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Authorcast: For Readers and Writers Podcast by Alan Baxter

Authorcast: For Readers and Writers Podcast

by Alan Baxter

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ThrillerCast is a podcast devoted to all things related to reading, writing, and publishing in the thriller genre. Join hosts Alan Baxter and David Wood each week for this twenty-minute look into thrillers.


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133- Help! It's Too Long!


Thu, Feb 23, 2017


What do you do when your manuscript is too long? How do you identify areas to cut?



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132- Algorithm Voodoo


Thu, Dec 01, 2016


Dave and Al catch up on writing news, respond to listener email, and discuss myths surrounding Amazon algorithms.



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131- All About Book Covers


Thu, Sep 01, 2016


Dave and Al discuss what makes a good book cover and what decisions an indie author makes during the cover design process.



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130- Iron Chef Writing with Boyd Morrison


Fri, Aug 05, 2016


Interview with NYT bestselling author Boyd Morrison, plus Dark Tower re-read part 2 and Stupid Author Tricks!



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129- Thrillerfest Report and Dark Tower Reread


Wed, Jul 13, 2016


Blood Codex release, Thrillerfest report, and part one of our Dark Tower reread.



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128- The Cost of Cheap


Wed, Jun 22, 2016


Dave and Al discuss the pros and cons of discounted books, perma-free, and borrowing programs.



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127- Does Anyone Want to Publish My Work?


Wed, Jun 08, 2016


Dave and Al discuss the state of the market and issues surrounding publishing novels and short fiction.



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126- 20 Great Quotes on Writing


Wed, Apr 13, 2016


Dave and Al discuss and analyze twenty great quotes on writing.



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125- Novella Rising!


Sun, Mar 27, 2016


Dave and Al share some good news, then pat ourselves on the back for predicting the trend toward novellas.



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124- Algorithms, Anecdotes, and Accepted Information


Wed, Feb 24, 2016


Dave and Al discuss the problem of untested but accepted conventional wisdom in indie publishing and social media.



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123- What Makes a Great Book?


Wed, Nov 04, 2015


Dave and Al discuss two recent notorious articles and discuss what determines the merit of a piece of writing.



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122- Building and Utilizing Your Social Media Presence


Mon, Oct 26, 2015


Dave and Al discuss the decisions an author, published or unpublished, makes in constructing and utilizing social media.



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121- Talking about Promotion


Mon, Aug 10, 2015


After another extended hiatus, we catch up and then discuss aspects of book promotion.



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120- The Benefits of Re-reading


Tue, May 26, 2015


Dave and Al discuss the good and bad of re-reading books and series.



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119- Building Self-Confidence as a Writer


Wed, May 06, 2015




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118- To Crowdfund or Not to Crowdfund?


Thu, Mar 19, 2015


Dave and Al remember Terry Pratchett, discuss the new Special Ops story bundle, and talk about the reasons to use or not to use crowdfunding for your writing projects.



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117- Writing a Novel- Crafting Characters


Fri, Feb 27, 2015


Dave and Al discuss the decisions an author makes when building characters.



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116- Writing a Novel- The First Steps


Sat, Feb 07, 2015


Dave and Al are collaborating on a new novel. We discuss the first steps of planning the project.



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115- Crapping on Before Christmas


Fri, Dec 12, 2014


Dave and Al discuss some current happenings in publishing and a little of this and a little of that...



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114- Descending into The Black with Paul E Cooley


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Dave and Al talk with supernatural and dark thriller author Paul Elard Cooley.



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113- Novellas and More with Peter M Ball


Thu, Nov 20, 2014


In this episode, we chat with Peter M. Ball, author of Exile and many other novellas and works of short fiction.



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112- Favorite and Most Influential Female Authors


Tue, Nov 11, 2014


Dave and Al discuss just a few of our favorite or most influential female authors.



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111- Writing and Publishing in the Current Market with Greig Beck


Wed, Oct 22, 2014


Dave and Al chat with Greig Beck, author of the Alex Hunter series and other thrillers, about how changes in the marketplace have affected writing and publishing, as well as his work.



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110- Deceptive Practices in Publishing


Fri, Oct 17, 2014


Dave and Al discuss attempts by indie authors to mislead readers and/or capitalize on the success and names of other authors.



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109- A Lesson to Authors from Patrick Swayze


Fri, Sep 26, 2014


Dave and Al discuss authors behaving badly and how to support other writers and avoid sabatoging yourself in the public eye.



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108- Shielding Readers from Controversial Content


Tue, Sep 02, 2014


Dave and Al discuss a controversial news story, plus the question of "protecting" readers from certain content. Also, are there some topics of which an author should steer clear?



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107- Journey into Sci Fi with Terry Mixon


Thu, Aug 07, 2014


Dave and Al review the results of Dave's reader survey, followed by an interview with Terry Mixon, author of Empire of Bones.



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106- Interview with Xander Weaver


Sat, Aug 02, 2014




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105- Fantasy and Science Fiction with Terry W. Ervin II


Mon, Jul 21, 2014


Dave and guest host Steven Savile discuss their new novella, Dead Ice, and the new Kindle Unlimited program, followed by a chat with Terry W. Ervin II, author of Relic Tech and the First Civilization's Legacy series.



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104- The Return


Thu, Jun 26, 2014


Authorcast is back after a lengthy hiatus, and Dave and Al catch everyone up on what they've been doing.



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103- Still Water with Justin Macumber


Mon, Apr 28, 2014


Dave and Al chat with Justin Macumber, author of the horror novel Still Water.



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102- Short Fiction with David James Poissant


Thu, Apr 10, 2014


We talk about some what "not" to do's in publishing, discuss a new trend in funding new books, then talk short fiction with author David James Poissant.



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101- Pulp and Adventure with Mark Ellis


Thu, Mar 27, 2014


Dave and Al catch up on current happenings, followed by an interview with Mark Ellis, author of Cryptozoica and much more.



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100- YA Fiction with Ashley Knight


Fri, Mar 07, 2014


We talk YA fiction and fantasy with Ashley Knight, author of Falwyn and the Fins trilogy.



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099- The Final Episode... Sort Of


Fri, Feb 28, 2014


In the final episode before we re-brand our podcast, we discuss changes in ACX and whether or not JK Rowling should hang it up.



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098- Freight Class Authors


Thu, Feb 13, 2014


Dave and Al discuss two recent articles that are making waves in the publishing industry.



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097- Dirty Magick with Charlie Brown


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


Dave and Al chat with Charlie Brown about the Dirty Magick: Los Angeles anthology.



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096- Ranting about Shia and Copyright


Wed, Jan 08, 2014


Dave and Al rant about Shia Lebouf's plagiarism scandal and his comments regarding authorship, and discuss the importance of copyright protection for authors.



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095- Natural Born Thrillers with Jon F. Merz


Sun, Dec 22, 2013


We interview Jon F. Merz, author of the Lawson Vampire series and much more. We also chat about the new "Natural Born Thrillers" project.



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094- JF Penn Desecrates ThrillerCast


Thu, Dec 05, 2013


Alan battles sleep deprivation and Dave chats with author JF Penn about her new thriller, Desecration.



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Special Episode- Not Thankful


Fri, Nov 29, 2013


It's Thanksgiving and Dave and Al decide to fight the rising tide of cheesy "I'm thankful for..." posts and Tweets with a special episode of things they aren't thankful for.



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093- Descendants of Doc


Mon, Nov 11, 2013


This week, we have a panel discussion from 2013 Arizona Doc Con. Dave, Sean Ellis, and Scott Vaughn discuss how Doc Savage has influenced their work and the works of other contemporary writers.



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092- Writing a Blockbuster


Tue, Oct 29, 2013


Dave and Alan reflect on an article on "How to Write a Blockbuster Movie" and discuss how the rules can apply to writing novels.



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091- Three Years Celebrating and Complaining


Fri, Oct 18, 2013


Alan shares some huge news, and we rant about some recent happenings in the book/writing world.



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090- Why Do We Love the Undead.mp3


Sat, Oct 05, 2013


This week, we bring you a panel discussion from Space City Con 2013.



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089- The Shady Side of Publishing


Fri, Sep 27, 2013


We discover some of the shadier recent happenings in the publishing world.



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088- Listener Feedback


Fri, Sep 20, 2013


We answer questions from our listeners!



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087- Mixing it Up with Jay Hartlove


Thu, Sep 12, 2013


David and Alan interview Jay Hartlove, author of Daughter Cell.



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086- Getting Violent


Fri, Sep 06, 2013


A Thrillerfest discussion of violence in thrillers, how authors use it, and why.



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085- Remembering Elmore Leonard, AJ Hartley Interview.mp3


Thu, Aug 29, 2013


Remembering Elmore Leonard, his rules for writing, interview with AJ Hartley



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