Category: Episodes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Episode 5 – Putting the Magic in Back-Alley Sword and Sorcery



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In this episode, the gang goes into the dark alleys of a sword and sorcery novel, along with our first ever special guest, Joanna MacKenzie, literary agent for Nelson Literary Agency. While critiquing, we enjoyed the Cuban brilliance of the cocktail called the Hotel Nacional, named after the hotel in Havana, Cuba.

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Episode 4 – Cowboys, Curiosity, and Covered Wagons



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In this episode, the gang takes a look at the intro of a Western novel, complete with cowboy and a covered wagon, while imbibing the curious concoction called the Pi├▒ata.

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Episode 3 – Turtles and the Deadly Rs



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The gang is hanging out drinking Kaieteur Swizzles and watching the sea turtles on the beach in Guyana. The listener submission this week is romantic thriller that brings up the Three Deadly ‘R’s.

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Episode 2 – Dragons and Sequels



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Join the gang in Honolulu, kick back with a Macadamia Nut Chichi, and listen as we address the structural technique of Scene and Sequel with a high-fantasy submission.

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Episode 1 – Our Heroes’ Journey



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Grab an umbrella drink and join Angie, Warren, Mario, Jeanne, Travis, and Josh on the beaches of Australia to critique our first submission from an anonymous writer. Sit back, relax and enjoy a passionate discussion about prose.

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