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Most Writers Are Fans: A Support Group and Idea Workshop for Independent Creatives

Most Writers Are Fans: A Support Group and Idea Workshop for Independent Creatives

By Terry Bartley

Join host, Terry Bartley, as he talks to writers, songwriters, and game designers about what got them interested in storytelling, the successes and struggles of being an indie creative, and their thoughts of mainstream writing tropes.
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3.1 Sharon Skinner and Process

Most Writers Are Fans: A Support Group and Idea Workshop for Independent CreativesFeb 17, 2023

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4.6 Springfield Poets and Writers and Community

4.6 Springfield Poets and Writers and Community

Most Writers Are Fans is Live! This summer host Terry Bartley went on tour across the country to record the fourth season live at a series of coffee shops and bookstores. In this episode, members of Springfield Poets and Writers talked to me at Stella Coffee and Tea in Springfield, IL. I spoke with Théa Chesley, James Bockmier, and Mike Shepherd about what got them into writing and the importance of finding a writing community.


Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers Are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey by Terry Bartley is now available for hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@starlightkingpress.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Oct 25, 202353:24
4.5 Wynter Storm and Writing in Different Mediums

4.5 Wynter Storm and Writing in Different Mediums

Most Writers Are Fans is Live! This summer host Terry Bartley went on tour across the country to record the fourth season live at a series of coffee shops and bookstores. In this episode, Poet Wynter Storm talked to me in Under the Umbrella in Salt Lake City, Utah. We talked about how they have made a living as a poet and what it is like to write in different mediums, such as poetry, fiction, and speechwriting.


Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers Are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey by Terry Bartley is now available for hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@starlightkingpress.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Oct 18, 202354:23
4.4 Branden Lyesmith and Destiny

4.4 Branden Lyesmith and Destiny

Most Writers Are Fans is Live! This summer host Terry Bartley went on tour across the country to record the fourth season live at a series of coffee shops and bookstores. In this episode, Tarot Card Reader, Branden Lyesmith, talked to me in The Open Book in Santa Clarita, CA. We talked what got him into divination and the idea of destiny and magic in fiction vs. real life.

Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers Are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey by Terry Bartley is now available for hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@starlightkingpress.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Oct 11, 202359:48
4.3 Chris Clarkson and Writing Queer Characters

4.3 Chris Clarkson and Writing Queer Characters

Most Writers Are Fans is Live! This summer host Terry Bartley went on tour across the country to record the fourth season live at a series of coffee shops and bookstores. In this episode, young adult and children's author, Chris Clarkson talked to me in Miel Brewery and Taproom in New Orleans, with hosting bookstore, Tubby and Coos Traveling Book Shop. We talked about his debut novel, That Summer Night on Frenchman Street. We also traded stories about writing queer characters as a queer person.

Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers Are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey by Terry Bartley is now available for hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@starlightkingpress.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Oct 03, 202335:33
4.2 Anglea (Trigg) Quarles and Getting Your Book Into Bookstores

4.2 Anglea (Trigg) Quarles and Getting Your Book Into Bookstores

Most Writers Are Fans is Live! This summer host Terry Bartley went on tour across the country to record the fourth season live at a series of coffee shops and bookstores. In this episode, romance author and bookstore owner, Angela (Trigg) Quarles talked to me in her show, The Haunted Book Shop in Mobile, AL. We talked about what it's like being an author and a bookstore owner, as well as how indie authors should go about getting their books into bookstores.

Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers Are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey by Terry Bartley is now available for hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@starlightkingpress.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Sep 26, 202342:53
4.1 Kirsha Fox Live in Orlando!

4.1 Kirsha Fox Live in Orlando!

Most Writers Are Fans is Live! This summer host Terry Bartley went on tour across the country to record the fourth season live at a series of coffee shops and bookstores. First up is fantasy writer Kirsha Fox at Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar in Orlando, Florida. We talked about the second book in her Son of Deception series, The Whiteleaf Child.


Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers Are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey by Terry Bartley is now available for hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@starlightkingpress.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Sep 19, 202338:01
3.6 Marly Hazen Ynigues and Figurative Language

3.6 Marly Hazen Ynigues and Figurative Language

Host Terry Bartley is joined by children's author, Marly Hazen Ynigues, to talk about her debut book, Christmas Eve in the Mountain State. We also discussed incorporating sound and figurative language into our work, as well as how the political climate of West Virginia has influenced both of our writings. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers Are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey by Terry Bartley is now available for hardcovereBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@starlightkingpress.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Sep 05, 202346:32
3.5 Sam J Miller and Research

3.5 Sam J Miller and Research

Host Terry Bartley is joined by horror, fantasy and sci-fi writer, Sam J Miller, to talk about his latest books, Boys, Beasts and Men, and Kid Wolf and Kraken Boy. We also discussed our experiences with research for writing. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Tyranny of the Fey is now available for hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Aug 29, 202346:31
3.4 London Blu and Dark Fiction
Mar 10, 202350:38
3.3 Conner Rush and Multi-Tasking

3.3 Conner Rush and Multi-Tasking

Host Terry Bartley is joined by Fyre Games director Conner Rush to talk about his games Summerland and We Never Left. We also discussed doing lots of different creative things at the same time. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Pre-order my book of short stories, Tyranny of the Fey. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Mar 03, 202346:17
3.2 Marielle Kraft and Taylor Swift Syndrome

3.2 Marielle Kraft and Taylor Swift Syndrome

Host Terry Bartley is joined by singer/songwriter Marielle Kraft to talk about her music, including her single "I Kissed a Boy." We also discussed the Taylor Swift-style balancing act of including enough of yourself in your art to make it authentic while keeping some stuff for yourself. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Pre-order my book of short stories, Tyranny of the Fey. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Feb 24, 202349:26
3.1 Sharon Skinner and Process

3.1 Sharon Skinner and Process

Welcome to season 3 of "Most Writers Are Fans!" Host Terry Bartley is joined by author and book coach Sharon Skinner to talk about her latest book, Lostuns Found. We also discussed many of her other books and writing process. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano

Feb 17, 202350:43
2.8 Jeanette Watts and Romanticism Adaptations

2.8 Jeanette Watts and Romanticism Adaptations

In the season 2 finale of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by historical fiction writer Jeanette Watts to talk about her latest book, My Dearest Miss Fairfax. We also discussed modern adaptations of Jane Austen and other shows set in the Romanticism period. Things discussed in this episode: Clueless, Fire Island, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Dickinson, Bridgerton, Louisa May Alcott. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe, Piano track by sing2piano


Dec 16, 202250:55
2.7 AJ Elmore and Urban Fantasy

2.7 AJ Elmore and Urban Fantasy

In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by urban fantasy writer AJ Elmore to talk about her new book, The Murder Meets At Dusk. We also discussed urban fantasy and the idea of genres generally. Things discussed in this episode: The Dresden Files, Constantine. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Dec 09, 202247:24
2.6 John Willems and Character vs. Plot

2.6 John Willems and Character vs. Plot

In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by sci-fi writer John Willems to talk about his debut book, Beer Run. We also discussed character-driven narrative vs. story driven. Things discussed in this episode: Harry Potter, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe


Dec 02, 202246:28
REBROADCAST - Cody Walker and DCEU

REBROADCAST - Cody Walker and DCEU

Rebroadcast - Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm rebroadcasting an interview from last season with Cody Walker. Make sure you check out his Kickstarter for his upcoming book, Patchwork.


In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by multi-talented writer Cody Walker to discuss his upcoming novel, Patchwork, and his background as a writer and teacher. We also talked about the insanity of the Discovery Warner Brothers merger and the plans to find a "Kevin Feige-like" helmsman. Things mentioned in the episode: DC Comics, Batman v. Superman, DC League of Super-Pets, Justice League, Watchman, MCU, Scream, The Birthday Boys, Disney Plus, Birds of Prey. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe


Nov 25, 202201:06:12
2.5 Amanda Ross and Horror

2.5 Amanda Ross and Horror

In the fifth episode of season 2 of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by dark fantasy writer Amanda Ross to talk about her new book, In the House of Transcendence. We also discussed what makes good horror and also a bit of a side conversation about writing queer characters. Things mentioned in the episode: Hereditary, Jordan Peele, Nightmare on Elm Street, Midsommar, Evil Dead, Barbarian, Nana by Brenden Massey, X, Year of the Witching, Julie and the Phantoms, Ghosts. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Nov 18, 202243:47
2.4 Sub-Radio and Representation
Nov 11, 202250:41
2.3 AJ Smith and Writing to the Moment

2.3 AJ Smith and Writing to the Moment

In the third episode of season 2 of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by AJ Smith, a solo musician, to talk about his music including his latest single, Drama. We also discussed the idea of writing to the moment and making your work culturally relevant. Things mentioned in the episode: Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn, Oathbringer, Ryan Tedder, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, NYU. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Nov 04, 202252:10
2.2 Lonely Hero Games and Write What You Know

2.2 Lonely Hero Games and Write What You Know

In the second episode of season 2 of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by Jared Kaplan and Chris Kincaid from Lonely Hero Games to discuss their games Hungry for Humans and Bank Heist. We also discussed the idea of write what you know. Things mentioned in the episode: Dungeons and Dragons, Lords of Waterdeep. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Oct 28, 202252:58
2.1 Tarin Santos and Royalty

2.1 Tarin Santos and Royalty

In the season 2 premiere of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by fellow light fantasy writer Tarin Santos to discuss her fantasy first book, Dagger Eyes. We also discussed the concept of royalty in fiction. Things mentioned in the episode: The Princess Diaries, Frozen, E. D. Baker, Wide-Awake Princess Series, Deltora Quest, Red, White and Royal Blue, The Prince and Me, Sofia the First, The Crown. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe


Oct 21, 202258:50
1.8 Andrea Fink and The Strong Female Character

1.8 Andrea Fink and The Strong Female Character

In the season 1 finale of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by fellow fantasy writer Andrea Fink to discuss her fantasy trilogy, Mask, Mist and Wave. We also discussed the idea of the strong female character and how it has improved through the years. Things mentioned in the episode: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games, Frozen, Encanto, Game of Thrones, Moana, Raya and the Last Dragon, Tangled. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Sep 02, 202247:32
1.7 Cara Buckley and Religion in Pop Culture

1.7 Cara Buckley and Religion in Pop Culture

In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by movie review and dystopian writer Cara Buckley to discuss her upcoming novel, and her movie review website, Hollywood Jesus. We also briefly talked about religious allegory until it went off the rails and we had a great conversation about Christianity in American society. Things mentioned in the episode: Superman, Man of Steel, Justice League, Star Wars, Narnia, Turning Red. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Aug 26, 202247:01
1.6 Cody Walker and the DCEU

1.6 Cody Walker and the DCEU

In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by multi-talented writer Cody Walker to discuss his upcoming novel, Patchwork, and his background as a writer and teacher. We also talked about the insanity of the Discovery Warner Brothers merger and the plans to find a "Kevin Feige-like" helmsman. Things mentioned in the episode: DC Comics, Batman v. Superman, DC League of Super-Pets, Justice League, Watchman, MCU, Scream, The Birthday Boys, Disney Plus, Birds of Prey. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Aug 19, 202201:10:53
1.5 Anthony DeMinico and Player Choice

1.5 Anthony DeMinico and Player Choice

In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by game designer Anthony DeMinico AKA LibrariaNPC to discuss his most recent game, GhastBashers, and how he got into game design in the first place. We also talked about how to think about player choice when building tabletop games and the struggles of being an indie writer. Things mentioned in the episode: Ghostbusters, The Centurions, Dungeons and Dragons, Reboot, HBO Max, TBS, TNT, Chad, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Super Sentai. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Aug 12, 202201:01:40
1.4 The 95s and Music in Movies

1.4 The 95s and Music in Movies

In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by Matt Zoeter, the lead singer of The 95s, to discuss his experience as a songwriter and the origin of his band. We also talked about why music is so important in TV shows and movies. Things mentioned in the episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, Elvis, Titanic, Sub-Radio, "Better When I'm Dancing," by Meghan Trainor, The Hunger Games, James Bond, Interstellar. Vote for The 95s to pay at the Hollywood Bowl: https://theopenact.com/2022/the-95-39-s Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe

Aug 05, 202243:09
1.3 Kirsha Fox and Mary Sues

1.3 Kirsha Fox and Mary Sues

In the third episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by fantasy writer, Kirsha Fox, to discuss her upcoming book, "Son of Deception." We also talked about the concept of The Mary Sue.

Things mentioned in the episode:

Star Wars

Superman

Dungeons and Dragons

Stranger Things

Smallville

Into the Woods

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Jul 29, 202242:14
1.2 Chase Henderson and World Building

1.2 Chase Henderson and World Building

In second episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by writer and game designer, Chase Henderson, to discuss his writing projects and the concept of World Building.

Things mentioned in the episode:

Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta

So I'm a Spider, So What?

Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey

Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Kitamura's Berserk

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Disco Elysium

Netflix's Arcane

Pixar's Luca

Good Girls

Friends at the Table

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Jul 22, 202201:06:23
1.1 - Writing and Character

1.1 - Writing and Character

In this debut episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley discusses his personal writing journey. He also talks about his project to write 100 fantasy stories in a year and how that has led to interesting world building.

Jul 15, 202236:42
Most Writers are Fans - Coming This July

Most Writers are Fans - Coming This July

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Jun 16, 202200:53