The Bradbury Challenge: Writing One Short Story Every Week
By Literary Roadhouse
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Maya Goode, Crissy Moss and Gerald Hornsby each attempt to write a short story every week for a year to see how it changes their writing,
||CleanGerald is Back – Bradbury Challenge Ep 23||Gerald is back! He had a lot of new ideas as her traveled, and is considering publishing his short stories as a collection. Crissy talks about her new job and getting 40 thousand words into a new series. They discuss finishing projects and how the Brad.||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFreelancing and Releases - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 22||Rated: Clean Crissy talks about how it felt to write full time. Now that she’ll have to go back to work soon some decisions need to be made. She also finished two short stories and sent them to her mailing list. Meanwhile, Maya began her travels,||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRevision and Literary in Every Genre- Bradbury Challenge Ep 21||Rated: Mild This week Crissy and Maya discussed revision and Literary Fiction within the Genre’s. Then Crissy reads from her latest project.||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPublishing Our Books and Short Stories – Bradbury Challenge Ep 20||Rated: Mild This week Crissy and I discuss publishing our short stories and books. How do we price our works and how is that different for genre and literary fiction. We touch on some pretty controversial topics but try to figure out how we feel about .||9/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTraditional and Self-Publishing – Bradbury Challenge Ep 19||Rated: Mild Today Crissy and Maya discuss their projects and thoughts on traditional vs. self-publishing from very different perspectives. We also talk about the future of short stories and technology.||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBecoming More Productive - Bradbury Challenge Ep 18||Rated: PG-13 due to innuendo Maya empties her nest, all three of us struggled with time. Gerald only wrote ONE story! I know, the horror lol. We discuss practical solutions to being more productive. Disclaimer: So these episodes are coming out very la||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAbout Bad Sex Scenes - Bradbury Challenge Ep 17||Rated: Explicit So these episodes are coming out very late and in quick succession. Due to stress and organizational difficulties I had to make a choice. Either be even more late, or use subpar audio. The next 5 episodes are not up to our audio standar.||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy we write - Bradbury Challenge Ep 16||Rated: Mildly Explicit This week Gerald finished his archetype series and Maya used the writing prompt from the last episode. Crissy also did well and prepared a story for publication. For much of this slightly off topic episode,||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBacking Up - Bradbury Challenge Ep 15||Rated: Explicit for language I am really behind in the editing of the Bradbury challenge so please be patient as I roll out several episodes this week. We are trying to remedy the situation and you can help!||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiterary Roadhouse Discussions with Karan Bajaj||Guest: Karan Bajaj Rated: Clean This week we have a treat for you! Literary Roadhouse Discussions in a new intermittent extra podcast where we discuss literature and writing with authors and other literary figures. Our first guest is Karan Bajaj.||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShort Versus Long Fiction - Bradbury Challenge Ep 14||Rated: Explicit for Adult Language Last week Crissy was sick and while we recorded the episode is late so you are getting two stories this week. Gerald finished the penultimate story in his archetypes collection and he is very happy with the depth of||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen The Voice Isn't Right - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 13||This week Maya struggled with what to do when the voice isn’t right. When the voice isn’t right, she finds it almost impossible to move forward. Gerald will set a story aside and work on something else when confronted the problem.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEditing and Critique Experiences - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 12||Crissy was inspired by a story this week that just flowed out of her and had a great writing week. Not only did she finish her story but she sent it out to her list. Gerald also rocked, finishing a total of five good sized short stories in his archetyp||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Artists Seen Differently Now -The Bradbury Challenge Ep 11||This weeks episode is not up to our usual audio standards due to some technical difficulties. Are artists seen differently now? We had a discussion on the opportunities and problems with self publishing, as well as the increased respect for artists.||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Our Writing Styles - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 10||Finding our writing styles has proved to be a challenging and interesting process. So far Gerald has written over a quarter of a million words and is just now discovering his style after spending time writing in many different genre’s.||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Real, Finishing, and Expectations - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 9||This week Crissy got real and overcame a major obstacle. Maya confronted her high expectations and Gerald’s story takes a dark turn. What is it about writing that so few people finish their writing projects. In this episode,||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStructural Problems and Stories in Gaming - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 8||Pardon the sound issues, we are working on it. This week Maya and Gerald discuss structural problems with their stories. Crissy was sick after catching conference crud, but still managed to start a story. She is a huge gamer and it was interesting to h||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming Writer's Block - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 7||Crissy is at a convention and records from her hotel this week. It sounds like a ton of fun but we’re all jealous of her hotel breakfast. Maya had writer’s block and drilling down a story to it’s most basic elements allowed her to overcome her lac||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitResearching Our Stories - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 6||Rated Explicit for Language Wew, finally, here is this weeks episode! Maya, Gerald and Crissy discussed researching our stories and different types of research. While research is important, it can easily be a procrastination minefield.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting Out of Your Usual Environment - Bradbury Challenge Ep 5||Rated PG-13 for comparing public brainstorming to having a sex tape This week both Gerald and Maya experienced breakthroughs in their writing. Maya is happy with her words for the first time this year and Gerald had a flood of enjoyment.||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlash Fiction versus Traditional and Dialects - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 4||This week Gerald, Crissy and Maya discuss how we decide if a story should be tradition length short story or flash fiction. We also talk about living well, using observation to find ideas, and our writing strengths and weaknesses.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrilling Down The Story - The Bradbury Challenge Ep 3||This week Crissy talks about getting sick and writing her story the night before. She also explores writing a controversial story with the intent to share. Gerald is enjoying his larger project of adding two short stories toward his goal.||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinishing and Finding Ideas – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 2||Crissy, Maya and Gerald warm up and get their feet wet. In this episode, they discuss the joy of finishing, and writing good sentences and how they get ideas. Links Mentioned in this episode: The Art of Styling Sentences by Ann Longknife Phd and K.D.||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Bradbury Challenge Ep 1||Welcome to our newest podcast, The Bradbury Challenge. This podcast chronicles our journey of writing a short story every week for 2016. This challenge was inspired by advice Ray Bradbury gave to aspiring writers.||1/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Love, love, love!
This podcast is exactly what I've been needing. Thank you and keep up the great work!
First Week of The Bradbury Challenge- Episode 2
This episode includes a great mix of perspective, approach and intention from the three authors. Each came within paragraphs of successfully completing the first short story within a week. The podcast was tight, covering a few key questions. Definitely worth the time.
Drilling Down the Story- The Bradbury Challenge Episode 3
The podcast continues to impress. This episode includes a thoughtful discussion of each author's writing process and how that applies to their current story. Very nicely done.
Very good show
Very enjoyable show here from three engaging hosts. A lot of shows have co-hosts who are lacking the right kind of connection that makes them fun to listen to. These three DO have the right kind of connection and their interactions are very appealing.
It's fun to listen to them as they each share their individual writing journeys. If you're a writer or reader of short fiction, you may want to give this show a listen.