Paul Elard Cooley on The Genre Trap

Today’s guest post comes from the Fiendmaster, Paul Elard Cooley. Paul’s a friend, and a talented writer and podcaster. Learn more about his work at shadow publications.

Genre is a trap. Genre is a curse word that destroys the idea of the content itself. Using a catch-all phrase to describe an entire work of literature is inadequate at best…But what’s the alternative?

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Transmissions: a Guest voice tour da force!

Now, all you listeners, this is a bit of a re-post. Part gushing again for the guest-voices in this episode, and part pimpery of an episode I’m still pretty proud of.

I’m talking of the special ENEMY LINES holiday episode I put together in December. Check it out here.

If you’re new to the party, or haven’t already heard it, I HIGHLY recommend you check it out. There are no spoilers for ENEMY LINES, but sort of a prequel to the world, with many characters not in the novel.

A number of the segments in ‘Transmissions’ were recorded as teaser trailer/promo material, for a campaign that never really got off the ground. I knew the holidays would be rough, and so I set to record a couple extra segments including the continuing plot thread of the episode, which was masterfully voiced by Jack Kincaid, of the podcast Edict Zero: FIS.

The storyline of an embedded Wright on Earth reporting back to the ruling council about his experience and investigations into Typhon Systemwide, is the perfect spine to give all the contributions new life, and give the listeners new hints about the world of ENEMY LINES that will pay off later in the book… and in future books (key evil laughter here).

So thank you again, podcasters, each and every one of you. I’ll round out this post with a list of all the contributors to this ‘very special episode’.

Jack Kincaid – Edict Zero: FIS
Alex White – The Gearheart
James Durham – Fetidus: the Damned Heir
Starla Huchton – The Dreamer’s Thread
Mike Bennett – Underwood & Flinch
Jake Bible – Dead Mech
Paul Elard Cooley – Closet Treats
Seth Harwood – Young Junius
Nathan Lowell – Owner’s Share
Patrick E. McLean – Unkillable
J. Daniel Sawyer – Down From Ten

NY Talk! LIVE from Manhattan!

Happy 4th of July to my American neighbors to the South! Don’t worry about running out of fireworks, I’ve got TWO more transmissions for you in the next few days, then ENEMY LINES begins on Tuesday, July 6th, with plenty more explosions and fireworks!

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#PodCrit: a Roundtable on Criticism in Podcasting

A roundtable discussion on criticism in podcasting with Jake Bible of the Dead Mech fame, Paul E Cooley of the Closet Treats podcast, Nathan Lowell of the Solar Clipper series, and J. Daniel Sawyer of the Antithesis Progression & more. Also mentioned: Association of New Media Artists & Producers and Understanding Podcasting. Personal critique: yes, sound levels are way off. Blame me & Skype, then enjoy!
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Interview: Jake Bible and Paul Elard Cooley

Today I interview two talented writers and peers in Podcasting.

Jake Bible is the Writer and Narrator of Dead Mech, and Paul Ellard Cooley is the Writer and Narrator of The Fiends short story collection and Closet Treats, both available from Shadow Publications.

Sorry folks: this show’s an hour long, and change, but it’s a good’un! The talk is frank, profane and insightful, and the conversation roams far and wide, and will give you a good idea of who these creators are, their take on fiction, podcasting, new media… and Giant Mech testicles. Download MP3