S6 E09 It’s NaNoWriMo Time! Immortal Alexander & Jeanette Andromeda

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 we are discussing what we did to prepare for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Are you taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge of writing a fifty thousand word novel in a month? Read More …

S6 E08 Your First Novel, Expectations Vs Reality. Featuring the Author of Cirque Du Freak: Darren Shan.

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 Darren Shan who wrote the best selling young adult horror fiction series Cirque Du Freak (The Saga of Darren Shan) along with many other books. We are discussing the topic “expectations vs reality when you finish writing your first novel.”

After our conversation with Darren Shan we talk about our adventure in Lititz Pennsylvania last weekend where we attended the Lititz Storytelling Festival with our good friends Dan Foytik of The Lift Podcast, and Lane Lloyd of the Sable Podcast.
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S6 E07: How Do You Create Magic With Words? Featuring the Author of Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine

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 Gail Carson Levine who wrote Ella Enchanted, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly, and many more titles. We are discussing the topic “How Do You Create Magic With Words.” We delve into how Gail creates stories that evoke the feeling of true magic. Read More …

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 …