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The Indy Author Podcast

Matty Dalrymple (DAL-rim-ple) podcasts, writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage as The Indy Author. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors, and her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Matty is also the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts, including CLOSE THESE EYES. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.
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Now displaying: June, 2023
Jun 27, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Richie Narvaez about

STRETCHING YOUR WRITING MUSCLES WITH SHORT FICTION, including using a short whodunit as a way of learning story structure and the basics of character conflict; the importance of being a reader in your genre to be aware of trends and tropes; the value of sketching out your story idea in advance; how a short story is like a cocktail party; using short fiction and free writing as a way to get out of your own way and unleash your creativity; and the importance of just writing the damn thing.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP192 

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Richie Narvaez has had more than 70 short stories published in magazines and anthologies such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mystery Tribune, Shotgun Honey, Tiny Crimes, and the Mississippi Review. He is the author of two novels, the urban thriller HIPSTER DEATH RATTLE and the YA whodunnit HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, which won an Agatha Award and an Anthony Award. He has two collections of short stories out, ROACHKILLER AND OTHER STORIES and NOIRYORICAN.

Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. Matty also writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage, and shares what she’s learned on THE INDY AUTHOR PODCAST. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors; her articles have appeared in "Writer’s Digest" magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Jun 20, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Doug Dorst about RUNNING AT THE CREATIVE RISK, using the book he co-authored with J.J. Abrams, S., as an example. We discuss the power of thinking you have no chance, sacrificing verisimilitude for the reading experience, how having a creative safety net lets you run straight at the risk, the joy of creating a tactile experience, the importance of not turning away from what's strange or complicated, lo-fi options for creating your own outside-the-box book, and the freedom of creating without expectations.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP191 

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Doug Dorst is the author of the best-selling novel S., a collaboration with filmmaker JJ Abrams, which was published by Mulholland Books in 2013. His other works include the novel ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS, the story collection THE SURF GURU, and the play MONSTER IN THE DARK, created in collaboration with foolsFURY Theater of San Francisco. He was also a staff writer on the Amazon show Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING. He directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. Matty also writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage, and shares what she’s learned on THE INDY AUTHOR PODCAST. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors; her articles have appeared in "Writer’s Digest" magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Jun 13, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Cliff Beach about WHAT WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM THE MUSIC WORLD, including achieving a transference of feeling with our readers, maintaining a creative hunger, deciding whether you want to be hot or achieve a slow boil, balancing creativity and a business mindset, not waiting for someone to greenlight your idea, and the power of being interested, not just interesting.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP190 

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Author and musician Cliff Beach is the host of the Deeper Grooves Podcast and Deeper Grooves on 885 FM. He is the winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize, two World Songwriting Awards, four Global Music Awards, and a California Music Video & Film Award, and has been nominated for many more. His music has been featured on The CW, HBO MAX, and in a BMW spot, and his single “Confident” was featured on Spotify All Funked Up and Funk Drive playlists.

Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. Matty also writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage, and shares what she’s learned on THE INDY AUTHOR PODCAST. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors; her articles have appeared in "Writer’s Digest" magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Jun 6, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Amy Peele about USING “GLIMMERS AND WHISPERS” TO CARE FOR YOUR WRITER BODY, including the meaning behind "glimmers and whispers," using pleasure bundling as an incentive to move, the value of an accountability partner, hand care for writers, the physical and creative benefits of music, baking movement into different phases of the writing process, and believing that “the creative juice will still be there" if you take break from your desk.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP189 

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Amy S. Peele, RN, is the award-winning author of CUT, MATCH, AND HOLD, medical mysteries with a mission and a side of humor, and received the NYC Big Book Award, Chanticleer International Book Awards, IPPY, Independent Press Awards, and more. Before becoming a writer, Amy spent 35 years in the organ transplant field which provides an authentic backdrop to her books. Amy loves to speak, swim, teach chair yoga, meditate, and kill the people she didn’t like from work in her mysteries and use their organs—why waste the kill?

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