Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire Where writers talk about things that never happened to people who don’t exist. Hosted by Mindy McGinnis.

March 26, 2018  

The March roundup episode features a quick review of guests and topics this month, as well as some advice on how to take the guilt out of writing.

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Boomerang by Helene Dunbar

The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar & Michelle Schusterman

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March 19, 2018  

Today’s guest is Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times Bestselling author of middle novels Rump, Jack, Red and Grump, and the upcoming Mona Lisa Key, first in the Time Castaways trilogy. Liesl joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about being somewhat unaware of the success of her debut and the transition from writing being a hobby to becoming a job. Also: working in the same world for four novels… taxing on the creativity, or liberating on the world building? 

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THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND: CORONATION by Courtney Brandt

THE TRAIL RULES by Melanie Hooyenga

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March 12, 2018  

Co-authors Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman join host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the inspiration for their upcoming release, THE PROS OF CONS.

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THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND: CORONATION by Courtney Brandt

BOOMERANG by Helene Dunbar

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March 5, 2018  

Today’s guest is Tricia Springstubb, author of picture books, chapter books and novels for middle grade readers. She joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the transition of changing from being a lover of stories to a writer of them, and why she writes for the age groups she does, how she takes real life inspiration and uses them in her fiction, and the challenge of writing chapter books for the readers who are in between picture books and novels.

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QUEEN OF ENGLAND: CORONATION by Courtney Brandt

AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley

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February 26, 2018  

Host Mindy McGinnis recaps the February guests, and shares the story of Dawn Powell - an amazing writer in the early 1900s who was born five miles from her... and she'd never heard her name.

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AIR & ASH by Alex Lidell

KISS ME, KILL YOU by Larissa C. Hardesty

 

 

 

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February 19, 2018  

Today’s guest is Rachele Alpine, author of both YA and middle grade titles, as well as being a full-time English teacher, wife and mom. Rachele joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the importance of knowing what you want in an agent – and what questions to ask – before you begin querying, how having a teacher guide made for your book can crack the classroom market, as well as time management and how Rachele maximizes every minute in order to be a full time teacher, wife, mother, and writer.

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Paper Hearts Workbook by Beth Revis

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February 11, 2018  

Today’s guest is Michelle Houts, a fellow Ohioan who also writes across multiple genres. Michelle joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the importance of letter writing and journaling from a personal perspective, as well as the historical, as these are a primary source for biographers. Also, the importance of a writer having a physical space specifically for creative work. And, how the story will tell you whether it is a picture book, novel, or non-fiction.

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Sarah Aronson Highlights Workshop

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February 5, 2018  

Today's guest is Katie Ernst, the Co-Founder of Select a Story, a company which produces interactive stories for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Think: a Choose Your Own Adventure Audiobook that you can talk to. Katie talks about the company, how voice devices can be beneficial to authors, and how authors can go about writing one.

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Wide Awake Bear by Pat Zietlow Miller

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January 29, 2018  

The January Roundup episode revisits the guests and topics from the month, as well as featuring a recent interview on the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire blog with author Peter Hoffmeister, who shares his thoughts on dealing with rejection even after you are a published author.

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The Movie Makers Podcast

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January 22, 2018  

Today’s guest is Robert Mellette who has written, directed, designed and acted in theatre, film and television for over 30 years. His credits in various jobs include XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, BLUE CRUSH, and his own JACKS OR BETTER, which won Dances With Films Best Screenplay award in 2000.Robert's novel, Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand, is available on Amazon from Elephant's Bookshelf Press. For novelists, Robert blogs for From The Write Angle.

Robert joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how working in film and television taught him skills that translated over to novel writing, and how working with small, indie publishers can be beneficial, writing your story for the sake of the story, not a micro-targeted audience, and advice for aspiring writers on how to process critiques without sacrificing their voice.

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MY AMERICAN NIGHTMARE: WOMEN IN HORROR ANTHOLOGY by Azzura Nox

 

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