Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Video Game Writing with author/game writer J.S. Dewes. During the episode, Jenny explores the ins and outs of game writing: video games as a storytelling medium, writing novels vs. games, what can make video game stories memorable, working on a development team, the importance of characters, choice and gameplay for player immersion and more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 45: J.S. Dewes talks Rubicon, Military Sci-Fi, Fan Fiction & More
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with sci-fi author J.S. Dewes about her new book Rubicon, its inspirations and how it (almost) broke her, The Divide series, military science fiction, films and screenwriting, fan fiction, video games, her evolving writing process and much more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 44: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction with Chuck Wendig (Mini-Masterclass)
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Post-Apocalyptic Fiction with author Chuck Wendig. During the episode, Chuck digs into some fundamentals of the genre: what attracts people to apocalyptic narratives, how writers can tap into larger societal fears (like AI and nuclear war), fungi and fungal pandemics, the importance of hope in dire circumstances, creating believable characters in apocalyptic scenarios and more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 43: Chuck Wendig talks Wayward, Hallucinations, Horror & More
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with bestselling author Chuck Wending about his book Wanderers and its new sequel Wayward, his evolving writing process, his love of horror and writing in different genres, forging meaningful friendships in the writing community, being kind to yourself, hallucinations, fungi, parenting and much more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 42: Writing Beginnings with Chelsea Abdullah (Mini-Masterclass)
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Writing Beginnings with author Chelsea Abdullah. During the episode, Chelsea shares her takes on the intricacies of openings: why beginnings are so important (for both readers and agents/editors), balancing character and worldbuilding in an opening chapter, the pros and cons of prologues, kick-ass first lines, writing beginnings for multiple POV characters and more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 41: Chelsea Abdullah talks The Stardust Thief, Folklore, Discovery Writing & More
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with author Chelsea Abdullah about how she got into writing, her debut novel The Stardust Thief, folklore inspirations and 1001 Nights, discovery writing and (not) planning things, writing The Ashfire King on contract, reverse outlining and much more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 40: Audiobook Narration with Travis Baldree (Mini-Masterclass)
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Audiobook Narration with author/narrator Travis Baldree. During the episode, Travis lays out everything there is to know (and hear) about narration: the appeal of narrating and listening to books, the exploding popularity of audiobooks, narrating Will Wight’s Cradle series, his recording equipment and preparation process, what it’s like working with authors, costs and methods for hiring a narrator and more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 38: Discovery Writing with H.M. Long (Mini-Masterclass)
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass with author H.M. Long, where she explores the process of discovery writing. During the episode, Hannah explains the concept of discovery writing, how it became her go-to writing approach, the benefits of discovery writing for workflow, plot and worldbuilding, spontaneity in storytelling, editing while drafting, potential challenges and more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 37: H.M. Long talks Barrow of Winter, Dark Water Daughter, Writing as Therapy & More
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with author H.M. Long about her origins in SFF and reading, why she started writing, the many books she wrote before getting published, the origins of Hall of Smoke, how she expanded that book into a series, her new books Barrow of Winter and Dark Water Daughter, plus pirates, salamanders and much more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 36: Being a Debut Author with M.J. Kuhn (Mini-Masterclass)
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn for the very first SFF Addicts mini-masterclass, where M.J. lays out the good, bad and ugly of being a debut author. During the episode, she delves into the many books she wrote before getting published, why she chose traditional publishing, querying agents and putting books on submission, working with editors and cover designers, the difficult road to book two, marketing, challenges, bright moments and more.
Ryan Cahill: ‘Of Blood and Fire’ Special Edition Live Signing (with Adrian M. Gibson & M.J. Kuhn)
Join fantasy author Ryan Cahill for a live signing of The Broken Binding’s special editions for Of Blood and Fire, featuring our very own Adrian M. Gibson & M.J. Kuhn (of SFF Addicts) as special guests. Grab a drink or a dragon and hang out with us!
SFF Addicts Ep. 35: M.J. Kuhn talks Among Thieves, Video Games, Redwall & More
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and his new co-host M.J. Kuhn as they chat about M.J.’s writing career: how she got into writing fiction, her debut novel Among Thieves, Brian Jacques’ Redwall series, Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed and video game inspirations, character-driven narratives, morally grey characters, writing multiple POVs and more.