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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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Feb 23, 2017

This episode is a quick chat with Lisa Manifold about the process for submitting nominations for the Writer of the Year and the Independent Writer of the Year.  

Apr 24, 2016

Aimie K. Runyan's first novel, Promised to the Crown, launches this week. The novel is set in 17th Century France and New France, a.k.a. Canada.

The idea for the book started for Runyan in third grade when she took an instant interest in the French language and soon, an even deeper interest in everything to do with France.

Her interest in France stayed with her through high school and college and it was while working on her Master's thesis on the women who helped found French Canada that she won a generous grant from the Quebec government to study onsite for three months, enabling the detailed research necessary for work on her novel.

On the podcast, Runyan offers tips for guarding your writing time and how she fit work on the novel around raising two small children. She also talks about how she found her agent following a session of Pitch Wars on Twitter and the steps to finding her publisher.

The podcast includes Aimie reads the opening few minutes of Promised to the Crown.

Aimie K. Runyan
Kensington Books
Intro music by Moby Gratis
Outro music by Dan-o-Songs

Sep 4, 2015

Writer of the Year finalists Susan Spann and Cindi Myers of offered their thoughts, insights and advice during a late August panel at the Tattered Cover in downtown Denver. (Writer of the Year finalist Joan Johnston was unable to attend the event.)

The night was moderated by the 2014 Writer of the Year, Shannon Baker.

This is a recording of the live event, held Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

Show Notes:

Shannon Baker: shannonbaker.wordpress.com

Cindi Myers: www.cindimyers.com

Susan Spann: www.susanspann.com

Joan Johnston: www.joanjohnston.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

Aug 26, 2015

Longtime RMFW member Mario Acevedo talks about the Sept. 5 workshop held in Grand Junction: "Everything You Need to Know About the Next RMFW Anthology.

Mario, who has agreed to step in as editor for the anthology, talks about hte submission schedule and selection process and reveals the selected theme. In addition, Mario chats about writing short stories and about his ongoing detective series featuring vampire Felix Gomez.

 

Show Notes:

Mario Acevedo: www.marioacevedo.com

Hex Publishers: www.hexpublishers.com

Arte Publico Press: artepublicopress.com

Dwight Swain: www.amazon.com/Techniques-Selling-Writer-Dwight-Swain/dp/0806111917

Ellora's Cave: www.ellorascave.com

 

Intro music courtesy of Moby Gratis

Bumpers and 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 

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