Podcasts from the Idahope Writers' Conference

Jon Colson: How to Critique

Podcast Adam Graham 5:00 am
Inspirational speaker and author Jon Colson provides insight on how to provide constructive critiques.
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Jill Williamson: Promoting Your Novel on a Limited Budget

Podcast Adam Graham 5:00 am
Author Jill Williamson provides her tips on how to promote your novel on a small budget. From our 2010 conference.
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Sherrie Lord: Let Your Characters Be Real 

Podcast Adam Graham 4:52 am
Author Sherrie Lord provides insights on creating realistic characters. From our 2010 writer’s conference.
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Donna Crow: Structure of a Novel

Podcast Adam Graham 4:48 am
Donna Crow, the author of more than 30 books provided her insights on how to structure your novel. From our 2010 conference.
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Ray Ellis: Writing About the Police

Podcast Adam Graham 4:43 am
Ray Ellis, a veteran police officer and aspiring writer provides in-depth insights on how to write about the police, and what police culture is like. From our 2010 writer’s conference.
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Adam Graham: Future of Writing

Podcast Adam Graham 4:41 am
Adam Graham discusses the future of fiction writing in the era of the Kindle and the I-pad and what lessons he draws form his career of writing political columns.
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News for March 31st, 2010: Sherry Thompson, Jeremy Robinson, Novel Journey

Sherry Thompson announces the release of her second book, Earthbow: Volume 1, which she has dedicated to the Lost Genre Guild and her local writing group.

Cenoc, the self-styled Lord of Latimus, is on an inspection tour of his country's military keeps when he is told about hidden treasures that could make him even more powerful. So begins the warleader's descent into darkness. Few dare oppose Cenoc's will, even as they witness his growing madness. However, a remnant stand in his way: a newly knighted young man who is soon torn between his mission and an overwhelming desire for revenge; an enchanter-initiate who finds himself facing terrors even greater than the danger of opposing Cenoc; a teen Outworlder from Earth who has been gifted with the Earthbow and told he will learn its purpose--just before his mentor abandons him.

Find out more at Sherry's blog http://tree-lady.livejournal.com/ and buy the book here: http://tinyurl.com/ylew76a


Jeremy Robinson has posted an article on basic marketing for writers, including the main secrets of his own success! Check it out at http://www.jeremyrobinsononline.com/2010/03/marketing-101.html

And speaking of Jeremy, there's a new review of his novel Kronos at Splashdown Reviews: http://splashdownreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/kronos-by-jeremy-robinson.html


At Novel Journey, Mike Duran has started a discussion on the definition of Christian fiction from the example of Tolkien. "How many great Christian writers, musicians and artists are not embraced by the Christian subculture simply because their work does not adhere to a predetermined template?" http://noveljourney.blogspot.com/2010/03/is-lord-of-rings-christian-fiction.html


News for March 29th, 2010

Karina Fabian has published the March edition of A Dragon's Eye View: find out what Vern is up to! http://www.myebook.com/ebook_viewer.php?ebookId=31006

There's a new poem up at Mindflights: Dragon's Dreaming by Michael R. Fosburg at http://www.mindflights.com/item.php?sub_id=6543

Brandon Barr has posted an update and the prologue of his current work in progress at http://christiansciencefiction.blogspot.com/2010/03/prologue-of-my-newest-work-in-progress.html

Greg Mitchell has posted links to three interviews about his book The Coming Evil: The Strange Man, due out next year from Realms: http://thecomingevil.blogspot.com/2010/03/trilogy-of-interviews.html