Get Published Episode 131 – Leanne Shirtliffe talks Humour

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode131.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMuch of my writing contains humour. I would like to think that the humour is intentional and usually funny, but often I think the funny moments happen largely by accident. That’s why I invited Leanne Shirtliffe to come on the show. Leanne is a humour writer with great experience in several different genres and mediums both fiction and non-fiction. We talk about a lot of things and almost manage to get at the meat of what makes humour. It was a great conversation that I know will have to be continued on a later episode. For the middle part of the show, I talk about Steampunk writing. You […]

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Check Your Ego at the Door

Ego is important for writers to have. It is what drives some of us to actually take our writing and send it to perspective publishers. I say this because, without having enough ego to actually think your writing is worth reading, it would never leave your hard drive (or, for you archaic more traditional types, file folder). It is also what keeps us writing after we have seen some success. This is where the “but” comes in. BUT, too much ego is not a good thing. Too much makes us do silly stuff like, argue with the publishers who don’t accept our submissions (obviously, you are too stupid/inept/challenged to see the brilliance of my work). Too much makes us refuse to […]

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Kickstarter Teaser from Tee Morris

Hi Everyone, A fellow podcaster, author and friend of mine is doing a Kickstarter for his Dwarf detective, Billibub Baddings. Tee Morris is looking to release a new book in the series titled: The Curse of Dillinger’s Diamond:A Billibub Baddings Mystery. In an effort to attract more/new readers and supporters, Tee is giving away The Case of the Singing Sword: A Billibub Baddings Mystery for free. Head to Smashwords and enter the coupon LQ36A to get The Case of the Singing Sword for FREE. To support Tee’s initiative, the Kickstarter link is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teemorris/the-case-of-dillingers-diamond-a-billibub-baddings. This is a really fun series that I would love to see more of. If you are interested, please have a look.

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