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Red Fez Publications is dedicated to helping writers improve how they live, how they write, and how they grow as an author. These podcasts are designed to motivate, entertain. More importantly, we aim to demystify the act of writing and the concept of being a "writer". These podcasts will be valuable tools in your journey, and we wish you the best of luck.

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Red Fez Publications is dedicated to helping writers improve how they live, how they write, and how they grow as an author. These podcasts are designed to motivate, entertain. More importantly, we aim to demystify the act of writing and the concept of being a "writer". These podcasts will be valuable tools in your journey, and we wish you the best of luck.

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The Aspiring Writer

Latest release on Aug 04, 2017

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Rank #1: Andrew Malan Milward on his novel THE AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME and more

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"Andrew Malan Milward grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His fiction has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award and appeared in many places, including ZoetropeAmerican Short FictionVQRThe Southern ReviewStoryGuernica, as well as Best New American Voices. He is the author of the story collections The Agriculture Hall of Fame, which was awarded the Juniper Prize for Fiction by the University of Massachusetts, and I Was a Revolutionary (HarperCollins, 2015). He has served as the McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, and has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, Jentel, and the Corporation of Yaddo. He lives in Auburn, Alabama, where he is an Assistant Professor of English at Auburn University and Fiction Editor of Southern Humanities Review."

If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

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Apr 14 2016

26mins

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Rank #2: Mary Rakow on writing toward the pain and more

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"Mary Rakow, Ph.D. offers one-to-one tutorials and coaching, creative writing workshops, classes and editing of full or partial manuscripts for new and experienced writers working to be published or to self-publish in the novel, story, memoir or personal essay form.  She is interested in editing academic work, a new venture. Currently, her second novel is under review. When moved to do so, she writes about art. She works with local writers in-person and with international and out of state writers via skype, email and phone conferencing."

http://www.maryrakow.com

If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

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Jun 11 2016

18mins

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Rank #3: Andrew Malan Milward on his novel I WAS A REVOLUTIONARY and more

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"Andrew Malan Milward grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His fiction has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award and appeared in many places, including ZoetropeAmerican Short FictionVQRThe Southern ReviewStoryGuernica, as well as Best New American Voices. He is the author of the story collections The Agriculture Hall of Fame, which was awarded the Juniper Prize for Fiction by the University of Massachusetts, and I Was a Revolutionary (HarperCollins, 2015). He has served as the McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, and has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, Jentel, and the Corporation of Yaddo. He lives in Auburn, Alabama, where he is an Assistant Professor of English at Auburn University and Fiction Editor of Southern Humanities Review."

If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

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Apr 14 2016

22mins

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Rank #4: Curtis Bauer on craft and more

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"Curtis Bauer is the author of two poetry collections, most recently The Real Cause for Your Absence (C&R Press, 2013). He is also a translator of poetry and prose from the Spanish; his publications include the full-length poetry collections Eros Is More, by Juan Antonio González Iglesias (Alice James Books, 2014) and From Behind What Landscape, by Luis Muñoz (forthcoming from Vaso Roto Ediciones in 2014). He is the publisher and editor of Q Avenue Press Chapbooks, the Spanish Translations Editor for From the Fishouse, and “Emerging Spanish Poets” Series Editor for Vaso Roto Ediciones. He teaches Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas."

http://curtisbauer.net

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Apr 15 2016

14mins

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Rank #5: Michele Weldon on her memoir ESCAPE POINTS and more

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"An award-winning journalist for more than 37 years and author of five nonfiction books, Michele Weldon is a prolific and accomplished storyteller across many platforms and genres, with the continuous thread through her work of compelling narrative. As a writer, speaker, trainer, editorial consultant or instructor, she maintains a consistency of voice and a belief that true, authentic stories and accurate, masterful content in any form are her mission."

www.micheleweldon.com

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Apr 13 2016

9mins

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Rank #6: A.S. Coomer on the life blood of a writer, and more!

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The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez.  Submit your work to www.redfez.net or join our social network of writers.

A.S. Coomer is a writer and musician. His work has appeared in over thirty literary journals, magazines, anthologies and the like. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times in 2016. His debut novel, Rush’s Deal (Hammer & Anvil Books), came out December 11th, 2016. You can find him at www.ascoomer.com. He also runs Lost, Long Gone, Forgotten Records, a “record label” exclusively for poetry.

https://ascoomer.com

Feb 21 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #7: Terry Barr on the art of writing creative non-fiction, and more!

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The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez.  Submit your work to www.redfez.net or join our social network of writers.

Terry Barr is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and the author of Don’t Date Baptists and Other Warnings from my Alabama Mother, a collection of nonfiction essays centered on his hometown of Bessemer, Ala. His essays have been published in such journals as The Museum of Americana, Blue Lyra Review, Steel Toe Review, Belle Reve Literary Journal, and South Writ Large, amongst many others. His essay “A Big-Ass Pot of Blended Soup” was nominated by Red Truck Review for the Best of the Net Award in 2015. He lives in Greenville, S.C., with his wife, two daughters, and their beloved pets, Morgan and Max (the Carolina Wild Dog).

Jan 16 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: An apology about an episode with Julian Hoffman

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"I’m a writer living beside the Prespa Lakes in northwestern Greece, the first transboundary park in the Balkans. Shared with Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the lake basin is home to a rich range of people and languages, mammals and birds, wild flowers and habitats. It is a place of great diversity. After stints as organic market-gardeners and makers of homemade jams, my wife and I now earn a living monitoring vulnerable, upland bird species where wind farms have been built or proposed. I’m also a keen walker and amateur naturalist, easily distracted from my desk by the wonders to be discovered while out and about."

https://julianhoffman.wordpress.com

The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

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Jun 14 2016

31mins

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Rank #9: Julian Hoffman provides insight that was more meaningful than my entire undergraduate experience

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"I’m a writer living beside the Prespa Lakes in northwestern Greece, the first transboundary park in the Balkans. Shared with Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the lake basin is home to a rich range of people and languages, mammals and birds, wild flowers and habitats. It is a place of great diversity. After stints as organic market-gardeners and makers of homemade jams, my wife and I now earn a living monitoring vulnerable, upland bird species where wind farms have been built or proposed. I’m also a keen walker and amateur naturalist, easily distracted from my desk by the wonders to be discovered while out and about."

https://julianhoffman.wordpress.com

The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

www.redfez.net

Jun 14 2016

21mins

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Rank #10: Julian Hoffman and his journey as an author and more

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"I’m a writer living beside the Prespa Lakes in northwestern Greece, the first transboundary park in the Balkans. Shared with Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the lake basin is home to a rich range of people and languages, mammals and birds, wild flowers and habitats. It is a place of great diversity. After stints as organic market-gardeners and makers of homemade jams, my wife and I now earn a living monitoring vulnerable, upland bird species where wind farms have been built or proposed. I’m also a keen walker and amateur naturalist, easily distracted from my desk by the wonders to be discovered while out and about."

https://julianhoffman.wordpress.com

The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

www.redfez.net

Jun 14 2016

10mins

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Rank #11: Wayne Miller and Kyle McCord on the secret of being patient, working, and being more patience, and more

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"WAYNE MILLER is the author of four poetry collections: Post-(Milkweed Editions, 2016); The City, Our City (2011), which was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award and the Rilke PrizeThe Book of Props (2009); and Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006). He has cotranslated two books by Moikom ZeqoZodiac (Zephyr Press, 2015), which was a finalist for the Pen Center USA Award in Translation, and I Don’t Believe in Ghosts(BOA Editions, 2007)—and he has coedited three books: Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century (Milkweed Editions, 2016; w/ Travis Kurowski and Kevin Prufer), Tamura Ryuichi: On the Life & Work of a 20th Century Master (Pleiades Press, 2011; w/ Takako Lento), and New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008; w/ Kevin Prufer). The recipient of the George Bogin Award, the Lucille Medwick Award, the Lyric Poetry Award, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Bess Hokin Prize, and a Fulbright to Queen’s University Belfast, Miller lives in Denver with his wife and two children and teaches at the University of Colorado Denver. He co-curates the Unsung Masters Series with Kevin Prufer and edits Copper Nickel."

http://onlythesenses.com/wordpress/

Kyle McCord: "I’m the author of six books of poetry including Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders (Trio House Press 2016) and Gentle, World, Gentler (Forthcoming from Ampersand 2017).  My third book was selected as one of five books of the year by the Poetry Foundation blog.  I have work featured in AGNI, Blackbird, Boston ReviewDenver QuarterlyMichigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and elsewhere.  I’ve received grants or awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Baltic Writing Residency.  I hold a degree for an MFA from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.  I teach in Des Moines, Iowa."

https://kylemccord.com/about/

The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

Submit your work to www.redfez.net or join our social network of writers. 

Jun 14 2016

55mins

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Rank #12: Mary Rakow on how to find redemption in your writing, and more

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"Mary Rakow, Ph.D. offers one-to-one tutorials and coaching, creative writing workshops, classes and editing of full or partial manuscripts for new and experienced writers working to be published or to self-publish in the novel, story, memoir or personal essay form.  She is interested in editing academic work, a new venture. Currently, her second novel is under review. When moved to do so, she writes about art. She works with local writers in-person and with international and out of state writers via skype, email and phone conferencing."

http://www.maryrakow.com

The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

www.redfez.net

Jun 11 2016

15mins

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Rank #13: Mary Rakow on why we need peers to read our writing, and more

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"Mary Rakow, Ph.D. offers one-to-one tutorials and coaching, creative writing workshops, classes and editing of full or partial manuscripts for new and experienced writers working to be published or to self-publish in the novel, story, memoir or personal essay form.  She is interested in editing academic work, a new venture. Currently, her second novel is under review. When moved to do so, she writes about art. She works with local writers in-person and with international and out of state writers via skype, email and phone conferencing."

http://www.maryrakow.com

If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez

www.redfez.net

Jun 11 2016

38mins

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Rank #14: Gordon Warnock on being a literary agent, on the role of literary agents in publishing

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The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez.  Submit your work to www.redfez.net or join our social network of writers.

Gordon Warnock is a founding partner at Fuse Literary, where he represents fiction and nonfiction, including EVERYTHING WE KEEP by Kerry Lonsdale, THIS IS WHAT A LIBRARIAN LOOKS LIKE by Kyle Cassidy, and THE NIGHT CHILD by Anna Quinn. You can find him at www.fuseliterary.com and on Twitter @gordonwarnock. 

Aug 04 2017

55mins

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Rank #15: Jaime Boust on beauty versus story, writing full-time, and more

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The Aspiring Writer is a podcast for writers about being a writer. If you enjoy our show, you can help us by rating the show on iTunes or trying out Audible for free via our link at www.audibletrial.com/RedFez.  Submit your work to www.redfez.net or join our social network of writers.

Jaime Boust is a writer whose work ranges from literotica to magical realist alternate histories. She is the recipient of the inaugural David Carr Prize for Emerging Writers at SXSW. Her fiction includes Book Club and Conquest, stories that stroke the zeitgeist of sex-forward female comedy tackling topics of beauty, aging, relationships, and self-worth with a feminist bent. She got her wits about her on the hills of San Francisco, the streets of London, the sewers of Paris, and the suburban wilds of Oakland. These days you'll find her dodging traffic in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids.

http://www.jaimeboust.com/

May 02 2017

1hr 3mins

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