The Writer's Lens
By J.C.L. Faltot
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Welcome to the Writer's Lens! Hosted by Josh "J.C.L." Faltot, writer and self-published author of "The Road To Mars" and other works like, "The Scientist's Dilemma" and "Spirit, Run." On this podcast, I'll be talking about my writing journey, but also a myriad of other topics such as passion, failure, faith, recognizing opportunity - all through the lens of an aspiring writer.
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - Interview 08: Brian Del Turco, Owner / Operator of LifeVoiceQuest - PART 2||Welcome to Part 2 of my conversation with Brian Del Turco, the voice of Jesus Smart: the Podcast, one-half the voice of SubstanceTV, and owner of LifeVoiceQuest Publishing. Brian is a believer in emerging voices. He has a high interest in helping people||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - BONUS: Netflix Wants Its Viewers To Dictate Endings...Is That Good?||I ran across an article recently with an "interesting" announcement. The ever-growing entertainment giant, Netflix, has decided to give creative license to its viewers. In other words, Netflix will allow its viewers to control the endings of their favor||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - Interview 08: Brian Del Turco, Owner / Operator at LifeVoiceQuest - PART 1||Brian Del Turco is a fellow creative based in Cleveland who has a heart for emerging voices. His company, LifeVoiceQuest, works with aspiring authors who are looking to find their voice and project that voice into the world - a world that is constantly||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E43: The Incredible (And Mind-Numbing) Power Of Distraction||Distractions, distractions, distractions. They're everywhere. The battle for our attention is happening daily. Hour by hour. Minute by minute. Knowing this to be the case, how does anyone stay focused? And how does any one person stay focused long eno||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E42: How Do I Get (Over) Writer's Block?||Writer's block to a writer is like a debilitating injury to a pro athlete. It sets you back. It keeps you from moving forward. And no matter how hard you try, you just can't "break out" of the funk you are in. In this episode, I press on through the||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E41: Do I Have To Be An Expert On The Topic Of My Book (In Order To Write It)?||If we're going to publish something, then we ought to know what we are talking about. Or at the very least, have some knowledge of the things we are speaking to. Building credibility and rapport is imperative for a writer. For a creative. For an artist.||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E40: Getting That Idea (Book) Out Of Your Head And Onto Paper||We all have that ONE idea. We all have something we think is worth sharing with others. For a writer like me, I have lots of ideas; ideas I'd like to see become a book someday. Maybe even a feature-length film. But, before any of those things can take p||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E39: Is Writing (And Telling) Story The Best Way To Combat Evil?||Do writers have a unique burden? And when we say, "burden", are writers charged with reinforcing - and defining - how to fight the evils of the world? Storytelling, much like art, is left up to the individual's interpretation. Yet, if we follow our mo||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E38: Are Villains More Fun To Write Than Heroes?||"Truth is stranger than fiction." - Mark Twain This old adage, as coined by the late Mark Twain, speaks about the nature by which truth can sometimes outweigh our sense of imagination. What happens in our waking life can seem more incredulous than the||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E37: Villains...What Are They Exactly?||Just as the title implies, what makes up a villain anyway? I'm sure if we all thought long enough, we could come up with various versions of what we thought a villain was. What he looked like. What he sounded like. What his motivations were. And even wh||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E36: If We All Know We Are Supposed To Be The Hero, Then Why Aren't We?||We idolize heroes. We emulate them too. But, which is easier to do? Not a trick question - it's the former. When it comes to heroes and the heroic deeds we read about, it's easy to sit back and marvel as a bystander might. Yet, something inside all of||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E35: What Is The "Hero's Journey?"||The late Joseph Campbell, a former professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College, coined a popular phrase in the mid-20th century known as "The Hero's Journey." Campbell had been studying the significance of storytelling. And how we tend to gravitat||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E34: Heroes and Anti-Heroes - Which Do You Prefer?||We love heroes. We aspire to be like them. We adore what makes them great. And we want to be around them. Yet, as much as we love heroes, we also have an adoration for anti-heroes too. You know, the lone wolves. The girls who diverge from convention||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E33: "Soul Mates" In Storytelling - What Are They?||"You complete me" - Jerry Maguire. It's a famous line from the '90s. One that spawned a great many parodies and memes in its wake. It's a statement of love from one person to another. That without you, I'm not me. Or at the very least, I'm not the m||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E32: Showing People What They've Never Seen, Yet Telling Them What They Already Know||There's an old adage in storytelling: "show, but don't tell". It basically means this - when telling a story, it's better to let your reader decipher the emotions, motivations, and settings rather than telling him what he ought to think or believe is ha||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E31: When Timing Meets Thick Skin||You gotta have thick skin when you're a creative. If there's one thing I lacked early on, it was thick skin. The ability to take criticism - good or bad - and keep moving forward. Taking criticism is paramount to a writer's long-term success. Hearing it||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E30: For Every Creative, The Stakes Are Incredibly High||Inside every creative is an entrepreneurial spirit. Why? Because there's an innate desire to make something new. Something original. And when you have that kind of gumption, the stakes tend to rise. There is more at risk; more knowledge needed; and||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E29: People Are Always Looking To Take Advantage Of Your Dreams||We will go to great lengths to reach our dreams. We'll throw caution to the wind. We'll forget what it means to 'play it safe.' We will do more than the usual to get there. But, with that in mind, we must be careful of what that pursuit looks like to||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E28: My Regrets With Self-Publishing||Regret is a tough business. It keeps us fixed on the past - a place we can't change, but wish we could. That is if we still live with regret. As a self-published author, I'm one of the many (emphasis on many) who decided to forego traditional publ||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Writer's Lens - E27: The Stigma Of "Daydreaming" And What It Means To A Creative||Is daydreaming a bad thing? Is it good? Even if you're not of the creative mindset, the label of 'daydreamer' can be a derogatory one. Such identifiers might include lazy, unfocused, undisciplined, immature, has "head in the clouds", to name a few. So||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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