Using Family History in Your Writing

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Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day

soldier, tan, grey, freds, funeral, sandy, day, medals, statuesqueAfterlife, Memories, Family History. All of these themes arise in this weeks featured beginning, Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day. A story inspired by the author’s very own Great Uncle Fred. Would you want to hear how people remembered you after you are gone? Do you share the same memory of yourself? Listen in the backround here! This episode is brought to you from the lovely people over at burialgrounds coffee company. Find all of their unique coffee blends at burialgrounds.coffee. Remember to subscribe to the show on Stitcher, ApplePodcast or your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review! Leave a review below after the show. Reviews can also be left on Facebook, Twitter, or by sending an email to reviews.indiebeginning@gmail.com. Write them, record a MP3, even video your review; we’ll find a home for them. Thanks for listening!

Trigger Warnings and Content Advisories in Literature


Broken, Mirror, shattered, glass, carmilla, voiez, indie beginning, episode, six, trigger, warningShould Trigger warnings and Content Advisories be included in literature? Are they helpful for readers or detrimental to authors? Today we discuss this topic while reviewing reviews left for last week’s featured story, Impatient for Death, A Love Story. Our host Marie has a conversation with the story’s author, Carmilla Voiez, on why the author has chosen to include trigger warnings before certain stories. This story and many other tales of the macabre can by found in Carmilla Voiez’s collection Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales.
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Episode 5: Impatient for Death, A Love Story by Carmilla Voiez

Broken Mirror, Black, Red, Shattered, Glass, Carmilla, Voiez“Impatient for Death, A Love Story” from Carmilla Voiez’s book Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales is being featured this week. Through tragedy and loss Chloe finds her love, but can she find herself? Listen to the episode here! This episode was brought to you by Burialgrounds Coffee Co. Stop by their site to purchase some Daywalker. Purchase your copy on Amazon here! After the show, stop by  Facebook, Twitter, or by sending an email to bfranke.acnbooks@gmail.com. Write them, record a MP3, even video your review; we’ll find a home for them. Please leave a review for our show on ApplePodcast and Stitcher. Thanks for listening!

One note before the show, this story discusses suicide attempts. Everyone here at Indie Beginning and the author understand that many topics can bring listeners to uncomfortable places that they have worked so hard to be free of. If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicide there are resources available. In the United States Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or if you are in the United Kingdom you may call the Samaritans by dialing 116 123.