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Indie Beginning Podcast

Benjamin Franke: Perform and review indie stories

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Benjamin Franke: Perform and review indie stories

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Marie and Benjamin bring readers and indie authors together through dialog and reviews. Every month, two independently published stories are featured - each followed by a discussion episode where the hosts discuss a unique topic coming straight from the story that many authors will find helpful and readers may find interesting to learn about.

Latest Episodes

Character Development as a Discovery Writer: An Interview With Indie Author James Wymore.

This week we spoke to James Wymore about his tale Theocracide and character development traps. If you missed last week’s episode where Marie introduced Theocracide head back to episode 42. He has a great take on discovery writing and some sound advice for those who have always wanted to write, but felt it isn’t practical. Stay tuned after the episode for a message from Marie and Ben about the future of Indie Beginning and ACNBooks. Happy Holidays!

17 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Character Development as a Discovery Writer: An Interview With Indie Author James Wymore.

Theocracide: An Audiobook Introduction

This week Marie Kammerer Franke introduce indie book lovers to Theocracide by James Wymore. Excerpt: Aliens bent on conquering the world are closing in on a weakened America. Epidemic alien-flu leaves people afraid to go outside their homes. The Undying Emperor is drafting Americans of all ages despite the plummeting population. Nobody really cares. Will Jason and his allies survive the manhunt long enough to finish his father's work - to commit theocracide and set the world right?

17 MIN2018 DEC 17
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Theocracide: An Audiobook Introduction

Werewolves and Weapons: Keeping Popular Subject Matter ‘Fresh’ In Your Writing.

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast brings our listeners an interview with indie author MacCraw where we discuss his novel Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves and how he kept the popular theme of werewolves fresh. If you missed the introduction that Benjamin Franke read or just want a refresher before the discussion head back to episode 41. Let us know what other topics you are interested in by leaving a comment or sending us an e-mail.

17 MIN2018 OCT 22
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Werewolves and Weapons: Keeping Popular Subject Matter ‘Fresh’ In Your Writing.

Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves and Audiobook Introduction

EThis week Benjamin Franke narrate the beginning of Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves by MacCraw. A dark spirit unleashed an unkillable army of werewolves on the world, reinforced by an eternal solar eclipse that will keep its army transformed. This week’s episode is brought to you by Shirts by Sarah. Remember to subscribe to the podcast. Get those headphones on tight and don’t worry about that presence you sense just over your shoulder as I introduce you to Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves.

26 MIN2018 OCT 15
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Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves and Audiobook Introduction

Magic and the Line Between Fantasy and Horror: A Conversation with Indie Author Steve Thomas

This week we are joined by DM Billy Beard to discuss The Sangrook Saga as well as creating magic systems for your indie novel and the line between fantasy and horror with the author, Steve Thomas. How did creating a magic system change the story? What other genres is Steve interested in? Would he use a pseudonym? Remember to leave a review for the story and the podcast. Reviews are the easiest way to support any artist and take but a few moments of your time. Thanks for listening!

25 MIN2018 OCT 8
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Magic and the Line Between Fantasy and Horror: A Conversation with Indie Author Steve Thomas

The Sangrook Sage by Steve Thomas: An Audiobook Introduction

This week Marie Kammerer Franke will narrate the beginning of The Sangrook Saga by Steve Thomas; a dark fantasy tale that follows the morbid history of the sangrook clan. Are the Sangrooks necromancers… demon-worshipers… deranged torturers? Or are they all of that and more. Turn the lights down and allow Marie Kammerer Franke Introduce you to the Sangrook Saga. Tune in next week when we talk to indie author Steve Thomas about his story and more!

27 MIN2018 OCT 1
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The Sangrook Sage by Steve Thomas: An Audiobook Introduction

Gears, Gadgets and Steampunk: An Interview with Indie Author Rie Sheridan Rose

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast brings our listeners an interview with indie author Rie Sheridan Rose about her story The Marvelous Mechanical Man and writing in the steampunk genre. If you missed the introduction that Benjamin Franke narrated or want a refresher before the discussion head back to episode 37. If you enjoy the steampunk genre or are interested in learning more about the indie / self-publishing process, these discussion episodes are for you.

24 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Gears, Gadgets and Steampunk: An Interview with Indie Author Rie Sheridan Rose

The Marvelous Mechanical Man by Rie Sheridan Rose an Audiobook Introduction

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast introduces readers to the steampunk adventure The Marvelous Mechanical Man by Rie Sheridan Rose; an audiobook introduction read by Benjamin Franke. This indie read follows Josephene Mann, a strong, independent woman in the 1870’s who begins a life of adventure after quite literally take a job with an inventor named Professor Alistair Conn. Gadgets, mystery and possibly robots may be discovered in this charming dime-novel inspired tale.

27 MIN2018 SEP 17
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The Marvelous Mechanical Man by Rie Sheridan Rose an Audiobook Introduction

Mermaids, Myths, and Your Manuscript: A Conversation With Indie Author Errin Stevens

Topics: 1. What inspired you to head to the ocean in your novel, Updrift? 2. What do you think it is about these stories and the creatures within them that stick with us? Which ones have stuck with you? 3. What research went into “updating” the mermaid mythos to fit into a modern story? 4. How does an author create a tale that allows the reader to suspend disbelief? 5. If you could go back and tell yourself one thing about the writing process that you wish you would have known, what would that be

26 MIN2018 SEP 10
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Mermaids, Myths, and Your Manuscript: A Conversation With Indie Author Errin Stevens

Updrift by Errin Stevens an Audiobook Introduction

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast introduces readers to the YA Fantasy Romance Updrift from indie author Errin Stevens. This story follows Kate and her mother Cara as they pick up and head to the ocean for a new beginning, and a new adventure. The story begins with young Kate taking a splash – quite literally – and finding a new friend; a friend unlike any other she has ever had. Mermaids, love, new beginnings… what else could a story lover ask for?

24 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Updrift by Errin Stevens an Audiobook Introduction

Latest Episodes

Character Development as a Discovery Writer: An Interview With Indie Author James Wymore.

This week we spoke to James Wymore about his tale Theocracide and character development traps. If you missed last week’s episode where Marie introduced Theocracide head back to episode 42. He has a great take on discovery writing and some sound advice for those who have always wanted to write, but felt it isn’t practical. Stay tuned after the episode for a message from Marie and Ben about the future of Indie Beginning and ACNBooks. Happy Holidays!

17 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Character Development as a Discovery Writer: An Interview With Indie Author James Wymore.

Theocracide: An Audiobook Introduction

This week Marie Kammerer Franke introduce indie book lovers to Theocracide by James Wymore. Excerpt: Aliens bent on conquering the world are closing in on a weakened America. Epidemic alien-flu leaves people afraid to go outside their homes. The Undying Emperor is drafting Americans of all ages despite the plummeting population. Nobody really cares. Will Jason and his allies survive the manhunt long enough to finish his father's work - to commit theocracide and set the world right?

17 MIN2018 DEC 17
Comments
Theocracide: An Audiobook Introduction

Werewolves and Weapons: Keeping Popular Subject Matter ‘Fresh’ In Your Writing.

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast brings our listeners an interview with indie author MacCraw where we discuss his novel Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves and how he kept the popular theme of werewolves fresh. If you missed the introduction that Benjamin Franke read or just want a refresher before the discussion head back to episode 41. Let us know what other topics you are interested in by leaving a comment or sending us an e-mail.

17 MIN2018 OCT 22
Comments
Werewolves and Weapons: Keeping Popular Subject Matter ‘Fresh’ In Your Writing.

Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves and Audiobook Introduction

EThis week Benjamin Franke narrate the beginning of Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves by MacCraw. A dark spirit unleashed an unkillable army of werewolves on the world, reinforced by an eternal solar eclipse that will keep its army transformed. This week’s episode is brought to you by Shirts by Sarah. Remember to subscribe to the podcast. Get those headphones on tight and don’t worry about that presence you sense just over your shoulder as I introduce you to Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves.

26 MIN2018 OCT 15
Comments
Ravage: Apocalypse of Wolves and Audiobook Introduction

Magic and the Line Between Fantasy and Horror: A Conversation with Indie Author Steve Thomas

This week we are joined by DM Billy Beard to discuss The Sangrook Saga as well as creating magic systems for your indie novel and the line between fantasy and horror with the author, Steve Thomas. How did creating a magic system change the story? What other genres is Steve interested in? Would he use a pseudonym? Remember to leave a review for the story and the podcast. Reviews are the easiest way to support any artist and take but a few moments of your time. Thanks for listening!

25 MIN2018 OCT 8
Comments
Magic and the Line Between Fantasy and Horror: A Conversation with Indie Author Steve Thomas

The Sangrook Sage by Steve Thomas: An Audiobook Introduction

This week Marie Kammerer Franke will narrate the beginning of The Sangrook Saga by Steve Thomas; a dark fantasy tale that follows the morbid history of the sangrook clan. Are the Sangrooks necromancers… demon-worshipers… deranged torturers? Or are they all of that and more. Turn the lights down and allow Marie Kammerer Franke Introduce you to the Sangrook Saga. Tune in next week when we talk to indie author Steve Thomas about his story and more!

27 MIN2018 OCT 1
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The Sangrook Sage by Steve Thomas: An Audiobook Introduction

Gears, Gadgets and Steampunk: An Interview with Indie Author Rie Sheridan Rose

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast brings our listeners an interview with indie author Rie Sheridan Rose about her story The Marvelous Mechanical Man and writing in the steampunk genre. If you missed the introduction that Benjamin Franke narrated or want a refresher before the discussion head back to episode 37. If you enjoy the steampunk genre or are interested in learning more about the indie / self-publishing process, these discussion episodes are for you.

24 MIN2018 SEP 24
Comments
Gears, Gadgets and Steampunk: An Interview with Indie Author Rie Sheridan Rose

The Marvelous Mechanical Man by Rie Sheridan Rose an Audiobook Introduction

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast introduces readers to the steampunk adventure The Marvelous Mechanical Man by Rie Sheridan Rose; an audiobook introduction read by Benjamin Franke. This indie read follows Josephene Mann, a strong, independent woman in the 1870’s who begins a life of adventure after quite literally take a job with an inventor named Professor Alistair Conn. Gadgets, mystery and possibly robots may be discovered in this charming dime-novel inspired tale.

27 MIN2018 SEP 17
Comments
The Marvelous Mechanical Man by Rie Sheridan Rose an Audiobook Introduction

Mermaids, Myths, and Your Manuscript: A Conversation With Indie Author Errin Stevens

Topics: 1. What inspired you to head to the ocean in your novel, Updrift? 2. What do you think it is about these stories and the creatures within them that stick with us? Which ones have stuck with you? 3. What research went into “updating” the mermaid mythos to fit into a modern story? 4. How does an author create a tale that allows the reader to suspend disbelief? 5. If you could go back and tell yourself one thing about the writing process that you wish you would have known, what would that be

26 MIN2018 SEP 10
Comments
Mermaids, Myths, and Your Manuscript: A Conversation With Indie Author Errin Stevens

Updrift by Errin Stevens an Audiobook Introduction

This week the Indie Beginning Podcast introduces readers to the YA Fantasy Romance Updrift from indie author Errin Stevens. This story follows Kate and her mother Cara as they pick up and head to the ocean for a new beginning, and a new adventure. The story begins with young Kate taking a splash – quite literally – and finding a new friend; a friend unlike any other she has ever had. Mermaids, love, new beginnings… what else could a story lover ask for?

24 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Updrift by Errin Stevens an Audiobook Introduction
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