Episode 15 – Thrills, Fizzes, and Starts

Episode 15 – Thrills, Fizzes, and Starts

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The gang clings to a cliff on the road to Macchu Pichu, whilst enjoying the delights of the Cuzco Fizz. And also talking about writing with the first few pages of a contemporary thriller.



Episode 14 – Cyberpunk Soiree with Dark Rum Punches

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From Port-au-Prince Haiti, the gang dives into a cyberpunk extravaganza with¬†Oloffson Rum Punch firmly in our grip. It’s a wild ride, so wear your raincoat.



Episode 13 – Eyepatches and External Conflict

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The Gang comes to you from Port Royal, Jamaica, with a new member, pirate captain Sue Duff, complete with eyepatch, with fistfuls of spectacular Barbados Rum Punch. We discuss the entry pages of a science fiction novel and how to highlight your story’s external conflict.



Episode 12 – Prepping Your People for Proper P.O.V.

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Coming to you from Rio de Janeiro, in the cacophony of Carnival revelries, the gang guzzles Batida de Maracuja e Cocos and takes a look at a nice dose of historical fiction set in early 20th century Colorado.



Episode 11 – Bali, Backstory, and Story Questions

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Coming to you from the exotic shores of Barbados, sipping on the Barbados staple, the Corn ‘n’ Oil, the CriTiki Party gang discusses a story set on the exotic shores of Bali.



Episode 10 – Saving the End for the Beginning

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From Cape Canaveral, Florida, the delectable Coco-naut cocktail sends the gang into orbit whilst discussing a YA science fiction/slipstream novel. Many an unworthy shenanigan is launched by blender booster rocket.



Episode 9 – Saving the Wizard’s Cat

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Coming to you from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, slurping away on our Caipirinha cocktails, the gang scampers and frolics in a comic fantasy story about slacker wizards and the Land of Oz.



Episode 8 – Magical Realism and Realistic Expectations

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In this episode, the gang is coming to you from Kingston, Jamaica, where we’re enjoying the delectable Kingston Palaka. We discuss the first few pages of a Young Adult magical realism novel.



Episode 7 – LIVE from the Ghost Town Writers Retreat

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The gang paid a visit to the Ghost Town Writers Retreat in Georgetown, CO, to record our first ever live episode. No hooch, but lots of fun to be had!



Episode 6 – Putting the Science in Science Fiction YA

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The gang investigates an X-Files-like Young Adult scifi piece, complete with Men in Black on a dark and stormy night. All whilst imbibing the mysterious concoction known as the Dark and Stormy. It’s a win-win!