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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Interviews with members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and those involved in RMFW conferences, workshops and other writing-related events. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.
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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 30, 2015

In this episode, we talk with Jack Marshall Maness, whose first novel, Song of the  Jayhawk, the first in a trilogy just won the 2015 Colorado Book Award in historical fiction. Jack talks about his writing and research process and about the writer's collective that supports his writing and publication efforts. He also reads the opening passage from this novel.

 

Show Notes:

2015 Book Award Winners:  www.coloradohumanities.org/content/colorado-book-awards-winners-announced

More about Jack Marshall Maness:  jackmarshallmaness.com

Intro Music courtesy of Moby Gratis

Outro Music courtesy of Dan-o-Songs

For suggestions about podcast content or to comment on the show, email podcast@rmfw.org.

Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

Host Mark Stevens: www.writermarkstevens.com

Jun 19, 2015

On this episode, we talk with Janet Lane, whose romance Traitor's Moon was just named as the winner in the historical category for the Holt Medallion Award. Janet talks about her long journey to publication and about the transition from being a traditionally published author to doing everything herself, right down to using her daughter for the covers of her books.

 

Show Notes:

2015 Holt Award Winners: http://www.virginiaromancewriters.com/Contests/holtwinners.html

More about Janet Lane: www.janetlane.net

More about Story Magic: http://www.discoveringstorymagic.com/

Intro music courtesy of Moby Gratis

Outro music courtesy of Dan-O-Songs

 

For suggestions about podcast content or to comment on the show, email podcast@rmfw.org. Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

Host Mark Stevens:  www.writermarkstevens.com 

Jun 10, 2015

On the second episode of the Rocky Mountain Writer podcast, RMFW Colorado Gold Contest Chair Chris Devlin talks about what's new in the 2015 version of the contest, which is now open to all aspiring writers.  Note:  Contest closes June 1!

Also, 2015 Writer of the Year nominee Susan Spann, author of the Shinobi Mysteries, including the forthcoming Flask of the Drunken Master (St. Martin's Press, July 2015), offers some advice about writing across gender.

 

Show Notes:

More about the Colorado Gold Contest rules and instructions:  http://rmfw.org/contest/

More about Colorado Gold Contest Chair Chris Devlin:  http://www.chrisdevlinwrites.com/

More about Susan Spann: http://www.susanspann.com/

For suggestions about podcast content or to comment on the show, email podcast@rmfw.org.  Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

Jun 10, 2015

Chapter 1

   ~with Gwen Florio starts at 1:30

On the third episode of the Rocky Mountain Writer podcast, mystery writer Gwen Florio calls in from Missoula, Montana where she played a key role in the reporting that led up to Jon Krakauer’s new non-fiction book, “Missoula,” about rape and sexual assault at the University of Montana. Florio also talks about what’s new with her mystery series featuring reporter Lola Wicks.

More about the Gwen Florio: http://www.gwenflorio.net

More about Jon Krakauer: http://www.jonkrakauer.com/


Chapter 2

   ~with Jim Heskett starts at 27:30

Also, Jim Heskett, the voice of Indie Author Answers, talks about how his podcast helps find readers. He also talks about his new book, Wounded Animals, the beginning of The Whistleblower Trilogy.

More about Jim Heskett: http://www.jimheskett.com



For suggestions about podcast content or to comment on the show, email podcast@rmfw.org. Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

Jun 10, 2015

In the inaugural podcast, host Mark Stevens interviews RMFW Writer of the Year Shannon Baker about her new book contract; chats with writer Charles Senesman about his tips on writing the dreaded "synopsis" that every writer needs to query or pitch; and talks with Colorado Gold Conference "goddess" Suzie Brooks about the upcoming three-day event in September.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication of commercial fiction.  

Jun 10, 2015

2015 Holt Award Finalist Tina Ann Forkner (“Waking Up Joy”) talks about her process for writing romance, describes how she makes time for her art, and shares her thoughts about how fiction is categorized.

And science fiction writer James Norris previews a free RMFW workshop he’s giving on June 13 (1 p.m. in Castle Rock) about boosting character conflict using a free software, Lucid Chart.

Show Notes:

Chapter 1 with Tina Ann Forkner at 1:36.
Chapter 2 with James Norris starts at 47:00.

More about Tina Ann Forkner: https://tinaannforkner.wordpress.com/
More about the Holt Medallion Awards: http://www.virginiaromancewriters.com/Contests/holtwinners.html
More about James Norris: http://home.wamego.net/jnorris/
More about Lucid Charts: https://www.lucidchart.com/personahomepage
Intro and Outro music courtesy of Moby Gratis
Bumper music courtesy of Dan-o-Songs
For suggestions about podcast content or to comment on the show, email podcast@rmfw.org. Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.
Host Mark Stevens: www.writermarkstevens.com

Jun 10, 2015

Historical Novelist Heather Webb talks about "Becoming Josephine," "Rodin's Lover" and the master class she will be giving as part of the Colorado Gold Conference in Denver. Her workshop is called "I Hear Voices - The Art and Craft of the Distinctive Voice." 

She also chats about her work in progress and an anthology she developed that will be out next year (2016) from Harper Collins.

 

Show Notes:

More about Heather Webb:  www.heatherwebbauthor.com

Intro Music courtesy of Moby Gratis

Outro Music courtesy of Dan-o-Songs

For suggestions about podcast content or to comment on the show, email podcast@rmfw.org.

Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

Host Mark Stevens: www.writermarkstevens.com

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