Brad King of The Geeky Press hosts The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast, a discussion with writers about the terrible things in life that led them to join the ranks of the weird and the writerly.

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Ben H. Winters is the author of the best selling book Sense and Sensibilities and Sea Monsters as well as the The Last Policeman trilogy, and a relatively recent Indianapolis transplant. He sat down with Brad to talk about his utter lack of direction in his early writing career and his daily writing routine that involves no Internet and tons of structure. At the end, he talks about his newest counter-factual novel — currently under construction — that explores an America where the Civil War never happened, and slavery was never abolished.

Direct download: 05.Ben_Winters.mp3
Category:writer -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT
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When Andrew Neylon joined The Invictus Writers project, Brad didn't know what to expect. Much to his surprise, "The Long War" turned out to be one of the most popular stories ever published in the series. Andrew stopped by the Jam to talk about how his father's depression and suicide influenced his writing, how his color blindness shapes his vision of the world, and what he's working on now. 

Direct download: 04.Andrew_Neylon.mp3
Category:writer -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT
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Travis DiNicola has his hand on the pulse of arts, reading, and writing in Indianapolis. He’s the executive director of Indy Reads, a non-profit literacy organization, and the host of "The Art of the Matter" on WFYI. Brad met Travis at the Indy Reads Books store to talk about how you end up getting to be the heart of the city's art community.

Direct download: 03.Travis_DiNicola.mp3
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Writer Michelle Freed wrote a one-woman stage monologue for the Fringe Festival on a whim. That's not exactly how you're told to find a writing career. And yet, here she is. Michelle stopped by the Jam to discuss stumbling into a writing career, doing first and learning later, and the overwhelming world modern writers have to navigate to find success.

Direct download: 02.Michelle_Freed.mp3
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Barbara Shoup, the author of Looking for Jack Kerouac and the executive director of the Indiana Writers Center, discussed why she waited 20 years between her first and second novel, the secret worlds writers create, and what writers really think about feedback.

Direct download: 01.Barb_Shoup.mp3
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