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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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Podcast Episode's:
034 - A Lesson in Magic
Magic magic and the Murakami Effect.
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033 - The Great Wall of Salad
This week's show is a grab bag of goodies. DB talks short stories, giving characters idiosyncrasies, salad, story "essence" and listener questions.
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032 - A Pynchon Metaphor
Dan extracts a Pynchon metaphor as an example for us to follow. Also a small example of close reading.    
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031 - The Balanced Writer ... Riiiiight
Dan gets excited about his new books and talks about finding the time to write.
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030 - Crooks-A-Million: The State of Books and Publishing
<p>Dan prattles on about the publishing industry from an outsider's perspective.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Visit us @ <a href="http://awlshow.com">awlshow.com</a></p>
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029 - One-Eyed Staring Contest
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.
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028 - Listener Questions
Dan talks about his short hiaitus and answers listener questions about publishing and predicates.   <a href="awlshow.com">Sign up for the news letter or listen to more episodes.</a>
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027 - The Patterson Effect
<p>What is the difference between popular books and “Literature”? The DB shares his opinions. </p>   <p>Also, The DB contrasts cheap suspense with the idea of a “flowering” narrative.</p>   <p><a href="awlshow.com">Sign up for the newsletter HERE</a></p>   <p>Pale Fire creative ©2015</p>   <p>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</p>   <hr>   <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>   <hr>   <h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1>   <p><a href="https://www.masterclass.com/classes/james-patterson-teaches-writing">James Patterson Masterclass</a></p>   <p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freakonomics-radio/id354668519?mt=2&amp;at=11lSgf">Freakonomics Podcast</a></p>   <p><a href="http://amzn.to/1LXonqs">Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson</a></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><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><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><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><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><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><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>   <hr>   <h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan’s Recommendation of the Month</h1>   <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>   <hr>   <p>Email your poetry or questions to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p>   <p>Copyright 2015 - Pale Fire Creative</p>
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026 - The Art of Self-Sabotage
<p>The Art of Self-Sabotage</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>Also on the show, what all good writers have in common when it comes to details in a narrative. </p>   <p>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</p>   <hr>   <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>   <hr>   <h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1>   <p><a href="http://amzn.to/1CSG17w">Haunting of Hill by Shirley Jackson</a></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><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/led-zeppelin-iv-remastered/id580708175?&amp;at=11lSgf">Led Zeppelin IV</a></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><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><a href="http://amzn.to/1LL2WJd">G. by John Berger (Not “Nine” as was said on the show)</a></p>   <p><a href="http://amzn.to/1JNRTgn">Finders Keepers by Steven King (his newest novel)</a></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>   <hr>   <h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan’s Recommendation of the Month</h1>   <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>   <hr>   <p>Email your poetry or questions to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p>   <p>Copyright 2015 - Pale Fire Creative</p>
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025 - The Robin Thicke of Literature
<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>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</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>   <h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1>   <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><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><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><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><a href="https://twitter.com/chethaze">Yeah, he exists: Chet (effin’) Hanx</a> <br> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gmpREs-pVU">…and his “music” video</a></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><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><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><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>   <h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan’s Recommendation of the Month</h1>   <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>Email your poetry or questions to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p>   <p>Copyright 2015 - Pale Fire Creative</p>
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024 - Ticking Passage of Time Bomb
<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><span style="color: #0000ee;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://amazon.com/prime/" target="_blank">Get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</p> <p>Email your poetry to:</p> <p>mailto:dan@awlshow.com</p> <p>General questions: mailto:info@awlshow.com</p> <p>www.awlshow.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>  
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023- How to Write Like Neil Gaiman
<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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://awlshow.com">http://awlshow.com</a> for complete show notes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1> <p>&nbsp;</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> <h2 id="other-works-by-neil-gaiman">Other Works by Neil Gaiman:</h2> <p>&nbsp;</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><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><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><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><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>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 id="other-mentions">Other Mentions:</h2> <p>&nbsp;</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><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><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><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>&nbsp;</p> <h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h1> <p>&nbsp;</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><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><br /> <img title="" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eA5KFEi-L.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Buy on Amazon:</p> <p><br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/Leafstorm">http://bit.ly/Leafstorm</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan@awlshow.com">dan@awlshow.com</a></p> <p><br /> General questions: <a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com">info@awlshow.com</a></p>
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022 - How to Breathe Life into Your Characters
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.Visit http://awlshow.com for complete show notes.
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021 - How to Use Writing Prompts Effectively
<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>Join Dan as he talks about the joys and frustrations of writing and</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1> <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><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>Buy on Amazon: <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/Leafstorm">http://bit.ly/Leafstorm</a></p> <h2 id="contact">Contact</h2> <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>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 &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p>
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020 - Becoming a Competent Self-editor
<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>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> <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>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>The first six to email will get the book and maybe some other cool stuff too.</p> <h1 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h1> <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> <h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1> <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><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><a href="http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/franklinb/aa_franklinb_writer_1.html">How Benjamin Franklin learned to write</a></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> <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><a href="Sex%20Raptor%20Butt%20Invasion%20by%20Chuck%20Tingle">Sex Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle</a> (Yep, this exists)</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)  </code></pre> <p><a href="http://newlifeonahomestead.com/are-wild-strawberries-edible/">A little info on wild strawberries</a></p> <h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h1> <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>Buy on Amazon: <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/Leafstorm">http://bit.ly/Leafstorm</a></p> <h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2> <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> <h2 id="contact">Contact</h2> <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>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 &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p>
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019 - How to Write Like Ray Bradbury
<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>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> <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>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>The first six to email back will get the book and maybe some other cool stuff too.</p> <h2 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h2> <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> <h2 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h2> <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><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><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><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><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><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> <h2 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h2> <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> <h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2> <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> <h2 id="contact">Contact</h2> <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>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 &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p>
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018 - Writing with a Message
<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> <h2 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h2> <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> <h2 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/1DQsdAb">The Buried Giant by Kazuo ishiguro</a></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><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prism-deluxe-version/id690928033?at11lSgf">Prism by Katty Perry</a></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><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><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hbo-now/id971265422?at11lSgf">HBO NOW</a></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> <h2 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h2> <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> <h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2> <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> <h2 id="contact">Contact</h2> <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>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>
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017 - How (not) to Write a Novel
<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> <h2 id="a-writers-letters">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</h2> <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> <h2 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan&rsquo;s Recommendation of the Month</h2> <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> <h2 id="your-kindness-makes-us-squeal-with-delight">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</h2> <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> <h2 id="contact">Contact</h2> <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>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>
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016 - Beautiful Women / Literary Narrative Voice
<p>Dan meets the most beautiful girl he's ever seen and gets into certain narrative voices that can poison your novel.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span lang="EN">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</span></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><span lang="EN">Contact</span></p> <p><span lang="EN">Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">mailto:dan@awlshow.com</a></span></p> <p><span lang="EN">General questions:<a href="mailto:info@awlshow.com"> info@awlshow.com</a></span></p> <p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></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><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>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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015 - Micro Macro-me
<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>&nbsp;</p> <p>Oh, the madness is getting deeper!</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="file:///E:/AWL015/%22htt">PayPal</a>.</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>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>&nbsp;</p> <p>All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is a production of Pale Fire Creative &copy; 2015 <a href="http://www.palefirecreative.com/">http://www.palefirecreative.com</a></p>
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014 - Pleasure Your Characters
<p>The necessity of pleasure to the writer. Also, characters and how they must come into contact with their worlds.</p> <p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span lang="EN">A Writer&rsquo;s Letters</span></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><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><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span lang="EN">Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight!</span></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><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><span lang="EN">Contact</span></p> <p><span lang="EN">Email your poetry to: <a href="mailto:dan">mailto:dan@awlshow.com<br /></a></span></p> <p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></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><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>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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013 - Print is Good/Building Characters
On today's show Dan apologizes for his disparaging remarks on self-published authors.   Our big push for iTunes reviews.   We are making a big push for iTunes reviews to move up in the rankings. Help poor, neurotic DB in the quest to elevate the show in the rankings and review it on iTunes HERE. Thank you fir your support!   A Writer’s Letters Sign up now for Dan Black's semi-weekly letter. Plus get writing tips, essays, recommendations,  book discussions and who the heck knows what else. This content is only available in the newsletter, so sign up now and don’t miss out!   Mentioned in the show: Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov How Fiction Works by James Wood Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton Joseph Conrad: A Personal Rememberance by Ford Maddox Ford Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Queen Hortense by Guy de Maupassant   Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight! Support through Patreon or PayPal.                       Contact Email your poetry to: dan@awlshow.com General questions: info@awlshow.com   All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.  This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 http://www.palefirecreative.com
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012 - A Writer's Money/Publishing World
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. DB talks about a writer's time on earth, and how it looks a little different than the regular person's. 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. Join the discussion as Dan sifts through the murky waters that are his opinions and tries to figure it all out. One More Thing: We are making a big push for iTunes reviews to move up in the rankings Help poor, neurotic DB in the quest to elevate the show in the rankings and review it on iTunes HERE. Thank you!   Mentioned in the show: Someday I'll be a Millionaire by William Saroyan The Human Comedy by William Saroyan Ulysses by James Joyce 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)     Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight! Support through Patreon or PayPal.                       Contact Email your poetry to: dan@awlshow.com General questions: info@awlshow.com   All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.  This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 http://www.palefirecreative.com        
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011 - Blue Pencil Ed.-Talent, Money, and Irony Part 2
Does a writer’s talent correspond to his or her ability to sell books? Dan kicks around the idea, rejects 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.   Selections: The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien Night Shift by Stephen King (short story collection) Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez THREE FAMOUS SHORT NOVELS: Spotted Horses, Old Man, The Bear by William Faulkner Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD) The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) by Roger Zelazny Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny Dan's recommendations to combat irony in narrative: A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O. by EUDORA WELTY The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition   Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight! Support through Patreon or PayPal.   Contact Email your poetry to: dan@awlshow.com General questions: info@awlshow.com   All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.   This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 http://www.palefirecreative.com    
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010 - Working the Angles /Irony Part 1
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.   Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke Short Stories 1896 - 1904 (The Complete Short Stories of Anton Chekov) (A&P - short story) My Father's Tears: And Other Stories by John Updike Fifty Shades of Grey (The Fifty Shades Trilogy) (if you have to buy it, might as well do it here.)   Your Kindness Makes Us Squeal with Delight! Support through Patreon or PayPal. Contact Email your poetry to: dan@awlshow.com General questions: info@awlshow.com All links are affiliates in support of this wonderful program and its very, very good-looking host.  This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 http://www.palefirecreative.com
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009 - Smarter Than Everyone / Starting a Short Story
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.   Email your poetry to: dan@awlshow.com General questions: info@awlshow.com     This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015   http://www.palefirecreative.com    
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008 - Blue Pencil Ed. - Just Don't
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.    Email your poetry to: mailto:dan@awlshow.com General questions: mailto:info@awlshow.com     This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015   http://www.palefirecreative.com    
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007 - A Full Writer’s Life / Predicates
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. email questions and poetry to: dan@awlshow.comGeneral questions: info@awlshow.com This is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 http://www.palefirecreative.com
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006 Blue Pencil Ed. - Chubby Renaissance Men
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.   email questions and poetry to: dan@awlshow.comGeneral questions: info@awlshow.com http://www.palefirecreative.com
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AWL 005 - 50 Hues of Brown
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.   email questions and poetry to: dan@awlshow.comGeneral questions: info@awlshow.comEpisode Tags: books, literary, literature, podcast, reading, theory, writingThis is a production of Pale Fire Creative © 2015 http://www.palefirecreative.com
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004 - Underwear and Shame
Dan talks about his new underwear resolution and how writer's shame can cripple a brother.
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