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Episode 97: Diving into the River

00:00 Introduction

  • Tee and Pip are in a metal mood thanks to Halloween
  • Their velvet purple skull Twitchy is here for the season.
  • Welcome to new listeners

02:30 The James River Writers Convention

  • Ways to read signs ahead
  • The James River Writers Conference is an example of a well run convention. Others should take note of some of the things they do.
  • Pip can’t leave Twitchy alone.
  • JRW Conference has been going for many years.
  • JRW provide year round support to local writers.
  • Pip recalls with relish the first contact where Tee was her +1
Pip be like…
  • Tee tried to stream… and failed…
  • Conventions have to fork out a lot of money for wi fi
  • Seriously Pip leave the skull alone!
  • Follow Tee on Twitch to find out when we go live.
  • JRW make an effort to have a diversity of writers, agents and publishers
  • Tee missed out on the Dating Game
What, my name got called?
  • Tee did a pitch and met some agents
  • How many people attended?
  • Pip feels a little out gunned
  • Not just chairs—tables too!
  • Moderators are prepared and know who their panelists are
  • Shout out to Bill Blume
  • Panel on podcasting moderated by Sharvette Mitchell was a good time
  • Tee’s Shop Talk was about writing what you don’t know
  • Writing outside your experience? Reach out to those who are in the community
  • Pip feels uncomfortable writing from a first person POV outside her community
  • The importance of beta readers
  • Tee recounts a tale from his theatre days
  • The naming of a podcast… like the Shared Desk?
  • Tee really gets into what the theme music is. It’s important!!
  • Tee did a branding panel. Why does branding matter to authors?
  • World building… important but not everything
World building is important… but so is writing!
  • Your world can change… and that’s OK
  • The James River Writers Convention is worth attending as a panelist, or if you want to improve your writing.

28:50 Pip and Tee go into the Kitchen

Felt like this…
  • A bookseller, a secret password, and there you are!
Flaming Youth
  • Tee and Pip enjoyed a flight!
  • Some interesting history behind speakeasies, helped along with some well dressed servers.
  • Not just drinks, the food was also excellent
  • The whole thing was streamed
  • Seriously, Richmond has it all!

43:19 Wrap up

  • What shall we do for our 100th episode?
  • Tee is working with Steve Saylor for the month of October to raise money for Able Gamers. Go here to donate. See if two knuckleheads can beat Mountain Dew!
  • Tee shaved his beard for this… and Pip is still recovering…
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Enjoy the ride
and we’ll catch you later.

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