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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: October, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

Futhark, the Runic aplphabet, is a key component in Marc Graham's process known as Runes for Writers.

The ancient system helps storytellers more easily access the realm of ideas, the world of the Muses, the Source of Story. By integrating left- and right-brain activity, Marc’s process seeks to open your awareness to the subconscious levels where true creativity takes place.

On the podcast, Marc gives us an overview of the process. Note: it’s for anyone who needs a creative boost to their imagination and who may be all the way stuck or completely stuck. The system is useful for a variety of needs: providing quick character sketches, aiding in character development, troubleshooting specific scenes, and even outlining your story from beginning to end

Marc also brings us to date with his book-related news—and it’s all upbeat.

Marc Graham published Of Ashes and Dust last year following years of work, writing and rewriting. Now, he’s got one book slated for release next more and several more projects in the cue and raring to go. As Marc says, giving up has never been an option. 

Marc Graham's website

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Oct 27, 2018

This episode of the Rocky Mountain Writer is a live recording of the event held at The Tattered Cover in Denver on Oct. 25th to celebrate the release of "False Faces," the latest short story anthology from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

The hosts for the evening were editors Angie Hodapp and Warren Hammond.

Writers at the event include Travis Heermann, Terry Kroenung, Amy Draper, Anne Therese Macdonald, Suzanne Proulx, Sue Duff, Angela Sylvaine, Andrea Poners, Saytchyn Maddux-Creech and Mark Stevens.

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Oct 16, 2018

Tim Weed’s recent short story collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly-Fishing, was recently released as an audio book, following the paperback release earlier this year and the hardback release in 2017.

The collection made the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist and was a finalist in the short story category for both the 2018 American Fiction Awards and the 2017 International Book Awards.

His first novel, Will Poole’s Island, was named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of the Year.

Tim Weed is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program and has served as a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. He’s the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award, and his short fiction and essays have appeared in Literary Hub, Colorado Review, The Millions, Fiction Writers Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Backcountry, and many others.

Tim teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and in the Newport MFA in Creative Writing and, on the podcast, Tim recaps the workshop he gave at Colorado Gold this year, The Essentials of Voice in Fiction.

Tim's website

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Oct 5, 2018

It’s not often we get an excuse to include discussion of the theremin here on the Rocky Mountain Writer, so we had to jump at the chance when Laurence MacNaughton mentioned he’s been fiddling around with the strange musical device.

However, we would have Laurence on for any reason but in addition to the theremin, his new book No Sleep ‘Til Doomsday launches this month—the third in his fantasy series following It Happened One Doomsday and A Kiss Before Doomsday.

Laurence grew up in a creaky old colonial house in Connecticut that just might’ve been haunted. As a kid, he was a choirboy in a church built in 1754. He also pounded out stories on a shiny black Remington typewriter until he sold his first magazine article at age 19. Since then he’s written numerous novels, novellas, and short stories and his work has been praised by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, RT Book Reviews, Library Journal, and Booklist.

When he’s not writing, Laurence hikes and bikes in the Colorado Rockies, explores ghost towns, wrenches on classic cars, and, yes, plays the theremin.

Stay tuned after the Q & A for a sample of Laurence reading from No Sleep ‘Til Doomsday.

Laurence MacNaughton's website 

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