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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: September, 2019
Sep 30, 2019

We’ve got writer and editor Anita Mumm on the podcast this time for a sneak peek of her free October workshop—A Feast for the Senses, Writing Fiction Readers Can Taste.

That workshop is Oct. 12, Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. in Denver.

Anita says the workshop is geared to help writers notice the world in a different way and to work on the small building blocks that come together to make a rich world for your story.

In addition to chatting about the power of good sensory writing, Anita also talks about her busy writing and editing life. Her projects include two very different collaborative book projects with fellow RMFW member and fellow writing teacher Stuart Horwitz and a fascinating ghostwriting opportunity, too. Anita also talks about making the move from Denver down to the much smaller mountain community of Salida, and how that change affected all her work.

Anita Mumm is an independent developmental editor and writing teacher. She works with authors at all stages of their career, from first-time novelists to international bestsellers.

Anita Mumm's website

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Sep 20, 2019

Marc Graham is in the middle of a busy book-launching year. Last Spring, Graham’s second novel Song of Songs, a novel about the Queen of Sheba, was published by Blank Slate Press and in a few short weeks Graham takes us to the age of the Visigoths with Son of the Sea, Daughter of the Sun, also from Blank Slate Press.

Kirkus Reviews called Song of Songs “ingeniously conjured” and Foreward Reviews has already praised Son of the Sea for its “stunning” world building and its “epic” scope.

On the podcast, Graham talks about the sparks for his historical fiction and what drew him to these very different stories and very different cultures. He also discusses the delicate business of straying from historical fact in order to make the narrative work. And if you’re having trouble staying motivated with your daily progress with writing, Graham’s insights on habits and routines might be just the thing you need.

Marc Graham has been a storyteller most of his life, beginning with music and theatre in his early years—and moving on to what he calls “really atrocious” attempts at science fiction in his early teens.

In addition to the novels being published this year, Marc Graham is also the author of the Civil War-era Of Ashes and Dust, published in 2017, and he’s working on a non-fiction book on writing, Runes for Writers, due early in 2020.

Marc Graham's website

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Sep 10, 2019

The podcast this time is a live recording of two speeches given Saturday, Sept. 7 at the annual three-day Colorado Gold conference.

The first speech is by Writer of the Year Margaret Mizushima and the second by Independent Writer of the Year Stephanie Reisner.

The speeches were given in the ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver with about 400 or so writers and friends listening.

Margaret Mizushima is introduced by last year’s Writer of the Year, Gwen Florio.

And Stephanie Reisner is introduced by last year’s Independent Writer of the Year, Corinne O’Flynn.

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