Discovered Wordsmiths

Discovered Wordsmiths


Latest Episodes

Episode 131B – Shannon Felton – Theme
November 25, 2022

Overview With horror, theme can be even more important than other genres and you can get a theme that you didn't expect. Shannon has developed her own way of finding her theme, and we discuss that

Episode 131A – Shannon Felton – Prisoners of Stewartville
November 25, 2022

Overview Stewartville. A town living in the shadow of the prisons that drive its economy. Haunted by the ghosts of its past. Cursed by the dark secrets hidden beneath. A town so entwined with the p

Episode 130B – Matt Hughes – Beginnings
November 19, 2022

Overview Matt has been a professional writer for over 40 years. One of the hardest aspects of writing is the beginning - both the beginning of the book but also starting a book. His Book

Episode 130A – Matt Hughes – The Emir’s Falcon
November 19, 2022

Overview The Emirs Falcon, an exciting new young adult tale of outdoor adventure by award-winning Canadian author Matt (Matthew) Hughes, is now available in print, ebook, and audiobook editions fr

Episode 129C – Ken MacQueen – Chapter Read: Hero Haters
November 14, 2022

Overview Ken reads a selection from his book, Hero Haters. His Book

Episode 129B – Ken Macqueen – Conventions
November 10, 2022

Overview Ken recently attended a great convention and we discuss why authors should attend conventions and conferences. There are things that an author should do before going to one and there are t

Episode 129A – Ken MacQueen – Hero Haters
November 10, 2022

Overview Before turning to fiction, Ken MacQueen spent 15 years as Vancouver bureau chief for Macleans, Canadas newsmagazine, winning multiple National Magazine Awards and nominations. He travell

Episode 128B – Roger Leslie – Stellar Starts and Fine-Tuned Finishes
October 18, 2022

Overview Roger discusses a problem many authors face - starting strong but not finishing. Or not knowing how to finish. We talk about tactics that can be used to help finish your book. His B

Episode 128A – Roger Leslie – My First Last Year
October 18, 2022

Overview Dr. Roger Leslie is a scholar in the fields of success and education. Through major literary houses, medium and small presses, and his own publishing house, Leslie has published fiction an

Episode 127B – Diann Boehm Floyd – Keep on Writing
October 11, 2022

Overview We have a great discussion about how to keep on writing. Many authors find it difficult to move on to the second book and Diane has some advice to help with that. Since we write for kid