Indie Beginning Podcast
By 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.
||CleanGoldilocks and The Three World-Builders - An Author Interview with Paul Grover||Many people believe that authors place too much focus on world building while others think that they leave too much to the imagination. Is there a ‘Just Right’ amount of world-building? What types of stories need more intricate design. How long...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitArk of Souls by Paul Grover - Enhanced Science Fiction Audiobook Introduction||This week Indie Beginning introduces readers to the science fiction novel Ark of Souls, book 1 of the Vale series by indie author Paul Grover. On the Outer Frontier the FSS Berlin, an ageing Federal Navy Cruiser disrupts a pirate attack on a corporate..||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubgenres, You Can Never Write Too Many… Or Can You?||Marie and Ben discuss reviews left for last week’s Regency Romance featured beginning Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais as well as the author advice topic: Subgenres, You can never write too Many… Or Can You? The hosts discuss their views on the...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrynnde: A Regency Romance by M. Pepper Langlinais an Audiobook Format Introduction||This week we bring you the Regency Romance Brynnde written by Indie Author M. Pepper Langlinais. This light, bubbly historical romance follows Brynnde Archambault, a young woman adept at finding suiters for her friends and family yet is in desperate...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Outline or Not To Outline, That is the Question! Reviews and Author Topic Discussion.||Episode 13 - Reviews for On Ice and an Interview with Scott Stevens||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn Ice by Scott Stevens: An Audiobook Format Introduction||Episode 12||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaturday Morning Sneak Peek - On Ice by Scott Stevens||Full Episode Monday March 19th||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's Never Too Late: Beginning Your Writing Career Later in Life||Do you ever wonder if it is too late to start your writing career? Fear not! Many famous authors have accomplished this feat including Toni Morrison. In this episode we discuss reviews left for My Remarkable Little Monkey, by Mark Lages who was in his..||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Remarkable Little Monkey||A monkey for happiness? Shakespeare is not just your average monkey, he is remarkable. This week we bring you the indie tale My Remarkable Little Monkey by Mark Langes. This story follows Marty who is in search of the perfect animal companion,...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing Family History in Your Writing||Death is a frightening thing but imagine if you could stick around after to see how people remembered you. Would you want to know? Do you remember yourself as you were, or do you remember who you wish you were? This week we discuss these questions as...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFred's Funeral by Sandy Day||Afterlife, Memories, Family History. All of these themes arise in this weeks featured beginning, Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day. A story inspired by the author’s very own Great Uncle Fred. Would you want to hear how people remembered you after you...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrigger Warnings and Content Advisories in Literature||Should Trigger warnings and Content Advisories be included in literature? Are they helpful for readers or detrimental to authors? Today we discuss this topic while reviewing reviews left for last week's featured story, Impatient for Death, A Love...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitImpatient for Death, A Love Story||Marie reads Impatient for Death, A Love Story from Carmilla Voiez's book Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForbidden or Taboo Topics in Literature and Dance of the Butterfly Reviews||Today we discuss Forbidden and taboo topics in literature while reviewing reviews left for last week’s featured beginning, Dance of the Butterfly. Are there any topics too risqué for certain genres of literature? Author Scott Carruba has his own...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDance of the Butterfly by Scott Carruba||Audiobook beginning version of Dance of the Butterfly||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEditing Dilemmas and Reviews for A Charming Nightmare||Marie and Ben discuss the top two editing dilemmas that many indie authors face.||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Charming Nightmare||Marie reads the beginning of her indie sci-fi novel, A Charming Nightmare||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndie Beginning Pilot: Meet the hosts||Meet the Hosts||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
C'mon, you barbarian and listen!
So good to hear about the indie authors out there. As someone trying to sell his book, you'd think I support indie authors more. Nope. Pretty much just read NYT best sellers and that's like only going on the Lazy River at the waterpark. With this podcast, I can be told about the wave pool, the toilet bowl slide, the straight down slide, and ensure that I'm thoroughly drenched in books!
To be clear, this isn't about water parks. It was just a bad metaphor.
Help yourself grow by reading and hearing about indie authors. Broaden those horizons!