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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: March, 2017
Mar 30, 2017

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is getting ready to publish a new short story anthology in 2018: False Faces: Tales of Fakes, Frauds, and Facades

This time on the podcast co-editors Angie Hodapp and Warren Hammond walk us through the careful process they have developed for selecting and editing stories between now and the anticipated publication in September of 2018.

Angie Hodapp holds a BA in English and secondary education and an MA in English and communication development, and she is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. She has worked in publishing and professional writing and editing, in one form or another, for sixteen years. She currently works at Nelson Literary Agency as the Director of Literary Development.

Warren Hammond is known for his gritty, futuristic KOP series. The third book in the series, KOP Killer, won the Colorado Book Award. Warren's latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, is a spy novel set in a science-fictional world.

First up on this episode, however, is another episode of Writer’s Rehab from Natasha Watts. This time, Natasha is going after what she calls an issue of attitude. If your writing role model is Harper Lee or if you are treating your first novel like a passion project, these few minutes of commentary are for you.

False Faces Anthology Guidelines

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Mar 26, 2017


After seven years of writing and re-writing, Run Away Home is due out later this year or early next from Red Adept Publishing.

On the podcast, Diane talks about the inspiration for her first novel and why she couldn’t let the idea go, even after dozens of rewrites.

Diane Byington has been a tenured college professor, a yoga teacher, a psychotherapist, and executive coach. She has raised goats for fiber and once took a job cooking hot dogs for a NASCAR event. She still enjoys spinning and weaving, but she hasn’t eaten a hot dog or watched a car race since.

Diane and her husband divide their time between Boulder, Colorado, and the small Central Florida town they discovered while doing research for the book.


More about Diane Byington

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Mar 15, 2017

Freelance editor Anita Mumm is the guest. Anita recently made the switch from working at a Denver-based literary agency to establishing her own editing and critique services firm. Anita also made the switch from living in the big city to living in a small town in the Colorado mountains. On the podcast, Anita gives a rundown on the services she offers through her well-named business, Mumm’s the Word.

Anita also talks about what she learned from sorting through hundreds and thousands of query letters at the Nelson Literary Agency and she talks about the unusual thing she does with her spare time, a globe-trotting effort that helps her keep things in perspective.

If you’re thinking about hiring a professional editor in the near future, this chat might be helpful in understanding precisely what you need.

Anita Mumm

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Mar 7, 2017

Abby J. Reed is the guest with her first novel, When Planets Fall.

The young adult science fiction fantasy comes out later this spring from Soul Mate Press and it has already drawn nifty advance praise.

Kirkus Reviews has already called it “propulsive” and “sharply crafted.”

On the podcast, Abby talks about a disorder she deals with called chronic migraine and how it ties in with the characters and events on her distant planet in a galaxy far, far away.

She also tells us about the Twitter pitch that led to her publishing deal and she’s got some excellent ideas about how to define success.

Abby J. Reed writes young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that ask what if. She has a degree in English Writing and lives in Colorado with her husband and two fluffy pups.

First up on this episode Rocky Mountain Writer is a fresh installment of Writer’s Rehab with Natasha Watts. This time, Natasha has some great tips to make sure your writing doesn’t lose its your point of view - or even begin to wander.

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