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WriterCon

  • Mystery & Suspense with Connie Berry

    16 GIU 2024 · Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Connie Berry, author of A Collection of Lies, her fifth Kate Hamilton mystery. Chapter 1: Opening Thoughts It's Father's Day! And Tony Awards Day! And Picard Day! Chapter 2: News 1) AI-Narrataed Audiobooks Selling at Amazon/Audible 2) The Bizarre Three-Body Problem Murder Case Chapter 3: Interview with Connie Berry During this chat, you will learn: 1) how to launch a series and series character; 2) how to create a traditional mystery; 3) why she's an Anglophile; 4) how archeology fits in; and 5) how she found her path to publication. Chapter 4: Parting Words https://writercon.com/retreat/is only a month away! Join us for a five-day, small-group writing retreat at the 300-acre Canebrake Resort in Wagoner, OK, on Ft. Gibson Lake. Our retreat group will have the resort to ourselves with paths to hike, a pool to enjoy, bikes to ride and much more!  Order your copy of my new novel, https://www.amazon.com/Justice-All-William-Bernhardt/dp/1964832020, the 8th book in the Daniel Pike series! This time Dan is on the opposite side of the courtroom from the lawyer from my Splitsville series for a knockdown dragout courtroom cage match. As we post, the book already has a #1 Bestseller flag on Amazon. Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 43 min. 33 sec.
  • Courtroom Chills with Caroline Cleveland

    12 GIU 2024 · Bestselling authors William and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Caroline Cleveland, author of When Cicadas Cry. Chapter 1: Introduction You can now order William Bernhardt's latest novel, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D5D8L6YS/, the 8th Daniel Pike legal thriller, featuring a crossover with Kenzi Rivera (https://www.amazon.com/Splitsville-Legal-Thriller-Book-ebook/dp/B093DPXWY8/)—and original comic book art. Listen to Bill explain why. Chapter 2: News 1) Big Five Publishers Add AI Scraping Language to Contracts 2) Amazon Adds More Detailed Sales Data to Book Pages Chapter 3: Interview with Caroline Cleveland Chapter 4: Parting Words https://writercon.com/retreat/ give you five peaceful days or feedback and instruction https://writercon.com/about-the-conference/ is our annual Big Event over Labor Day weekend! Don't forget to order Bill's new novel, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D5D8L6YS/. Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com  http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 37 min. 51 sec.
  • Writing, Books, Pencils & Alida Winternheimer

    5 GIU 2024 · In this summer summer episode, bestselling authors William and Lara Bernhardt interview Alida Winternheimer, award-winning author, developmental editor, contributor to WriterCon Magazine, and host of the Substack newsletter A Room Full of Books and Pencils.
    Ascoltato 17 min. 55 sec.
  • Gaslamp Fantasy with Becca Fox

    19 MAG 2024 · Bestselling authors William and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Becca Fox, author of the new gaslamp fantasy, Asta and the Barbarians, part of her Chosen by the Masters series. Chapter 1: Opening Thoughts The https://www.writercon.com/retreat/ is only two months away! From July 17-21, we'll be taking deep dives into your work. Each day's schedule will include group talks, small-group work, and one-on-one feedback on your work-in-progress. Doesn't matter how much you've written. Come to the Retreat and see how much your work improves! https://www.writercon.com/retreat/ Chapter 2: News 1) Marquez Heirs Publish Last Novel Against His Wishes 2) New Startup Offers Automated AI Publishing Chapter 3: Interview with Becca Fox During this chat, you will learn: 1) why romantasy and gaslamp fantasy are surging; 2) how she creates characters readers can relate to; 3) the balance between description and urgency; 4) her writing process; and 5) what's she's doing at https://www.writercon.com this fall. Chapter 4: Parting Words After the July Retreat, all eyes will be focused on the annual fall https://www.writercon.com. This year, we have over 50 speakers delivering over 70 breakout sessions, plus contests, agents and publishers, pitching, manuscript reviews, prinvate consults, masterclass workshops, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to take your writing to the next level. https://www.writercon.com Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com  http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 38 min.
  • LIVE from the WriterCon Cruise with Sands, Johnson & Smith!

    12 MAG 2024 · LIVE FROM THE WRITERCON CRUISE 2024! Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview agent Katharine Sands, SF/Fantasy author RJ Johnson, and USA Today-bestselling Romance writer Lauren Smith. Chapter 1: Opening Thoughts This has been our largest group of cruise-writers yet, and we've had a wonderful timne working with them. Chapter 2: Testimonials Some of the WriterCon Cruisers share what they loved most about this adventure. Chapter 3: News 1) Amazon Accused of Spying on Retail Competitiors 2) Internet Archive Appeals Ruling Prohibiting Digitization of Books Without License Chapter 4: Interview Premiere literary Agent Katharine Sands, USA Today-bestselling author Lauren Smith, and SF/Fantasy author RJ Johnson (https://www.amazon.com/Dreamslinger-Fantasy-Adventure-Book-ebook/dp/B09BLGFX3Y/ and others) talk about their adventures in the writing world. During this chat, you will learn: 1) how to write the book you love while also paying attention to the market; 2) the road ahead for publishing; 3) the rise of romance, fantasy & horror; 4) how to break into publishing; 5) how the role of the agent has changed; and  6) breaking into foreign rights—on your own. Chapter 5: Parting Words The next big event on the WriterCon calendar is the WriterCon Retreat, July 17-21, at the https://canebrake.net/ luxury resort not far from Tulsa, with pool, hot tubs, spa, yoga, golf training, hiking trails, and most importantly, writing instruction. The classes, rooms, and food are all packaged together at one low price. This is where you get direct feedback on your work in progress as well as great information and instruction. https://writercon.com/retreat/ The WriterCon annual writers conference is Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 2) in Oklahoma City at the Renaissance Waterford. Over 50 speakers, over 70 sessions, need-to-know info on what's happening in the writing world, plus great writing tips. ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS till the Early Bird pricing ends, https://writercon.com/ Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 45 min. 27 sec.
  • FECKing Around with Chaz Ebert

    5 MAG 2024 · Bestselling authors William Bernhardt (Lara Bernhardt has the week off) discusses the latest news from the book world, offers writing tips, and interviews Chaz Ebert, CEO of Roger Ebert Digital (named for her late husband, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic) and author of the new book It's Time to Give a FECK: Elevating Humanity Through Forgiveness, Empathy, Compassion and Kindness. Chapter 1: Opening Thoughts Bill mentions that James Patterson is hosting a new television show on unsolved mysteries. You can imagine Jesse's reaction. Chapter 2: News 1) Meta (Facebook) Considered Buying Simon & Schuster—so its AI Could Scrape the Books 2) Storiaverse App Presents a New Storytelling Form—and is Looking for Writers Chapter 3: Interview with Chaz Ebert During this warm and witty chat, you will learn: 1) how her late husband encouraged her to write; 2) what it means to give a FECK; 3) how to be a gamechanger; 4) how strangers come together in the name of love; and 5) how she broke into writing books—and songs. Chapter 4: Parting Words Join us for the WriterCon Retreat at the fabulous Canebrake luxure resort from July 17-21. In addition to the writing instruction, you will received specific feedback on your work in progress—with lots of time left to enjoy the resort and get some writing done in a beautiful location. www.writercon.com/retreat/ William Bernhardt's next book, Justice For All, is a battle royale between two Bernhardt series characters—Daniel Pike and Kenzi Rivera. You will be able to pre-order it soon. Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 45 min. 47 sec.
  • Action and Adventure with Jake Lynch

    14 APR 2024 · Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Jake Lynch, author of action/adventure and spiritual novels including his latest, Broken to Beautiful. Chapter 1: Openting Thoughts Bill and Jesse ruminate about why tax season is particularly hard for writers. Chapter 2: News 1) Entangled Signs Self-Published Authors 2) Spotify Offers an Audiobook Access Tier Chapter 3: Interview with Jake Lynch During this chat, you will learn: 1) how he makes your pulse rate rise; 2) why he writes inspirational books as well; 3) how he conducts ressearch; 4) the importance of saving editing for later; and 5) how anime figured into his work. Chapter 4: Parting Words WriterCon is Coming! Our annual writers conference takes place Labor Day weekend (August 30-Sept 2, 2024) in Oklahoma City. And if you register now, you'll get the Early Bird price, which will save you at least $100. We’ve got more than fifty speakers already lined up—authors, agents, publishers, book marketing experts, and much more. Visit https://www.writercon.com to learn more.
    Ascoltato 27 min. 39 sec.
  • Fantasy and Family with S.L. Dooley

    7 APR 2024 · Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview S.L. Dooley, fantasy author of The Cold Moon Carnival and many other books. Chapter 1: Opening Thoughts Everyone is getting ready for the https://www.writercon.com/cruise/, departing April 21! Chapter 2: News 1) Poetry Had Its Best Year Ever in 2024 2) Author Accused of "Creepy" PR Requests Chapter 3: Interview with S.L. Dooley During this chat, you will learn about: 1) whether dragons are required for fantasy; 2) integrating fantasy and faith and family; 3) how role-playing games influenced her work; 4) why she loves old books and journals; and 5) her unique process for sparking ideas. Chapter 4: Parting Words The https://www.writercon.com is in OKC over Labor Day weekend. Register now to get the Early Bird prices! Looking for something smaller where you can get direct feedback on your work? Come to the https://www.writercon.com/retreat/ in Branson MO. William Bernhardt's latest novel is https://www.amazon.com/Partners-Crime-Daniel-Legal-Thriller-ebook/dp/B0CGK8SD5Q/, but his next novel, Justice For All (the 8th Daniel Pike legal thriller) will arrive in late May. Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com  http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 34 min. 42 sec.
  • Memoir, Moms & Muhammed Ali with Thomas Hauser

    2 APR 2024 · Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Thomas Hauser, sports writer and author of the new momoir My Mother and Me. Btw, the sad whining you hear during the interview is our dog, Baxter—sad because no one is paying attention to him while we record, but otherwise fine. Chapter 1: Opening Thougbts Jesse's fave, James Patterson, is publishing many more books, including legal thrillers. Jesse is not happy. Chapter 2: News 1) Dead Celebrity Books Written by AI Flood Amazon 2) Brandon Sanderson Gets Better Deal at Audible—For Everyone Chapter 3: Interview with Thomas Hauser During this chat, you will learn: 1) why he wrote about his mother; 2) why he doesn't stick to a single genre; 3) the book-to-movie process; 4) knowing Muhammed Ali; and 5) the importance of social justice. Chapter 4: Parting Words https://www.writercon.comThe conference is Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 2, in Oklahoma City. We have over 50 speakers lined up, authors, agents, publishers, marketers, assistants, and much more. The website has been revised and updated, so please check it out now, while you can still take advantage of the Early Bird prices! https://www.writercon.com Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 35 min. 26 sec.
  • Writing Women and War with Bharati Sen

    24 MAR 2024 · Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Bharati Sen, author of My War My Child. Chapter 1: Opening Thoughts Looking forward to the WriterCon Cruise... Chapter 2: News 1) NY Pub Veterans Create a New Publishing House 2) Author Sues Amazon over Pirated Book Sales Chapter 3: Interview with Bharati Sen During this chat, you will learn: 1) how she wove history into her novel; 2) how she tells stories unique to women; 3) the difference between short stories and novels; 4) how to conduct historical research; and 5) the importance of finding your passion. Chapter 4: Closing Thoughts Cruise registration has closed, but we're still offering a https://writercon.com/retreat/ in July, and of course, the https://writercon.com/conference/ in August/September over Labor Day weekend. Take advantage of the Early Bird prices and save $100 while you can! https://writerconmag.substack.com/e. The March issue comes out this week! Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit. William Bernhardt www.williambernhardt.com http://www.writercon.com
    Ascoltato 29 min. 59 sec.

Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt, with audiobook producer Jesse Ulrich, discuss the latest news from publishing, offer writing tips, and interview major authors, agents, editors, and other book-world...

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Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Lara Bernhardt, with audiobook producer Jesse Ulrich, discuss the latest news from publishing, offer writing tips, and interview major authors, agents, editors, and other book-world professionals.
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