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The Intersection: Day of the Dove

12 Oct
“And so we drift in space… with only hatred and bloodshed aboard.”
—Captain Kirk, “Day of the Dove,” Star Trek 1968

2017 has been a hard year to be a writer and not only because the Trump administration has been doing its best to remove all options for affordable, effective healthcare—something that freelancers depend upon entirely (and all professional fiction writers are, in fact, freelancers)—but also because with horrific event after horrific threat (Hello, North Korea), fiction writing begins to feel superfluous. Worse, if you’re like me and you enjoy writing stories about people trying to be their best selves in extreme situations like war, then you start to wonder if you’re contributing to the problem. They’ve been daunting, these thoughts. The only ray of light is the knowledge that I’m not the only one. Continue reading

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154. Violence in Genre Fiction w/ Brad Beaulieu & Stephanie Saulter

11 Jul

Violence, consequences, and the world of genre, oh my!  Authors Brad Beaulieu and Stephanie Saulter join us to discuss how genre writers handle violence.  The episode was inspired by Adam Callaway’s post on fantasy.  We cover everything from writing about violence, sexual violence, horror violence, and much more!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 154 — Download (MP3)

Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 1:04:07)

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