Pendragon Xtra – Podcasting Holiday Carol – Charlie, It’s Cold Outside

Seriously, leave the robe ON.

Guest Singer: Crazy Uncle Charlie

Scribe and Tee Morris‘s inimitable Crazy Uncle Charlie interrupt your regularly-scheduled holiday to bring you a slightly uncomfortable three minutes of holiday cheer.

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Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 11 – Ethics & Paid Five-Star Reviews

 

The Ladies discuss the relevance of book reviews to consumers and the murky ethics of paid five-star book reviews.

Are all paid reviews bad? Are they bad only if they’re required to be five-star? Are they bad because they’re not marked as paid reviews? Are they bad because they don’t represent an accurate opinion? How is that different from regular advertisement or marketing?

What do you think of paid book reviews? Which of the many components involved tips you over, and what would you be okay with?

 

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Fiverr Article:

http://dearauthor.com/argolinkroundups/wednesday-midday-links-torforge-us-and-uk-goes-drm-free-anonymous-author-shares-fiverr-experience/

Galleycat Debate Article:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/galleycat-readers-debate-paid-reviews-on-amazon_b43254

Two articles from Writers Weekly:

First Article: http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/006495_01122011.html

Second Article: http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/006508_01192011.html

 

 

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Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 10 – Concept to Construction

The Ladies discuss their methods for taking a story from the spark of an idea to the RAGING INFERNO of a fully-fledged story.

The ladies also answer a couple of questions from the Facebook Fanpage.

Also, apologies for being AWOL recently! Scribe has been burning the figurative candle at both ends, which means she’s been a total bum about editing the podcast. You can expect the rest of season one to come out shortly, as well as the first story submission for one of our cooky promps!

Keep those coming, we love ‘em!

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Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 9 – Narrative Mode

The Ladies Pendragon discuss narrative mode (in the form of tense and perspective), what we prefer to read and write, how the popular narrative modes have shifted over time, and the different types of stories we think are suited to each mode.

Also, your twitter questions answered! Thanks to @MelissaDominic and @JeremyMcNabb.

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Pendragon Variety – Xtra 15 – The 2nd Annual Fantastical Mystery Tour

The 2nd Annual Fantastical Mystery Tour at Barnes & Noble, Columbia, SC

Couldn’t make it? The Ladies gotcha covered.

On July 7, 2012, seven fantasy authors came together under one roof to talk about   writing…and we got a recording of it!

RACHEL AARON is the author of The Legend of Eli Monpress series, an adventure fantasy about a dangerously charming gentleman thief who also happens to be a wizard, his swordsman, their monster, and the poor bastards who have to try and stop them from stealing whatever they like. The fourth book in the series, The Spirit War, has just been released. You can learn more about Rachel and read free chapters at www.rachelaaron.net

DELILAH S. DAWSON is the author of Wicked as They Come (Pocket/S&S), the first in a steampunk-tinged paranormal romance series set in the magical, Victorianesque world of Sang. Her second book, Wicked as She Wants, will be out next spring. She’s also an Associate Editor at Cool Mom Picks, a contributor at the Steampunk Chronicle, and a member of RWA, the Georgia Romance Writers, and the Artifice Club. You can stalk her properly at www.delilahsdawson.com, but you have to get past her army of adorably murderous bludbunnies first.

A. J. HARTLEY is the New York Times bestselling author of mystery, thriller and fantasy novels and the Robinson Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte, among many other things. His latest books are Macbeth, a Novel (co-written with David Hewson) and the first of his YA series, Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact (which recently won the SIBA award for Young Adult novel of the year). You can find out more about him at www.ajhartley.net.

JOHN HARTNESS is the author of The Black Knight Chronicles, an urban fantasy series that follows the adventures of a pair of nerdy private investigators, who also happen to be vampires. John graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in Theatre Performance and currently lives in Charlotte, NC, where he is active in the theatre community. You can learn more about John, his writing and other works by visiting www.johnhartness.com.

MISTY MASSEY is the author of Mad Kestrel (Tor Books), a rollicking fantasy adventure of magic on the high seas. Misty is one of the featured writers on Magical Words (www.magicalwords.net). When she’s not writing, she studies Middle Eastern dance and has danced as a member of the Carolina Renaissance Faire’s troupe, the Jewels of the Caravan. Misty’s short fiction has appeared in Rum and Runestones (Dragon Moon Press) and Dragon’s Lure (Dark Quest Books). You can see more of what Misty’s up to at her website www.mistymassey.com

KALAYNA PRICE is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Alex Craft Novels, a new dark urban fantasy series from Roc, and the Novels of Haven from Bell Bridge Books. Her works have received great critical review as well as several awards and are available around the world in multiple languages. Kalayna is an avid student of classic folklore, which is reflected in her work. As well as the mystical elements of fantasy, her stories contain a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. Kalayna is a member of SFWA and RWA, and a hula-hoop dancer who has been known to light her hoop on fire. To find out more, please visit her at www.kalayna.com

JAMES R. TUCK is the author of the Deacon Chalk series from Kensington. He is a former bouncer and a professional tattoo artist in the Atlanta area. He lives just north of there with his lovely wife, two lovely children, and four dogs of varying degrees of loveliness. He writes dark urban fantasy that makes the nerve under your eye twitch. www.jamesrtuck.com

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Pendragon Variety – Xtra 14 – The Steampunk Kerfuffle – Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine Interview

If you’ve been paying attention to Steampunk news lately, the whole snafu over a Goodreads/Listopia list getting deleted (and the inelegant blundering that followed) most likely hasn’t escaped your notice.

If you haven’t, boy are you in for an eyebrow-raiser.

In this special Pendragon Xtra, Steampunk authors Tee Morris and Philippa (Pip) Ballentine share what, for them, pushed it over the line from playground pigtail-pulling to a bold career choice, and you can believe…they’re steaming out the ears.

 

2-25-2012 – Edit - From an anonymous source: “Evelyn isn’t an illustrator, and does not draw. She didn’t draw the steampunk cats… she “collaged” (i.e. Photoshopped…) turn-of-the-century illustrations by Louis Wain.”

Philippa (Pip) Ballantine // -Pip’s books on Amazon Philippa (Pip) Ballentine’s personal website and Amazon page!
Tee Morris // -Tee’s books on Amazon Tee Morris’s personal website and Amazon page.
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences – It’s like the X-files, only steampunk and smarmy!
Tales from the Archives – For a quick fix of ministry hijinks.
The Shared Desk Podcast – Listen to the first 15 minutes of the interview below. Love it? The Shared Desk is that. For like an hour. Gold.

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Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 8 – Interview with David B. Coe

Adryn, Skrybbi, and Scribe interview author and “internet slut” David B. Coe (a.k.a. D.B. Jackson).

David B. Coe

D.B. Jackson

Thieftaker – available July 3rd on Amazon.com and in any good bookstore.

Magical Words Blog

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