Writing Bloc Podcast

Writing Bloc Podcast

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A Podcast for Indie Writers and Readers


Writing the Narrative RPG Guide: Featuring Pat Edwards
Jul 21 • 36 min
Today’s episode is a unique one! We’re joined by Pat Edwards to talk about writing the narrative Role Playing game guide! RESOURCES MENTIONED Review of album that inspired the book Open Gaming License Information Video explaining what OGL is Red Opera…
University Presses: Featuring Andrew Berzanskis & Travis Stimeling
Jul 7 • 33 min
On today’s episode we’re happy to be joined by guests Andrew Berzanskis & Travis Stimeling to talk about University Presses and how they might differ from other types of publishers. We’ll discuss what types of projects university presses are looking for,…
Co-Authoring a Novel: Featuring Brendan Reichs and T.W. Piperbrook
Jun 16 • 63 min
Host: Jacqui Castle Guests: Brendan Reichs and T.W. Piperbrook On today’s episode, we are excited to be joined by NYT Bestselling author Brendan Reichs, and Amazon bestselling indie author T.W. Piperbrook! We’re talking about the process of co-authoring a…
Short Stories and Flash Fiction: Featuring Ran Walker
May 26 • 48 min
On today’s episode, we are excited to be joined by the 2019 winner of the Indie Author Project - Ran Walker! We’re talking about writing short stories and flash fiction! We’ll touch on what defines a short story and various types of flash fiction, as well…
Worldbuilding in Horror and Urban Fantasy
May 12 • 49 min
Hosts: Cari Dubiel Guest: G.A. Finocchiaro & Susan K. Hamilton Today we are joined by guest authors G.A. Finocchiaro and Susan K. Hamilton to talk all about writing horror and urban fantasy. We’ll discuss the ups and downs of writing within these genres…
Nonfiction: Writing a Subject Close to Your Heart
Apr 21 • 45 min
Hosts: Becca Spence Dobias and Michael Haase Guest: Danielle Delorenzo Today we are joined by guest author Danielle Delorenzo to discuss the joys and challenges of writing a nonfiction book on a subject that is close to your heart. We’ll talk about…
Connecting with Readers During Quarantine: Featuring Marcia Freeman
Apr 7 • 53 min
Hosts: Cari Dubiel & Jacqui Castle Guest: Marcia Freeman Today we are joined by Marcia Freeman, event manager and wife of NYT Bestselling author Brian Freeman. We’re discussing ways to connect with readers from our own private quarantine locations, and…
Bonus Episode: Writing In the Time of Corona
Mar 24 • 37 min
Hosts: Becca Spence Dobias & Jacqui Castle Writing Bloc’s Becca Spence Dobias and Jacqui Castle jump on for an impromptu episode about Coronavirus, quarantine, and realistic expectations. We discuss how we are cutting ourselves some slack, and brainstorm…
Writing and Mental Health: Featuring J. Danielle Dorn and Tahani Nelson
Mar 17 • 41 min
Hosts: Becca Spence Dobias & Christopher Lee Guests: J. Danielle Dorn & Tahani Nelson Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. In today’s episode we talk with authors J. Danielle Dorn and Tahani Nelson…
Setting the Mood: Featuring Author Sara Bond
Mar 3 • 52 min
Hosts: Jacqui Castle & Michael Haase Guest: Sara Bond Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today’s episode we talk with author Sara T. Bond about setting the mood, both in our scenes and for ourselves…
Dealing with Rejection: Featuring Katherine Forrister and Ahmed G. Letterman
Feb 18 • 44 min
Hosts: Cari Dubiel & Christopher Lee Guests: Katherine Forrister & Ahmed G. Letterman Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today’s episode is all about dealing with rejection, and we’re happy to be…
Crafting Compelling Dialogue: Featuring Kendra Namednil and Jason Chestnut
Feb 4 • 51 min
Hosts: Michael Haase & Christopher Lee Guests: Kendra Namednil & Jason Chestnut Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today’s episode is all about dialogue, and we’re happy to be joined by guest authors…
Making an Audiobook: Featuring Tahani Nelson and Peter L. Harmon
Jan 21 • 39 min
Hosts: Jacqui Castle & Becca Spence Dobias Guests: Peter L. Harmon & Tahani Nelson Welcome to the Writing Bloc Podcast where we talk all things writing and indie publishing. Today’s episode is all about audiobooks, and we’re happy to be joined by guest…
Happy New Year! Reviews and Resolutions
Jan 7 • 37 min
Hosts: Jacqui Castle and Cari Dubiel Guest: Jason Pomerance Join us as we chat about the year we’re leaving behind us, and the year ahead. We’ll discuss books we’ve read, how we feel about our past year as writers, and our resolutions for 2020 as writers…
Writing as a Parent with Brandy Ferner
Dec 12, 2019 • 54 min
Join this week’s hosts Cari Dubiel and Becca Spence Dobias in an honest conversation with author Brandy Ferner all about the realities of juggling writing and parenting! Listen as we touch on topics from unrealistic expectations, to writing retreats, to…
Marketing Outside the Box with Dawn Hosmer
Oct 14, 2019 • 46 min
From social media, to conventions, to selling your book in an Uber…. today’s podcast is all about Marketing Outside the Box. Hosts Jacqui Castle and Christopher Lee talk with indie author Dawn Hosmer about what works, what doesn’t, and finding your own…
Exploring World-Building: Featuring Authors Max Held and Joshua Robertson
Aug 27, 2019 • 51 min
We dive back in to the enormous topic of world-building with authors Max Held and Joshua Robertson. This is a tremendous episode filled with great perspectives on the writing process. Flubs are made. Cats interrupt. Fun is had. Enjoy! Hosts: Christopher…
Crowdfunding a Novel: Featuring Author Jason Stokes
Aug 19, 2019 • 50 min
Have you thought about crowdfunding a novel? Writing Bloc’s own crowdfunding champions Cari Dubiel, Becca Spence Dobias, and Jacqui Castle talk to guest author Jason Stokes about the process: the good, the bad, and everything in between. Relevant links:…
Approaching World-Building: Featuring Author Rachael Sparks
Jul 30, 2019 • 55 min
Rachael Sparks, author of hard sci-fi thriller “Resistant,” discusses the art of world-building with your hosts, Christopher Lee and AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR Jacqui Castle. There’s plenty in this episode to enjoy, from discussion of different world-building…
Tackling Rewrites: Featuring Author Laney Wylde
Jun 28, 2019 • 44 min
Join Writing Bloc core members Becca Spence Dobias and Christopher Lee and the incredible author Laney Wylde as they discuss their approaches to rewrites, including all of their successes and how they approach any hurdles. Thank you for listening, thank…
Writing Processes and the Value of Writing Goat Ownership
Jun 11, 2019 • 44 min
Join Writing Bloc core members Jacqui Castle, Christopher Lee, Cari Dubiel, Becca Spence Dobias, and Michael Haase as they discuss their experiences, writing processes and routines, and talk about a little bit of everything—even the value of owning a pet…
Writing Bloc Podcast - Teaser Episode
May 20, 2019 • 30 min