S6 E10 How Do You Navigate Conventions? Featuring Author Scott Goudsward

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author and New England Horror Writers Association Coordinator Scott Goudsward.

We discussed the topic “How Do You Navigate Conventions as an author?” We delve into how to best promote your work, and what you can expect from a convention.

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S6 E09 It’s NaNoWriMo Time! Immortal Alexander & Jeanette Andromeda

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week we are discussing what we did to prepare for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Are you taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge of writing a fifty thousand word novel in a month?

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S6 E08 Your First Novel, Expectations Vs Reality. Featuring Author Darren Shan.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author Darren Shan who wrote the best selling young adult horror fiction series Cirque Du Freak (The Saga of Darren Shan) along with many other books. We are discussing the topic “expectations vs reality when you finish writing your first novel.”

After our conversation with Darren Shan we talk about our adventure in Lititz Pennsylvania last weekend where we attended the Lititz Storytelling Festival with our good friends Dan Foytik of The Lift Podcast, and Lane Lloyd of the Sable Podcast.

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S6 E07: How Do You Create Magic With Words? Featuring Author Gail Carson Levine.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author Gail Carson Levine who wrote Ella Enchanted, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly, and many more titles. We are discussing the topic “How Do You Create Magic With Words.” We delve into how Gail creates stories that evoke the feeling of true magic.

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S6 E03: What Do Readers Want? Featuring Prolific Reader Mary Paul

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is Mary Paul. She is a good friend of ours and a prolific reader having read over 1,200 books. We are discussing the topic “What Do Readers Want?”

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Immortal & Andromeda – 9th Story 520

This is the season 5 finale for The 9th Story Podcast. We will be talking a two month break to create a even better season 6! We update you on the state of our various writing projects, and tell you a little bit about what we have in store for next season.

Are you ready to take a journey into the dark recesses of our twisted little minds? Hope you packed some snacks because it’s going to be a long and bumpy ride!

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Author John Brhel – 9th Story 519

Today we have on writer John Brhel who co-authored (along with Joe Sullivan) his latest book At the Cemetary Gates: Year One.

We perform one of the stories from the book called “An Epistle From The Dead,” and talk about the many inspirations for this collection of creepy tales.

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