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Writing Under the Influence


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We'll talk with authors, poets and publishers, discussing their work, their influences, successes and struggles. We'll also talk about the business of publishing. People still read and write books, let's talk about it.

On-Demand Episodes

Tune in as Laney Smith returns with her monthly show, Laney's World, to talk with writer Alex Black.

Darrick J has been performing comedy in Chicago for the past few years and has played many venues and has hosted his own comedy showcase. He's performed with some of Chicago's best up and coming and established comedians... more

We started this blogtalk show last year and throughout we've had some great guests. Tune in as we update you on their progress and what they have coming up. We'll start out with Alanda Gregory's book review of Patiently Waiting for... more

Laney Smith returns with her monthly show this week with horror author Ellis Hastings. They'll discuss inspiration and his horror writing. He also writes some sci-fi. We'll find out all about it. Tune in!

Daniel David is the author of The Witch of Mhorydia, a horror story. Laney Smith will discuss horror, his inspiration and his writing style. Tune in to listen, participate and find out where to get your copy.

Beautiful26 aka herKIMer is traveling the world this week so we have our newest show host stepping up to get her feet wet. Tami Adams is an entrepreneur with Pure Romance and she'll be hosting a show about relationships. Tune in... more

Writing Under the Influence breaks the pattern of writers and branches into screenwriters with Demetrius Witherspoon, owner of DV Entertainment. We'll talk about his movie projects and what he has coming up.

Meet Birgitta Thorsen, the Blond Swedish born Dane living in Hollywood, a worcaholic with a magic sense of humor. CEO & Producer at RubioRex Productions and CEO, Manager and Casting Director at Artista Group. Studied... more

Earlene Walker is a freelance writer and publisher who writes to bring awareness to the treatment of children. Having been a victim of child abuse and domestic violence, Walker advocates to help others learn the signs and systems in hope... more

This month's book review is of M.Scott Peck's 'People of the Lie'. Peck is a psychiatrist that examines the evil that people do and the motivations. It's a lengthy book full of interesting thoughts. Tune in for Alanda's breakdown and... more