• 01:58

    Who Says Urban Fiction Doesn't Fit Into Mainstream?

    in Writing

    This week's topic is centered on what makes Urban Fiction unacceptable in Mainstream Outlets. Though the genre has taken off and literally keeps the lights on in some establishments, it is still not thought of as worthy of shelf life. Learn ways you can make your books more 'Mainstream' while still keeping your edge. 


    Follow along with K.C Baylor and special guest Co-Host Santiago. An author and entrepreneural minded powerhouse about to take the urban fiction genre by storm. Click the Follow button to be reminded of upcoming shows. We'd love to see you here!

  • 01:04

    The Need for Edgy Christian Fiction -- Write Stuff -- 3/24/2015

    in Radio

    Recently I was quoted in an article that's making it way around various writing circles both Christian and non-Christian alike discussing the need for edgy Christian Fiction.


    In the article I state: The current Christian fiction out there seems dull, boring, and unrealistic. This doesn't apply to every single book, but the majority of Christian fiction is very white washed, clean, and shows exemplary characters of sinners who sin 'a little'. This is not to say that we don't need those books, it's good to have a benchmark to aspire to, with the ultimate goal of being like Christ. However the state of the church, particularly in the west, proves this to be opposite. Churches contain people who lie, cheat, and steal. Cynics, skeptics, and seekers sing praises to God, and don't believe a word they're singing.

    I believe edgy Christian fiction addresses this by using the imagination of the mind, with real-world accuracy. It shows saints who go through life far from the peace and wisdom of God, and find their way back to Him. Of course it would have been better if they'd never fallen at all, but we all know that isn't the case."

    What is edgy Christian fiction? How does it apply to us? Is there a point where we can go too far? Join me as I discuss these and other issues with my guest, author and pastor George McVey. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!

  • 01:00

    The Need for Edgy Christian Fiction Part 2 -- Write Stuff -- 3/31/2014

    in Radio

    Last week we began our discussion on edgy Christian fiction and the need for it. We'll continue our talk with our guest and touch on other areas related to this developing genre.


    Recently I was quoted in an article that's making it way around various writing circles both Christian and non-Christian alike discussing the need for edgy Christian Fiction.


    In the article I state: The current Christian fiction out there seems dull, boring, and unrealistic. This doesn't apply to every single book, but the majority of Christian fiction is very white washed, clean, and shows exemplary characters of sinners who sin 'a little'. This is not to say that we don't need those books, it's good to have a benchmark to aspire to, with the ultimate goal of being like Christ. However the state of the church, particularly in the west, proves this to be opposite. Churches contain people who lie, cheat, and steal. Cynics, skeptics, and seekers sing praises to God, and don't believe a word they're singing.

    I believe edgy Christian fiction addresses this by using the imagination of the mind, with real-world accuracy. It shows saints who go through life far from the peace and wisdom of God, and find their way back to Him. Of course it would have been better if they'd never fallen at all, but we all know that isn't the case."

    What is edgy Christian fiction? How does it apply to us? Is there a point where we can go too far? Join me as I discuss these and other issues with my guest, author and pastor George McVey. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!

  • 00:01

    How to Write an Urban Fiction Novel

    in Writing

    How to Write an Urban Fiction Novel is one of my most read articles on Urban Fiction News Magazine. People are curious as to what makes this genre so much different from other genres. They are interested in learning how to write a compelling story in the urban fiction genre


    Join K.C Baylor as she takes us a quick guide to writing and creating the best urban fiction novel you can. Things like character development, storyline, plot and drama sequences that makes you a better writer but more importantly to make you a better overall storyteller. 

  • 01:48

    Elite Fiction Interviews (N)ception, Again!!!

    in Rock Music

    During this sit down with our good friends in (N)ception, we will discuss the creative process and release of the highly anticipated "Letters of (N)tent." (N)ception has an amazingly unique sound and we will be airing many tracks from the album!


     


    Don't miss it!

  • 00:30

    Science Fiction and Gaming Part 4

    in Christianity

    Award-winning Artist Carl Childs will do a special morning edition of Science Fiction and Gaming!  "A show to provide live listening opportunity to all of our different time zone listeners."  A special hello! "Hello Canada!"  "Hello Southern France!"  "Hello Eastern Europe listeners!"  "March is the greatest month to have a birthday!"

  • 01:01

    Meet The Queen of Plus Size Fiction

    in Books

    Catch Bronx, New York native, Michelle Cuttin, on Off The Shelf radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Denise-Turney-) on Saturday, March 28 at 11am/EST. Find out why Michelle is the Queen of Plus Size Fiction! During the show, Off The Shelf talk radio show host, Denise Turney, will talk about the lack of attention that plus size women get in novels. Denise Turney and Michelle Cuttin will also discuss the development of Queen of Plus Size Fiction, branding, book marketing and practical steps that book authors can take to connect with more readers.


    Dial into the show at:  347-994-3490. You can also connect via the Off The Shelf radio chat room by clicking http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Denise-Turney-


    See you Saturday, March 28 at 11am/EST. Pass the word! Off The Shelf shows are awesome!


     

  • 00:17

    Interview With JW Luff -Christian Science Fiction Writer !

    in Writing

    Meet Christian Science Fiction Writer JW Luff and his love for revealing the gospel theough science fiction !

  • 00:43

    Fiction and Non-fiction: How You Can Consistently Communicate With Confidence

    in Self Help

    January 15, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio


    THEME: Fiction and Non-fiction: How You Can Consistently Communicate With Confidence


    INTERVIEW GUEST: Joan C. Curtis, Ed.D.


    Dr. Joan C. Curtis has a passion for helping people communicate. With over eighteen years of experience as a speaker and trainer, her participants constantly marvel at her energy and enthusiasm. She is a certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and Mentor Coach, LLC. Dr. Curtis is also a member of the Association of Training and Development. She is an award winning writer who has published five books and numerous stories. Her previous published books include "Hire Smart and Keep 'em", "The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media", "Managing Sticky Situations at Work” and Strategic Interviewing." Her newest book is a fast-moving suspense-filled novel, titled, "The Clock Strikes Midnight.”


    THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:


    Do you communicate with clarity and confidence, when you pick up the telephone? Are you routinely asked to repeat what you are asking? How long does it take for you to write down your thoughts or compose an important message? How confident are you that others are able to understand you when you speak? Many of us are unable to communicate with clarity and confidence even though we have outstanding business and life skills. Whether it’s telling a good story, writing a winning proposal or explaining to your teenager why life requires a series of good decisions, your ability to communicate with confidence and clarity plays an important role in your level of success. The good thing is that both written and verbal communications skills can be developed and improved. The key is learning how you can consistently communicate with confidence.

  • 01:59

    Author Spotlight with Award-winning author Ben Burgess

    in Writing

    This week's show will revolve around the Best-selling, Award winning author Ben Burgess. He is the author of Monster and Wounded each powerful and compelling books that compels you to read more. We will also discuss the power of word of mouth marketing and how to increase your odds of tapping into its potential. There is nothing more exciting than hearing people talking about your work without you there encouring it. 


    Follow K.C Baylor and Guest Co-Host Santiago this Friday on Urban Fiction News Radio. Press follow to be reminded of the shows air time and don't forget to call in with questions, comments and requests. 

  • 01:02

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Jeff W. Horton and SS Hampton, Sr.

    in Books

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative.  Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.


    Today's Guests are Jeff W. Horton and SS Hampton, Sr.


    Jeff W. Horton


    Cybersp@ce


    Frontiers


    New Beginnings


    www.hortonlibrary.com


    SS Hampton, Sr.


    An Appointment in the Village Bazaar


    The Gates of Moses


    A Luscious Kurdistan Strawberry


    More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com

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