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44 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
INSIGHTS: Margaret Dunlap and Brian Francis Slattery
Margaret Dunlap and Brian Francis Slattery are each astonishing storytellers in their own right. But TOGETHER, they comprise two-fifths of the writing team for Serial Box Publishing's exceptional series "Bookburners"! With Season FOUR (!!!) of the series releasing tomorrow (June 13), we consider ourselves fortunate indeed to have these two literati join us in the APN virtual studios. Joined by APN colleague and co-host, Marie Bilodeau, we indulge in 20(esque) minutes of writerly discourse with Margaret and Brian, exploring their unique contributions to the series, the allure of collaborative shared world writing, war stories from the collaborative trenches, and more!
71 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Brainstorm #122 (Guest Host: Michael R. Underwood)
Michael R. Underwood - a veteran of the APN and Literary Alchemist behind the Geekomancy and Genrenauts series, as well as the immanent "Born to the Blade" serialization from Serial Box Publishing - returns to the Big Chair at the APN to brainstorm a tale of grief, art, and magic. The tale is offered up by creageous Guest Writer Val Griswold-Ford, the story of a grieving woman who discovers her art is able to create true magic in the world. With Marie Bilodeau as co-host, together we through some jet fuel into the Literary Alchemy Machine and crank it up to 11!
45 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
INSIGHTS: Michael R. Underwood
Michael R. Underwood returns to the APN! Joined by co-host Marie Bilodeaux, we indulge in (way more than) 20 minutes of writerly discourse exploring Michael's astonishing new project, the "Born to the Blade" story world serialized by Serial Box... how it began, the nuances of the collaboration between him and his co-writers, the notion of "post-cynical optimism", and more!
69 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Brainstorm #121 (Guest Host: Alasdair Stuart)
Media Commentator, Essayist, and Man of Words Alasdair Stuart returns to the Brainstorming Arena to workshop a steampunk story of secret societies, dark betrayal, and coming to grips with loss. The tale is offered up by creageous Guest Writer Paul K. Ellis, a tale vengeance and intrigue set against the backdrop of a Steampunk world. John Adamus rocks the co-host chair and together we fire up the Literary Alchemy Machine and conjure up some Literary Gold!
46 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
INSIGHTS: Alasdair Stuart
Alasdair Stuart - media connoisseur, game designer, and mastermind of the Escape Artists podcasts - has co-hosted and guest hosted on the APN many times. The reason, of course, is that he IS the "Man of Words" and a true aficionado of the storyteller's craft, so it's always a delight to have him wax rhapsodic on the nigh-infinite range of topics in which he is conversant. Joined by co-host, John Adamus, we indulge in (way more than) 20 minutes of writerly discourse, exploring how gender defines horror narratives, advocacy of inclusive strategies for writers and authors, how to tell a story (or run a game, in this case) in a deeply established media property, and more!
71 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Brainstorm #120 (Guest Host: Robyn Bennis)
Robyn Bennis - author of "The Guns Above" and the soon to be released "By Fire Above" – returns to the Big Chair in the APN virtual studios to workshop a tale of future steampunk, alien invasion, the fate of a planet. The tale is offered up by creageous Guest Writer, Christopher Michael, a tale of a loyal naval officer - struggling to overcome the shadows of her parents' deeds- who is drawn into a conspiracy of global (and possibly galactic) consequences. Marie Bilodeau rocks the co-host chair once again and together we fire up the aethyr engines, hoist the mainsail and set course for LITERARY GOLD!
46 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
INSIGHTS: Robyn Bennis
Robyn Bennis Robyn Bennis - author of "The Guns Above" and the soon to be released "By Fire Above" - joins the APN crew to wax rhapsodic on organizing book research, creating a "writing space", crafting an effective conflict character, and more!
60 minutes | Feb 8, 2018
Brainstorm #119 (Guest Host: Seanan McGuire)
Seanan McGuire - award-winning author, graphic novelist, podcaster, and storytelling badass - returns to the Big Chair in the APN virtual studios (along with co-host Michael R. Underwood) to workshop a tale of superheroes, romance, and the dark side of adulation offered up by creageous Guest Writer Arthur De Leon.
43 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
INSIGHTS: Seanan McGuire
Seanan McGuire - award-winning author, graphic novelist, podcaster, and storytelling badass - returns to the APN. Joined by co-host and colleague, Michael R. Underwood, we engage Seanan in 20-ish minutes of writerly discourse, delving into discovering YOUR story, working on multiple projects at the same time, sustaining your creative energy, violence equating to drama in contemporary narratives, and more.
64 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
Brainstorm #118 (Guest Host: Kij Johnson)
Kij Johnson returns to the Big Chair in the APN virtual studios to apply her brainstorming fu to a tale of rival agents in a metropolis of the dark future offered up by Guest Writer Richard Webb (Alasdair Stuart cohosts!)
44 minutes | Dec 25, 2017
INSIGHTS: Kij Johnson
Kij Johnson - author of The Fox Woman, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, The Riverbank, and more - is a singular voice among speculative fiction storytellers. Her diverse background and experience combined with an uncanny talent for deep research are a creative forge from which emerges some of the most insightful and inspired tales of wonder. Joined by APN veteran, Alasdair Stuart, we indulge in 20(ish) minutes of writerly discourse with Kij, exploring how she never writes the same story twice, the nature of her creative diversity, how she developed her unique skill with plot development, and more.
60 minutes | Dec 13, 2017
Brainstorm #117 (Guest Host: Seth Skorkowsy)
Author and YouTube personality Seth Skorkowsky returns to the Brainstorming Arena to workshop a noir crime story of blackmail, kidnapping, and betrayal from Guest Writer Sean O'Grady.
43 minutes | Dec 5, 2017
INSIGHTS: Seth Skorkowsky
Seth Skorkowsky is a multi-disciplined storyteller. He crafts rich, nuanced tales of urban fantasy (The Valducan Series: Damoren, Hounacier, and Ibenus), pulp fantasy adventure (The Tales of the Black Raven), and more. He's the host of a fabulous YouTube channel featuring his insights and analysis of the RPG experience. Those diverse passions make him a unique and inspired voice in the spec fic community. Joined by APN colleague and co-host, Marie Bilodeaux, we delve into 20(ish) minutes of writerly discourse with Seth, exploring his perspectives on pulp fiction hero narrative, telling stories through non-fiction video, charting the course of writerly pursuits, and more. Writerly goodness awaits you... just click that PLAY button!
61 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
Brainstorm #116 (Guest Host: Mur Lafferty)
Mur Lafferty – podcaster and award-winning author "Six Wakes", "The Shambling Guide to New York City", and so much more – returns to the Big Chair in the Archivos Virtual Studios to brainstorm a tale of the death and apparent resurrection of a superhero by David "Doc Blue" Wendt.
48 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
INSIGHTS: Mur Lafferty
Mur Lafferty returns to the Archivos virtual studios for yet another marvelous 20(ish) minutes of writerly discourse, exploring her discoveries in writing the "I Should Be Writing" book, her strategies and perspectives regarding NaNoWriMo, how she decides what to write, and more.
61 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Brainstorm #115 (Guest Host: Beth Cato)
Beth Cato returns to the Big Chair in the APN Virtual Studio to brainstorm a near future scifi thriller of social media gone horribly wrong by Guest Writer Owen Sessions.
41 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
INSIGHTS: Beth Cato
Beth Cato - author of the Clockwork Dagger tales, the Blood of Earth trilogy, and more - explores what makes a "strong character", the magic of urban fantasy/steampunk, and critique readers
61 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
Brainstorm #114 (Guest Host: Cerece Rennie Murphy)
Cerece Rennie Murphy returns to the Big Chair in the APN studios to add her storytelling mojo to brainstorming a tale of a magician who doesn't believe in magic, a priest who doesn't believe in god, and a warrior who doesn't believe in war.
44 minutes | Sep 25, 2017
INSIGHTS: Cerece Rennie Murphy
Cerece Rennie Murphy - creator fo the Narazu Media Portal, author of The Order of the Seers trilogy, "To Find You", and more - explores worldbuilding, her discoveries in fandom, how she develops her stories, and more.
63 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
Brainstorm #113 (Guest Host: Alyc Helms)
Alyc Helms – author of “The Dragons of Heaven”, “The Conclave of Shadows”, a veritable bevy of short fiction, and gaming titles from Green Ronin Press – returns to the Big Chair at the ARCHIVOS Podcast Network to lend her Brainstorming Fu to a tale of the fate of the followers of a murdered god.
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