S6 E06: How Do You Write Dialog? Featuring Writer & Narrator of the Sable Podcast Lane Lloyd

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is the writer and narrator of the Sable Podcast Lane Lloyd. We discuss the difference between good and bad dialog, and what to think about when creating dialog for your story. Read More …

S6 E05: How Do You Write For Young Adults? Featuring Author of Firestorm Rising John Clewarth.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author John Clewarth. We talk about writing for a young adult audience, what do they want, and how to keep them engaged. Read More …

S6 E04: How Can NaNoWriMo Help You? Featuring Author & NaNoWriMo Participant Brian LeTendre.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author and NaNoWriMo participant Brian LeTendre. NaNoWrimo is the National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every November, and is a challenge for writers to complete a fifty thousand word novel in one month. Brian completed the challenge the first year he participated. We talk to Brian about the benefits of NaNoWriMo to writers, and how it affected his writing career. Read More …

S6 E03: What Do Readers Want? Featuring Our Good Friend & Prolific Reader Mary Paul.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is Mary Paul. She is a good friend of ours and a prolific reader having read over 1,200 books. We are discussing the topic “What Do Readers Want?” Read More …

S6 E02: Why Do We Write? Part Two: Featuring Daniel Foytik of The Lift.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast. We have made some changes to the podcast this season. Instead of interviews we are answering the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors. In this weeks episode we are discussing the topic “Why Do We Write.” This is part two of a two part discussion with Daniel Foytik (creator and narrator of the audio drama podcast The Lift). Read More …

S6 E01: Why Do We Write? Part One: Featuring Daniel Foytik of The Lift.

Welcome to the first episode of season six for The 9th Story Podcast. We are making some major changes to the podcast this season. Instead of interviews with writers we are answering the big questions that writers want to know. In this weeks episode we are talking about “Why Do We Write.” This will be a two part discussion with Daniel Foytik (creator and narrator of the audio drama podcast The Lift). Read More …

520: Immortal & Andromeda – Achievement Unlocked!

This is the season 5 finale for The 9th Story Podcast. We will be talking a two month break to create a even better season 6! We update you on the state of our various writing projects, and tell you a little bit about what we have in store for next season.

Are you ready to take a journey into the dark recesses of our twisted little minds? Hope you packed some snacks because it’s going to be a long and bumpy ride! Read More …

519: Author John Brhel

Today we have on writer John Brhel who co-authored (along with Joe Sullivan) his latest book At the Cemetary Gates: Year One.

We perform one of the stories from the book called “An Epistle From The Dead,” and talk about the many inspirations for this collection of creepy tales. Read More …

518: Helen Grant

Today on The 9th Story Podcast we talk to author Helen Grant about her novel Silent Saturday (forbidden spaces trilogy). We also talk about her story in the Shadows at the Door Anthology, and her story in Supernatural Tales 30 magazine. Urban spelunking, research, and writing, oh my! Read More …

517: Raw Ideas

Today Jeanette and I are talking about creating and using raw ideas to fuel your writing process. We go over the three different types of writing practice (innate, inspired, and developmental). We also share some of the raw ideas we created (both good and bad). The goal is to keep our writing skills sharp, and ever growing. Read More …