Ep 52 Can Writers and AI Co-exist? with Kit Daven
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by JF Garrard
1w ago
Author Kit Daven unveils why AI serves as her creative ally, how to utilize AI as a valuable tool to seek feedback on her writing, and why the notion that writers should harbor any fear of AI should be dismissed. Kit Daven’s heart beats for the eerie and the extraordinary in her tales. Even her sci fantasy series, which begins with The Forgotten Gemstone, unfolds in The Other Castle, and culminates in The Starry Rise, possesses demonly threads running through the trans-dimensional landscape. Her most recent work, The Arrest in Mannequin Row, steps out of the fantasy realm into an urban one, wh ..read more
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Ep 51 How to Juggle Editing, Writing & Working at the Same Time! with Matthew Gordan
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by JF Garrard
3w ago
Writer and editor Matthew Gordon shares how he juggles editing eight books at once while writing, researching and working; advice for surviving writing as a marathon and how he manages his time. Matthew Gordon's short fiction has appeared in Amazing Stories, in High Shelf Press, in The Quilliad, and in The Exhibitionist. His non-fiction has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Sporting News, The Billfold and on RealGM.com. He has lived in Ontario, New York, Texas and Alberta. He now lives in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario. At time 21:00 he reads Wound ..read more
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Ep 50 Why Writing is Zenlike and How Cows Inspire M.A.C. Farrant
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by JF Garrard
1M ago
On the Artsy Raven M.A.C. Farrant describes her journey of becoming a prize-winning writer, the Zenlike process of discovery when she writes and how cows inspired her latest Jigsaw Puzzle book. M.A.C. Farrant - Marion Farrant has been writing and publishing since the 1980s:  18 works of fiction, non-fiction and memoir; two produced plays, countless book reviews for the Vancouver Sun and Toronto Globe & Mail; and over a dozen chapbooks.  Along with Pauline Holdstock she ran the Sidney Reading Series from 1994 – 2009. Her books have been a finalist for many awards, among them the C ..read more
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Ep 49 Running an Online Zine with Unconventional Formats with Cormack Baldwin
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by JF Garrard
1M ago
Writer Cormack Baldwin describes what it was like growing up in a family of writers, why he started an online zine featuring unusual formats for telling stories, and how he juggles multiple jobs while pursuing a literary career. Cormack Baldwin is a speculative fiction writer, editor, and disaster human. When frightened, he frequently recounts long tales about his hometown's disappearing and reappearing graveyards or his most recent brush with fate before fleeing into the night. Links: Archive of the Odd Zine - archiveoftheodd.wordpress.com Twitter - @cormackbaldwin Link to End All Links - cmb ..read more
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Ep 48 Will AI Take Jobs Away from Writers? with ANALOG Editor Trevor
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by JF Garrard
2M ago
ANALOG editor Trevor discusses the impact of AI on writers, the effect AI has on the editing process and how AI can be used as a tool for writers and editors. Before taking the reigns of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION & FACT as editor in 2012, Trevor started off as an editorial assistant in 1999 and worked his way up the ladder at ANALOG and ASIMOV’S SCIENCE FICTION, under Stanley Schmidt, Sheila Williams, and Gardner Dozois, respectively. On top of that, he’s also been a Broadway stagehand, collected data for museums, and executive produced a science fiction pilot for a basic cable channel. He li ..read more
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Ep 47 Making an Inclusive LGBTQ+ Christmas Movie with Rivkah Reyes
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by JF Garrard
2M ago
Rivkah Reyes is a Chicago-bred, LA-buttered actor, writer, producer, and musician. They rose to fame in the 2003 film School of Rock and have been slaying the theatre, film, and comedy world ever since. She starred in the Chicago and Los Angeles productions of Spamilton, the Off-Broadway parody of Hamilton. They hosted a podcast called Where Are We Now?, in which she interviewed fellow former child stars. Rivkah's screenwriting debut, Gianna, also stars Rivkah as both leads and is co-produced by Jack Black. Most recently, they starred in Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, which pre ..read more
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Ep 46 The Journey to Create Diverse Films with Director Quentin Lee
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by JF Garrard
3M ago
Quentin Lee is the Winner of the 2020 Roddenberry Foundation Impact Awards for TV creators, a member of the Producers Guild of America, Canadian Media Producers Association and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Directors and Producers Peer Group), Quentin Lee is a multimedia creator and has directed and produced over ten feature films and three TV series. His first feature Shopping For Fangs premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and became a cult classic as part of the Asian American New Wave Class of 1997. As a creator, he is currently developing Rez Comedy, the first Cana ..read more
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Ep 45 A Conversation about Loveboats and AI with Abigail Hing Wen
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by JF Garrard
3M ago
Abigail Hing Wen is the New York Times bestselling author of Loveboat, Taipei, which is being adapted for film. She holds a BA from Harvard, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MFA from the Vermont School of Fine Arts, and, like some of her characters, is obsessed with musicals and dancing. When she’s not writing stories or listening to her favorite scores, she is busy working in artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, where she lives with her family. You can learn more about her at www.abigailhingwen.com. On The Artsy Raven she shares her writing journe ..read more
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Ep 44 The benefits of attending writing retreats and conferences with Jass Aujla
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by JF Garrard
4M ago
Jass Aujila is the Canadian South-Asian author of debut suspense-thriller, Next of Twin. Jass studied creative writing as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, and later earned a Certificate in Creative Writing from the School of Continuing Studies@ UofT. She's passionate about creativity, personal growth, and is an active member of the Canadian Authors Association and a Professional Author Member of the Crime Writers of Canada. When Jass isn't working on one of her twisty novels, she can be found writing poetry and prose on social media. Her microfiction and poetry hav ..read more
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Ep 42 Satirical Novelist Skewers the Worst of Social Media with Jeff Cottrill
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by JF Garrard
5M ago
Jeff Cottrill is a novelist, performance poet and journalist based in Toronto. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K., the U.S., France and Ireland for more than twenty years, and he has been published in several international anthologies from New York to Australia.  In 2021, his poem “This Is Not Real Poetry” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and last year, he launched Hate Story, his seventh or eighth attempt at a first novel. His short story "The Madness East of St. George" was a finalist in the Writers' Union of Canada's 2023 Short Prose ..read more
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