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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: April, 2018
Apr 23, 2018

Paul Toth’s interest in science fiction may have started in an extremely remote town in Alaska where fantasy role playing helped add to the variety of life.

But through moves to San Francisco and Boise and now Omaha, Paul has kept up his interest in science fiction and today he is shopping his first book.

On the podcast, Paul talks a bit about a recent guest post on the RMFW blog about where science fiction ideas come from. He also tells us about that first book, which involves a rogue planet and an unusual zoo, and he talks about pitching his book as one of hundreds of other writers at Writer’s Digest Pitch Slam.

Paul Toth is a technologist by day, sci-fi author by night, and full-time seeker of truth and the perfect pizza. After attending numerous writing conferences, including Writer’s Digest, Muse, and the San Francisco Writers Conference, he’s more than a little certain that RMFW’s yearly conference, that would be Colorado Gold, is the one to beat.

Paul Toth's website

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Apr 12, 2018

Every Spring, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers puts on a day-long education event.

This year, the event will be held on Saturday, May 12 and it’s a two-parter. In the morning, it’s The Art of Storytelling and in the afternoon, The Art of Author Branding and both are being presented by Kristen Lamb.

For a sneak peek at both topics, we’ve got Kristen this time on the podcast to give us a sample of the topics she is going to cover in her down-to-earth style.

Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. She’s just released her acclaimed debut thriller The Devil’s Dance.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.

Kristen Lamb's website

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Apr 4, 2018

Last summer, Shannon Baker was named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year – for the second time!

So life as a published writer should be on a never-ending upward spiral of success, correct?

Well, Shannon Baker is a survivor of the wild and ever unpredictable publishing-world roller coaster and on the podcast she talks about the bruises and how she managed her way through the sometimes challenging gauntlet.

And she’s here to break some fresh news that shows the roller coaster continues to move. She has started a new series and developed a new approach to writing focused on a brand new character.

Shannon is also co-chair this year of the Colorado Gold writing contest and she chats a bit about that process and, of course, the benefits of RMFW in general.

A self-proclaimed desert rat and (aspiring) NYT bestselling writer, Shannon Baker, is the author of the Kate Fox mystery series set in the remote Nebraska Sandhills.

She generously brings this unique setting to life with humor and affection so you don’t have to actually go to Nebraska to experience it.

Kirkus says: “Baker serves up a ballsy heroine, a colorful backdrop, and a surprising ending.” She is grateful to be voted Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s 2017-18 Writer of the Year.

This is an inspiring chat about never giving up and Shannon provides ample evidence that writing and publishing can be a highly subjective business.

Shannon's website

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