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A weekly podcast on the joys and pains of becoming a writer along with some in-depth writing tips. Visit us at www.awlshow.com email questions and poetry to: dan@awlshow.com A Production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015

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#53 - Eating and Breaking Bad Storytelling
<p>Today I'm on about eating and suggesting everyone just stay away from each other. I also get into storytelling in season 2 of Breaking Bad.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p>Website: https://www.awriterslifepodcast.com</p> <p>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://link.chtbl.com/writers-life-podcast</p> <p>Email me, bro: dan [at] awriterslifepodcast [dot] com</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Support:<br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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#52 - Subway Tastes Like Dog $---
<p>Today I'm on about the splitting of the Booker Prize and trying to get a turkey sandwich at the worst and largest franchise in American history: Subway. If your armpits could take sh--s it would taste like a Subway sandwich.</p> <p> </p> <p>There's other stuff too, but you gotta listen, bro.</p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p>Website: https://www.awriterslifepodcast.com</p> <p>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://link.chtbl.com/writers-life-podcast</p> <p>Email me, bro: dan [at] awriterslifepodcast [dot] com</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Support:<br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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#51 - Lesbian High Life and Snow Cone Confidence
<p>Today I'm on about how to live freely in a yellow-green VW Beetle, Pickin' festivals, and really all around silliness.</p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://link.chtbl.com/writers-life-podcast</p> <p>Email me, bro: dan [at] palefirecreative [dot] com</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Support:<br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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#50 - POV, the Sad State of Publishing, and Saving Art
<p>Today I'm on about how to find the point of view and clarifying story as well as the sad state of the publishing industry</p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://link.chtbl.com/writers-life-podcast</p> <p>Email me, bro: dan [at] palefirecreative [dot] com</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Support:<br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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#49 - Existential Gibberish, Finding the Story, and More Math.
<p>Today I'm on about human patterns and the idea that we are in a simulation and how that connects to the idea of God. There's also some other stuff about writing in there too.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://link.chtbl.com/writers-life-podcast</p> <p>Email me, bro: dan [at] palefirecreative [dot] com</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Support:<br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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#48 - Bad Anxiety, Isolation, and Fat Bad Boys
<p>Today I talk about my anxiety troubles and how I got out of them. I also get into why I think stand up comedy is experiencing such a boom.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Mentioned:</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><a title="Saul Bellow (Henderson the Rain King)" href= "https://amzn.to/2N7Ztgk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Saul Bellow ("Henderson the Rain King")</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/34zz40v" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Stephen King ("The Institute" - his newest book)</a></p> <p><a title="Bad Boys 3 trailer (on YouTube)" href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjOaTOFgVzg" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bad Boys 3 trailer (on YouTube)</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://link.chtbl.com/writers-life-podcast</p> <p>Email me, bro: dan [at] palefirecreative [dot] com</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Support:<br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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#47 - Twitter Dum-dums, Struggles with Chabon, and the Fight to Free the Writer's Mind
<p>Today I talk about someone who made me angry on Twitter, how boring some lit mags are, and my science fiction kick. There's also a call to writer's everywhere to take Dave Chappelle's example and express themselves freely.</p> <p> <br /> Click this to send Duotrope a tweet about how they should sponsor the show (No writing involved, just one click!): https://bit.ly/2NFbWYy</p> <p> </p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Books I mention:</strong></span></p> <p><a title="A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor" href= "https://amzn.to/2LhFhH0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor</a><br /> <a title="Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway" href= "https://amzn.to/2LeszZh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway</a><br /> <a title= "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon" href="https://amzn.to/2NLAWgG" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon</a></p> <p><a title="Tin House Magazine" href="https://tinhouse.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tin House Magazine</a><br /> <a title="Alaska Quarterly Review" href="https://aqreview.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Alaska Quarterly Review</a><br /> <a title="The Paris Review" href="https://www.theparisreview.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Paris Review</a><br /> <a title="The New Yorker" href="https://www.newyorker.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The New Yorker</a><br /> <a title="Daily Science Fiction" href= "https://dailysciencefiction.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Daily Science Fiction</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Music:</strong></span></p> <p><a title="Snakes and Ladders by Snowman" href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/snakes-ladders/431784497?i=431784501&mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Snakes and Ladders by Snowman</a></p> <p> </p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Other Stuff:</strong></span><br /> www.duotrope.com</p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://link.chtbl.com/writers-life-podcast</p> <p>Email me, bro: dan [at] palefirecreative [dot] com</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Support:</strong></span><br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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#46 - Cleaning House, Your Writing Core, and Butthole Molecules
<p>Today I talk about how molecules travel from butts to noses and how gross it is. There's also a lot about short stories and being present while writing.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Mentioned on the Show:</strong></span></p> <p><a title="John Updike's Collected Poetry" href= "https://amzn.to/2LbaSsp" target="_blank" rel="noopener">John Updike's Collected Poetry</a></p> <p><a title="We Bare Bears on Netflix" href= "https://www.netflix.com/title/80116921" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">We Bare Bears on Netflix</a></p> <p><a title="Mind Hunter on Netflix" href= "https://www.netflix.com/title/80114855" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Mind Hunter on Netflix</a></p> <p><a title="Dave Chappelle's new special on Netflix" href= "https://www.netflix.com/title/81140577" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Dave Chappelle's new special on Netflix</a></p> <p><a title="David Fincher" href= "https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000399/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">David Fincher's IMdB</a></p> <p> </p> <p>What is the composition of the human fart? Quora has an answer here: <a href= "https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-composition-of-the-human-fart#targetText=The%20general%20composition%20of%20a,1%25%20of%20your%20average%20fart.">https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-composition-of-the-human-fart#targetText=The%20general%20composition%20of%20a,1%25%20of%20your%20average%20fart.</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Short Stories:</strong></span></p> <p>Frozen Charlottes by Lucy Sussex</p> <p>The Owl by Conrad Williams</p> <p>The Specialist by Alison Smith</p> <p>Watch and Wake by M.T. Anderson</p> <p>The Skin of the World by Douglas Clegg</p> <p> </p> <p>All of the short stories are all from the same book:</p> <p><a title= "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection" href="https://amzn.to/32c3SCn" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH - Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes</p> <p>http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod - Follow on Twitter.</p> <p>http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative</p> <p>https://www.goodreads.com/awriterslife</p> <p>Review us on ios: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Support:<br /> If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com<br /> http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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#45 - Who's the Boss, Short Stories, the C-Word, and Victor Hugo
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Books I mention:</strong></span></p> <p><a title="Les Miserables by Victor Hugo" href= "https://amzn.to/2Zlo33n" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Les Miserables by Victor Hugo</a></p> <p><a title="Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons" href= "https://amzn.to/31MKwUe" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons</a></p> <p><a title="Skeleton Crew by Stephen King" href= "https://amzn.to/2L6wFSj" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skeleton Crew by Stephen King (I mention the short story "Uncle Otto's Truck", but I call it "The Red Truck" or something idiotic.</a></p> <p><a title="Moby Dick by Herman Melville" href= "https://amzn.to/2Zdzq9l" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Moby Dick by Herman Melville</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Contact:</strong></span></p> <p><a href= "mailto:dan@palefirecreative.com">dan@palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p><a title= "Dan Black's goodreads profile palefirecreative a writer's life" href="https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/100384904-daniel-black" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.goodreads.com</a></p> <p>www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod</p> <p>  </p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Support:</strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com</p> <p><a href= "http://www.palefirecreative.com">www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodreads.com/danblack">www.goodreads.com/danblack</a> </p> <p> </p>
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#44 - A Proper Introduction of Your Humble Host
<p>Today I give a proper introduction literally from birth. There's also some stuff about short stories and religion.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Books I Mention:</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><a title="Lost Horizon by James Hilton" href= "https://amzn.to/31whCru" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lost Horizon by James Hilton</a></p> <p><a title="The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis" href= "https://amzn.to/2MXJ3q6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis</a></p> <p><a title= "The Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength) by C.S. Lewis " href="https://amzn.to/31r3pMm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Some of the STAR WARS books I've read:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a title="Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn" href= "https://amzn.to/2YZExtA" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn</a></p> <p><a title="Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyres" href= "https://amzn.to/2YYYXmg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyres</a></p> <h1 id="title" class="a-size-large a-spacing-none"> </h1> <p><a title= " The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton" href= "https://amzn.to/2TnEAhy" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton</a></p> <p><a title="Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson" href= "https://amzn.to/31wjSis" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson</a></p> <p> </p>
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#43 - The Bourne Identity and the Chronicles in Amber
<p>Today I babble about getting the most out of your narrative voice. I also talk about <a title= "Writer's Digest creative suggestions" href= "https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-fiction-5-tips-to-get-more-creative"> Writer's Digest creative suggestions</a>(link to the article)</p> <p> </p> <p><a title="The Bourne Identity (movie)" href= "https://amzn.to/2GWP42C" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Bourne Identity (movie)</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Books Mentioned:</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><a title="The Chronicles in Amber by Roger Zelazny" href= "https://amzn.to/2H7wG7l" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Chronicles in Amber by Roger Zelazny</a></p> <p><a title="The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum" href= "https://amzn.to/2KnUXYF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum</a></p> <p><a title= "One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) " href="https://amzn.to/2Th5qrJ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez</a></p> <p><a title= "The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World by Gabriel García Márquez" href= "https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~cinichol/CreativeWriting/423/MarquezHandsomestDrownedMan.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World by Gabriel García Márquez - FREE READ</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Support:</p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com</p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.palefirecreative.com">www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodreads.com/danblack">www.goodreads.com/danblack</a> </p> <p> </p> <p><p>Today I babble about getting the most out of your narrative voice. I also talk about <a title="Writer's Digest creative suggestions" href="https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-fiction-5-tips-to-get-more-creative"> Writer's Digest creative suggestions</a>(link to the article)</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p><a title="The Bourne Identity (movie)" href="https://amzn.to/2GWP42C" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Bourne Identity (movie)</a></p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Books Mentioned:</strong></span></p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p><a title="The Chronicles in Amber by Roger Zelazny" href="https://amzn.to/2H7wG7l" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Chronicles in Amber by Roger Zelazny</a></p><br /> <p><a title="The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum" href="https://amzn.to/2KnUXYF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum</a></p><br /> <p><a title="One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) " href="https://amzn.to/2Th5qrJ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez</a></p><br /> <p><a title="The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World by Gabriel Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez" href="https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~cinichol/CreativeWriting/423/MarquezHandsomestDrownedMan.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World by Gabriel Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez - FREE READ</a></p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>Support:</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>If you would like to advertise on the show you can contact us at palefirecreative [at] gmail [dot] com</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p><a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">www.palefirecreative.com</a></p><br /> <p><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/danblack">www.goodreads.com/danblack</a>&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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#42 - Music and Writing
<p>Today I wonder if it’s possible to write words that rile passions as well as music does. </p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Mentioned on the Podcast:</strong></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.duotrope.com">www.duotrope.com</a> (a must-use tool if you’re a short story writer.</p> <p><a href= "http://www.querytracker.net">www.querytracker.net</a> </p> <p>Performed by the great Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra:</p> <p><a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-symphony-no-8/1396711751?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No. 8</a><br /> <a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-symphony-no-9-from-the-new-world-live/1387016078?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Antonin</a> <a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-symphony-no-7/1396704944?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dvorák: </a><a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-symphony-no-9-from-the-new-world-live/1387016078?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">9</a><a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-symphony-no-7/1396704944?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Symphony No.9</a><br /> Antonin <a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-symphony-no-7/1396704944?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dvorák: Symphony No. 7</a></p> <p><br /> <a title="Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"" href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/beethoven-symphony-no-9-choral/1396501446?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"</a><br /> <a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/tchaikovsky-symphonies-nos-1-3/1394232660?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1-3</a><br /> <a title="Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626" href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/mozart-requiem-in-d-minor-k-626/1440737533?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626</a><br /> <a title="Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring - The Nightingale" href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/stravinsky-the-rite-of-spring-the-nightingale/80470899?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring - The Nightingale</a><br /> <a title= "Bach: Preludes, Fughettas & Fugues - Gould Remastered" href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/bach-preludes-fughettas-fugues-gould-remastered/1016520431?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bach: Preludes, Fughettas & Fugues - Gould Remastered</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Books:</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><a title= "The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition" href="https://amzn.to/2ZyXhBe" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition</a> (Absolutely essential if you're a short story writer. Actually, every writer needs a copy of this, whether you like Hemingway or not. He is one of civilization's best writers. Love him or hate him, he was incredible.)</p> <p><a title="The Sound And The Fury by William Faulkner" href= "https://amzn.to/2YHQ54q" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Sound And The Fury by William Faulkner</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a title="As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner" href= "https://amzn.to/2YCFhoo" target="_blank" rel="noopener">As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a title="Backlash: A Thriller" href="https://amzn.to/2YCYG8t" target="_blank" rel="noopener">And here's something by Brad Thor if you really want...</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Support:</strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to become a sponsor of the show, contact us at <a href= "mailto:palefirecreative@gmai.com">palefirecreative@gmail.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.palefirecreative.com">www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p><a title= "Click through our AMAZON link here and drop a little coin in the bucket of the ol' DB" href= "%3Ca%20target="_blank"%20href="https:/www.amazon.com/b?_encoding=UTF8&tag=palfircre-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=3c6550a291075f4d75b55fb31ebb6507&camp=1789&creative=9325&node=283155"%3EBookstore%20redirect%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=ur2&o=1"%20width="1"%20height="1"%20border="0"%20alt=""%20style="border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important;"%20/%3E" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click through our AMAZON link here and drop a little coin in the bucket of the ol' DB</a></p> <p> </p>
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#41- Working Out, Non-Fiction Reviews & Big Egos
<p>Today was a real ranger, pals. I talk about exercising, writing narratives that lead nowhere, there's also a little love showed to non-fiction, which I'm reading a lot of these days. I also discuss how my interest in physics is rudimentary at best. Pretty lame for how many science books I've read.</p> <p> </p> <p>Also, I go through the New York Times Best Seller List and see what's happening there.</p> <p> </p> <p>Click on the links below to support the show. Thanks!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Books Mentioned:</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2ymR9A9" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/30YgAEr" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Road to Reality by Roger Penrose</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2LOE9Mb" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The New Girl by Daniel Silva</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/32Zjieq" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2SKeJA9" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Educated By Tara Westover</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2LIVUwx" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Three Women by Lisa Taddeo</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2MowdB4" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Born a Crime by Trevor Noah</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/9Gl8pwY2kW8" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Roger Penrose Video #1</a></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/iH4XJHJ8AOw" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Roger Penrose Video #2</a></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/GEw0ePZUMHA" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Roger Penrose on The Joe Rogan Experience</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Music:</p> <p><a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/pink-lemonade/859035949?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pink Lemonade by Closure in Moscow</a></p>
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#40 - Branching Out & How to Save the Publishing Industry
<p style="text-align: center;">Today I discuss how every moment should be savored for later use. I also talk about the dire situation the industry is in and how to save the whole thing. You're welcome, Humanity.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">BOOKS:</span></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2JZ4l3v" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">OLIVER TWIST</a><br /> <a href="https://amzn.to/2JZ4l3v" target="_blank" rel="noopener">by Charles Dickens</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2y7T7Eo" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">MOBY DICK</a><br /> <a href="https://amzn.to/2y7T7Eo" target="_blank" rel="noopener">by Herman Melville</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2LD1ctj" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING</a><br /> <a href="https://amzn.to/2LD1ctj" target="_blank" rel="noopener">by Delia Owens</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2JXJ4r0" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">UNDER CURRENTS</a><br /> <a href="https://amzn.to/2JXJ4r0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">by Nora Roberts</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2SxkAbX" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">CITY OF GIRLS</a><br /> <a href="https://amzn.to/2SxkAbX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">By Elizabeth Gilbert</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/32Kkxya" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">BACKLASH</a><br /> <a href="https://amzn.to/32Kkxya" target="_blank" rel="noopener">by Brad Thor</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">MUSIC:</span></p> <p><a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/currents/1440838039?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CURRENTS</a><br /> <a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/currents/1440838039?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">by Tame Impala</a></p> <p><a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-brothel/604938332?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">THE BROTHEL</a><br /> <a href= "https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-brothel/604938332?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Susanne Sundfor</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Movies:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2JXyxMA" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2SA8sH7" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">VENOM</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> -----------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.palefirecreative.com">www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.palefiredesign.com">www.palefiredesign.com</a></p> <p>www.awriterslifepodcast.com</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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#39 - Fafhrd, BookRiot.com, Kazuo Ishiguro, and my Inner A-hole
<p style="text-align: left;">On today's podcast I fail again to explain what I mean by "treading water" when writing. I'll do it next time, folks. I also make the mistake of making fun of someone's work and look like a jerk doing it.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Please leave a review for us! It really helps...</p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Books I mention:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Gentlemen-Road-Adventure-Michael-Chabon/dp/0345502078/ref=as_li_ss_il?ref_=nav_ya_signin&&linkCode=li1&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=5902b0f9477a14eff42b638157e0644a&language=en_US" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src= "//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=0345502078&Format=_SL110_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=palfircre-20&language=en_US" alt="Writing Podcast - A writers Life - Gentlemen of the Road" border="0" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://amzn.to/2SuYsyR" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gentlemen of the Road - Buy on Amazon</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style= "border: none !important; display: block; margin: 0px !important auto 0px !important auto;" src= "https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&language=en_US&l=li1&o=1&a=0345502078" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Never-Let-Me-Kazuo-Ishiguro-ebook/dp/B000FCK2TW/ref=as_li_ss_il?crid=SH9UFVH4D3DG&keywords=never+let+me+go&qid=1563746467&s=digital-text&sprefix=never+let+me,digital-text,151&sr=1-1&linkCode=li2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=e73c0e7c26425f57b5aa00f894884394&language=en_US" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src= "//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B000FCK2TW&Format=_SL160_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=palfircre-20&language=en_US" alt="Writing Podcast - A writers Life - Never Let Me Go" border= "0" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style= "border: none !important; 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#38 - Writing Patterns / Dystopian Lament
<p>Today I talk about writing patterns, Dan Brown's work as well as Garcia Marquez.</p> <p> </p> <p>Buy the Cursive record here: </p> <p><a href= "https://music.apple.com/us/album/vitriola/1423375538?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf"> https://music.apple.com/us/album/vitriola/1423375538?mt=1&app=music&at=11lSgf</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Gabriel Garcia Marquez Autobiography:</p> <p><a href= "https://amzn.to/2lkbmmT">https://amzn.to/2lkbmmT</a></p> <p> </p> <p>James Joyce's lame crypto novel</p> <p><a href= "https://amzn.to/2llFfmQ">https://amzn.to/2llFfmQ</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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#37 - AWL is Back with Its Junk Out
<p>Well, that's it!</p> <p>I'm doing the podcast again.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you like the idea please subscribe and leave areview on itunes!</p>
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#35 - The Beatles, Disneyland, Logos, and the Gays
<p>Man, some rambly stuff in this one, folks. I'm talking about books and gays and Disneyland. Who knows what-all. And also getting cannabis shipped from Cali. </p> <p> </p>
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#36 - Jesus' Junk: A Christmas Special
<p>Awww yeah, Folkers. It's a special Christmas episode where I talk about Jesus' necessarily huge penis and drop a little theology on y'all. I also talk about Jordan Peterson and apologize for doubting his ken of Greek philosophy.</p> <p>I didn't review any movies or books this week but never fear, I shall do so in the next episode, 'cause I watched the f!@# out of Netflix this Christmas.</p> <p> </p>
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034 - A Lesson in Magic
<p>Magic magic and the Murakami Effect.</p>
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033 - The Great Wall of Salad
<p>This week's show is a grab bag of goodies. DB talks short stories, giving characters idiosyncrasies, salad, story "essence" and listener questions.</p>
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032 - A Pynchon Metaphor
<p>Dan extracts a Pynchon metaphor as an example for us to follow. Also a small example of close reading.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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031 - The Balanced Writer ... Riiiiight
<p>Dan gets excited about his new books and talks about finding the time to write.</p>
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030 - Crooks-A-Million: The State of Books and Publishing
<p><p>Dan prattles on about the publishing industry from an outsider's perspective.</p><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><br /><p>Visit us @ <a href="http://awlshow.com">awlshow.com</a></p></p>
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029 - One-Eyed Staring Contest
<p>Dan Black talks about the weird thing he caught his son doing. Also, writing timelines in narratives, super hero movies, and how to pepper plot elements when writing your novel or short story.</p>
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028 - Listener Questions
<p>Dan talks about his short hiaitus and answers listener questions about publishing and predicates.</p> <p> </p> <p><span class="highLT" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: blue; font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;"><</span><span class="highELE" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(165, 42, 42); font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">a</span><span style="font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;"> </span><span class="highATT" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: red; font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">href=</span><span class="highVAL" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 0, 205); font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">"awlshow.com"</span><span class="highGT" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: blue; font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">>Sign up for the news letter or listen to more episodes.</span><span class="highLT" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: blue; font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;"><</span><span class="highELE" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(165, 42, 42); font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">/a</span><span class="highGT" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: blue; font-family: Consolas, 'courier new'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">></span></p>
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027 - The Patterson Effect
<p><p>What is the difference between popular books and “Literature”? The DB shares his opinions. </p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Also, The DB contrasts cheap suspense with the idea of a “flowering” narrative.</p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="awlshow.com">Sign up for the newsletter HERE</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Pale Fire creative ©2015</p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DBYBNEE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DBYBNEE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=II6SHJ343FHEGZNU">Help out the show and clickthrough our Amazon page!</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://www.masterclass.com/classes/james-patterson-teaches-writing">James Patterson Masterclass</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freakonomics-radio/id354668519?mt=2&amp;at=11lSgf">Freakonomics Podcast</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://amzn.to/1LXonqs">Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400079276/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1400079276&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3G7ZVSFU4FDIRC4F">Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400079276" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=the%20sound%20and%20the%20fury%20by%20william%20faulkner&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Athe%20sound%20and%20the%20fury%20by%20william%20faulkner&amp;sprefix=The%20sound%20and%20%2Caps%2C221&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=KUEUW4UI2DQKZ7K7">The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner</a><img src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451414128/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0451414128&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=2XCDFIWMZWWSCSLQ">One of Harlan Coben’s Books</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0451414128" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684848155/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0684848155&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=XTJAL7XTP73XKIYU">Underworld: A Novel by Don DeLillo</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0684848155" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.thestranger.com/books/features/2015/02/27/21792750/things-i-can-say-about-mfa-writing-programs-now-that-i-no-longer-teach-in-one">An interesting (and controversial) article on MFAs</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061565318/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061565318&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=OHL3CO3WJUFQITMR">Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0061565318" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1476746583/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1476746583&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=TAJFZWFIAOJPUHIN">All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1476746583" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan’s Recommendation of the Month</h1></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400079276/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1400079276&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3G7ZVSFU4FDIRC4F">Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400079276" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Email your poetry or questions to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Copyright 2015 - Pale Fire Creative</p></p>
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026 - The Art of Self-Sabotage
<p><p>The Art of Self-Sabotage</p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>What does it mean to write broad fiction? If everyone likes your work, is it still art? Join the ol’ DB for a discussion on popularity and the dangers of being an internet hipster and maybe we’ll even take a stroll through a forest called ‘Holy Crap Why Am I So Intent On Self Sabotage’. It’s full of nettles and not many return from the journey, but who doesn’t like an adventure? </p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Also on the show, what all good writers have in common when it comes to details in a narrative. </p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DBYBNEE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DBYBNEE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=II6SHJ343FHEGZNU">Help out the show and clickthrough our Amazon page!</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://amzn.to/1CSG17w">Haunting of Hill by Shirley Jackson</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/09/09/why-reddit-sucks-some-scientific-evidence/">Why Reddit Sucks (Washinton Post Article)</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/led-zeppelin-iv-remastered/id580708175?&amp;at=11lSgf">Led Zeppelin IV</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/antifogmatic-deluxe-version/id375645943?uo=6&amp;at=11lSgf">Antifogmatic by Punch Brothers</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-phosphorescent-blues/id942080146?uo=6&amp;at=11lSgf">The Phosphorescent Blues by Punch Brothers</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://amzn.to/1LL2WJd">G. by John Berger (Not “Nine” as was said on the show)</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://amzn.to/1JNRTgn">Finders Keepers by Steven King (his newest novel)</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0142437611/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0142437611&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3ZUXHEP7AYYWBMIL">Seize the Day by Saul Bellow</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan’s Recommendation of the Month</h1></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804172447/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0804172447&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=54YP64HF7O3AFUUY">Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0804172447" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><hr></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Email your poetry or questions to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Copyright 2015 - Pale Fire Creative</p></p>
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025 - The Robin Thicke of Literature
<p><p>Do we rebel against certain conventions in a clumsy attempt to be unique? Dan covers a lot of topics this episode, everything from sympathetic characters to gaining insight from our natural inclination to controvert things that work in literature.</p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DBYBNEE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DBYBNEE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=II6SHJ343FHEGZNU">Help out the show and clickthrough our Amazon page!</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/antifogmatic-deluxe-version/id375645943?uo=6&amp;at=11lSgf">Antifogmatic by Punch Brothers</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-phosphorescent-blues/id942080146?uo=6&amp;at=11lSgf">The Phosphorescent Blues by Punch Brothers</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1907992839/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1907992839&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=TTFQYFUWI3WVDA3V">Deadfall Hotel by Steve Rasnic Tem</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1907992839" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/movie/that-thing-you-do!/id271203036?uo=6&amp;at=11lSgf">That Thing You Do (Love this movie!)</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/chethaze">Yeah, he exists: Chet (effin’) Hanx</a> <br></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gmpREs-pVU">…and his “music” video</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/blurred-lines/id667067143?uo=6&amp;at=11lSgf">Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/growing-pains-season-1/id404669433?uo=6&amp;at=11lSgf">Growing Pains: Season 1</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1501100076/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1501100076&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=7Y27ANRBYMKSOXSP">Finders Keepers: A Novel by Stephen King</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1501100076" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0142437611/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0142437611&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3ZUXHEP7AYYWBMIL">Seize the Day by Saul Bellow</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan’s Recommendation of the Month</h1></p> <p> </p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804172447/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0804172447&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=54YP64HF7O3AFUUY">Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0804172447" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Email your poetry or questions to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p> </p> <p><p>Copyright 2015 - Pale Fire Creative</p></p>
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024 - Ticking Passage of Time Bomb
<p><p>The most skillful writers know how to manipulate time. Today DB gets disects the ins and outs of a writer's life and ponders the irony of loving something so much one finds ways to avoid it.</p></p> <p><p><span style="color: #0000ee;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></span></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://amazon.com/prime/" target="_blank">Get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804172447/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=0804172447&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;amp;linkId=K2SZLGRWVDCFNG5Q" target="_blank">Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0142437298/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=0142437298&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;amp;linkId=ULX4ZDAKORL6NDYZ" target="_blank">Herzog by Saul Bellow</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143034901/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=0143034901&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;amp;linkId=NG6ZZ266T6QFQP26" target="_blank">The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zaf&oacute;n&nbsp;</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0767931114/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=0767931114&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;amp;linkId=Z36KC5QP6LCQQA6T" target="_blank">The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zaf&oacute;n&nbsp;</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345468228/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=0345468228&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;amp;linkId=QYMGRPOCT4WN5JMW" target="_blank">Of the Farm: A Novel by John Updike</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to:</p></p> <p><p>mailto:dan@awlshow.com</p></p> <p><p>General questions: mailto:info@awlshow.com</p></p> <p><p>www.awlshow.com</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p> </p>
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023- How to Write Like Neil Gaiman
<p><p>How important is finding a daily rhythm in a writer&rsquo;s life? If it&rsquo;s broken and we find ourselves not doing our job, how do we get that rhythm back? Dan talks about how important it is both to find it and, once in a while, lose it.</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Also on the show Dan gives 5 ways to write more like Neil Gaiman, the award winning author of such works as Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, and several short story collections.</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>The works used as examples on the show all came from Neil Gaiman&rsquo;s short story collection, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060515236/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0060515236&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=YQCANNQ2XBHKXVJA">Fragile Things</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="other-works-by-neil-gaiman">Other Works by Neil Gaiman:</h2></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060515198/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0060515198&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=YKQL6N5N4MQCCNJF" target="_blank">Anansi Boys</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062255665/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0062255665&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=RZFWKGOSLTHDZGAF" target="_blank">The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060557818/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0060557818&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=JWHFHI35PN2DZC7L" target="_blank">Neverwhere</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0380807343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0380807343&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=L6FH6XD4DGRKYS4O" target="_blank">Coraline</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0380789035/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0380789035&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=OMZTXOFSNQ4RZFZL" target="_blank">American Gods</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><h2 id="other-mentions">Other Mentions:</h2></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0449911659/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0449911659&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=YVW5QTANDMCTCT6K" target="_blank">Rabbit, Run by John Updike</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312890176/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0312890176&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=SJSC3WJYKSQSPS6J" target="_blank">The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0142437611/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0142437611&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3ZUXHEP7AYYWBMIL" target="_blank">Seize the Day by Saul Bellow</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0380809060/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0380809060&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=BTFKS33CMTNHWRYG" target="_blank">The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h1></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006075155X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=006075155X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=JXBTOC2DIOKTS6MP">Leaf Storm and Other Stories </a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006075155X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=006075155X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=JXBTOC2DIOKTS6MP"><br /> by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> <img title="" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eA5KFEi-L.jpg" alt="" /></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Buy on Amazon:</p></p> <p><p><br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/Leafstorm">http://bit.ly/Leafstorm</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p><br /> General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p></p>
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022 - How to Breathe Life into Your Characters
<p><span class="token p" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #5a5a5a; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 18px; line-height: 29.7000007629395px; white-space: pre-wrap; outline: none !important; background-color: #fcfcfc;">Creating broad, rounded characters is not easy. This week Dan talks about what it takes to become a "real" writer and gives some unique ways to give the characters in your novel or short story the added dimension they need to be believable.</span><span class="token p" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #5a5a5a; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 18px; line-height: 29.7000007629395px; white-space: pre-wrap; outline: none !important; background-color: #fcfcfc;">Visit <span class="token url" style="box-sizing: border-box; outline: none !important; text-decoration: underline;">http://awlshow.com</span> for complete show notes.</span></p>
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021 - How to Use Writing Prompts Effectively
<p><p>Dan&rsquo;s not a fan of writing prompts. But if you have to use them they should serve a twofold purpose.</p></p> <p><p>Join Dan as he talks about the joys and frustrations of writing and</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0575108029/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0575108029&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=IOZUFW4JUPMA2CAT">Dangerous Visions by Harlan Elision</a> In which his story <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prowler_in_the_City_at_the_Edge_of_the_World">&lsquo;The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World&rsquo;</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prowler_in_the_City_at_the_Edge_of_the_World">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prowler_in_the_City_at_the_Edge_of_the_World</a> appears as a sequel to Robert Bloch&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Toy for Juliette&rdquo;</p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S4B95RQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00S4B95RQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=PVZEJOSPTGPFB6C4">Space Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307474275/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307474275&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=VR22O7FYWV3VKEZC">The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553296124/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0553296124&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=RKRXPDBEJWPQW57C">Star Wars Novels</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345535529/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0345535529&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=R43EXFO5VVY7REBN">Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1494405490/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1494405490&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=OVRW64B3IC6BMN4J">Ulysses by James Joyce</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345463366/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0345463366&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=BQTVG7BQ3RA4OV3N">enter link description here</a>A&amp;P by John Updike</p></p> <p><p>Buy on Amazon: <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/Leafstorm">http://bit.ly/Leafstorm</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="contact">Contact</h2></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a> <br /> General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.</p></p> <p><p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p></p>
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020 - Becoming a Competent Self-editor
<p><p>How deep does Impostor Syndrome run in a writer? Can a brother ever snap out of it and make the jump from poseur to&rdquo;real&rdquo; writer.</p></p> <p><p>Also on the show, Dan defends his assertion that Garcia-Marquez is better than Hemingway and then gives some tips on how to become a competent self-editor. Not an easy thing to do, but absolutely essential to art of writing well.</p></p> <p><h1 id="get-a-free-copy-of-rilkes-letters-to-a-young-poet">Get a FREE copy of Rilke&rsquo;s &lsquo;Letters to a Young Poet&rsquo;</h1></p> <p><p>Just go to iTunes and leave a written review. When you&rsquo;re done, email Dan (<a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a>) with your name, address and itunes nickname and he will send you a copy of Rainer Maria Rilke&rsquo;s famous work &lsquo;Letters to a Young Poet&rsquo;.</p></p> <p><p>The first six to email will get the book and maybe some other cool stuff too.</p></p> <p><h1 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h1></p> <p><p><a href="http://awlshow.com/newsletter-sign-up">Sign up</a> now for Dan Black&rsquo;s monthly newsletter. Plus get writing tips, essays, recommendations, <br /> book discussions and who the heck knows what else. This content is only available in the newsletter, <a href="http://awlshow.com/newsletter-sign-up">so sign up now</a> and don&rsquo;t miss out!</p></p> <p><h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006075155X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=006075155X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=JXBTOC2DIOKTS6MP">Leaf Storm</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684801469/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0684801469&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=2WNFN4QWQOKRX3YN">A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/franklinb/aa_franklinb_writer_1.html">How Benjamin Franklin learned to write</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307389731/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307389731&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=BXUS2CJN4VZYZTAH">Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="need-proof-that-some-people-need-to-stop-writing-here-you-go">Need proof that some people need to stop writing? Here you go :</h2></p> <p><p><a href="Sex%20Raptor%20Butt%20Invasion%20by%20Chuck%20Tingle">Sex Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle</a> (Yep, this exists)</p></p> <p><pre><code>            [Taken by the T-Rex by Christie Sims](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FI9JFFO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00FI9JFFO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=Y3SNSDFHKVOPRQUH) </p> <p></code></pre></p> <p><p><a href="http://newlifeonahomestead.com/are-wild-strawberries-edible/">A little info on wild strawberries</a></p></p> <p><h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h1></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006075155X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=006075155X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=JXBTOC2DIOKTS6MP">Leaf Storm and Other Stories <br /> by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez</a> <br /> <img title="" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eA5KFEi-L.jpg" alt="" /></p></p> <p><p>Buy on Amazon: <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/Leafstorm">http://bit.ly/Leafstorm</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2></p> <p><p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=T8ZBJ9EUDM7JE">PayPal</a>.</p></p> <p><h2 id="contact">Contact</h2></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a> <br /> General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.</p></p> <p><p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p></p>
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019 - How to Write Like Ray Bradbury
<p><p>What can Ray Bradbury teach us as writers? Quite a bit, Dan thinks, so in this installment of the program DB gives us a few things to take away from Ray&rsquo;s life and work that might assist our becoming better writers.</p></p> <p><p>Also, have you ever heard that little voice in your head telling you there&rsquo;s something wrong in your writing? Dan has that voice and a few more besides. Should we heed these subconscious ramblings? Dan gives his opinion on the matter and also tells us how he pitied the wrong people at a book sale.</p></p> <p><h2 id="get-a-free-copy-of-rilkes-letters-to-a-young-poet">Get a FREE copy of Rilke&rsquo;s &lsquo;Letters to a Young Poet&rsquo;</h2></p> <p><p>Just go to iTunes and leave a written review. When you&rsquo;re done, email Dan (<a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a>) with your name, address and itunes nickname and he will send you a copy of Rainer Maria Rilke&rsquo;s famous work &lsquo;Letters to a Young Poet&rsquo;.</p></p> <p><p>The first six to email back will get the book and maybe some other cool stuff too.</p></p> <p><h2 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h2></p> <p><p><a href="http://awlshow.com/newsletter-sign-up">Sign up</a> now for Dan Black&rsquo;s monthly newsletter. Plus get writing tips, essays, recommendations, <br /> book discussions and who the heck knows what else. This content is only available in the newsletter, <a href="http://awlshow.com/newsletter-sign-up">so sign up now</a> and don&rsquo;t miss out!</p></p> <p><h2 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h2></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6012/the-art-of-fiction-no-203-ray-bradbury">Paris Review article with Ray Bradbury: Click to go</a></p></p> <p><p><img title="" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TzOkEyW1L.jpg" alt="Dandelion Wine" /> <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Dandelion-Wine-Grand-Master-Editions/dp/0553277537?SubscriptionId=0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82&amp;tag=palefirecre-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=0553277537">Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451673310/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451673310&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=72ZSW7QU4UTPU2WN">Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0586042288/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0586042288&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=QY4B5DT63ABSOXPI">The Small Assassin - a short story collection with the eponymous story about the killer baby.</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.mouseplanet.com/10001/Walts_Friend_Ray_Bradbury">An Article on Ray and Walt Disney&rsquo;s relationship @ mouseplanet.com</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NB86OYE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00NB86OYE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3DVSQA7FNDK7HZCP">Two free books from Audible for testing out their service</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h2></p> <p><p>The Buried Giant <br /> by Kazuo Ishiguro <br /> <img title="" src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54a08838e4b004237f87db01/t/552c24e7e4b049abc9c0a084/1428956409398/BuriedGiant.jpg" alt="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb" /> <br /> <a href="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb">http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2></p> <p><p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=T8ZBJ9EUDM7JE">PayPal</a>.</p></p> <p><h2 id="contact">Contact</h2></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a> <br /> General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.</p></p> <p><p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p></p>
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018 - Writing with a Message
<p><p>Should you &ldquo;have something to say&rdquo; in your book / short story / poem / screenplay? On today&rsquo;s show Dan addresses talks about moralization in an artist&rsquo;s work and how it might rob it of depth and authenticity. <br /> Also, Dan talks about Kazuo Ishiguro&rsquo;s new book &ldquo;The Buried Giant&rdquo; and James Wood&rsquo;s review in the New Yorker.</p></p> <p><h2 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h2></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.awlshow.com/newsletter">Sign up</a> now for Dan Black&rsquo;s semi-weekly letter. Plus get writing tips, essays, recommendations, <br /> book discussions and who the heck knows what else. This content is only available in the newsletter, <a href="http://www.awlshow.com/newsletter">so sign up now</a> and don&rsquo;t miss out!</p></p> <p><h2 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h2></p> <p><p><a href="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb">The Buried Giant by Kazuo ishiguro</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812982614/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0812982614&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=UMKVM3KPPJYEEOIT">Austerlitz by WG Sebald</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prism-deluxe-version/id690928033?at11lSgf">Prism by Katty Perry</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1000-forms-of-fear/id882945378?at11lSgf">1000 Forms of Fear by Sia</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/23/the-uses-of-oblivion">James Wood&rsquo;s review of The Buried Giant</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hbo-now/id971265422?at11lSgf">HBO NOW</a></p></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NB86OYE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00NB86OYE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3DVSQA7FNDK7HZCP">Two free books from Audible for testing out their service</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h2></p> <p><p>The Buried Giant <br /> by Kazuo Ishiguro <br /> <img title="" src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54a08838e4b004237f87db01/t/552c24e7e4b049abc9c0a084/1428956409398/BuriedGiant.jpg" alt="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb" /> <br /> <a href="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb">http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2></p> <p><p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=T8ZBJ9EUDM7JE">PayPal</a>.</p></p> <p><h2 id="contact">Contact</h2></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a> <br /> General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host. <br /> This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p></p>
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017 - How (not) to Write a Novel
<p><p>Is our writing adding to the noise, or do we have something different to offer? What are we looking for as writers? Dan tries to flesh out these questions and comes to a conclusion as to whom we write for.</p></p> <p><h2 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h2></p> <p><p><a href="http://www.awlshow.com/newsletter">Sign up</a> now for Dan Black&rsquo;s semi-weekly letter. Plus get writing tips, essays, recommendations, <br /> book discussions and who the heck knows what else. This content is only available in the newsletter, <a href="http://www.awlshow.com/newsletter">so sign up now</a> and don&rsquo;t miss out!</p></p> <p><h2 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h2></p> <p><p>The Buried Giant <br /> by Kazuo Ishiguro <br /> <img title="" src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54a08838e4b004237f87db01/t/552c24e7e4b049abc9c0a084/1428956409398/BuriedGiant.jpg" alt="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb" /> <br /> <a href="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb">http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb</a></p></p> <p><h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2></p> <p><p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=T8ZBJ9EUDM7JE">PayPal</a>.</p></p> <p><h2 id="contact">Contact</h2></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a> <br /> General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host. <br /> This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p></p>
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016 - Beautiful Women / Literary Narrative Voice
<p><p>Dan meets the most beautiful girl he's ever seen and gets into certain narrative voices that can poison your novel.</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="%22htt">PayPal</a></span><span lang="EN">.</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Contact</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">mailto:dan@awlshow.com</a></span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">General questions:<a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com"> info@awlshow.com</a></span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.&nbsp;</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></span></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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015 - Micro Macro-me
<p><p>Getting all micro in your prose is a killer and makes your narrative plain and laborious to read. On this episode Dan talks about getting "Macro" and talks about giving your sentences purpose lest they become a mere list of actions. Also, he tells people how to write after telling them it's none of his business how anyone writes.</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Oh, the madness is getting deeper!</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</p></p> <p><p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="file:///E:/AWL015/%22htt">PayPal</a>.</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>Contact</p></p> <p><p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">dan</a><a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p>General questions:<a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com"> info@awlshow.com</a></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p></p>
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014 - Pleasure Your Characters
<p><p>The necessity of pleasure to the writer. Also, characters and how they must come into contact with their worlds.</p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/awlepisodes%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank">Sign up</a></span><span lang="EN"> now for Dan Black's semi-weekly letter. Plus get writing tips, essays, recommendations,&nbsp;</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">book discussions and who the heck knows what else. This content is only available in the newsletter, so <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/awlepisodes">sign up</a> now and don&rsquo;t miss out!</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="%22htt">PayPal</a></span><span lang="EN">.</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Contact</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">mailto:dan@awlshow.com<br /></a></span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.&nbsp;</span></p></p> <p><p><span lang="EN">This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></span></p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> <p><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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013 - Print is Good/Building Characters
<p>On today's show Dan apologizes for his disparaging remarks on self-published authors.</p> <p> </p> <p>Our big push for iTunes reviews.</p> <p> </p> <p>We are making a big push for iTunes reviews to move up in the rankings.</p> <p>Help poor, neurotic DB in the quest to elevate the show in the rankings and review it on iTunes <a href="itms://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writers-life-reading-writing/id970156207">HERE</a>.</p> <p>Thank you fir your support!</p> <p> </p> <p>A Writer’s Letters</p> <p><a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/awlepisodes%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank">Sign up</a> now for Dan Black's semi-weekly letter. Plus get writing tips, essays, recommendations, </p> <p>book discussions and who the heck knows what else. This content is only available in the newsletter, so <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/awlepisodes">sign up</a> now and don’t miss out!</p> <p> </p> <p>Mentioned in the show:</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679723420/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0679723420&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=KUI7FC2NZVC73MZ2" target="_blank">Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312428472/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0312428472&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=XRVMNKLOUAT6ZXFU" target="_blank">How Fiction Works by James Wood</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679723161/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0679723161&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=BAK5BITEMXZFRURE" target="_blank">Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486266907/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0486266907&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=IGJDXT7YFDTEHDYW" target="_blank">Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton</a><br /> <br /> <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00165EWJ8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00165EWJ8&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=RXSTFHXN2E2TIQEI" target="_blank">Joseph Conrad: A Personal Rememberance by Ford Maddox Ford</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486264645/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0486264645&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=SLUUL3KNJSQIJJTP" target="_blank">Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1230031189/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1230031189&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=GJLQNVSSUY2K3UB6" target="_blank">Queen Hortense by Guy de Maupassant</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</p> <p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="%22htt">PayPal</a>.</p> <p>                     </p> <p>Contact</p> <p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">dan</a><a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">@awlshow.com</a></p> <p>General questions:<a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com"> info@awlshow.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host. </p> <p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p>
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012 - A Writer's Money/Publishing World
<p>Writing is difficult and the temptation to simply float your work out on the internet is tempting. But maybe, Dan muses, that isn't the best thing to do.</p> <p>DB talks about a writer's time on earth, and how it looks a little different than the regular person's.</p> <p>Also on the show, Dan reads from the introduction of a William Saroyan short story collection written by the author. Saroyan gives us insight into a writer's life in the year 1943. Much has changed in the last 70 years. Has it been for the better? Hmmmm.</p> <p>Join the discussion as Dan sifts through the murky waters that are his opinions and tries to figure it all out.</p> <p>One More Thing:</p> <p>We are making a big push for iTunes reviews to move up in the rankings</p> <p>Help poor, neurotic DB in the quest to elevate the show in the rankings and review it on iTunes <a href="itms://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writers-life-reading-writing/id970156207">HERE</a>.</p> <p>Thank you!</p> <p> </p> <p>Mentioned in the show:</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KPAUZU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000KPAUZU&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=G2OOX4J6NZRE4JDR" target="_blank">Someday I'll be a Millionaire by William Saroyan</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0440339332/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0440339332&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=FARZXQA5N7DYE7E2" target="_blank">The Human Comedy by William Saroyan</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1494405490/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1494405490&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=SLEHAVCATUMS6BI5" target="_blank">Ulysses by James Joyce</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/New-Used-Textbooks-Books/b/?ref_=assoc_tag_ph_1404857983048&_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=pf4&node=465600&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=HPWLFCAIDHVFUNIW" target="_blank">Amzon's Top Books This Week (A link in the show notes to make up for what Dan said about authors who publish on Amazon)</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</p> <p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="%22htt">PayPal</a>.</p> <p>                     </p> <p>Contact</p> <p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">dan</a><a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">@awlshow.com</a></p> <p>General questions:<a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com"> info@awlshow.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host. </p> <p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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011 - Blue Pencil Ed.-Talent, Money, and Irony Part 2
<p>Does a writer’s talent correspond to his or her ability to sell books? Dan kicks around the idea, rejects</p> <p>It, and continues his thoughts on irony: how it can turn a narrative voice into something insipid and/or snarky. Also, he defends George Lucas and with that argument finds himself spilling into an unlikely defence of P.L. James…kind of.</p> <p> </p> <p>Selections:</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0618640150/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0618640150&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=CWRFUZAQI4IIASUH">The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien</a></p> <!--[endif]--> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307743640/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307743640&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=5BEVR3MTP66CBNOR">Night Shift by Stephen King (short story collection)</a></p> <p><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0307743640"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0307743640" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393310396/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0393310396&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=XIG52BJBEGHM363A">Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0393310396"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0393310396" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307389731/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307389731&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=UAVY4OVYKKPTMNQD">Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0307389731"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if 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href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307946754/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307946754&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=6PLJPCZO7ZEHYFE3">THREE FAMOUS SHORT NOVELS: Spotted Horses, Old Man, The Bear by William Faulkner</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1030" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0307946754"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0307946754" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E9PMMX0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00E9PMMX0&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=GOS5THAZWCWM53QT">Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD)</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1033" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00E9PMMX0"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00E9PMMX0" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0380809060/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0380809060&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=TPQSATTDPRIAXLFD">The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) by Roger Zelazny</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1034" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0380809060"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0380809060" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060567236/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0060567236&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=RPNRF7WCAFW5CTUK">Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1035" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0060567236"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0060567236" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p><br /> <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></p> <p>Dan's recommendations to combat irony in narrative:</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0156364654/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0156364654&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=IW45ORU4RXFBTM5N">A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1036" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0156364654"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0156364654" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0146000161/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0146000161&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=AGQ5UCMQLMNIYDVL">WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O. by EUDORA WELTY</a><!-- [if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1037" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:.75pt;height:.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\Jodi\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0146000161"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!-- [if !vml]--><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0146000161" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684843323/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0684843323&linkCode=as2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=DWK2VERRTTRYOZC4">The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</p> <p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SSJYQBXKGG5ZU">PayPal</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Contact</p> <p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">dan</a><a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">@awlshow.com</a></p> <p>General questions:<a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com"> info@awlshow.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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010 - Working the Angles /Irony Part 1
<p>Dan talks about taking a look at things from another angle and the opportunities writers miss whilst being normal. He also disrespects irony and the popular method of beginning a work of fiction.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1603864806/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1603864806&linkCode=am2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=EOYTOCJJUXBB47JJ">Letters to a Young Poet</a> by Rainer Maria Rilke</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1484183584/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1484183584&linkCode=am2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=OFIYIDTJFKINTMSN">Short Stories 1896 - 1904 (The Complete Short Stories of Anton Chekov)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=am2&o=1&a=1484183584" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0345513800/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0345513800&linkCode=am2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=UPZEEISKB6I426AB">(A&P - short story) My Father's Tears: And Other Stories by John Updike</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0345513800" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0345803485/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0345803485&linkCode=am2&tag=palfircre-20&linkId=AXPHJGEV77TTUQXQ">Fifty Shades of Grey (The Fifty Shades Trilogy)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0345803485" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> (if you have to buy it, might as well do it here.)</p> <p> </p> <p>Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</p> <p>Support through <a href="https://www.patreon.com/palefirecreative">Patreon</a> or <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SSJYQBXKGG5ZU">PayPal</a>.</p> <p>Contact</p> <p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">dan</a><a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">@awlshow.com</a></p> <p>General questions:<a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com"> info@awlshow.com</a></p> <p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host. </p> <p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p>
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009 - Smarter Than Everyone / Starting a Short Story
<p>Dan talks about his neurotic way of crafting insults out of acts of kindness. He also reads the first lines of Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and wonders about the best way to begin a short story.</p> <p> </p> <p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">dan</a><a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">@awlshow.com</a></p> <p>General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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008 - Blue Pencil Ed. - Just Don't
<p>Dan's gas heater threatens his life while he ponders the "expectation of learnedness" the rest of the world has of writers. He also discusses certain words and phrases writers should never be caught using improperly. </p> <p> </p> <p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">mailto:dan</a><a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">@awlshow.com</a></p> <p>General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">mailto:info@awlshow.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p>
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007 - A Full Writer’s Life / Predicates
<p>Dan gets a little heavy and discusses how he feels the world is pulling away from him. Also, he handles a different way to think of a sentence construction. Seriously, this guy may be going mad.</p> <p><br />email questions and poetry to: dan@awlshow.com<br /><br />General questions: info@awlshow.com This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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006 Blue Pencil Ed. - Chubby Renaissance Men
<p>Dan explores why he came to writing so late and the calculated risks writers take to begin their careers. Also, the value of being a renaissance man (or woman) if one is going to write from the unconscious mind.</p> <p> </p> <p><br />email questions and poetry to: dan@awlshow.com<br /><br />General questions: info@awlshow.com</p> <p>http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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AWL 005 - 50 Hues of Brown
<p>Trapped by ice storms, Dan wonders about the effects of popular media on the artist who is trying to innovate amid constant media bombardment. He also skirts (but eventually unloads) his thoughts on “50 Hues of Brown” and its author.</p> <p> </p> <p><br />email questions and poetry to: dan@awlshow.com<br /><br />General questions: info@awlshow.com<br /><br /><br />Episode Tags: books, literary, literature, podcast, reading, theory, writing<br /><br /><br />This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 <br /><br />http://www.palefirecreative.com</p>
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004 - Underwear and Shame
<p>Dan talks about his new underwear resolution and how writer's shame can cripple a brother.</p>
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