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Quote from today’s writing…

I don’t know. Maybe you can’t hate without being mad. Maybe that’s why it’s so bad. Because it’s both together, like twice as bad mad. That sounds right.

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Quote from today’s writing…

I’ve always loved stained glass windows. How the light shines through creating patterns on the floor. Like the world maps you see in Geography class, where every country is a different color and the lines between them are wavy and seem like they could move at any...

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Episode 20: Logan Keys

EPISODE 20 LOGAN KEYS We chat with live wire author Logan Keys about her new bestselling series, The Long Fall, which she cowrites with Mike Kraus. She tells us about what she's learned cowriting with him. She also tells us about her unique youth in a household of...

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Quote from today’s writing…

Maybe an elephant memorized every digit of Pi and used its trunk to point out each number in order until, after getting about a thousand digits right, the scientist got bored and said that was good enough to be considered perfect....

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The Plunge is about to drop!

On the first day of their honeymoon, a couple takes a thrill ride up the world’s tallest building. It’s an all glass elevator that hugs the exterior rising over a mile into the sky. What starts out as an adrenaline kick quickly turns into something more deadly. The...

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Quote from today’s writing…

Above the cloud layer, rising impossibly high into the atmosphere, growing and expanding as we watched, was a horror that I’d only ever seen in grainy online videos. A massive mushroom cloud.

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Episode 19: Ryan Schow

EPISODE 19 RYAN SCHOW We chat with Ryan Schow, a new voice in the PA genre who is absolutely crushing it with his new series, The Last War. We find out how Elon Musk inspired the idea behind the series and how parenting as a theme is explored in a post-apocalyptic...

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I LOVE writing these two words…

First draft of Sole Survivor is complete! Now, it's time to go back through it and freeze off all the warts I noticed during the first pass. Let's just say there were more than ten and less than a thousand. But hey, if you look at a wart long enough, the bumpy "w"...

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Quote from today’s writing…

In the wilderness at night, needing to pee and actually doing it were two different things. She stared out into the void, trying not to imagine a hundred horrible things ending her life in a million monstrous ways.

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Episode 18: Robert Storey

EPISODE 18 ROBERT STOREY We chat with Robert Storey, bestselling author of the Ancient Origins series. He tells us how he deals with a medical condition called Cervical Dystonia and how that has affected his writing career. We delve into why he always ends up writing...

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Episode 17: Chuck Grossart

EPISODE 17 CHUCK GROSSART We chat with Chuck Grossart, bestselling author of The Gemini Effect which won the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. He tells us about being a missileer. You know, the folks in charge of launching...

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Quote from today’s writing…

Bob was old enough and had been screwed over enough to have honed a hard-earned bullshit detector. He could spot BS like the Hubble telescope saw infinitely distant stars. Once you knew what to look for, bullshit glowed like a glittering galaxy.

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Bob recognized him from a TV show on investing. Crazy Cash with Jim Crammer, or something. It was was more about melodramatic rants and red-faced shouting than it was about any meaningful investment advice.

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Episode 16: Jeff Olah

EPISODE 16 JEFF OLAH We chat with Jeff Olah, bestselling author of The Dead Years and also The Last Outbreak series. This is Jeff's first podcast interview. You might say I was Jeff's first time! (But you probably shouldn't.) We discuss the perils of the writerly life...

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