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17 minutes | Jun 28, 2015
Get Published Episode 157 – Chris Hite and Dimensional Abscesses
Here we are. The final episode before summer hiatus. Today’s show will be different from every show before in that the interview is solely conducted by my publishing partner and Get Published associate producer, Jeffrey Hite. Jeff talks to his son, Chris Hite, who was one of the contributors to the Dimensional Abscesses anthology. They talk about why Chris wrote what he wrote and how. It’s an interesting, albeit short conversation that I think you will enjoy. I also wanted to thank you all for continuing to listen to Get Published. There have been those dark moments in the middle of the night when I wonder if continuing Get Published is the right thing to do. But then I […] The post Get Published Episode 157 – Chris Hite and Dimensional Abscesses appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
33 minutes | Jun 14, 2015
Get Published Episode 156 – Scouts of the Apocalypse
If you have followed my blog or listened to past episodes of Get Published you probably already know that my novel Scouts of the Apocalypse is about to become a book. In fact, it will be available for order everywhere in all formats on June 15th. This book represents a lot of things for me. It is a moment in time when some of my Scouts were younger, it is a salute to Scouts everywhere and it is the first print book released by Evil Alter Ego Press. There are more reasons why this book is important to me, but you will just have to listen to the interview, once again led by my friend Jeffrey Hite, to hear them. […] The post Get Published Episode 156 – Scouts of the Apocalypse appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
30 minutes | May 30, 2015
Get Published Episode 155 – Jack Kane is Coming
A few years ago someone had the brilliant idea that JR Murdock and I should do a project together. The reasoning was, our writing had a lot of similarities. We both wrote science fiction where humour played an important part. Our styles of writing were similar. What would happen if we joined forces? We met one night via Skype and talked about the idea. Before the call was complete some two hours later we had a firm idea of what we wanted to do, when we wanted to do it and how. And now, on June 1st, that project will finally be available for everyone to enjoy. Burst books is publishing our book and it will be available as an […] The post Get Published Episode 155 – Jack Kane is Coming appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
29 minutes | May 16, 2015
Get Published Episode 154 – JR Murdock Goes Farming
One of the really fun things about the anthology Dimensional Abscesses is that Jeff Hite and I have one more reason to talk to a lot of interesting people. One of those people is JR Murdock. I’m sure you recognize Jay’s name; he has been on the show several times before. And, be forwarned, you will hear from him very soon as we begin the work of promoting our collaboration, Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty. But that discussion is for another day. Today we are talking about his contribution to the anthology. His story is pretty unique in a book full of unique stories. We talk about his inspiration and a few other things. It was a fun […] The post Get Published Episode 154 – JR Murdock Goes Farming appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
30 minutes | May 2, 2015
Get Published Episode 153 – Julayne Hughes Found Her Character
Hey there! Welcome to ‘Get Published’. I’m your host, Mike Plested. Jeff Hite and I have been having a lot of fun with our first book published under our Evil Alter Ego Press banner. We have been learning a lot about creating a book and bringing it to market. Part of that learning has been around promotion. You will have likely heard a couple interviews with contributors to the anthology. Today I am bringing you another one, this time with Julayne Hughes. Julayne is a writer, editor and all around awesome artist and I am delighted to talk with her today. You might be asking yourself, when will he stop flogging this book on me by bringing this contributors to […] The post Get Published Episode 153 – Julayne Hughes Found Her Character appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
31 minutes | Apr 19, 2015
Get Published Episode 152 – Scott Roche Changes Gears
Hey there! Welcome to ‘Get Published’. I’m your host, Mike Plested. I am on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets a lot. That’s because I’ve seen how many cool people also use those mediums. My participation in them has allowed me to meet and make friends with and interact with some of those people. I get to hear about new projects, successes, failures and talk about some of my own. I get and give ideas to help with writing and promotion. Every once in a while I see a post and I know I have to talk to the poster about it in more detail. Such a posting came from Scott Roche a few weeks ago. Scott talked about […] The post Get Published Episode 152 – Scott Roche Changes Gears appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
26 minutes | Apr 4, 2015
Get Published Episode 151 – Nowick Gray Talks About His Writing Journey
Hey there! Welcome to ‘Get Published’. I’m your host, Mike Plested. I have long believed that persistence is the key to getting your work published. I have also said that the journey to getting published can be a long one. Today’s guest proves both those little kernals of wisdom. On today’s show I talk to Nowick Gray about his writing journey and his newly released book, Hunter’s Daughter. We have a great discussion about a lot of topics that I think you will enjoy. I also want to take a moment to let you all know that Dimensional Abscesses, the first anthology produced by Evil Alter-Evil Publishing is almost ready for publication as an eBook. We have the stories procured […] The post Get Published Episode 151 – Nowick Gray Talks About His Writing Journey appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
28 minutes | Mar 22, 2015
Get Published Episode 150 – Kevin Wohler, From Short Story to Novel
150 Episodes. We have had quite a journey together thus far, haven’t we? Since I started podcasting I have had two novels released, podcast two novels and edited an anthology. How about you? How has your life changed since we started down this road? As you probably know, Jeff Hite and I are working together on an anthology titled, Dimensional Abscesses. On today’s show we talk to one of the contributors, Kevin Wohler, who created a brand new character for the book. When he was done with his story, he was so happy with the character he decided to write a full-length novel. Jeff and I talk about his story, the anthology and his resulting book ideas as well as […] The post Get Published Episode 150 – Kevin Wohler, From Short Story to Novel appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
33 minutes | Mar 8, 2015
Get Published Episode 149 – Story Messages Discussion
My Associate Producer and evil alter-ego, Jeffrey Hite staged yet another takeover on today’s show. He decide we needed to talk about message in stories and invited Christiana Ellis to the show. It was a fun discussion but it felt so odd not controlling the conversation. And before we begin the show, I would like to remind you that if you have any questions or comments, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If I don’t know the answer to your question, I will find the person best suited to answer it and play it on the show. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 149 – Story Messages Discussion Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get […] The post Get Published Episode 149 – Story Messages Discussion appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
33 minutes | Feb 22, 2015
Get Published Episode 148 – Michell Plested talks Mik Murdoch 3
It isn’t often that I am on the receiving end of an interview but that is exactly what is happening in today’s episode. Get Published Associate Producer and my evil alter-ego, Jeff Hite talks to me about Mik Murdoch 3. It was fun being on the receiving end of an interview and talking about my process for writing the Mik Murdoch series. And while I have your attention, Mik Murdoch, The Power Within is eligible to be nominated for a Prix Aurora this year. If you are Canadian and would like to help me get my newest book into the awards, I would ask you to go to www.prixaurorawards.ca. You need a membership but the cost will also gain you eBook […] The post Get Published Episode 148 – Michell Plested talks Mik Murdoch 3 appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
30 minutes | Feb 7, 2015
Get Published Episode 147 – Nobilis Reed Talks About Erotica
There are genres out there that I know very little about. Genres where I have the wrong idea what they represent. One of those genres was Erotica. I decided to fix any misconceptions I had about Erotica by talking to a writer of the Genre. Nobilis Reed is a podcaster and writer of Erotica. And today, he is my guest for Get Published. Nobilis clears up many of my misunderstandings about the genre and provides a lot of great information. I enjoyed the conversation and I think you will too. And while I have your attention, Mik Murdoch, The Power Within is eligible to be nominated for a Prix Aurora this year. If you are Canadian and would like to […] The post Get Published Episode 147 – Nobilis Reed Talks About Erotica appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
34 minutes | Jan 24, 2015
Get Published Episode 146 – Alasdair Stuart: Podcasting is Publishing
I think when most people think of being published they automatically think of book publishers and having their books in book stores. I know, that used to be the first thing I thought of. But there are many other markets for stories including podcasts. Did you know that not only are podcasts publishing stories in audio form but there are several that pay professional rates? I knew about the former, but I wasn’t aware of the later. Today’s guest changed all that for me and I hope he will for you too. That guest is Alasdair Stuart. Alasdair is a writer, podcaster, host and publisher with Escape Artists. Escape Artists is not one but three genre fiction podcasts. Escape Pod, […] The post Get Published Episode 146 – Alasdair Stuart: Podcasting is Publishing appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
29 minutes | Jan 10, 2015
Get Published Episode 145 – LDCrichton Talks About Agents
Happy New Year everyone! Have you ever had the experience where you buy a certain make and model car and suddenly you see them everywhere you go? Chances are pretty good that it isn’t because everyone else suddenly bought the car like you. It is more likely because you are more aware of that particular car. Why do I bring up this little analogy? Well, it seems like everyone I know is suddenly getting an agent. I know that isn’t actually true but I have certainly seen a number of people make that relationship a part of their careers. I’m pretty sure I’m noticing it more because it has been on my mind a great deal lately. So, because it […] The post Get Published Episode 145 – LDCrichton Talks About Agents appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
29 minutes | Dec 27, 2014
Get Published Episode 144 – More Agent talk with Alexander Pierce
Last episode I spoke to Michael R. Fletcher about agents and his experiences with getting one. This episode I’m going to continue that conversation with Alexander Pierce. Alex recently signed with an agent and agreed to talk to me about his process to query and make that eventual connection. I will admit to you that I will be doing several episodes with agents as the theme in the next little while. I suppose that reflects my own interest in querying agents. I hope you are as curious as I am about the who process. And, as always, I would like to invite you to leave me any comments, questions, tips or any other feedback you might have. And before we […] The post Get Published Episode 144 – More Agent talk with Alexander Pierce appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
29 minutes | Dec 14, 2014
Get Published Episode 143 – Agent Talk with Michael R. Fletcher
A topic of interest for many writers, myself included, is that of getting an agent. How do you find an agent? How do you properly query agents and what should you expect from the process. These are all questions that have run through my mind many times. So when I heard the great news that Michael R. Fletcher had signed with an agent, I knew I had to talk to him. We had a great conversation about what he did to get an agent and what he is hoping to gain from the relationship. And, as always, I would like to invite you to leave me any comments, questions, tips or any other feedback you might have. And before we […] The post Get Published Episode 143 – Agent Talk with Michael R. Fletcher appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
26 minutes | Nov 30, 2014
Get Published Episode 142 – Portal Anthology News
For those of you new to the show, let me tell you about a project I’ve been working on with Jeffrey Hite. We decided a little over a year ago that we should do another anthology together. Our first anthology, A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil was picked up and published by 5 Rivers Publishing. We had a lot of fun doing that anthology and decided to do another. This time, we are publishing the anthology ourselves. The new anthology was originally titled Portal Under the Sink, and other stories of magical places you likely don’t want to go. We had submissions opened until the end of May and are now going through all the […] The post Get Published Episode 142 – Portal Anthology News appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
27 minutes | Nov 16, 2014
Get Published Episode 141 – Spencer Estabrooks Talks Film & Screenwriting
I have a confession to make. I LOVE movies. Okay, I get that doesn’t rank up there with anything too profound, but it is true nontheless. And so, when I was at the Lethbridge Comic Expo and had the chance to meet a filmmaker, I jumped at the chance. The filmmaker was a local person who has been making some really fun independent films. The films are doing well and, I learned, have been at least partially funded by my company. Then I learned he has been doing a webseries called one hit die. Again, really fun stuff. So, I talked to him and learned a bit more about what he is doing. And it turns out, he is doing […] The post Get Published Episode 141 – Spencer Estabrooks Talks Film & Screenwriting appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
30 minutes | Nov 2, 2014
Get Published Episode 140 – VG Ford’s Ghostly Project
I have a lot of very talented friends. That’s a good thing because, whenever I start to lose my own motivation, I just have to look around to see what amazing work is going on around me. That always helps to kick me back into gear. One of those friends is Val Griswold-Ford. I stumbled across her work when I was still trying to get my own stuff written. Later, I had the privilege to meet and talk with her. I don’t exaggerate when I say, some of my favorite stories are Val’s. So, when I heard she had a project of epic proportions coming I knew I had to talk to her again. So, for today’s show, Val and […] The post Get Published Episode 140 – VG Ford’s Ghostly Project appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
30 minutes | Oct 19, 2014
Get Published Episode 139 – Susan M Toy Talks About Promotion
As you likely know, Mik Murdoch: The Power Within was released in August of this year. What you may not know is I was referred to someone who posts notices about new books. That person was and is Susan Toy. Susan has done a lot of different things in the book industry and she is trying to give back to writers by helping them to get some notice when they have new work coming out. I thought it would be interesting and appropriate to have Susan on the show to talk about the importance of promotion and to get her take on what writers can do to help themselves traverse of the muddy waters of the Internet. And before we […] The post Get Published Episode 139 – Susan M Toy Talks About Promotion appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
29 minutes | Oct 4, 2014
Get Published Episode 138 – Paul E Cooley Publishes “The Black”
After a very busy summer it’s great to be back recording Get Published. Things with the show haven’t changed much since episode 137. The intro & outro music is different and I’m adjusting the format a little, but I hope to still provide you with the same great information from writers, publishers, editors and other writing related professionals. A few things have happened since episode 137. The biggest is I released Mik Murdoch: The Power Within. Reviews of the new book have been very positive and I am already working on Mik Murdoch 3 for planned 2015 release. On today’s show, I bring back an old friend of the show who had news of his own. Paul E Cooley has […] The post Get Published Episode 138 – Paul E Cooley Publishes “The Black” appeared first on Irreverent Muse.
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