Writing In Suburbia
An unedited, unscripted, uncensored pro writing podcast for pro writers or those that want to make a living with their writing. The daily grind of writing while dealing with everyday life. Caution: mad rambling ahead!







February 2017
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Welcome back to another episode of Writing In Suburbia. Episode #50! Woo Hoo!

In this episode I talk about how to stay motivated in the face of this hell that our country and world has become. I go into great detail, and rant quite a bit, about how hard it is to keep writing escapist fiction. I also talk about how escapist fiction is what folks are looking for.

Did I mention the rant?

Enjoy the episode.


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Yep, you read that right. This is a bonus episode. I got to join Paul E. Cooley and John Mierau for a nice chat about what it means to be a writer in this day and age. We all came up together in the podcast fiction world and have each taken a different path towards becoming full time writers. It is certainly worth a listen!

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Finally! Another episode of Writing In Suburbia is up.

In this episode I talk about how in order to be successful in the publishing biz you have to learn to adapt. Not so much compromise, as just learn to go with the flow and tweak your outlook to be included in that flow. I touch on a lot of topics in this episode, so it's not one to miss.


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Well, will you look at this! I managed to get one more episode in before 2016 calls it quits.

In this episode I chat about so much stuff. All the stuff. There's a lot of stuff. I also unlock a secret to quickly writing a pilot script for TV. You know, in case you needed something more specific than just stuff.


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Time for one more episode in November! I squeaked it in!

Speaking of time, this episode is all about how I structure and schedule what I will be writing over the next few months. I go into detail on how I pick my projects and how I recover when the best laid plans get off track. This is a good one for those of you that struggle with budgeting your time.


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The latest episode of Writing In Suburbia is here!

This week I am exceptionally rambly. I know, I know, that is saying a lot. But, hey, it's been a weird couple of weeks and I needed a few minutes to just purge and get my head on straight. It's all part of the writing process and experience.


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So, in this week’s episode I talk about all the stuff I know (almost) nothing about when it comes to being a writer. I made a list. It was eye opening. So much stuff. Lots of stuff. All the stuff.

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Welcome back to another episode of Writing In Suburbia.

Today is my birthday. I turn 43. This has special meaning to me. It means I lived. I made it. I didn't implode.

Since the beginning of September there has been a special blog campaign called #HoldOnToTheLight where over 100+ scifi/fantasy writers have been posting about mental health issues, domestic violence issues, substance abuse issues, and so much more. In today's episode I read my contribution that I posted to my website.


About the campaign:
#HoldOntoTheLight is a blog campaign encompassing blog posts by fantasy and science fiction authors around the world in an effort to raise awareness around treatment for depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence intervention, PTSD initiatives, bullying prevention and other mental health-related issues. We believe fandom should be supportive, welcoming and inclusive, in the long tradition of fandom taking care of its own. We encourage readers and fans to seek the help they or their loved ones need without shame or embarrassment.

Please consider donating to or volunteering for organizations dedicated to treatment and prevention such as: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Home for the Warriors (PTSD), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Canadian Mental Health Association, MIND (UK), SANE (UK), BeyondBlue (Australia), To Write Love On Her Arms and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

To find out more about #HoldOntoTheLight, find a list of participating authors, or reach a media contact, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/276745236033627/

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Another episode of Writing In Suburbia is here!

And, well, it basically dovetails directly off the subject of the last episode. I don't think what I'll be talking about is going to go in the direction you think. Seriously. I wouldn't have thought I'd be talking about this when I recorded last week's episode. Obviously.

Well, you'll see.

Oh, hey, and sign up on my mailing list so you can get exclusive access to audio and video readings of Friday Night Drabble Party, as well as excerpts from my current works in progress!


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Welcome back!

This week I chat about marketing and all that crap. I talk a little about what I do, and what I don't do, and the whys. I don't always do what I should and there are reasons. Listen and find out those reasons! REASONS!


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