October 14, 2016
This week J. Scott Coatsworth (Moderator of Queer SciFi) and Angel Martinez (of Mischief Corner Books) join us to talk about the art that is the Flash Fiction contest, what they looked for as judges, and to announce the release of the contest’s anthology: Flight. As a bonus, SA “Longform” Collins shares what he learned as a competitor!
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J. Scott Coatsworth has been writing since 4th grade, when he won a University of Arizona writing contest for his first sci fi story (with illustrations!). He finished his first novel in his mid-twenties, but after seeing it rejected by ten publishers, he gave up on writing for a while.
Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member. Mark said to him “the only one stopping you from writing is you.”
Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories – some new, some started years before. After seeing his first sale, he’s embarking on a new trilogy. He also runs the Queer Sci Fi (http://www.queerscifi.com) site, a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction.
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Angel Martinez is the unlikely black sheep of an ivory tower, intellectual family. She has managed to make her way through life reasonably unscathed. Despite a wildly misspent youth, she snagged a degree in English Lit, married once and did it right the first time, (same husband for almost twenty-four years) gave birth to one amazing son, (now in college) and realized at some point that she could get paid for writing.
Published since 2006, Angel’s cynical heart cloaks a desperate romantic. You’ll find drama and humor given equal weight in her writing and don’t expect sad endings. Life is sad enough.
She currently lives in Delaware in a drinking town with a college problem and writes Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes.
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|It gives us great pleasure to announce J. Scott Coatsworth as the guest on episode 007: Describe Yourself In One Word: “Ooooh…”!
Join us as we talk with Scott about writing Science Fiction and building communities.
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On deck this ep-
Just completed recording our 3M/Musketeers podcast with a very warm and engaging author – Brandon Witt.
I muse over my thoughts after coming out of that recording session with:
1) Fear of the mic
2) Author realities vs. imagination in our works
3) Reviews (the bane of every author- a necessary evil)
4) Struggles with World Building as an author
5) Gay men’s realities and fiction writing about us
6) Dark Themes in Gay Fiction
7) The tone and voice our podcast is finding one ep to the next
Mental musings from the meandering mind of SA “Baz” Collins.
In this week’s mental musings (after we’ve recorded our FIRST guest author podcast!!)-
1) Episode thoughts with guest author – Brad Vance
2) The referendum in Ireland (wrap up and thoughts)
3) Audioblogging vs written blogs
4) Writing in general (periods of no writing)
5) The business side of writing
6) Successful writing
7) Influences (John Rechy and Gordon Merrick)
8) Alone in a sea of support
9) My semi-autobiography (pits and pratfalls) Boyhood of a Contrarian Nature
10) Outlier (the advantage of being so)
So each week the hosts will be posting their thoughts regarding the recently posted episode. I’ve posted mine now and welcome any listener of ours to take a listen to hear the takeaways from the show and whatever else is going on at the moment that we’re pondering.
Words and Errata – The Vocal Edition – Ep001
Episode 001 – All for Fun, and Fun for All
May 15, 2015
- Meet the hosts – SA (Baz) Collins, Jayne Lockwood, and Vance Bastian
- Why we do what we do, and what we hope to explore with this podcast
- Pen names – three authors, three reasons
- What We’re Reading
- Suffering Spouses
- Closing & bloopers
The 3 M/Musketeers is a collaborative podcast. We invite authors and readers to get in on the conversation. We’ll be covering the business of writing, including the fun and foibles of putting work out into the world and discovering and enjoying it.
Authors – How do you do what you do? Care to share a shameless self-plug? Want to debate current topics, or points in past episodes?
Readers – Do you feel passionate enough to present a reader’s position? Do you want to tell us what you’re looking for in the next great read?
We want to hear all of your voices. Join this forum of exchange. Click on our Contact link and send us your information so we can work you into the mix!