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The Leap Into Your Story Podcast with Victoria Andersen
23 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Victoria Andersen: Angels and Demons
Meet Our GuestThis is the second of a 3-part series where Victoria Andersen discusses her own life and writing journey. Today, we’re discussing “Angels & Demons” and the experiences she’s written about them in her second book: “Trial by Fire”. Also, discover more of what she is doing right now to help memoir writers, like you, Leap Into Your Story. Discover Answers to Questions Like: What do angels look like? What were the experiences? What type of demon was it? Where were you? Connect With Our Guest Free Resources for Authors: https://www.LeapIntoYourStory.com/gifts/ Victoria Andersen’s Books: https://www.leapintoyourstory.com/books-by-victoria-andersen/ The post Victoria Andersen: Angels and Demons first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
52 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Dave Reed: Summoning Inspiring Shadows
Meet Our GuestDave Reed is a dark epic fantasy author and a Story Grid Certified Editor. Award-winning writer, editor, romantic, software engineer, super-nerd. Husband & father of 3. As he says himself, he’s pretty simple, but he’s complicated. Discover Answers to Questions Like: What does dark epic fantasy mean? Why do you think people still read or need dark fantasy? Why did you choose dark epic fantasy as your brand? What is your goal for writing your first book? How will you know if you’ve succeeded? Connect With Our Guest Websites: https://davereed.me/ https://bookshaman.com/ Social and Other Links: Subscribe to Dave’s Newsletter – https://davereed.me/newsletter/ Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Reed/e/B0932MXP28 Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DaveReedMe/ Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/davereedme Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/davereedme/ LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidreed/ Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/davereedme/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/davereedme YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZeeDO2_jlArsHpOoIXIV_g The post Dave Reed: Summoning Inspiring Shadows first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
45 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Victoria Andersen: Paranormal Passion
Meet Our GuestThis is the first of a 3-part series where Victoria Andersen discusses her own life and writing journey. Today, she reveals her paranormal experiences and those of her family, along with what drove her to create three books, and some of what she is doing right now to help writers, like you, Leap Into Your Story. Discover Answers to Questions Like: Who is Victoria Andersen? Why does she write paranormal? Is having premonitions a good thing or a bad thing? What are some tips for paranormal writing? How do podcasts and courses play a role? Where can you find Free resources to help you in your writing journey? Connect With Our Guest Free Resources for Authors: https://www.LeapIntoYourStory.com/gifts/ Victoria Andersen’s Books: https://www.leapintoyourstory.com/books-by-victoria-andersen/ The post Victoria Andersen: Paranormal Passion first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
77 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
David L. Robbins: The Art and Craft of the Narrative
Meet Our GuestDavid L. Robbins is a distinguished author, playwright, and university educator. Several of his novels are NY Times Bestsellers with some optioned for film. His historical work on Aaron Burr, The King of Crimes was broadcasted nationally on PBS. In addition to writing and teaching, he’s founded several community organizations, including River Writers (a non-profit) that helps aspiring writers. He has co-founded the Podium Foundation, supporting writing for city youth. His The Mighty Pen Project gives Virginian veterans and their families training to turn their memoirs of military service into written, archived narrative. Frontline Writers is his writing program for Richmond area first responders. In 2018, David was named one of the two Most Inspiring Writers in Virginia for the Past Fifty Years by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Questions We Asked This Guest Include: Describe several characteristics of a well-told story, characteristics that are present in every successful tale. Can you give us some examples? Such as: point of view, tension, integration of setting, purpose of dialogue, role of action, dynamic writing, strong verbs, character selection. (First pages, self-editing, outlining, info-dumps, etc.) Explain how talent and inspiration cannot come to the foreground for any writer until some competence and understanding is achieved regarding technique and editing skills. What are some of the challenges to writing historical fiction? What are the 3 key elements for new writers in this particular category? Tell us about your new upcoming book Isaac’s Beacon, when and where can we find it? Connect With Our Guest Website: https://www.davidlrobbinsauthor.com/ Social Media: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/david.l.robbins.1 Wikipedia Entry – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Robbins_(Virginia_writer) Amazon Listing – https://www.amazon.com/David-L.-Robbins/e/B001HD1YOA The post David L. Robbins: The Art and Craft of the Narrative first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
50 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Douglas J. Eboch: How to Pitch Projects
Meet Our GuestDouglas J. Eboch is a screenwriter – best known for writing the original screenplay for SWEET HOME ALABAMA, starring Reese Witherspoon. He wrote the prequel novels FELONY MELANIE IN PAGEANT PANDEMONIUM and FELONY MELANIE IN THE BIG SMASHUP. He has written videogames (NIGHTMARE COVE) and plays (SLEEPOVER AT THE STABLES, MAGI ROAD TRIP) Included his writing – are Short stories (RECON, published in “The Colored Lens” and MEATSPACE published in “ScienceFictionery). He is also the author of THE THREE STAGES OF SCREENWRITING and co-author, with producer Ken Aguado, of THE HOLLYWOOD PITCHING BIBLE. In this episode, Douglas J. Eboch reveals the secrets of pitching your projects to producers and more. Questions We Asked This Guest Include: How did you learn to pitch? How does pitching fit into your writing life? How did “The Hollywood Pitching Bible” come about? What is the biggest mistake writers make when pitching their projects? How do writers get pitch meetings in Hollywood? What is your best tip for writers selling their projects? Connect With Our Guest Website: http://douglasjeboch.com/ Social Media: Twitter – https://twitter.com/dougeboch Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DouglasJEboch/ IMDb Profile – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0248248/ The post Douglas J. Eboch: How to Pitch Projects first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
49 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Laura Ramnarace: Imagining a Second Chance for Humanity
Meet Our GuestIn addition to writing, Laura Ramnarace is a mediator and educator. She also hosts the show Resilient Voices for KURU radio, based out of Silver City, NM. We’re going to discuss what helps apocalyptic fiction writers leap into their story and create an engaging narrative. Questions We Asked This Guest Include: Where do you draw your inspiration from for your writing? What interests you about post-apocalyptic genre? What is the main message(s) through your stories- you’d like to have the readers be aware of? What are some tips you suggest for others who are interested in writing apocalyptic books? LAURA’S 6 KEY TIPS FOR WRITERS: Write what you know Be kind to yourself Commitment & consistency Real expectations Seek to improve Enjoy the journey Connect With Our Guest Website: https://lauraramnarace.com/ Social Media: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Sung-Home-106306367376453 Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B093TH65XM The post Laura Ramnarace: Imagining a Second Chance for Humanity first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
51 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Kris Neri: Writer Rebranding
Meet Our GuestKris Neri is an award-winning author. She also an educator and teaches writing classes through UCLA’s extension program, as well as an entrepreneur – and has owned a book store with her husband for a decade in Sedona AZ, but now currently resides in Silver City NM. We’re going to find out about writer rebranding – and her new book called HOPSCOTCH LIFE where we explore that. Questions We Asked This Guest Include: Tell us about your latest novel, HOPSCOTCH LIFE, which you describe as an “accept yourself in all your glory” novel. You write crime novels, fantasy novels, and now general fiction. Why don’t you stick with just one category? Can you share some tips for rebranding yourself as a writer? How do you keep your existing readership, if you keep changing what you write? You also teach writing. Can you share some of the mistakes you see in your students’ writings? Editing? You’ve also owned a bookstore, which many writers will say is their dream job. Is it really a great job for a writer? Connect With Our Guest Website: http://krisneri.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kris.neri.7 The post Kris Neri: Writer Rebranding first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
57 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Genaro Ky Ly Smith: Countries of Dust and Dreams
Meet Our GuestGenaro Ky Ly Smith is a distinguished educator and award-winning author. We’re going to find about writing historical fiction and poetry—and while learning about Countries of Dust and Dreams. Questions We Asked This Guest Include: What has inspired you to write about a particular country & era – the theme in your books? How does your birthplace inspire your work? What prompted you to writing? What advice would you give to new or seasoned writers? And what are some KEY TIPS for writing historical fiction? What stories do you look for? or your message you’re sharing from them? Connect With Our Guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLandBooks/ The post Genaro Ky Ly Smith: Countries of Dust and Dreams first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
35 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Catalina Claussen: On the Trail of a Southwest New Mexican Writer
Meet Our GuestCatalina Claussen is an award-winning author, southwestern storyteller, young adult novelist, poet, and short stories. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Catalina is now a long-time resident of the Mimbres Valley, New Mexico. Questions We Asked This Guest Include: Were you always planning to write? Or was it something you discovered about yourself that made you take that path? What inspires you to write for young adults? Is there any character that is closest to your personality in any of your books? And why? Can you share some of those passages to see those traits? What are some of the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing for young adults? 3-Key things that you do that would help writers starting their own journeys? Connect With Our Guest Website: https://www.catalinaclaussenbooks.wordpress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catalinaclaussen/ The post Catalina Claussen: On the Trail of a Southwest New Mexican Writer first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
43 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Norio Hayakawa: Unorthodox Ufologist and Conspiratologist
Meet Our GuestNorio Hayakawa is a public speaker, commentator, musician, composer, activist, and unorthodox “rational” Ufologist. He has investigated the UFO phenomenon for close to 60 years. He has also written a book, putting his passion to paper: UFOs, the Grand Deception and the Coming New World Order. He has written the foreword for Anthony Sanchez’s book: UFO HIGHWAY: The Dulce Interview, Human Origins, HAARP & Project Blue Beam. Questions We Asked This Guest Include: What incident sparked your interest in UFOs? What is your unorthodox rational opinion of UFOs that you have written about? Imagination? US military? You mention Paraphysical entities? Explain. What are some things that have inspired you in your research? Connect With Our Guest Website: http://noriohayakawa.wordpress.com/about/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fernandon.hayakawa The post Norio Hayakawa: Unorthodox Ufologist and Conspiratologist first appeared on Leap Into Your Story with Victoria Andersen.
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