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Big Gay Author Podcast
29 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 66: So Long For Now... Plus Q&A with Daryl Banner and J. Thorn
The guys open the show with the announcement that this podcast is going on an extended hiatus. The episode continues with question and answer sessions featuring authors Daryl Banner and J. Thorn. Complete shownotes for episode 66 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
27 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 65: Q&A with Jesi Lea Ryan and L.C. Rosen
Authors Jesi Lea Ryan and L.C. Rosen join us for a round of question and answers this week, giving us a peek at why they write, how they write and what some of their mistakes and successes have been. Complete shownotes for episode 65 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
20 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 64: Q&A with Xio Axelrod, TM Smith and Davidson King
In this episode, authors Xio Axelrod, TM Smith and Davidson King do a round of questions and answers with us, offering insights into their individual author careers. Complete shownotes for episode 64 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
26 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 63: Q&A with Clare London and E. Davies
Clare London and E. Davies join us for a round of questions and answers, offering insights into their different author journeys. Complete shownotes for episode 63 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
15 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 62: Daniel Willcocks on Short Stories and Serialized Fiction
Daniel Willcocks talks to Will about his experience and strategy for short stories and serialized fiction. Complete shownotes for episode 62 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
27 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 61: Autumn Challenge & Author Tech
Jeff talks about technology discoveries he's made this week with Authors A.I. and the Apple Pencil. Will lays out his plans for an autumn challenge and invites listeners to join in. Complete shownotes for episode 61 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
25 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 60: Q&A with Helen Juliet
As we settle into our new home on Wednesdays, we’ve got an author Q&A with Helen Juliet. Helen also writes as HJ Welch and here we talk about why she writes, the support she’s received from the m/m romance community, working on shared universes and why she unpublished her first book. Complete shownotes for episode 60 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
7 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 59: Holiday Reading & Podcast Recommendations
For the U.S. Labor Day weekend, we've got a short episode that features a special announcement! Big Gay Author Podcast is moving to Wednesday. Will also has some book and podcast recommendations for your weekend, including Make Noise by Eric Nuzum as well as episodes of Stark Reflection Podcast, Six Figure Authors Podcast and Great Writer's Share Podcast. Complete shownotes for episode 59 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
37 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep 58: "Next Level" Q&A with Daniel Willcocks and Sacha Black
After Jeff gives an update on his Christmas novel and says farewell to The Writer's Well Podcast, the guys welcome Daniel Willcocks and Sacha Black for a round of Q&A. We find out why they write, steps they took to become full time authors and they also share a mistake and a success that they've learned from. Complete shownotes for episode 58 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
32 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep 57: LaQuette Part 2: Historicals & Why Critical Lens Work is Important to the Romance Industry
In the second part of our interview with author LaQuette about her Critical Lens workshop, she discusses historicals, why this class is valuable for reviewers and readers as well as the importance of normalizing marginalized characters in the romance genre. Complete shownotes for episode 57 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
48 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep 56: LaQuette Discusses Writing and Reading Through a Critical Lens
In part one of our interview with author LaQuette, we discuss her Critical Lens workshop. The class is designed to teach authors, reviewers and readers how to use literary criticism to view your own work, or the books you're reading, through an alternative lens. For authors this can provide critical insight into alternative perspectives that can help you identify and eliminate problematic and harmful content before you publish. Complete shownotes for episode 56 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
55 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep 55: Scene Analysis with J. Thorn
Author and podcaster J. Thorn talks with Jeff about the recent Supercharge Your Scene Challenge, where J. laid out his approach to scenes. J. walks through the worksheet and scene that Jeff submitted for the challenge, which provides valuable insight into scene structure. Jeff and J. also discuss J's podcasts, the events he puts on and what got him into working with authors on craft. Programming note: We're taking next week off. We'll be back with a new episode on August 15. Complete shownotes for episode 55 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
29 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep 54: Sacha Black's "Anatomy of Prose"
Author and podcaster Sacha Black joins us to talk about The Anatomy of Prose: 12 Steps to Sensational Sentences, which is the latest book in her Better Writers series. Sacha also discusses what led her to kicking off the series with a book on villains and how she knew she was ready to write non-fiction books. Complete shownotes for episode 54 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
39 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep 53: Tropes & Shared Universes with E. Davies
Author E. Davies joins us this week to talk about the market research he does focused on best selling tropes and how that influences his books. He also discusses shared universes, including insights on what it takes to manage one and guidance for authors who want to join one. Complete shownotes for episode 53 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
36 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep 52: Collaboration with Daniel Willcocks
Jeff shares his progress on Camp NaNoWriMo and looks at the first quarter of sales data for Keeping Kyle. Jeff and Will talk with Daniel Willcocks about his new book Collaboration for Authors: A Complete Guide to Collaborating, Finding a Partner, and Accelerating Your Author Career. Daniel talks about his own collaborations, as well as what he learned from the authors he collected case studies from and the importance of the word "no." Complete shownotes for episode 52 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
29 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep 51: Podcast Fiction with Lauren Shippen
The guys kick off with a brief recap of last week, including the release of the Heart2Heart anthology, and what Jeff's been up to with Camp NaNoWriMo and the Critical Lens class he just started taking. Jeff talks with author and podcaster Lauren Shippen about podcast fiction. Lauren's written and produced several shows, going back to 2015 with The Bright Sessions, and she offers some guidance for authors who might be considering working in the podcast format. Complete shownotes for episode 51 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
37 minutes | a year ago
Ep 50: Story Structure Part 4
The guys kick off with a recap of the past week, including recording an interview with Daniel Willcocks, an interesting invitation from J. Thorn and details on a class Jeff is taking during July. The discussion of story structure concludes with a look at the "Fighting for Love" section of Gwen Hayes's Romancing the Beat. Complete shownotes for episode 50 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
26 minutes | a year ago
Ep 49: Story Structure Part 3
Jeff talks about his experience last week with J. Thorn's Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge. Will recommends a recent episode of The Rebel Author Podcast where Sacha Black talked with Libbie Hawker about outlining. The discussion of story structure, based on Gwen Hayes's Romancing the Beat, continues with the "Retreating from Love" section. As always, Jeff shares the plot he's developed for these story beats. Complete shownotes for episode 49 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
31 minutes | a year ago
Ep 48: Story Structure Part 2
Jeff recommends the latest episode of Rachael Herron's How Do You Write? He also talks briefly about J. Thorn's Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge, which he will take part in next week. The guys continue their discussion on story structure with the "Falling in Love" phase from Gwen Hayes's Romancing the Beat. Jeff wraps up the show by sharing the plot points he's developed for those beats in his Christmas story. Complete shownotes for episode 48 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
34 minutes | a year ago
Ep 47: Story Structure Part 1
After Jeff reveals the details on the anthology project he's been alluding to over the past few weeks, Will dives into a discussion on story structure, specifically The Set Up phase described in Gwen Hayes's Romancing the Beat. After reviewing the elements of that phase, they talk about it in action through a couple of stories and Jeff gets into the Set Up he's working on for his Christmas story. Complete shownotes for episode 47 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
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