Get Published Episode 155 – Jack Kane is Coming

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode155.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA few years ago someone had the brilliant idea that JR Murdock and I should do a project together. The reasoning was, our writing had a lot of similarities. We both wrote science fiction where humour played an important part. Our styles of writing were similar. What would happen if we joined forces? We met one night via Skype and talked about the idea. Before the call was complete some two hours later we had a firm idea of what we wanted to do, when we wanted to do it and how. And now, on June 1st, that project will finally be available for everyone to enjoy. Burst books […]

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Love the Story You’re In

I was thinking about my writing and I realized the stories that turned out best (at least, in my opinion) are the ones where I had something personally invested. That investment didn’t always happen at the outset of writing. In fact, a few short stories I wrote were grueling projects that I couldn’t wait to finish. That is, until I found that spark that pulled me in. One such set of stories is my Mik Murdoch series. Mik Murdoch was a story I had wanted to write since I was about 16. I remember trying to start something only to let it go after realizing I didn’t quite have the idea as solid as I wanted (that and I really […]

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New Story Ideas

One of the real painful aspects of being a writer is…well, simply put, writing a quality story takes time. In fact, for me, the act of writing/revision/re-revision takes long enough that by the time I’m done, I’ve probably had two, three or more new story ideas. Naturally, the new story ideas are shiny and exciting…and totally out-of-reach because I’ve already got so many projects on the back burner. For example, I had an idea two nights ago for a quadrology (is that right? 4 books in the series?) The idea hasn’t left my mind since it first burst upon the scene. Problem is, I’ve got to get Mik Murdoch: The Power Within done, Jack Kane & the Statue of Liberty […]

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