Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Tof Eklund is a nonbinary transgender author, parent, and professor at Full Sail University, where they teach Creative Writing and Game Design. Their interests include fantasy, romance, comics, videogames and RPGs. Tof is currently editing RPG book The Unconventional Elf (sequel to The Unconventional Dwarf), and working on a videogame set in the world of Autumn Harvest. In this episode, we discuss their book, Autumn Harvest Maiden, being a parent, and being genderqueer(a form of transgender identity). My little dog, Tink, decides she wants time on screen again, so she appears on the show! SHOW NOTES: We learn about Tof’s

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Writing in Motion

Writing in Motion Rising early to begin the journey I’d set before myself, I opened my Word program and gazed at the blank page. The cursor blinked sympathetically. What will I do with my writing this year? I’d only had one goal and that was to write, but how would I get from saying I would write to actually doing it? I needed a plan. Plan number one, no more procrastination. No more pulling wallpaper off the bathroom walls, sorting the fingernail polish on the vanity, improving my grammar, or toying with a burning desire to see Mt. Vernon (which

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Happy New Year – Welcome to 2015

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2015

As I have been busily outlining a new SCI FI novel for my readers and fans, I have taken a break to read up on some of the things people think might be a big deal in this new year. Believe me, 2015 will be a year of innovations. New creations, new methods of marketing, new nouveau. Isn’t that what is great about a New Year Day? But there was a video I came across that simply blew me away. It is not a new video either. Posted on YouTube way back in 2013. When you see it, you will

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SMT Series: Why paying for likes on social media is just plain wrong

Social Media Triage Series: What is it? SMT Series: Part one: Too much promo SMT Series: Part two: Brushing off the haters ___________________________________________________ SMT Series: Why paying for likes on social media is just plain wrong and how you can not be one of “those” people There are a lot of things writers get right. Characters that captivate, plots that pen us to the chair and won’t let us get up, and dialog that is dynamic enough to make us laugh out loud are all some of those right things. But there are a few things that writers get dead

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SMT series: Why Brushing Off the Haters Hurts Your Brand

Social Media Triage series Part Two Here we are with the second installment of the Social Media Triage series. If you missed part one, you can go and view it here. Today, I want to talk about why writers feel it necessary to delete negative posts on their social media sites, not approve or disallow negative comments on their blogs, and as a general rule, stress over bad reviews. I call this “brushing off the haters”. The obvious reason is: it hurts. Writers are, for the most part, a sensitive lot. We love what we do so much that we

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