The Morning Bell

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Merry Christmas - our present to you is an interview with the publishing team at Australian sci-fi and fantasy magazine Aurealis.   This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore.   If you like the podcast, follow us on Tw
Morning Bell and Speculate favourite (and bestselling author) Jay Kristoff joins Joel and Ian to talk Joker, Val Kilmer and the life of a modern jobbing author. Media mentioned: Joker, Batman, The King, Lord of the Rings. This podcast was rec
Will Kostakis is back to discuss the heady topics of worthiness in genre and YA fiction as well as the pressure the industry places on authors to produce work at breakneck speed. Media discussed: Star Wars, Fleabag, Jurassic Park and Noggin by
Joel and Deanne talk to international YA bestseller Astrid Scholte about moving on to another project and dealing with audience expectation. Media discussed: The Office, reality TV shows and grim/dark media This podcast was recorded live at t
Joel and Ian talk to podcast favorite Alison Goodman to discuss horror movies, Terminator 2 and for the main topic - a writer’s perspective on Avengers: Endgame. Media Mentioned: Scream, Terminator 2, Unbelievable, Avengers: Endgame This podc
Children's author and pigeon enthusiast Andrew McDonald joins Joel and Luke to discuss the endings in TV shows and the state of children's literature today - reader attentions, skimming culture and more.  Media discussed: The Americans, Rebecc
Lecturer/musician/podcaster/broadcaster/very talented guy Dan Golding joins the podcast to discuss media critique and its changing face with the internet and social media. Media discussed: The Last Jedi, CDs, Killing Eve   This podcast was
Hey everyone, Joel's back. He's with Luke and spec fic author Katya de Becerra to talk about the journey of finding your way as an author. Media discussed: The Last Czars, The Americans, and more. This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswi
Elizabeth Flux once again joins The Morning Bell as she talks to Ian and Deanne about connecting with a writing community. Media discussed: Stranger Things season 3   This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore. If you
Middle-grade and YA author Chissie Perry chats to Luke and Ian about the changing face of children's fiction Media Discussed: Fuller House, Big Little Lies. This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore. If you like the po
Liam Esler joins the team to talk about innovation in gaming and beyond. Fresh from E3 in Los Angeles, Liam guides the team through some of the innovative storytelling techniques across the years in gaming, from text adventures to today’s moder
Co-hosts Luke and Deanne join Ian for a chat about what makes a great sequel and series. From Disney to Dark Souls, there’s so much to go over as the team canvas what success in sequels looks like across a variety of mediums. This podcast was
Melanie Joosten joins us as Ian Laking takes on co-hosting duties with special co-host Deanne Sheldon-Collins. This episode focuses on balance and the challenges writers face with family, life, and the urge to produce new work. Media Mentioned
Rose Michael is back and so is special co-host Deanne Sheldon-Collins. The pair talk with Joel about clash and conversation that literary writers have with spec fic.  The recording quality is not up to the usual standard, but the conversation
Podcast favourite Earl Livings talks to Joel and Luke about the anxiety of the writing process and persisting past the first draft. Mentioned: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, Love, Death & Robots. This podcast was recorded live at the Brun
YA author Rachael Craw joins Joel and Ian to discuss moving from one writing project to the next, overcoming fears and working in a new world. Mentioned: Supernova Expo, Invisibly Breathing by Eileen Merriman, At the Mountains of Madness by H.
Fresh from another successful Speculate, Joel and Luke talk to Katherine Collette about the highs and lows of first drafts. Also discussed: Toastmasters, Conan and King of Kong. This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore.
J. P. Pomare returns to the podcast to discuss improving as a writer and how to recognise improvement. Speculate is this weekend. If you want last minute tickets, get them here.  This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstor
 The podcast crew return for the first episode of 2019. They discuss The Office, Crime and Punishment, submitting to publishers and the beginning and endings of literature and film. Speculate is coming up soon (March 15-16, to be exact). Find
Earl Livings returns to the podcast to chat about award-winning spec-fic and metaphor in writing.  Find out more about Speculate here This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore. If you like the podcast, follow us on Twi
Joel and Ian speak to Deanne Sheldon-Collins, program officer for Writers Victoria, about the realities of publishing spec-fic in Australia.  Find out more about Speculate here This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore.
Joel and Ian talk to the indefatigable Nic Brasch about the working life of a writer.  Find out more about Speculate here This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore. If you like the podcast, follow us on Twitter and giv
In the final round of interviews from the Somerset Celebration of Literature, Joel and Ian chat to Kate O'Donnell and R. A. Spratt.  Find out more about Speculate here If you like the podcast, follow us on Twitter and give us a nice review on
Joel and Luke talk to RMIT lecturer and author of The Art of Navigation, Rose Michael, and ask the question: what is literary spec fic? Also discussed: Mission Impossible, LoTR, Russian film and more.  Find out more about Speculate here This
Joel and Ian finally return to the Brunswick Street Bookstore to chat with author and illustrator Rebecca Lim about myth in children's literature. Find out more about Speculate here This podcast was recorded live at the Brunswick Street Books
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