Goldilocks and The Three World-builders – Paul Grover Author Interview

Goldilocks and The Three World-Builders – An Author Interview with Paul Grover

Many people believe that authors place too much focus on world building while others think that they leave too much to the imagination. Is there a ‘Just Right’ amount of world-building? What types of stories need more intricate design. How long can an author keep an average reader’s attention and what happens if they lose it? This week Ben and Marie discuss these writing topics as well as learn what featured author of Ark of Souls Paul Grover thinks about articles like ‘Against World-Building’ by Lincoln Michel in an effort to help with your indie author creative writing projects.

Ark of Souls is available for purchase on Amazon. Hurry up and grab your copy before the sequel is released. We’d would like to thank our niece Madison for letting everyone know that she had arrived and you the listener for understanding. I think it added a little something… and if you the listener would like to join in on these conversations as well send Indie Beginning an audio review of each week’s featured story. Simply record your thoughts into your phone recorder and send it along to reviews.indiebeginning@gmail.com or write a review on our website. Become part of our featured author’s stories by helping them learn and grow! Music found in this week’s episode was written and performed by Swelling and comes from the album Projector Music for Visual Media. Please take a moment to rate and review our show on your favorite podcast platform, reviews are such an important part of the growth of any project. If you are an author and would like to hear your work on a future episode go to ACNBooks.com/Submit. I am your host Benjamin Franke asking everyone to read more books, be the best possible you, and to simply enjoy this wonderful life. Thanks for listening!
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Ark of Souls by Paul Grover – Science Fiction Enhanced Audiobook Introduction

 

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Ark of Souls by Paul Grover

This week Indie Beginning introduces readers to the science fiction novel Ark of Souls, book 1 of the Vale series by indie author Paul Grover. On the Outer Frontier the FSS Berlin, an ageing Federal Navy Cruiser disrupts a pirate attack on a corporate freighter. Mira Thorn, an emotionally damaged veteran of the Martian War of Independence is dispatched to investigate the heavily damaged vessel. The broken ship becomes Mira and her companion’s only hope of survival as events spiral out of their control.

Paul Grover was one of the first people to submit to the podcast and has been a great support ever since. Ark of Souls was originally set to air back in February, but Paul allowed us to push his story back so that we could teach ourselves how to add sound effects to a story. We can’t thank him enough for trusting us with his work and hope that you enjoy the enhanced audio version of this indie read! Purchase your copy here.
Did you know that there is a place not far from your home where you can solve crimes, save lives, travel to distant planets filled with new lifeforms? A place where you can fight a dragon, become whoever you have ever dreamed of being all while learning how to prepare a Turducken? This week’s episode is brought to you by your local Library. Turn off your television, unplug your PS4, and set down your phone for just a couple hours a week and get lost in a book. And when your done turn that phone back on and subscribe to the podcast on Applepodcasts or GooglePlay and let us know if you’re enjoying the show by leaving a review.
Become part of the program. Your reviews not only let authors know how you have reacted to their work, but also helps them grow as an artist. Also, you just may find yourself on next week’s episode. Leave a review of this tale right here, on any of Indie Beginning’s social media pages using #indiebeginningreview or send us an audio file to reviews.indiebeginning@gmail.com. Psst – (Whispering) An Audio review almost guarantees you a spot on next week’s episode (whispering softer) but don’t tell anyone.
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-Ben and Marie-

Subgenres, You can never write too Many… Or Can You?

 

Episode 15, Subgenres and Author Interview

Marie and Ben discuss reviews left for last week’s Regency Romance featured beginning Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais as well as the author advice topic: Subgenres, You can never write too Many… Or Can You? The hosts discuss their views on the topic, theorize about J.K. Rowling switching genres and speak to the author of Brynnde about her own adventures in genre hopping. M. Pepper Langlinais gives her advice for other self-published and independently published authors concerning this topic and more. We all have stories to tell; stories to write, so write them. Write for yourself, your audience is out there and they will follow.

 


Find the full articles from this episode by clicking their links:
From the author interview:  Maggie Mackeever
Rachelle Gardner
Kimberley Grabas

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Become part of the program. Your reviews not only let authors know how you have reacted to their work, but also helps them grow as an artist. Also, you just may find yourself on next week’s episode. Leave a review of this tale or send us an audio file to reviews.indiebeginning@gmail.com. Psst – (Whispering) An Audio review almost guarantees you a spot on next week’s episode along with a special gift. (whispering softer) but don’t tell anyone.
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Brynnde: A Regency Romance by M. Pepper Langlinais an Audiobook Format Introduction

 

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Brynnde: A Regency Romance by M. Pepper Langlinais an Audiobook Format Introduction

This week we bring you the Regency Romance Brynnde written by Indie Author M. Pepper Langlinais. This light, bubbly historical romance follows Brynnde Archambault, a young woman adept at finding suiters for her friends and family yet is in desperate need for a match herself before being forced to marry Mr. Dallweather or as she may secretly think of him Dull-weather.
About the Author. M Pepper Langlinais is an award-winning screenwriter whose short script St. Peter in Chains won the Table Read My Screenplay in 2013. Her play “Warm Bodies” has been produced both on stage and as the short film Adverse Possession by Lavender/Hassan Productions, and her Sherlock Holmes stories have been bestsellers on Amazon. Follow this link to learn more on her website.
Our friends at Burial Grounds Coffee Company have made this audiobook podcast possible – they keep your hosts awake! Check out their coffee subscription service whether your favorite flavor is Maiden of Mischief, Ghost with the Mocha, or you’re like me and love a bunch of them use their coffee subscription service to have those beans delivered on your schedule and for less! Remember to subscribe to the show on ApplePodcasts, GooglePlay, or Stitcher, you could even help us out by rating us while you’re there; we sure would appreciate it. Music found in this week’s episode was written and performed by Dee Yan-Key and is titled Struggle and Love. One extra note this week. Indie beginning is hosted by more than just two story lovers I am a podcast fanatic and this week I’d like everyone to check out a podcast that I recently discovered called Please Excuse My Dead Aunt Sally. It is reminiscent of the old Joe Franks radio bits. It is funny, surreal and is perfectly entertaining for your morning or evening commute.
Become part of the program. Your reviews not only let authors know how you have reacted to their work, but also helps them grow as an artist. Also, you just may find yourself on next week’s episode. Leave a review of this tale right here, on any of Indie Beginning’s social media pages using #indiebeginningreview or send us an audio file to reviews.indiebeginning@gmail.com. Psst – (Whispering) An Audio review almost guarantees you a spot on next week’s episode along with a special gift. (whispering softer) but don’t tell anyone.
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To Outline or Not To Outline, That is the Question! Reviews and Author Topic Discussion.

Marie and Ben discuss reviews left for last week’s thrilling featured beginning On Ice by Scott Stevens as well as the author advice topic on outlining; is it necessary.\? Through some research the two find ton ice, cross hair, scott stevens, episode 13, indie beginning, podcasthat there may not be a universal agreement on this topic and, as marriage goes, even they may not agree. Scott Stevens has his own opinion on outlines and shares those as well as his advice for other self-published and independently published authors. If you are dreaming of sitting back and taking it easy while your writing career takes off, Scott has other news for you.

Find the full articles from this episode at:
Joseph Finder’s Blog – Outline or Not
Philip Overby’s article for Mythicscribes – Pantsing… Does Outlining Kill Creativity?  Note to Philip Overby – Please, Please, Please write that story about ‘minotaur space pirates fighting intergalactic squids, Martian ninjas, and comet-spewing trans-dimensional spider dragons.’ Listen to the episode to understand!

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On Ice by Scott Stevens

John Kinkaid is plagued with alcoholism and the fear of what retirement will bring. Alone and without friends John is used to taking the solo approach at life, even while on a mission with his fellow S.W.A.T. members. How far can John push his team? Will one of them put him On Ice? This week we bring you the thrilling tale On Ice by independently published author Scott Stevens.

Listen here in the background! NOTE: ADULT LANGUAGE

Our friends at Burial Grounds Coffee Company have made this episode possible – they keep your hosts awake! Check out their coffee subscription service. Whether your favorite flavor is Maiden of Mischief, Ghost with the Mocha, or you’re like me and love a bunch of them use their coffee subscription service to have those beans delivered on your schedule and for less! Remember to subscribe to the show on ApplePodcasts, GooglePlay or your favorite podcast platform and leave a review, you could even help us out by rating us while you’re there; we sure would appreciate it. Music found in this episode was written and performed by Jesse Spillane and is titled Cityscape Backdrop.

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