Hourlings Podcast E21: Writers Groups

Hourlings Podcast E21: Writing Groups (32m)

March 14, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 21 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (32 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Writing Groups.” All of our illustrious authors are members of the Hourlings Writing Group, as well as veterans of other writing groups. Needless to say, they have lots to say about finding […]

Hourlings Podcast E20: Top 5 Fantasy Sub-Genres

Hourlings Podcast E20: Top 5 Fantasy Sub-Genres (32m)

March 6, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 20 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (32 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Top 5 Fantasy Sub-Genres,” as defined by the illustrious S. C. Megale, with commentary (and some disagreement) from our other distinguished writers (plus Marty, of course).

Hourlings Podcast E19: Writing Non-Humans

Hourlings Podcast E19: Wrting Non-Humans (36m)

March 1, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 19 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (36 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Writing Non-Humans,” including aliens, artificial intelligences (AIs), uplifted animals, etc. Our illustrious writers discuss how to bring these non-human characters to life and make readers care about them. Check it out!

Hourlings Podcast E18: It's Happy Hour!

Hourlings Podcast E18: It’s Happy Hour (46m)

February 21, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 18 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (46 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “It’s Happy Hour,” which basically means that our alcoholically lubricated scribes discuss whatever they feel like. Some of the discussion is even related to SF, Fantasy, and writing. Plus, we talked about […]

Hourlings Podcast E17: Choosing a Title

Hourlings Podcast E17: Choosing a Title (23m)

February 14, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 17 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (23 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Choosing a Title,” in which our intrepid scribes discuss what makes a good title, a bad title, the struggle for uniqueness, and more. This episode features: Martin Wilsey (Moderator) Jeffrey C. Jacobs […]

Hourlings Podcast E16: Young Adult Fiction

Hourlings Podcast E16: Young Adult Fiction (38m)

February 7, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 16 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (38 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Young Adult Fiction,” in which our inestimable writers discuss the ins and outs of young adult fiction, including exactly what qualifies as genre fiction.. This episode features: Martin Wilsey (Moderator) Jeffrey C. […]

Hourlings Podcast E15: Author Tools

Hourlings Podcast E15: Author Tools (31m)

January 30, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 15 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (31 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Author Tools,” in which our renowned writers describe the author tools that they’ve found helpful to their writing-related activities. Topics include writing tools, grammar checkers, publishing support tools, and more! This episode […]

Hourlings Podcast E14: Tropes

Hourlings Podcast E14: Tropes (22m)

January 23, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 14 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (22 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Tropes,” in which our illustrious writers describe tropes, which are basically standard templates for characters or stories. Topics include good and bad tropes, ways to leverage tropes but still surprise readers, and […]

Hourlings Podcast 13: Writing a Series

Hourlings Podcast E13: Writing a Series (26m)

January 16, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 13 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (26 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Writing a Series,” in which our awesome writers describe the ins and outs of open-ended series, trilogies, and “same universe, different characters” series. Also covered are some of the ramifications for series […]

Hourlings Podcast E12: Writing Action Scenes

Hourlings Podcast E12: Writing Action Scenes (17m)

January 9, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 12 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (17 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Writing Action Scenes,” in which our illustrious writers prescribe techniques for crafting effective action scenes, particularly fight scenes, that move the plot along while also revealing character. This episode features: Martin Wilsey […]