with sales panic. Links: Terry's new novel "Paying The Price" http://amzn.to/1tyU6cz http://amzn.to/29bP2DW Paul's YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2669eMn Paul's Patreon: http://patreon.com/paulecooley Space Opera Story Bundle: https://storybundle.com/space
8/3/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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DRS Episode 408 - Justin Macumber is "Fragile"

Justin Macumber, erstwhile scion of the great Dead Robots' Society, joins Paul and Terry to talk about his new book, future series, ongoing challenges, and laughter.
7/26/20161 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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DRS Episode 407--Review: The Killing Tide

Paul and Terry review Johnathan Daniel's The Killing Tide.
7/21/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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DRS Episode 406--Arcs of Misery, Elation, Success, and Failure

Paul and Terry discuss the results of the Hedonometer Project and its analysis of emotional arcs in fiction.
7/14/201657 minutes, 56 seconds
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DRS Episode 405–Dharma Kelleher Rides The Words

Terry and Paul interview author Dharma Kelleher.
7/8/201658 minutes, 47 seconds
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DRS Episode 404 - David Wood Is Not Found

Guest co-host David Wood joins Terry and Paul to discuss writing in the action/adventure genre.
6/30/20161 hour, 34 minutes, 14 seconds
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DRS Episode 403–Future of the Show and Other Topics

Terry and Paul discuss the changes to the show format, B&N’s 3rd impending bankruptcy, and publishing plans.
6/23/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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DRS Episode 402 - Farewell, Scott

Terry and Paul say farewell to Scott Roche as a permanent host. We look back at his evolution as a writer and host and where he's going next.
6/16/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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DRS Episode 401- Nora Roberts' "The Obsession"

Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss Nora Roberts' The Obsession.
6/9/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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DRS Episode 400 - Balticon 50 DRS Live Show

Join Terry and Paul at Balticon 50 for a raucous live show with a no holds barred question and answer session.
5/31/201657 minutes, 49 seconds
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DRS Episode 399 - A Myriad of Topics

Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss a series of topics suggested by our listeners. No "space marines" were mentioned in this episode.
5/13/20161 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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DRS Episode 398 – Michael R Underwood Gives Good Genre

Terry, Scott, and Paul welcome author Michael R Underwood and discuss pop culture, kickstarters, and genre fiction in general.
5/7/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 38 seconds
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DRS Episode 397 – Con Season, Trunking, Priorities, and Self Censorship

Scott and Paul discuss a myriad of topics posted by our listeners.
4/28/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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DRS Episode 396 - Ritualistic Writing

Terry, Scott (yes, he actually showed up), and Paul discuss topics of routine, rituals, and the science of finding your creative spaces, atmospheres, and etc.
4/22/201657 minutes
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DRS Episode 395 - Ringworld

Paul and Terry discuss Larry Niven’s Ringworld and other topics. Links discussed in this episode: Larry Niven’s Ringworld--http://amzn.to/1V5x346 Nora Roberts’ The Obsession--http://amzn.to/1WuVTdc Paul’s essay “The Science of The Black”--http://vexmosaic.com/the-science-of-the-black/
4/15/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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DRS Episode 394 - Dave Robison Does EVERYTHING!

Terry and Paul welcome the creative hurricane known as Dave Robison. We discuss all the crazy that Dave is trying to bring to the world along with several other topics.
4/7/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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DRS Episode 393 - Divide and Suffer!

Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss the dangers and pleasures of confronting divisive and controversial topics in fiction.
3/24/201653 minutes, 29 seconds
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DRS Episode 392 - "The Madman's Daughter"

Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss Megan Shepherd's "The Madman's Daughter," last month's book selection. By the way? WE HATE VERIZON! Next month's selection is Larry Niven's Ringworld.
3/17/201646 minutes, 37 seconds
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DRS Episode 391 - Oh My!

Terry and Paul discuss writing romance, erotica, and Terry gives our listeners a writing assignment...
3/9/20161 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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DRS Episode 390 - Inspired Legacy

Listener Robert Slattery asked some questions about inspiration and legacy, so Terry and Paul decided to tackle it. Their answers may surprise you.
3/3/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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DRS Episode 389 - I'm An Imposter

Terry, Paul, and Scott discuss the ins and outs of "The Imposter Syndrome."
2/24/201644 minutes, 38 seconds
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DRS Episode 388 - Nuts and Bolts Not Franks And Beans

Terry and Paul discuss a myriad of writing craft topics and for the first time ever, actually agree on most of them.
2/19/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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DRS Episode 387 - Perry Rhodan Lemuria Vol 1: Star Ark Book Review

Join the Robots' as they dissect Perry Rhodan Lemuira Vol. 1: Star Ark.
2/13/201654 minutes, 7 seconds
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DRS Episode 386 - Howie To Be A Writer

Terry, Paul, and Scott pore over Hugh Howie's essay "So You Want To Be A Writer?". In addition, Terry struggles with living "cheaply," Scott destroys the internet, and Paul wants a singing career.
2/6/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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DRS Episode 385 - KDP Quality Controls

Join Terry, Paul, and Scott as we discuss the hoopla over the upcoming changes to Amazon's KDP and how you might be affected.
1/28/201655 minutes, 31 seconds
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DRS Episode 384 - Justin's Chair Blows Up

Join Terry, Paul, and Scott as we interview Justin Macumber, the founder of the show, before he leaves the hosting chair forever.
1/21/201645 minutes, 48 seconds
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DRS Episode 383 - Bit Parts And Related Stories

Join Terry, Paul, and Scott as they discuss writing from the perspective of beloved secondary characters, fan fiction, open worlds, and general insanity.
1/16/201659 minutes, 48 seconds
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DRS Episode 382 - Hyperion and Literary Sci-Fi

Justin, Terry, Paul, and Scott discuss the novel Hyperion by Dan Simmons. During this conversation, we wax profane about literature, sci-fi versus fantasy, and whether or not Justin should be allowed to assign another book. Our next book to read (you have a month folks) is: Perry Rhodan: Lemuria I
1/7/20161 hour, 16 minutes, 1 second
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DRS Episode 381 - Scheduling The Future

Terry and Paul discuss what they learned in 2015, how to apply it going forward, and setting their goals for 2016.
12/26/20151 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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DRS Episode 380 - Zig Zag Inspirations

Terry and Scott interview author Clarence Young. Links: Writeonrighton.com http://www.amazon.com/The-Brothers-Jetstream-Zig-Claybourne/dp/0986902411 https://twitter.com/zzclaybourne
12/10/201550 minutes, 25 seconds
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DRS Episode 379 - All Things Amazonian

Scott, Paul, Terry, and sometimes Justin, discuss the Amazon.com ecosystem for authors and publishers, what to do, what to avoid, and what to watch out for.
12/9/201556 minutes, 14 seconds
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DRS Episode 378 - Imagine The Set

Terry, Justin, Paul and, sometimes, Scott, discuss strategies on using real settings for your stories as well as how to create them.
11/21/201554 minutes, 52 seconds
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DRS Episode 377 - J Daniel Sawyer Talks

Terry, Justin, Scott, and Paul visit with author J Daniel Sawyer and discuss book bundles, Dan's new NaNoWriMo podcast, and various other topics.
11/7/20151 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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DRS Episode 376 – NaNoWriMo This!

Terry, Paul, and Justin discuss getting prepared for and how to execute Nano. You should listen to us because we've never done it and are therefore experts.
11/4/201548 minutes, 59 seconds
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DRS Episode 375 – A Fireside Chat With Justin And Terry

Sit back with your beverage of choice and join Justin and Terry for a casual fireside chat about publishing and writing.
10/24/20151 hour, 26 minutes, 53 seconds
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DRS Episode 374 - Batteries [Not] Included

Paul, Scott, and sometimes Terry discuss how to get through the grind and strategies to prevent/deal with burnout.
10/16/201553 minutes, 23 seconds
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DRS Episode 373 – Publishing On A Budget

Join the Robots as they explore how to publish on a budget and what you can’t skimp on.
10/2/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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DRS Episode 372 - Writing Short Fiction Like A Boss

Scott, Terry, Justin, and Paul think they know how to write short fiction which is: anything less than novel length. Also? Is Scott an insect?
9/26/201556 minutes, 54 seconds
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DRS Episode 371 - Quantity Quality Quixotic

Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss whether or not it's possible to publish too many books a year, or write too many books in a year. Also, we touch on some possible writing prompts for this election season.
9/19/201558 minutes, 6 seconds
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DRS Episode 370 - Rushing To The End

Justin, Terry, and Paul discuss issues with finding and making the ending happen. What do you do if you get stuck? Also, what the hell is a Parsec Award anyway?
9/12/201555 minutes, 52 seconds
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DRS Episode 369 - The Meddlesome Middle

Terry and Paul discuss how they deal with writing the dreaded "middle" of the book and strategies to get past problems. Not that they work for us, of course, but in theory, we know what to do...or not.
9/6/201555 minutes, 28 seconds
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DRS Episode 368 - Macumber Has An Evil Plan

Justin, Terry, Paul, and Scott welcome voice actor, writer, and all around great person Veronica Giguere to brainstorm Justin's evil plan for a new podcast series based around his Still Water and Fragile properties. No moobs were hurt during this episode. You can find Veronica Giguere at http://voicesbyveronica.com.
8/27/201558 minutes, 40 seconds
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DRS Episode 367 - Risky Business

Join Scott and Terry as they discuss taking risks in the writing business.
8/20/201559 minutes, 55 seconds
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DRS Episode 366 - The Horrors of Back Cover Copy

Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss their most terrifying secret: all three of them SUCK at writing synopses and back cover copy.
8/6/20151 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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DRS LIVE at Space City Comicon 2015

Join Justin, Michael Willet, David Wood, Terry, and Paul as they discuss a variety of topics. This episode is pretty raw to maintain the flow of conversation. BEWARE: MEN BEHAVING BADLY!
7/29/20151 hour, 33 minutes, 54 seconds
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DRS Episode 365 - Prepping To Be Conned

Justin, Paul, Scott, and Terry discuss what to bring for a dealer booth, how not to terrify the punters, and mistakes NOT to make.
7/23/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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DRS Episode 364 - Todd Is ANGRY!

Justin, Paul, and Terry discuss what it means to "show don't tell" as well as scriptwriting and stealing from mythology, both real and imagined.
7/15/20151 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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DRS Episode 363 - The Secret of Series

Justin, Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss the tricky business of writing series and sequels. Also, what the hell is a retcon anyway?
7/9/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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DRS Episode 362 - Talking Marketing With David Wood

Terry, Justin, and David Wood discuss marketing and promotion.
6/25/20151 hour, 16 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 361 - Just One More Thing

Paul, Terry, and Justin discuss changes with the Amazon KU/KOLL programs, Kindle Singles, and tangents galore.
6/18/201549 minutes, 30 seconds
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DRS Episode 360 - Collaboration With...

Paul, Terry, and Scott discuss collaborating with other authors, shared worlds, beta readers and editors.
6/10/201557 minutes, 52 seconds
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DRS Episode 359 - 6 Rules For Writing

Paul, Scott, and Terry discuss Robert Sawyer's take on Heinlein's venerated "5 Rules of Writing." See the article here: http://www.sfwriter.com/ow05.htm
6/5/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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DRS Special Episode - Balticon 49 LIVE!

Scott and Paul discuss editing and anthologies with Sue Baiman and Charlie Brown.
5/28/201552 minutes, 2 seconds
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DRS Episode 358 - The Write Stuff, Bundling And More

Join Scott and Terry as they talk with author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer about the writing book bundle he's in called The Write Stuff. We also talk bundling in general. Go get your copy of this wonderful bundle today. http://storybundle.com/writing
5/21/201550 minutes, 22 seconds
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DRS Episode 357 - Draft2Digital and Reclaiming Pulp Fiction

Scott, Terry, Justin, and Paul welcome special guest Josh Unruh, marketing director for Draft2Digital.com and author of trope bending stories.
5/8/20151 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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DRS Episode 356 - Decisions and Distributions

Justin, Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss when to abandon a series and our experiences with various distribution channels. Oh yes, it's a LONG one.
4/30/20151 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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DRS Episode 355 - Style Choices and Slaughtering Grammar

Terry, Scott, and Paul opine at length about nothing although we started with something. Do you change your style to match the genre? Do you read your reviews? Do you modify your writing based upon them? And are Justin's nipples a WMD?
4/23/20151 hour, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
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DRS Episode 354 - Status: It's Complicated

Terry, Justin, and Paul discuss plot complications and how to keep the story moving, the readers interested, and the characters in lots and lots of trouble.
4/16/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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DRS Episode 353 - Selling Out and Not

Justin, Terry, Paul, and Scott discuss prioritizing your works between the commercial and the niche. Also, we talk about the Hugo Awards and Sad Puppies, Justin's inability to sing, the sweetness of the mute button, and Harper Collins threatening to leave Amazon. It's a monster of an episode. Enjoy. ps: due to a failed attempt to mute my mic, there is some crackling of paper. My apologies.
4/9/20151 hour, 28 minutes, 47 seconds
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DRS Episode 352 - Pace - It's Not Just Salsa

Join Terry, Justin, and Scott as they talk pacing in both their own works and how to look at the subject in general.
4/1/201558 minutes, 5 seconds
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DRS Episode 351 - Aliens, Robots, Non-Human Entities and Cultures

Justin, Paul, Scott, Terry discuss the intricacies and issues in writing non-human characters and societies.
3/19/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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DRS Episode 350 - Orgs Warnings and Scams

Terry and Paul discuss professional writing organizations, trigger warnings, author solutions, and the fact Scott Roche needs to grow back his moustache.
3/12/20151 hour, 15 seconds
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DRS Episode 349 - Kickstarters and Patrons

Scott, Terry, and Paul discuss the ethics of kickstarters, the value of patrons, and Scott whines a lot.
3/5/20151 hour, 13 minutes, 37 seconds
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DRS Episode 348 - Cornucopia of Topics

Terry, Justin, Scott, and Paul discuss a variety of topics including: * Finding a supportive writing environment * What to do when characters do/say unexpected things * How to find beta readers and how to work with them (including ways to bribe them)
2/26/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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DRS Episode 347 - Origin Stories of the Hosts

Terry, Paul, and Justin discuss how they got into writing, their first novels, and give tips on how to get started.
2/12/20151 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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DRS Episode 346 - Digging In The Sand With Timothy Ward

Join the Robots and they talk with author Timothy Ward about his works in the world of Sand, created by Hugh Howey. We also discuss what we'd like to have known when we started writing. If only we were so lucky. Find Timothy at: http://www.timothycward.com You can join his mailing list at: http://www.timothycward.com/join-my-newsletter And enter for a book giveaway at: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/123903-scavenger-evolution
2/7/20151 hour, 29 seconds