Too Many Words

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Mark Oshiro of the Mark Does Stuff Community joins Jayme this week. They talk about his YA debut ANGER IS A GIFT, dreams coming true, and Mark's current work in progress. Mark and Jayme talk about their anxiety disorders and how important it is to have characters to relate to and to learn from. 
Max Gladstone is the author of the Craft Sequence series, several short stories and has been nominated twice for the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award.  His most recent project is the globetrotting urban fantasy serial BOOKBURNERS, available in ebook and audio from Serial Box, and in print from…
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…
L.E. Sterling is the author of The True Born Trilogy. She is on talking about the most recent installment TRUE STORM and her path to telling a story about identical twins. Jayme and L.E. discuss world building, finding the right story and the point of view to narrate it. L.E. shares her early inspi…
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 re…
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…
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 revi…
Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of twenty novels with more on the way. Lauren and Jayme talk about her new release ZOMBIE ABBEY. Lauren gets into the joy of combining the early 1900s with zombies and glamour with gore. She also speaks about writing humor and following character archetypes. 
Erica Cameron is on the show talking The Ryogan Chronicles. Erica and Jayme climb inside the challenges of world-building, 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 publi…
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. 
Cole Gibsen writes young adult and new adult fiction and is the author of eight books. Cole is on the show talking about the first installment of her exciting new YA vampire series RISEN. Cole talks about the inspirations that led to the series and how her vampires are different. Cole shares how th…
Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. She is both a traditionally published author and an independently published author. Monica writes new adult, young adult, and con…
Lydia Kang is the author of eight books. She writes young adult fiction, adult fiction and non-fiction, and poetry. Jayme and Lydia talk her recent release, The November Girl, building characters, and putting in the work. Lydia and Jayme also dive deep into handling big revisions and their writing …
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 t…
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling writer of Star Wars: PHASMA, Servants of the Storm, the HIT series, Wake of Vultures and the Shadow series (as Lila Bowen), and many others. She has written a variety of short stories and comics. Delilah is on the show talking her books and comics…
YA author and literary agent, Eric Smith, is on the show this week. Eric talks a love of old-timey things, his writing journey, and forthcoming YA novel THE GIRL AND THE GROVE.  Eric also shares some pretty sweet book recommendations. Find out more about Eric on http://ericsmithrocks.com/  
This week Jayme talks about dealing with curve balls and gives real life examples of building a story from a character's toolbox. She get's into all the unknown variables life has to offer and how the best themes in stores are the organic ones. 
Jayme has been hiding in her office mostly writing since the year started. It was her plan to start the year this way. She is kicking off Too Many Words for 2018 on her own before a very full schedule of exciting guests takes hold of the show.  Jayme talk books! She shares her thoughts on The Kr…
The show closes out 2017 with author, Myke Cole. Myke is the author of the Shadow Ops Series and forth-coming The Armored Saint and a nonfiction history book Legion vs. Phalanx. Myke and Jayme talk New Year's resolutions, the important role tabletop games have in the creative process, his recent re…
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.   
Jason Sizemore and Jayme talk about the strangeness that is working from home, the importance of having an animal companion, and what's in store for Apex Publications. Jason is a three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, writer, and publisher who operates the science fiction, fantasy, and horror pres…
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. 
Fran Wilde is on the show talking world building, switching narrative voice, and her Bone Universe. Her novels and short stories have been nominated for two Nebula awards and a Hugo, and include her Andre Norton- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft (Tor 2015), its sequels, Cloudbound (20…
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 progres…
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 thou…
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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 17th, 2016
Latest Episode
May 21st, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
80
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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