KC Writes Interview-Dane Zeller

KC Writes Interview-Dane Zeller

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

This week I sat down with Dane Zeller-master of dialogue, short story writer, playwright, novelist, and unbeknownst to me prior to this interview, actor and producer. You can hear the full interview at http://jessica-conoley.podomatic.com/ where we talk about: Using dialogue as an outline for a short story. The difference of writing a short story with […]

KC Writes Interview-Teresa Vratil

KC Writes Interview-Teresa Vratil

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

I count myself extremely lucky to have Kansas City based author, Teresa Vratil, as one of my friends. She also happens to be a hell of good writer. In my personal writing career she has been the person who kept me from quitting when I was ready to give up and told me the truth […]

KC Writes Interview-Shannon A. Thompson

KC Writes Interview-Shannon A. Thompson

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

Meet the (indirect) inspiration for the KC Writes interview series: Shannon A. Thompson! I had a great time interviewing Shannon—not only is she an extremely versatile writer, but she’s also the first fantasy author I’ve been lucky enough to interview. Check out the full podcast at http://jessica-conoley.podomatic.com/ for details on: The surreal nature of being the […]

KC Writes Interview-Pam Eglinski

KC Writes Interview-Pam Eglinski

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

I had a great time interviewing Pamela Eglinski for my KC Writes interview series. Pam and I first met through Kansas City Writers Group, and we worked together on Volume 10 of Kansas City Voices. We had tons of fun talking about: The challenges of writing: novels, novellas, and anthologies. Pam talks about how each […]

KC Writes Interview-Dawn Downey

KC Writes Interview-Dawn Downey

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | 2 Comments

I launched my KC Writes interview series this month, and Dawn Downey was brave enough to be my first interviewee. The series evolved from the Missouri Writers Guild conference and a conversation I had with another Kansas City based writer. She said she had a hard time meeting writers around town, which was crazy to […]

Super Secret Library Day- Part 2

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in Essay, GRRM, Interview | No Comments

If you missed part 1 click here to catch up. “How do you balance your editorial brain with your writing brain?  Is it symbiotic? Or do you have to mute your editorial brain to finish your first drafts?”  I ask. George R.R. Martin pauses, “Now that’s an interesting question.” Interesting.  That could be good.  It […]

Super Secret Library Day with George RR Martin

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Essay, GRRM, Interview | 3 Comments

You may remember My Great Escape a few weeks ago that ended at a super secret library event.  At that event the guest of honor was George RR Martin.  While I would like to assume everyone knows who GRRM is, I realize my blog includes readers (like my Grandma) who may not have stumbled upon […]