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DToT #9 – Once Upon A Time, Again

This entry is part 12 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 12 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtAnother podcast is up and ready for listening. Here’s the rundown: Are you buried under a mountain of continuity? Are you lost among a crowd of extraneous characters? Does your story stink to high heaven with the…

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DToT #10 – I Need a Hero!

This entry is part 13 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 13 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtIt’s been a little slow around here as far as flash fiction goes, but the podcasts go on! Here’s the description of episode 10. Strong. Noble. Honest. The hero grips sword in hand, righteous and determined, and…

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DToT #11 – Hate the Sin, Love the Villain

This entry is part 14 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 14 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtSo, I’ve been a bit slow about cross-posting…. Relentless. Ruthless. Witty retorts. A rockin’ theme song. Villains often captivate us with their acts of savagery and urbane smiles. Why do we love a good villain? In this…

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DToT #12 – YA! A New Episode!

This entry is part 15 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 15 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtGuest starring my wife! YA! Why are we so excited? Because everyone loves YA (young adult) books, and we have resident YA book expert Natasha Hayden with us this episode to discuss YA trends, explain why she…

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DToT# 13 – How to Read a Story

This entry is part 16 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 16 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtThe most recent installment of the storytelling podcast I co-host with Timothy Deal. Dr. Suess says you can read with your eyes shut, but we’re not so sure. This episode we take a reader’s viewpoint to discover…

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DToT #14 – The Frolics and Freak-outs of Fandom

This entry is part 17 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 17 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtI’m still a week behind in posting here, but the podcast is as good late as on time. Trekkies, MSTies, Browncoats, Twi-hards, Gleeks, Whovians, Deleteheads…. How does a story spawn its own subculture? Fanfiction writer Laura Fischer…

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DToT #15 – Nothing New Beneath the Sun

This entry is part 18 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 18 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtOnce again, I’m behind the times. That means I’m doing work behind the scenes, of course! Here’s the almost-latest episode of your premiere storytelling podcast. Have we got an original for you! What do you get when…

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DToT #16 – Come, Let’s Play a Story Together!

This entry is part 19 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 19 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought The latest and greatest episode of your premiere storytelling podcast, featuring me and the inestimable Timothy Deal! Admit it. Sometimes when you’re reading a book, you wish you could jump in and spend some time in that…

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DToT #17 – Magic, Muggles, and Morals

This entry is part 20 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 20 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtThe  latest episode: Witches, wizards, and warlocks–oh my! This episode Tim and Nick discuss whether the use of magic in fiction is the downfall of modern society. Join us for a meaty discussion of the pitfalls and…

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DToT #18 – Epic Fail Like the Greats!

This entry is part 21 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 21 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtYet again, I’m posting waaaay after the fact. Ever had one of those days? Your father’s been murdered by your uncle and you just don’t know what to do. Your best friend’s fallen down the stairs, broken his…

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DToT #19 – It’s a Wocka, Wocka, Wocka World!

This entry is part 22 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 22 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtSeriously, 80-year old silent films are cool. Listen in and see why. Everyone’s a comedian…or are they? In the latest episode of Derailed Trains of Thought (your one and only (please?) storytelling podcast), Tim and Nick tackle the…

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DToT #20 – Everything But the Kitchen Sink

This entry is part 23 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 23 of 46 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtThis one is not to be missed. It’s an EPIC retrospective. If you listen to only one Derailed Trains of Thought podcast this year, listen to this one. In honor of the podcast’s first anniversary, we’ve sent…

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