Episode 111: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins -- Transitions in Writing (Style/Genre/Theme)
In this multi-faceted episode John and I discuss various transitions in writing that many writers begin to face when they decide to creatively stretch and try something new.
1. Style --- somber to humor, humor to nonfiction, etc.
2. Genre -- poetry to fiction, fiction to nonfiction, etc.
3. Theme -- how to prepare to submit to publications requiring a theme
Episode 110: Demons --Real or Imagined in Artists
In this episode we will revisit depression and the demons it can bring in the arts by speaking about various famous examples in Art, Music, Dance and Writing. From Edvard Munch to Anne Sexton depression has been a malady in creative endeavors for centuries.
Episode 109: Question the Quiet -- Selected Writings
For the first time I speak at length about my own writings as exampled by the recent print book "Question the Quiet" published by Whiskey City Press.
The basic arrangement of a book project is discussed as well as background information to the various pieces narrated for the show. It's a complete backview of how to put together a collection to benefit the audience and the author.
Episode 108: Classic Spotlight -- Thoughts on Jack London
The first Classic Spotlight for the year 2020 focuses on the famous adventure writer Jack London (Call of the Wild, White Fang). We explore his outdoorsmen spirit, political viewpoints and dark side.
Episode 107: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins -- Our Literary Influences
The first Guest Haus of 2020 and John and I are chatting about the literary figures that influenced us throughout our lives. There's a few you might share and others will be new and surprising.