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S2.4 Take the Call

Take the Call by Mariah Avix Mariah Avix is the creator of 600 Second Saga. A space for developing authors to explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy in 10 minutes or less every week. Mariah writes magical tales of how technology will change our world, and technologically laced tales of magic, that probably isn’t real. She is currently working on a series of novellas about shapeshifters who fight wildfires, a trilogy about a woman who refuses to admit…
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S2.3 Mermaid at the Mall

Mermaid at the Mall by Tamara Hecht a Monsterville story Tamara Hecht is an author and monster movie enthusiast.  She is working on her third book in a children’s series called Monsterville. Tamara loves nature, video games, ghost stories, and learning about other cultures.  She would like to encourage people to write the books they wish existed. Website http://turtlehill.wix.com/monsterville Facebook Book 1 Welcome to Monsterville Book 2 Music Room Music is provided by MADS. You can support 600 Second Saga by…
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Scrivener and Marketing

Scrivener is THE tool. It’s great. If you’ve used it for writing, you likely enjoy it. It might be too complex or not quite right, but a lot of people really love it. I certainly am a fan. But mostly I use it for writing novels, short stories, things like that. But this year I’ve expanded how I use it. I’ve started using it as a promotional tool. Scrivener and Marketing I have a file that’s just my name (it…
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Prompt: Brain Scans

Happy Friday! I find myself often being prompted to write based on a news or newsish story I read. I thought I’d try posting those on Fridays and see if people like it. Prompt: Brain Scans Article: Could brain scans determine guilt? from a great podcast that I really enjoy Quirks and Quarks. (The transcript has been included and more information.) Questions: What happens if we start to really come to have a solid handle scientifically on who people who…
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S2.2 Career Choices for Young Shape-shifters

Career Choices for Young Shape-shifters by Russell Hemmell Career Choices for Young Shape-shifters first appeared on Theme of Absence Russell Hemmell is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Recent stories in Not One of Us, SQ Mag, Strangelet, and others. Read more on earthianhivemind.net or @SPBianchini. Music is provided by MADS. You can support 600 Second Saga by giving us a 5-star review on iTunes.

Compulsion

I see something come up fairly frequently in conversations about writing, becoming a writing, why you write. Some people talk about it like it is a compulsion. It isn’t for me. I don’t have to write. I won’t die if I don’t write. Writing isn’t like breathing. I have during times of my life not written fiction at all. This is sort of two fold… Not a compulsion Compulsion for me is when I stand at the door to my…
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S2.1 We’re Going to the Zoo

We're Going to the Zoo

Welcome back for Season 2!   We’re Going to the Zoo by M L Moos M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page. She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching…
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ISWG Marketing

Another round of questions/prompts from Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The actual question is about using the annual A to Z Challenge and marketing, networking, and publicity. I’m really looking forward to reading what other authors have to say about this. I have not. So I’m going to talk about marketing a little more broadly. Marketing and Mom I recently had a conversation with my mother about my books. She wanted to get to read one, or listen to one of…
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One Year of Podcasting

It’s been a whole year! I’ve now got one year of podcasting complete. There are 52 episodes of 600 Second Saga! 53, because there was a bonus episode in there. Have a listen! It’s been a great year. I’ve read so many amazing stories. I cannot thank the amazing authors who have been a part of this year enough. Thank you to everyone who has given me the opportunity to share their stories. Thank you to the amazing listeners. I…
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S1.52 The Feed

The Feed

The Feed by Andrew Milne Andrew Milne is a lifelong sci-fi fan and chronic daydreamer. He graduated from the University of Dundee in 2012 and now lives and works in Edinburgh, where he currently spends his off-hours slowly but surely working on his first novel. He also comprises one-half of the Two Friends Watch film review podcast. Find Andrew on Facebook Two Friends Watch Music is provided by MADS. You can support 600 Second Saga by giving us a 5-star review…
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