The First Million Words (podcast episodes)
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We are joined once again by Rob Schilt (@SchiltR), our good, ol' writing buddy, this week to talk about rejection and insecurities, YAY! Promo for Patreon (@Patreon) on this episode. We don't talk about them on the show, but you should definitely check them out, they are awesome.

Direct download: 038.mp3
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In this episode Ben and Guillermo are joined by Rob (@SchiltR). Rob is a member of the First Million Words writing group, and has a lot to share on his writing journey (where he started, where he is now, where he plans on going). And we get a look into what we've learned in 2013. Promo for Reader/Writer (look them up, they're tons of fun).

Direct download: 037.mp3
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Finally! We're back with a brand new episode that we recorded several months ago. This is the last half of our interview with Michael (@Author_Sullivan) and Robin (@Write2Publish) Sullivan. Micahel writes the best books in the world (Riyria) and Robin helps make them awesome. The interview actually went for about three hours, but we trimmed it down to two episodes. Afterward, Ben and Guillermo talk writing groups and Ninja Vampires. Enjoy season 2!

Direct download: 036.mp3
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Michael and Robin Sullivan join us for a discussion on what exactly you should be doing now that you've written your story. Check out Michael's Kickstarter for Hollow World (Ben may have called it a different name...sorry). Then Ben and Guillermo talk about writing groups and stuff. Write!

Direct download: 035.mp3
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We're finally back! After several illnesses, scheduling conflicts, and painful editing mishaps, Ben and Guillermo sat down with Justin Macumber of Dead Robots' Society fame (his site, DRS site). We had a blast! Then, Ben and Guillermo talk about stuff. What kind of stuff? Awesome stuff.

Direct download: 034.mp3
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Jim Butcher (you know, that one guy who wrote all those books) joins the guys for one last episode! This time they talk about writing a loooooong series. Turns out that remembering your characters' names is an important part, who'd-a-thunk-it? Then Ben and Guillermo discuss a few victories and defeats from the past year and say, "Suck it, 2012!" Enjoy. WRITE!

Direct download: 033.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT
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Jim Butcher returns! This time, Ben and Guillermo talk with Jim briefly about some of the benefits of writing in a modern day setting. They also dive a bit into how writing in first person can make for a deeper character. Then Ben and Guillermo spend some quality time together. They talk about some writing hardships (and victories) they've been experiencing since they last spoke. Also, they get onto the topic of a mash-up they would love to see happen (hint: Chicago's only professional wizard meets Alabama's best monster hunter). Write!

Direct download: 032.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT
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Note: if you find the sound quality way too crappy and decide not to listen, we won't be offended. Ben and Guillermo are driving home from the airport and decided to record an episode. What did they talk about? What everybody's talking about: the newest installment of the Dresden Files, Cold Days. They give a thorough review (the cool stuff and the awesome stuff) and avoid too many spoilers (don't worry, they'll tell you when the spoilers are coming). Enjoy. We'll have Jim Butcher back on the show in a few days to talk about some more writing topics. WRITE!

Direct download: 031.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT
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