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I have a treat for you guys today! On today's show, we have former KGB Agent Jack Barsky. This is part one of a two-part episode; part two will air on December 5, 2021. Jack was a KGB agent who was embedded in the United States as a spy for the Soviet Union during the height of the cold war. Jack was illegally inserted and assimilated into the United States carrying out covert missions as a KGB agent while keeping his cover as a bicycle delivery boy, college student, and eventually computer programmer for a large corporation. He also juggled two families complete with a wife and children in the United States, and East Germany. Jack is now a public speaker, author of “My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances As A KGB Spy In America”, a devoted family man and American citizen. He has been featured on many news shows including 60 Minutes and was the technical advisor for the hit T.V. series, The Americans. In today's episode you will learn:· Jack explains the quote, “Caution is a spy's best friend, paranoia is his enemy.” and how this applies to everyday life.· How his childhood growing up in war-torn East Germany helped him later in his life as a spy for the KGB.· How a bright college kid on track to becoming a college professor wound up being a spy for the KGB.· How Jack Barsky kept his job and training with the KGB a secret from friends and family, including his mother. · What special spy training and equipment Jack was given, or not given before he illegally entered the United States as a spy for the KGB. All of this and more on today's episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Visit Jack Barsky at his website!Listen to Jack's podcast, The Agent!Enjoy the Cops and Writers book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Come join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupSupport the show (https://patreon.com/copsandwriters)
Dean Wesley Smith was the first writer to be awarded by Writers of the Future in volume 1. He has been a Contest judge and is one of the most prolific writers alive today. We discuss how he emulated L. Ron Hubbard's speed and ability to cross genres. In celebration of his 780th birthday, Dean is publishing 70 novels in one year!
On this episode, we're going old-school and talking about analog tools for writing. It may seem out of touch to be talking about pens, pencils, and notebooks when we have so many great digital tools... but that's the point. Perhaps those digital tools are sometimes more of a distraction than a help. I've asked Dr. Don Sanders to share his passion and knowledge for analog writing tools. He is the Director of the Merold Institute of Ministry at Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles, Missouri. He is also a college adjunct professor, an avid U2 fan, and happens to be my older brother. You can connect with Don at The Merold Institute of Ministry, on Facebook, or on LinkedIn. *** Are you looking for a community of enthusiastic, generous writers to help you build better habits and grow your writing business? Check out our Daily Writer Community. Check out our Daily Writing Prompts, which will help you break through creative blocks, brainstorm new ideas, and get back into a state of flow. Writing prompts are a fantastic creative tool for creative writing, journaling, teaching, social media posts, podcasting, and more! Connect with Kent: https://DailyWriterLife.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/kent.sanders Instagram: https://instagram.com/kentsanders LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/kent-sanders Twitter: https://twitter.com/kentsanders
This week we interview veteran Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and writer, Daniel de Visé. Exploring the life and times of a legendary guitarist and singer, his latest biography, King […]
LIVE on KPFT 90.1 FM: Allison Gaines discusses her group Writers & Editor of Color #WEOC. Message on Democrats, economics, & more Panelists inadvertently inferred that our mythical free market is a fraud. Did you hear it?: As we discuss supply chain and inflation issues, it is clear that the government is not the problem, but a fraudulent mythical market is. We are all brainwashed from birth in our familial, economic, and citizenry culture. All brainwashing or indoctrination is not wrong. Bombarding one's psyche in many cases can maintain a certain degree of order that is otherwise near unattainable. But when said indoctrination causes permanent economic, social, or mental damage, they must be disengaged. Did you just call the Democrats weenies: Donny Deutsch great advice to Democrats to win 2022: A broken clock is correct twice a day and so is Donny Deutsch with his latest advice for Democrats, They should heed his sound advice. Big Pharma uses the patent system to rip us off. Example: Insulin costs $6 to make. We pay $300.: Big Pharma is at it again. They are fighting with misleading ads against any attempt to negotiate drug prices. Ironically, most of these drugs are initially researched with taxpayer dollars. So ultimately, we pay twice for the same medication. Allison Gaines, co-founder of #WEOC on dedication to writing & more: Allison Gaines is the co-founder of Writers and Editors of Color (#WEOC). She discusses writing, the reason for the organization, and more. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support
Sprinting to the finish line? Today we're discussing what sprints are and how to use them to propel your writing. Made popular with the rise of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and the Pomodoro Method, this is a handy technique that can be done in person, virtually, with a group, or all by your lonesome. Do you love sprints? Tell us on the socials! Like this episode? Share it with a friend. Leave us a review. Give us a rating. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter and YouTube: Twitter: @geekymary & @MeliWriter Youtube: The Writing Easy Podcast & The Creative's Tarot
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch.WhoShaun Sutner, snowsports columnist for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Telegram.comRecorded onNovember 22, 2021Why I interviewed himBecause for skiing to thrive, it needs ski media to help tell its story. And I mean actual reporting-based journalism. Yes, it needs the hype – the cliff drops, the pow shots, the flippidy-doodle park brahs, this:But it also needs writers who can tell the story of the more approachable lift-served skiing world in which most of us dwell. Writers who know the local markets and local owners and local skiers and local idiosyncrasies. In the great ski media wipeout that swept away the bulk of our U.S. magazines, we also lost a lot of local ski beats. This matters. Good journalism, grounded in relationships and research, can counterbalance the noisy and atrocious swirl of social-media garbage that has become many skier’s primary information source about the sport.Sutner provides this corrective. In a snowsports column he has written for nearly two decades, he explores the world of New England skiing from his Worcester, Massachusetts base. He knows the people who run the ski areas, understands the market dynamics driving the sport’s evolution, and skis 80 days a year on the mountains he writes about. He knows the uphill and the downhill, the groomers and the backcountry, the people who can show him the stashes in all of them. There is nobody better equipped to help us understand what New England skiing is, how it became that, and what it might be in the future.What we talked aboutI can’t pronounce “Worcester”; the appeal of New England skiing; Southeast and Mid-Atlantic ski culture; Sutner’s long-running Telegram snowsports column; it’s beef time, snowshoers; what skiing loses when local journalism shrivels; the amazing snowy ski town that is Worcester; the slick operation at Wachusett; journalism’s rough transition to digital; newspaper paywalls; how to ski 80 days a year with a full-time job; surveying the Massachusetts ski landscape; the rise of Berkshire East; the renaissance at Catamount; the art of dodging large crowds at Stowe, Mount Snow, Loon, Cannon, and other busy mountains; regional ski passes; the Berkshire East-Wachusett French fry beef; you won’t believe which Massachusetts ski area has the highest base elevation in the state; thoughts on the state’s lost ski areas – Mount Tom, Pine Ridge, Brodie, Blandford, Mt. Watatic; the most endangered ski area in Massachusetts; the resilience of the Connecticut ski scene; Worcester’s cross-country ski park; the fate of Worcester’s once-thriving network of ropetow bumps; how Ski Ward endures; the distinct ski areas of North Conway; the explosion of the Mount Washington backcountry ski scene; the North Conway-Worcester connection; the appeal and frustrations of Attitash; brainstorming solutions for the atrocious summit triple; Vail Resorts’ evolving uphill policies; the odds that currently proposed expansions at Gunstock, Ragged, Sunapee, and Waterville Valley succeed; the buzz around Ragged; thoughts on Loon’s new eight-pack; the right balance between uphill and downhill capacity; Loon’s undersized gondola; the twisted history and fate of Tenney; whether Les Otten’s huge ski area development at The Balsams could succeed; the secret behind Magic’s comeback; beef with Mad River Glen; thoughts on the evolution of Stowe under Vail; how the Indy, Epic, and Ikon passes have changed New England skiing for the better; whether Vail’s crowd-management efforts will be enough to offset exploding Epic Pass sales; why the success of Hermitage Club matters to the average skier; whether the club will succeed this time; Boyne’s purchase of Shawnee Peak; the revitalizations of Saddleback and Bosquet under socially conscious investment groups; and Vail Mountain versus Beaver CreekWhy I thought that now was a good time for this interviewBecause Sutner’s column begins every year on Thanksgiving week, just as the Northeast ski season (typically) ramps up in earnest. It seemed like a good time to survey the happenings of New England skiing, from the concussive impacts of the Epic and Ikon Passes to New Hampshire resort expansions to the diligent multi-generational families running Massachusetts ski areas. And I wanted to help promote his column, a fine piece of weekly journalism that will make your ski season better.What I got wrongDuring the interview, I estimated the number of ski areas in New England to be “80 or 90 or maybe more.” The correct number is 90, according to the National Ski Areas Association.Why you should read Sutner’s columnBecause it’s focused, intelligent, researched, fact-checked, spell-checked, and generally just the sort of professional-level writing that is increasingly subsumed by the LOLing babble of the emojisphere. That’s fine – everyone is lost in the scroll. But as the pillars of ski journalism burn and topple around us, it’s worth supporting whatever’s left. Gannett, the parent company of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, has imposed fairly stringent paywalls on his work. While I think these local papers are best served by offering a handful of free articles per month, the paper is worth supporting if it’s your local – in the same way you might buy a local ski pass to complement your Epkon Pass. Good, consistent writing is not so easy to find. Sutner delivers. Support his craft.Where you can read Sutner’s columnSutner’s column kicks off Thanksgiving week each year and runs until April. This season’s inaugural edition, released yesterday, starts, as usual, close to his home base of Worcester. A preview:The last time I checked in with Chris Stimpson in this column he was a University of Vermont student on a barnstorming van tour of Western ski areas with a band of fellow collegiate free skiers.Stimpson, now 28, is the new media spokesman and public relations manager for Wachusett Mountain Ski Area as of this season, and also serves as the ski area’s terrain park manager. He’s part of a group of third-generation Crowley family members who occupy key roles at the thriving family business founded by their grandfather, Ralph Crowley, in 1969.Stimpson’s cousin David Crowley Jr. is the operations manager, and cousin Courtney Crowley is the new head of group sales. …What this generational shift in the making means for Wachusett customers is that the independent ski area is in solid, experienced family hands for the future and is not likely to ever be sold off to a big corporate chain.Read more…A few of Sutner’s past columns:Earliest Ski-Area Opening in Northeast Goes to Wachusett (Nov. 27, 2020)Winchester a Fresh Voice on Northeast Ski Scene (Dec. 9, 2020)New Hampshire’s Black Mountain ‘Is Like a Trip into the Past’ (Feb. 17, 2021)Ski Industry Makes Strides Toward Inclusion (March 31, 2021)Follow up on stuff we talked about in the interviewFollow Shaun on Twitter, Instagram, and FacebookShaun and I discussed this lost ski area in Van Cortland Park in The Bronx. A ropetow operation may have also briefly existed in Queens.We also talked about the story I had yet to write about a new owner buying Woodbury ski area in Connecticut – that story is here.Shaun talked about the lost Mt. Atatic Ski area - it looks like a cool little operation. Here’s a great write-up about the backcountry scene there on Lift Line Blog.Shaun references the Wa-Wa-Wachusett theme song in our interview. Here you go:Support The Storm by shopping at our partners:Patagonia | Helly Hansen | Rossignol | Salomon | Utah Skis | Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop | Peter Glenn | Kemper Snowboards | Gravity Coalition | Darn Tough | Skier's Peak | Hagan Ski Mountaineering | Moosejaw | Skis.com |The House | Telos Snowboards | Christy Sports | Evo | Hotels Combined | Black Diamond | Eastern Mountain Sports Subscribe at www.stormskiing.com
If you want to read about the book, Let It Out that Katie and I discuss in today's episode, you can find it here:You can learn more about Katie's work here.You can follow her on social media here and listen to her podcast here.
In this episode I share my September & October 2021 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way and I tell you about what I've been reading. I also read and reflect on a free-writing piece, which can be found at: spuntoday.com/freewriting. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl. Twitter: https://twitter.com/spuntoday Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spuntoday/ Website: http://www.spuntoday.com/home Newsletter: http://www.spuntoday.com/subscribe Links referenced in this episode: This episode's writing tip: Mind Mapping: https://lateralaction.com/creative-thinking/ How to Market a Book Third Edition (Books for Writers) by Joanna Penn: (Link Here) Joanna Penn's Website: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/ Buffer (Social Media Tool): https://publish.buffer.com/ Later (Social Media Tool): https://app.later.com/ Podspike: https://podspike.com/ Podnews: https://podnews.net/ K-lytics: https://k-lytics.com/ Vellum: https://vellum.pub/ Ms. Jackson: Outkast: https://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/ms-jackson Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you're passionate about your craft. I'll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com Spun Today Logo by: https://www.naveendhanalak.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Website
This week, in a very seasonal kick-off to the holiday season...it's a Thanksgiving Extravaganza! Kelly takes us back to Turkey where folks believe they've found an old boat on top of a mountain, while Byron shares a story of unwanted houseguests, and a horrific interpretation of self-defense. Send us physical things: Frightday LLC PO Box 372 Lolo, MT 59847 Want even more? Join the Frightday Society, at http://society.frightday.com You'll have access to all Screamium content (Behind the Screams, It's Been a Weird Week, A Conversation With..., Toast to Toast PM with Wine Kelly, Cinema Autopsy, the Writers' Room, bonus episodes of Captain Kelly's Cryptids & Conspiracies, Byron's Serial Corner, and so much more! You'll also be part of our interactive community dedicated to the advancement of horror, hauntings, cryptids, conspiracies, aliens, and true crime. All things frightening. Keep our mini-fridges full of blood...I mean...not blood...normal things that people drink...by going to http://shop.frightday.com Theme music by Cemeteries Produced by Byron McKoy Follow us in the shadows at the following places: @byronmckoy @samfrightday @kellyfrightday @frightday http://frightday.com http://facebook.com/groups/frightday http://instagram.com/frightday
This Thanksgiving, we're bringing you an author whose narrative likely runs counter to what you learned in school. Tommy Orange's novel, There There, is a brutal, remarkable, and necessary Native history. It's also a story of the shameful way America still treats its Native people. Orange was not comfortable with his new rising fame back in 2018. But he told NPR's Lynn Neary it was important to him to pave the way, spotlight and all, for young Indigenous writers.
Best-selling authors Jennifer Peel, Becky Monson, and Julie Coulter Bellon talk about their least favorite things that they aren't exactly thankful for, including food, movies, and vacations, then read an excerpt from their current works-in-progress!
Writers Pete Teodo and Tom Myers joined WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan to discuss their piece “People Gotta Eat,” which is one of the stories in “Open Heart Chicago: An Anthology of Chicago Writing,” edited by Vincent Francone. You can buy “Open Heart Chicago: An Anthology of Chicago Writing” here Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on […]
In a new cover story for The Atlantic, writer Hannah Giorgis looks critically at Hollywood's writers' rooms and how most of them look nothing like America. Documenting the history of Black writers who have navigated predominantly white writers' rooms — often confronting implicit and explicit biases — Giorgis reveals the renaissance of onscreen representation they helped bring to television. Still, Hollywood remains an industry dominated by white men, and that continues to impact the hiring of offscreen Black talent and who's at the table. We'll talk to Giorgis about whether the tide is really turning in Hollywood when it comes to diverse representation — not only in the stories we tell, but who's telling them. This segment originally aired Sept. 20.
We are one episode closer to our 400th where we will be hosting the show live on our Facebook page! Be sure to check out Bryan's Kickstarter as well as his Black Friday Blurb Sales at the links provided. Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Top Tips of the week include how to format a book without owning a Mac, how to take your books wide, and what to give the author who has everything. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what is new with Amazon's series page, what trad pub supply issues are doing to book launches, what are the results of the 2021 author survey, what is the new seismic shift in audiobooks and how to find time to write in a busy life. Question of the Week: What are you thankful for right now?
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This week, we're looking at red flags and bad decisions, and considering books and pop culture picks with flags ignored. Plus, Erin previews her Masterclass on red flags, we consider the inherent red flags of corporate America, and dissect the wonder of Paul Rudd. LINKS: Like the Podcats? Want to see this weird cat colony the Broads discuss? Follow @catcultcolony on Instagram. Read the essay that sparked Amy's online trolls: The best $15.79 I ever spent: My last terrible diet book (Vox). Watch the Stephen Colbert clips showcasing the sexiness tests Paul Rudd passed: Part 1 and Part 2. Listen to "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car," the creepy song from Billy Ocean that inspired this week's theme. Get a Broad's book: Order Dig Me Out by our own Amy Lee Lillard now! _____Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 103: Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My CarNovels:Amy: The Very Nice Box, Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman Erin: Black Buck, Mateo Askaripour Other Books:Amy: Men to Avoid in Art and Life, Nicole Tersigni Erin: Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color, Abby L. VanDiver Pop Culture: Amy: Passing (Netflix)Erin: The Shrink Next Door Podcast + The Shrink Next Door on Apple TV+ _____Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! Each episode Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, check in on our Podcats, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!
Allison Gaines is the co-founder of Writers and Editors of Color (#WEOC). She discusses writing, the reason for the organization, and more. Allison Gaines discussed her organization Writers and Editors of Color. She explained why she formed it. Allison is a writer, editor, activist, and scholar interested in Social Sciences. She introduces herself at her blog as follows.--- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support
Allison Gaines, founder of #WEOC discusses POC writing, authors, and more. Biden used oil prices as a green energy tool. Is the GOP a cult? A wake-up call. Allison Gaines is the co-founder of Writers and Editors of Color (#WEOC). She discusses writing, the reason for the organization, and more. Joe Biden did something very smart today. He used the profiteering of the oil industry corporated thuggish profiteering to promote green energy. Norm Ornstein is telling everyone who would listen. The Republican Party is not a political party. The GOP is a cult and displays all the behavior cults exhibit. A black mainstream reporter reveals the unfortunate truth about our criminal justice system on his This Week. If Kyle Rittenhouse was black it is a near certainty he would have been convicted. It was refreshing to have a mainstream reporter get real. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support
The first question to ask when you're preparing your pitch is, what do you want them to understand? Next is what's your hook, your personal story that will get and hold their attention. In this powerful episode, Devo Cutler-Rebenstein answers these questions as well as discussing how to get buyers to want to work with you, gap financing, digital marketing tools and more.Devo Cutler-Rubenstein's passion for storytelling and artistic expression brought her to California Institute of the Arts where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television. While at Cal Arts she was selected to receive a grant from the Scottish Arts Council to attend Edinburgh Arts. Her documentary about this unique educational setting inspired her documentary film EDINBURGH ARTS, which aired in part on Grampian Television. Returning to Cal Arts, she had an opportunity to study with Alexander MacKenrick, where she wrote, produced and directed PEACOCK BLUES, a short film casting the as yet unknown Ed Harris and Annie Potts.Upon graduation Devo launched her career in the entertainment industry at Twentieth Century Fox, rising quickly up the ranks in story development. She was Director of Story Department for Sir Lew Grade's Marble Arch productions at CBS Studios. She helped design a new story department as Director, Literary Affairs at Columbia Pictures TV, and not long after became VP of Marketing and Promotion for Connoisseur Video. Simultaneously, she began to develop projects for theater under her banner New Play Productions and then partnered with Mary Saxon to form Cutler-Saxon Productions, with an eye to leverage small theatre as a vehicle for larger budget television and feature film projects.Currently as CEO and President of Noble House Entertainment, she continues to develop and produce multi-platform projects, in a career that has spanned over thirty years working within all aspects of the entertainment industry. She has developed over 500 projects under various production banners, including producing the feature film franchise THE SUBSTITUTE, for MGM, Live Entertainment and HBO, starring Tom Berenger and Treat Williams, respectively. Inspired by work she did with stand-up comedians coaching them on the development of one-person shows, she won a grant to co-produce and co-write with her husband, Scott Rubenstein (Star Trek: TNG, MacGyver, Night Court) the documentary NOT AFRAID TO LAUGH, about using comedy to heal cancer. The intimate documentary won The Communicator Award and was nominated for a Peabody Award, now archived in the Chicago Museum of Broadcasting for its "artistic excellence, social relevance and historical significance." As a narrative director, she helped out on another award-winning documentary, TELL ABOUT THE SOUTH, which aired on PBS; she helped cast and the documentary was shot entirely on locations in South Carolina and Virginia. Adapting a John Irving short story, she competed and won a grant from Chanticleer Films/The Discovery Program to write and direct a narrative short, which she co-wrote with her husband, Scott Rubenstein, who also exec produced; the short film starred Poppy Montgomery, Bill Forsythe and Tony Plana and won Best Film at Moondance Film Festival and aired on Showtime Television. A writer at her core, Devo continues to pursue a creative outlet as a published poet, short story writer, and as a member of the Writers' Guild of America, West. She has written and/or produced film and television projects for ABC, Columbia Pictures, FX, Showtime, MGM, Live Entertainment, Fries Entertainment, Interscope Entertainment, among others. Her desire to promote cultural diversity was acknowledged by a NALIP Screenwriting Fellowship, and in 2015, Devo fulfilled a lifelong dream and received a Master's in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.
It's the fourth annual Fully Booked Holiday Gift Guide! Adrian Miller, author of Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue (UNC Press) and Jacob Gallagher of The Men's Fashion Book (Phaidon) join editor-in-chief Tom Beer and host Megan Labrise for some good cheer and great stories. And Kirkus' editors present their top gift book picks.
Gary Shteyngart joins Marrie Stone to talk about his latest novel, Our Country Friends. Recognizing the severity of the pandemic in March 2020, Shteyngart abandoned another novel to address what was unfolding in our nation in real time. Our Country Friends has been described as Chekov meets "The Big Chill." Shteyngart talks about writing a novel contemporaneously with world events, how Russian literature informed the work, when he knows it's time to abandon a novel, avoiding stereotypes and more. He also shares his recent piece in the New Yorker about his botched circumcision, and how that event impacted the novel. Download audio. (Broadcast date: November 22, 2021)
Marissa chats with Tif Marcelo about her contemporary YA romance - THE HOLIDAY SWITCH - as well as the importance of being flexible, whether that's making adjustment to your career path or trying something new with your writing to see where it leads; discovering your characters in your first draft, and "putting them together" in revisions - yes, even if it means having to rewrite all your dialogue; balancing romantic sparks with ongoing tension by first determining where your protagonist and love interest both attract and repel each other; why the power of changing your mind is just as important for us writers as it can be for our protagonists; some thoughts on how hosting our respective podcasts has helped us feel connected to other writers during the pandemic; and the idea that reading a book can be a little bit like reading your horoscope - we often get from it what we are looking for.Books discussed in this episode can be purchased from your local independent bookstore or buy them online from the Happy Writer bookshop.org store (that benefits indie bookstores) at https://bookshop.org/shop/marissameyer
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Dennis chats via Zoom with performers Mitch Silpa & Drew Droege about their stage show "It's Mitch & Drew and We've Never Felt Younger," which plays Tuesday, November 23 at 8:00 PM at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles. They talk about some of the sketches that will appear in the show, including one that was conceived while they were watching The White Lotus and another that features the characters from their hit Instagram videos "Two Old Queens Who Just Have a Minute To Catch Up." Mitch and Drew talk about how they first met over 20 years ago at the Groundlings, how the sketch-improv world is adapting to changing social mores and what it's like to play a serious role after always being expected to bring the funny. Other topics include: how much has changed in recent years in terms of what it's like to be an LGBTQ performer in Hollywood, the sexy deliciousness of Lil Nas X, retro coming out statements and inspired by the various name-tag, clipboard person roles they've both played, Dennis pitches the pair a TV series idea: Counterperson F---boy Island. www.dynastytypewriter.com
Sara helps cast her audiobook, Andrew gets a movie option, Sara learns more about Ingram Spark for self-publishing, and we both write letters to booksellers hoping to endear them to us. Also, everyone is burned out, including Andrew's cat. Andrew DeYoung Sara Zarr Ask a question / get extended show notes Support the pod Theme music: Creative Commons Deep Friendship by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Summary:USA Today bestselling author Vanessa Vale joins Kelly to discuss her latest release (Book #3 in the Two Marks series, co-authored with Renee Rose), branding herself as the "Queen of Steamy Cowboy books" and of course, hypothetical threesomes with fictional characters. They also make plans to write a mafia romantic comedy (or at least manifest one into existence). Guest:Vanessa ValeIG: @vanessa_vale_authorTwitter: @IamVanessaVale Show Notes:- NaNoWriMo in November, 12 Days of Boobsmas in December- Introducing today's Vanessa Vale, bestselling author of “steamy cowboy romance”- Instant pot vs. pressure cooker vs. crockpot - Launching your romance writing career on a “dare” (00:05:52)- How the pandemic changed our reading interests - Where are all the comedic mafia and MC romances?- Misconceptions about the romance genre… from a romance author (00:12:28)- Writing historical vs. contemporary cowboys- The “honorable” cowboy hero (00:26:04)- Romance in the time of... dysentery - The process of co-writing a book/series (00:29:26)- The appeal of reading and writing ménage romances - The benefits and challenges of writing a single-POV vs. multiple POVs- A ménage relationship with your characters? (00:41:10)- Vanessa's latest release - Desired (Book #3 in the Two Marks series)- What's up next for Vanessa - Creating a world that other authors can write in (00:48:30)Other work, podcasts, etc. mentioned:The Bridgewater series (Vanessa's historical cowboy series)Vanessa's interview with No Shelf Control Podcast Strong and Steady (More than a Cowboy #1)Rough and Ready (More than a Cowboy #2)Teach Me the Ropes (Bachelor Auction #1)*Use the promo code BOOBIES10 for 10% off your first Steam Box order* Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
In this episode, Marty and Tim sit down and reflect that time and dates may not be their strong suit -- but reading comics and appreciating the art form totally is. They'll discuss a handful of writers that you should check out too!Now, let us be clear: Artists make the words real, and they all deserve top billing. But an audio medium ain't great for a visual art. So we are working on a Twitch Stream that focuses all on the artists. Today's episode maybe about the writers, but we are not forgetting the artists!Pornsak PicetshoteJay Edidin also Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-menKyle HigginsKarla PachecoVita Ayala
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We'd like to welcome you to the MinistryWatch podcast. Each week, MinistryWatch brings you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian worldview perspective. Our goal is to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. On today's program, we look at St. Jude Children's Hospital. It's not a Christian ministry, but a lot of evangelicals donate to the organization, and the money is not always going to help children. We also look at a shake-up at WORLD Magazine. Finally, I offer a few thoughts about the podcast “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” We begin today with news from San Antonio, Texas, where a rally at a church has drawn criticism for its use of the controversial “Let's Go Brandon” chant, and for other reasons. We'll be taking next week off from the podcast so we can enjoy Thanksgiving with our families. And, at the risk of shameless self-promotion, I'd like to mention that we are rapidly coming up on the year-end. Just six weeks to 2022. And, without belaboring the point too much, we need your financial support before year-end. MinistryWatch is different from many other news sites in that we take no money from the organizations we cover, we have no advertising on our site, and no paywall. All of our content is completely free. But we do depend on the generosity of people who believe in what we do. And, I've got to say, that if you're listening to this podcast, you're either a glutton for punishment, or you're a hard-core MinistryWatch fan. If the latter, I hope you'll consider a year-end gift so we can keep doing what we do. Just go to MinistryWatch.com and it the donate button at the top of the page. The producers for today's program are Rich Roszel and Steve Gandy. We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, and Casey Sudduth. Writers who contributed to today's program include Nidhi Upadhyaya (?), Kim Roberts, Anne Stych, David Armstrong, Ryan Gabrielson, Mark Tooley, Bob Smietana, and Steve Rabey. Until next time, may God bless you.