Typehammer: Writing & Technology
By Mike Hale, Eric Michalsen, John Uhri
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Typehammer is a podcast for writers looking to use technology to power their writing. Hosts Mike Hale, Eric Michalsen and John Uhri are three software techies who have a passion for writing. Each week, they cover recent news, interesting reads, the craft of writing, and the latest in tech tools and tips.
||CleanEpisode 72: And Then The Murders Began||In this episode we learn to write well with WriteWell, learn about writing “triangles”, and then the murders began.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 71: Sprinter||In this episode we look at famous writers’ most used words, cover how to record and edit audio, and write fast with Sprinter.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 70: Guest Host Lou Yuhasz||In this episode we’re joined by Lou Youhasz and put Eric in the hot seat as we critique the beginning of his novel The Prince of Pigeon Hill.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 69: Typora||In this episode we care for Stephen King (or at least his books), try to find good poetry, and look at using the Typora minimal markdown editor.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 68: Goals||In this episode we talk about our goals for 2017, rogue librarians, and note-taking app Bear.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 67: Airstory||In this episode we wrap up NaNoWriMo, check out a descriptive word generator, and take a look at Airstory.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 66: NaNoWriMo||In this episode we kick off NaNoWriMo, look at writing a novel with Evernote, and making a passive income with self-publishing.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 65: Omnibook Pro||In this episode we talk about a multi-million dollar Amazon scam, how to read more books, and using Omnibook Pro.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 64: Medium vs. Custom Websites For Publishing your Work||In this episode we cover character archetypes, hunting for books, Medium vs. custom site for publishing your work, and organizing your novel with Bibisco.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 63: Sorry Mr. Wonka||In this episode we discuss tiny goals, movie story structure, where to start your story and put Penflip up against Draftin.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 62: The Trouble with Women||In this episode we cover the “three buckets” approach to productive writing, a fantasy map generator, and the challenges of writing a female protagonist.||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 61: Plagiarism||In this episode we take a look at redefining your characters after you publish your story, how to find and avoid plagiarism, and creating interactive stories with TextureWriter.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 60: Inciting Incidents||This episode we take a look at inciting incidents, getting 100 rejections a year and using Sweek. Works in Progress [00:26] Eric is busy as a bee. He’s made a mistake and went to print out the full content of Prince of Pigeon Hill and printed it out i||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 59: Nothing Is Going To Be a Thing||In this episode we submit to our AI overlords, take a stand at our desks, and look at tying scenes together in the three-act structure.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 58: World Building||In this episode we learn why your book cover should be yellow, talk about world building, and play a few rounds of Write on Par.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 57: Scenes and Sequels||In this episode we look at Bill Gates and Tim Berners-Lee take on literature, focus our writing using the scenes and sequels technique and look at sharing and discovering stories with Tablo.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 56: Breaking Promises||In this episode we talk about the real costs of self-publishing, making and keeping promises and keeping busy with Writingstreak.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 55: Opening Lines||In this episode we look at an Amazon pay-per-page scam, procrastinate about procrastinating, watch yet another Hugo hijacking and and share some of our favorite pickup… I mean opening lines.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 54: Following the Want||In this episode we get rational about fiction, talk about the importance of structure, externalize the internal and look at using Novlr.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 53: Pump up the Conflicts||In this episode we talk about ground-breaking science fiction novels, ramping up the conflict in our stories, and sharing stories family stories with StoryWorth.||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun, entertaining and informative.
This show is rock solid. It's entertaining and fun. It's informative. If you're a writer, you need to listen to this show!
I just binged the whole series!
Entertaining, informative, and inspiring; I always found listening to this podcast a highlight of my morning. It's just a shame I now have to wait a week like everyone else.
Three coders walk into a Podcast
This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. Great reviews of writing tools and an a look into their writing processes. Your podcast encourages me to write! Thanks guys!