Too Many Words Podcast

Too Many Words

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YA author, Jaime Questell talks her new release BY A CHARM AND A CURSE, the lure of carnivals, and telling a story with two first-person perspectives. Jayme and Jaime discover that both of them share an obsession with the hidden mall employees only corridors, a love for My Chemical Romance, and a talent for listening to one song over and over again.  
Erica Cameron is on the show talking The Ryogan Chronicles. Erica and Jayme climb inside the challenges of worldbuilding, from environmental to history to how the character interacts with the setting. They also speak to what it's like to gradually build a writing career and how every path to publishing is different. 
Julie Anderson is on the show! Julie is the founder of Feminine Collective and author of the column, Pursuit of Perfection. Julie talks about the journey which led to starting Feminine Collective, her world travels, the meaning of memories, and motherhood. Before Julie comes on, Jayme talks about how she's frustrating herself with stubbornness and her plans for the Ruby books. 
Jayme brings D. Jacob Ryals back on the show to talk about Captain America Civil War. There are long tangents about Spiderman, Summer movies, character likenesses, and Telltale Games. This is a spiraling episode of fandom fun. 
Oli Jacobs is back on the show. He is the author of Kirk Sandblaster, a  sci-fi comedy series and horror short story collection, Filmic Cuts. Between jokes, iced-bun recipes and some mild choking, Oli and Jayme get into some serious plot and character talk, some of the time while dissecting popular tv shows.
Cari Luna is the author of THE REVOLUTION OF EVERY DAY which won the Oregon Book Award for Fiction. She gets into how she writes a novel without an outline and why promising herself no one will see the first draft is essential. Cari and Jayme also get into the learning experience of building a revision process and their shared love of birds.
Jerry Gordon talks about his debut novel BREAKING THE WORLD and what it was like writing an apocalyptic thriller that takes place during the fifty-one day standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidian Church. Jerry and Jayme explore the lure of the apocalypse and what our brains do while they receive stories. Jerry shares about his writing process and the books that have inspired him.    
Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of MORE HAPPY THAN NOT. He is on the show talking about his brand new release HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME. Adam gets into the journey of creating it, hurtles he had to get through, and upcoming tour dates. Before Adam comes on, Jayme talks 2017 and Apex Publication's recent anthology, UPSIDE DOWN. This episode is sponsored by Turn The Page Editing and LuLaRoe Rebecca Clark VIP
Katherine Locke is the author of the 2018 Sydney Taylor Award-winning THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON and contemporary romance series, DISTRICT BALLET COMPANY. Katherine and Jayme dive deep into talk about revisions, outlining, bullet journals, and listening to your process. 
Margaret Rogerson, New York Times bestselling author of AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS is on the show talking the weight of midpoints, magical forests, the history of forks, and her stunning debut novel and forthcoming project.   
Heather Mason is on the show! Heather talks about writing for Geek and Sundry, Blastr's Fangrrls, Smart Girls, and The TV Sisters. She and Jayme talk about the importance of a positive media presence, X-Files, and how binge-watching certain shows on Netflix alters our perspective of reality. Zombies. Spies. And, Gilmore Girl wit. Before Heather comes on, Jayme rants about disrespectful drivers, choosing soundtracks and answers some questions about Elliot. 
Amelia Emberwing of The Geekly Planet is on the show talking comics, DC and Marvel cinematic universes, her top five superheroes, and what she's reading. This episode is Sponsor by Melissa Flicks Author Services. 
Jason Heller is an author, journalist, bassist, and Hugo-winning editor. Jason and Jayme have a great time talking outlines, the future of post-apocalyptic fiction, tricks writers play on themselves, and his forthcoming book "Strange Stars." Before Jason comes on, Jayme shares her NanoWriMo progress, books she's reading, and updates about the show. This episode features the song "Corpse Candle" by Weathered Statues. Support the show on!   
JY Yang is the author of the Tensorate novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Red Threads of Fortune, The Black Tides of Heaven and two more slated for 2018). They live in Singapore and identify as queer and non-binary. Find them online at, or on Twitter: @halleluyang.  JY Yang and Jayme talk the difference in writing short stories, novellas, and novels. JY talks about their recently released novellas The Red Threads of Fortune and The Black Tides of Heaven and the magic system inside the Tensorate universe.  
Jayme and best-selling author, advocate, and social media consultant, Rachel Thompson, talk about her incredible journey from corporate America, to a social media business owner of 'Bad RedHead Media' and author, to an advocate and director of Booktrope's Gravity imprint. *This Episodes includes adult language. 
Antony Johnston is on the show! He talks about his longtime running comic book series 'Wasteland' and about his graphic novel 'The Coldest City' that has been adapted into a film starring Charlize Theron and is set to release in August 2017. Antony goes into process, allowing room for ideas to take form, trusting in the world he built, and what is was like writing such a long comic series. 
Jayme mixes it up for the busy month of December with a different type of episode. Jayme reviews Kevin Hearne's A Plague of Giants and Chuck Wendig's Damn Fine Story. She speaks to holiday memories, drafting, and anxiety. 
Pop Culture journalist and host of Obsessed Right Now, Heather Mason joins Jayme this week.They talk about Heather's six weeks on the road, changes in weather, and the pressure to binge-watch Stranger Things 2. Before Heather comes on Jayme gets into the twisty world of her writing process and thoughts for those participating in NanoWriMo. The weekly book recommendation of the week is "All The Crooked Saints" by Maggie Stiefvater. 
Ken Liu's short stories have won Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards. He is the author of The Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series (The Grace of Kings(2015), The Wall of Storms (2016), and a forthcoming third volume) and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016), a collection. He also wrote the Star Wars novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017). Ken and Jayme discuss his inventions for the Dandelion Dynasty and how he decided which ones would work for his books. Ken talks about how virtual reality is a great new tool for writers and how he came to writing short stories and how each one is different.   
H.M. Jones and Jayme talk about this impending summers and naughty dogs, being the weird parent, not sleeping, and a medieval rendezvous. They also talk about how gender equality has a long way to go and the importance of connecting with others. H.M. Jones announces the new home for her novel, Monochrome! 
Maxximillian Dafoe is back on the show! She talks about her new serial podcast, Mollyville based off her dystopian novel. Maxximillian and Jayme talk obscure movie references, worrying about podcast editing in the afterlife, what a Floor Seat Heater is, and why Jayme won't cut her hair. This episode is sponsored by LulaRoe Rebecca Clark VIP
Alesha Escobar is on the show talking writing, motherhood, and how she juggles the both. She is the author of The Gray Tower Trilogy as well as the co-founder of Creative Alchemy Inc. and is also responsible for many awesome short stories. Before Alesha comes on, Jayme talks about Nanowrimo and offers some unsolicited advice. This Episode is sponsored by Melissa Flick's Author Services and LuLaRoe Rebecca Clark VIP 
Jason Heller is on the show. Jason is an author, writer, and musician. He talks his forthcoming book STRANGE STARS, his many projects, passions, and take on how to use the negative parts of ourselves and wield them in our favor. This episode is sponsored by Melissa Flick's Author Services and LuLaRoe Rebecca Clark VIP
Charlie Hoover also known as The Geek Questioner is on the show talking all about Dungeons and Dragons. Charlie and Jayme talk about running campaigns, playing problem characters, and the forgotten yet fantastic world of Planescape. This episode is sponsored by Melissa Flick's Author Services.
H.M. Jones is back on the show! We talk her three upcoming releases, writing, and Halloween costumes. We get into The Walking Dead and Stranger Things. This episode is sponsored by Melissa Flick's Author Services. 
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Mar 17th, 2016
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May 21st, 2018
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