How To Write The Future

Beth Barany

The How to Write The Future Podcast offers fiction writing tips for science fiction and fantasy authors who want to create optimistic stories because when we vision what is possible, we help make it so. By science fiction and fantasy author and fiction writing coach, Beth Barany.

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102. The Sacred: Religion and Mysticism (Build Better Worlds, 3 of 4)
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102. The Sacred: Religion and Mysticism (Build Better Worlds, 3 of 4)
“So how does religion or mysticism fit into your story and how can you make it complex and nuanced and not homogeneous, which is the authors here say is one of the biggest problems they see in people's fictional worlds.”In this episode, “The Sacred: Religion and Mysticism (Build Better Worlds, 3 of 4),” podcast host of How To Write The Future, Beth Barany, continues her discussion of the book Build Better Worlds by Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom. Beth focuses on the different types of religion and their meanings including mysticism and shares prompts for writers to use to incorporate religion into their stories.ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.RESOURCESBuild Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers and Filmmakers by Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom: https://books2read.com/bbwhtwtfFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES AND CO-PRODUCTION by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
101. Myth, Imagined Past, and Cultural Purity in Fiction (Build Better Worlds, 2 of 4)
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101. Myth, Imagined Past, and Cultural Purity in Fiction (Build Better Worlds, 2 of 4)
“So I lived in France. After the meal, we would have cheese for dessert. That was a common dessert. And when I was in the country, outside of Paris in the Dijon area, dessert was pears and cheese. That was like, oh, the best dessert to be paired with the venison that we had. So of course the French are very keen on pairing their desserts and their wine with their meal. And it's all like this beautiful dance. And that's part of the culture and having a two hour lunch during the workday, as part of the culture that I experienced there, which is quite lovely. “In the "Myth, Imagined Past, and Cultural Purity in Fiction (Build Better Worlds, 2 of 4)" episode, Beth Barany, host of the How To Write the Future podcast, further explores the book Build Better Worlds by Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom. She discusses the importance of considering various cultural viewpoints, delving into taboos, and challenging commonly accepted narratives to create comprehensive and powerful fictional cultures.ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers. This podcast is for readers too if you’re at all curious about the future of humanity.This podcast is for you if you have questions like:How do I create a believable world for my science fiction story?How do figure what's not working if my story feels flat?How do I make my story more interesting and alive?RESOURCESBuild Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers and Filmmakers by Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom https://books2read.com/bbwhtwtfFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranyC0-PRODUCTION + SHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
100. What is Cultural Context? (Build Better Worlds, 1 of 4)
May 13 2024
100. What is Cultural Context? (Build Better Worlds, 1 of 4)
“Assumptions are great. What are our conscious and subconscious assumptions of the culture?”In this episode of How To Write the Future, podcast host Beth Barany celebrates her 100th episode with a special thanks to listeners and then dives into a discussion of the book Build Better Worlds by Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom, with a focus on the importance of cultural context in storytelling and on world building in the science fiction and fantasy genres.ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers. This podcast is for readers too if you’re at all curious about the future of humanity.This podcast is for you if you have questions like:How do I create a believable world for my science fiction story?How do figure out what's not working if my story feels flat?How do I make my story more interesting and alive?RESOURCESBuild Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers and Filmmakers by Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom: https://books2read.com/bbwhtwtfMichael Kilman’s site: https://loridianslaboratory.com/2021/02/10/build-better-worlds-an-introduction-to-anthropology-for-game-designers-fiction-writers-and-filmmakers-is-now-live-on-amazon/Kelly Diels, We Are The Culture Makers: https://kellydiels.com/Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Plan Your Novel Like A Pro: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/plan-your-novel-like-a-pro-and-have-fun-doing-it/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranyCO-PRODUCTION + SHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
99. World Building with Andrew Zimba
May 6 2024
99. World Building with Andrew Zimba
“When it comes to telling a story or crafting or condensing it into a book or a film, what kind of story do you want to tell? And I think that first question is, do I wanna tell an allegorical tale? Or what I'll call a world building tale, just for simplicity between the two.” -- Andrew ZimbaIn “World Building with Andrew Zimba,” How To Write the Future podcast host Beth Barany talks to lifelong storyteller, novelist, and avid historian, Andrew Zimba about the process involved in the world building for his novels and share advice and tips to help you create the story world for your fiction.ABOUT ANDREW ZIMBAAndrew Zimba is a lifelong storyteller. An avid historian, he grew up reading stories of kings and kingdoms as well as tales of myth and magic. A native Minnesotan, he holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and also studied in Poland. Andrew and his wife currently reside in Texas.Website: https://www.ardalencor.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ardalencorABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranyCO-PRODUCTION AND SHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
98. Feminine Sovereignty, Envisioning Positive Futures, and Revolution with Maggie Ostara (part 2)
Apr 29 2024
98. Feminine Sovereignty, Envisioning Positive Futures, and Revolution with Maggie Ostara (part 2)
“We are the culture makers. And your book, I feel, really invites people into that in such a beautiful way. “-- Beth BaranyIn this episode of How To Write the Future, podcast host Beth Barany talks with Amazon bestselling author, Maggie Ostara about the concept of feminine sovereignty, the evolution of sovereignty, and about Thrutopia as a way to envision positive futures through reclaiming imagination. They discuss the importance of the writers’ roles in shaping revolutions and offer advice to science fiction and fantasy writers to keep creating and believing in the power of their work. (Storytelling to Share Complex Ideas with Maggie Ostara, part 2)ABOUT MAGGIE OSTARAMaggie Ostara, PhD left her prestigious job at as the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Columbia University when she realized she’s not meant to work for anyone else.She’s the author of the international Amazon best-seller, Feminine Sovereignty: 8 Pillars for Regenerating Ourselves and Our World (2023). In 2024 she’ll be offering the Feminine Sovereignty Explorers Club and the Feminine Sovereignty Leadership Incubator based in the principles of the 8 Pillars.With over two decades of experience supporting 20,000+ students and hundreds of clients, Maggie teaches how to build your power within, make consistently reliable decisions, avoid overwhelm and burnout, create a bigger impact with less effort, and transform inner liabilities into powerful assets and allies.She’s a certified Human Design and Quantum Human Design Specialist, Level 4, a certified Radiant Body Yoga Instructor, and a certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. She supports her global audience through her thriving YouTube channel and works with clients 1:1 and in groups.Website: https://femininesovereigntybook.com/What's your Feminine Sovereign Archetypes? https://ostaraexperience.com/sovereignquiz/FB: https://www.facebook.com/MaggieOstaraPhD/IG: https://www.instagram.com/sovereigntybydesign/RESOURCESEnsouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer's Life by Stephen Harrod Buhnerhttps://books2read.com/u/mdwWx5Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW + CO-PRODUCTION NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
97. Storytelling to Share Complex Ideas with Maggie Ostara (part 1)
Apr 22 2024
97. Storytelling to Share Complex Ideas with Maggie Ostara (part 1)
“Human brains work. We live in story.”-- Maggie OstaraIn this episode of How To Write the Future, podcast host Beth Barany talks with Amazon Bestselling author, Maggie Ostara. Together they discuss the concept of Feminine Sovereignty explored in Maggie's book “Feminine Sovereignty: 8 Pillars for Regenerating Ourselves and Our World.” They delve into how the book engages readers, the writing process, and the importance of storytelling in conveying complex ideas to empower people and inspire change. (Storytelling to Share Complex Ideas with Maggie Ostara, part 1)ABOUT MAGGIE OSTARAMaggie Ostara, PhD left her prestigious job at as the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Columbia University when she realized she’s not meant to work for anyone else.She’s the author of the international Amazon best-seller, Feminine Sovereignty: 8 Pillars for Regenerating Ourselves and Our World (2023). In 2024 she’ll be offering the Feminine Sovereignty Explorers Club and the Feminine Sovereignty Leadership Incubator based in the principles of the 8 Pillars.With over two decades of experience supporting 20,000+ students and hundreds of clients, Maggie teaches how to build your power within, make consistently reliable decisions, avoid overwhelm and burnout, create a bigger impact with less effort, and transform inner liabilities into powerful assets and allies.She’s a certified Human Design and Quantum Human Design Specialist, Level 4, a certified Radiant Body Yoga Instructor, and a certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. She supports her global audience through her thriving YouTube channel and works with clients 1:1 and in groups.Website: https://femininesovereigntybook.com/What's your Feminine Sovereign Archetypes? https://ostaraexperience.com/sovereignquiz/FB: https://www.facebook.com/MaggieOstaraPhD/IG: https://www.instagram.com/sovereigntybydesign/RESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW + CO-PRODUCTION NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
96. Confidence and Purpose with Writing Coach, Kirsten McNeill
Apr 15 2024
96. Confidence and Purpose with Writing Coach, Kirsten McNeill
“I really wanna be able to help writers focus on themselves, be themselves, figure out what they wanna write, and create, a community and a, a library of fiction novels or any kind of novels that they've written and live life and have fun because we need more of that positivity and that sunshine in the world.”In “Confidence and Purpose with Writing Coach, Kristin McNeill,” How To Write the Future podcast host Beth Barany talks to confidence and writing lifestyle coach, book editor, and author, Kristin McNeill about her mission to bring Sunflower sunshine to the creative world and why it’s important for her to help fellow writers with knowing their own purpose.Included in this episode is a special offer for listeners which is a free digital journal, that also includes a 30-minute call with Kristin and information on how you can work her one-to-one.ABOUT KIRSTEN MCNEILLKirsten McNeill is a Confidence & Writing Lifestyle Coach, Book Editor, and Self-Published Writer. Her mission with Worthy Writers Editing is to bring sunflower sunshine to the creative world connecting writers to the confidence and passion they desire to help them publish and share their stories. Sign up for her newsletter here and get gifts and a surprise freebie: https://worthywriters.ca/contact/#newsletter.Website: https://worthywriters.ca/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worthywritersediting/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confident.kirsten/ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.RESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranyCO-PRODUCTION & SHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
95. Know Yourself, part 4 of 4
Apr 8 2024
95. Know Yourself, part 4 of 4
“Editing is challenging. So whenever you get lost, feel overwhelmed, confused, just in a state about the editing process, come back to your goal, motivation, conflict about why you write. "“Know Yourself” In episode 95 of the How To Write the Future podcast, Beth Barany explains the importance of knowing why you write, focusing on your strengths, and trusting your creative process including why you study sentence structure and knowing which grammar rules to break when. (Part 4 of 4: Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success)ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranyCO-PRODUCTION & SHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
94. Tropes for Fiction Writing with Jennifer Hilt
Apr 1 2024
94. Tropes for Fiction Writing with Jennifer Hilt
“I'm trying to be creative and original and all that and so I was like, thinking, yes, but how come we need to have these words in common in order to build a story?” -- Jennifer HiltIn this episode of How To Write the Future, podcast host Beth Barany talks with USA Today Bestselling author of The Trope Thesaurus, Horror Trope Thesaurus, and Trope Thesaurus Romance, Jennifer Hilt. Together they delve into the how, why, and when to use tropes, plus discuss using them to help build your story.ABOUT JENNIFER HILTJennifer Hilt is a USA Today Bestselling author of The Trope Thesaurus, Horror Trope Thesaurus, and Trope Thesaurus Romance. Her most recent project, Trope Thesaurus Fantasy and Science Fiction ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. She has written twenty-four books across four pen names plus her urban fantasy series: The Undead Detective.With degrees in linguistics and literature, Jennifer loves talking about story development. She also collects dictionaries in unfamiliar languages, binges scandi-noir series, and shouts out tropes from the comfort of her couch.Get your FREE copy of 5 Trope Lists to Develop Your Story: https://BookHip.com/HXAHDSCConnect with JenniferWebsite: www.jenniferhilt.comFB: https://www.facebook.com/authorjenniferhilt/X: https://twitter.com/jenehiltYT: https://www.youtube.com/@TropeTalkRESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Start (or Finish!) Your Novel 1-1 Mentorship Program https://bethbarany.com/start-your-novel-1-1-coaching/Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series and film http://henriettathedragonslayer.com/— Kickstarter campaign happening now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/authorbethbarany/henrietta-the-dragon-slayer-filmGet support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES AND CO-PRODUCTION by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
93. Know Your Genre and Characters, part 3 of 4
Mar 25 2024
93. Know Your Genre and Characters, part 3 of 4
“Take the expectations of the genre and spin it. That's our job, is to take what's expected and play around and work through multiple iterations.”Know Your Genre and Characters. In episode 93 of the How To Write the Future podcast, host Beth Barany explains the importance of knowing your genre, shares about reader expectations and tropes, and about bringing in your uniqueness. There’s also a special invitation to work one-on-one with Beth or sign up for her mastermind group. (Part 3 of 4: Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success)ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESPlan Your Novel Like A Pro: https://books2read.com/pynlapHenrietta The Dragon Slayer short film - we’re fundraising right now. Check out our Kickstarter here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/authorbethbarany/henrietta-the-dragon-slayer-filmStart (or Finish!) Your Novel 1-1 Mentorship Program:https://bethbarany.com/start-your-novel-1-1-coaching/Edit Your Novel and Find Your Readers: 12-month Group Mastermind Program for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers - open for enrollment: http://coaching.bethbarany.com/Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW CO-PRODUCTION AND SHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
92. Creative Writing and AI with Adam Fleming
Mar 21 2024
92. Creative Writing and AI with Adam Fleming
"You can tell them what a brain freezes, but they'll never feel it. That's right." -- Adam FlemingIn “Creative Writing and AI,” How To Write the Future podcast host Beth Barany talks to author, leadership coach, and hybrid publisher, Adam Fleming about the positives and negatives of using AI for creative writing, the origins for Adam’s fantasy series, and discuss why only you can write from your own experiences.ABOUT ADAM FLEMINGAdam G. Fleming is an author, leadership coach, and hybrid publishing leader, with 13 books to his name. His personal mission is "writing the fine line between the absurd and the sublime.” For fans of sci-fi and fantasy, Adam recommends The Satchel Pong Chronicles, a complete, five-book set.Website: http://www.adamgfleming.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/adamgflemingauthorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/adam_g_flemingLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamgfleming/Our hybrid publishing solutions, Victory Vision: https://www.victoryvision.orgRESOURCESChatGPT and Creating Fiction: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/2023/01/23/chatgpt-and-creating-fiction/Use Chat GPT to Experiment with Fiction Style, part 1: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/2023/04/17/use-chat-gpt-to-experiment-with-fiction-style-part-1/Use Chat GPT to Experiment with Fiction Style, part 2: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/2023/04/27/use-chat-gpt-to-experiment-with-fiction-style-part-2/Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/Please like, share, and subscribe! And leave a review. Much thanks!SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES + CO-PRODUCTION by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
91. Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success, part 2 of 4
Mar 18 2024
91. Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success, part 2 of 4
“Creativity is our superpower. With the power of our imagination and bringing in curiosity, courage, compassion, and connection.”Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success, part 2 of 4, in episode 90, of the How To Write the Future podcast. Host Beth Barany talks about what it takes to be a bestseller, why not every writer wants to be a bestseller plus the benefits and different ways to build a fanbase and market your books. There’s also a special invitation to work one to one with Beth or sign up for her mastermind group program.ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCES12-Month Group Mastermind Program for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers:https://coaching.bethbarany.com/Start (or Finish!) Your Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel 1-1 Mentorship Program:https://bethbarany.com/start-your-novel-1-1-coaching/Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
90. How do I not overload background into my stories? Story Success Clinic
Mar 14 2024
90. How do I not overload background into my stories? Story Success Clinic
“Stories are dynamic. Stories need to have action, movement. Stories need to have goals that the character is trying to pursue.”In this Story Success Clinic session, How To Write Future podcast host, Beth Barany, answers one the biggest questions she’s often asked as a writing coach “How do I not overload background into my stories?” and uses the start of a paranormal fantasy novel by Barbarella Haymaker as an example to talk through the summary and walk-through a live edit.ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCES12-month Group Mastermind Program for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers - open for enrollment: http://coaching.bethbarany.com/Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES + CO-PRODUCTION by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
89. Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success, part 1 of 4
Mar 11 2024
89. Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success, part 1 of 4
“We need courage to do anything creative in life. And I invite you to step into your courage. And decide if now is the time to come and edit your novel with us because creativity is our superpower.”Transform Your Novel with These 7 Editing Tips for Bestselling Success, part 1 of 4, in episode 88, of the How To Write the Future podcast. Host Beth Barany shares about her writing stance, plus information on her group mastermind program including how you can get involved and sign up to be part of a supportive group and focus on editing your novel.ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCES12-month Group Mastermind Program for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers - open for enrollment: http://coaching.bethbarany.com/Start (or Finish!) Your Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel 1-1 Mentorship Program:https://bethbarany.com/start-your-novel-1-1-coaching/---Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/ ---Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/---SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
88. Exciting news! Fun Changes to the podcast!
Mar 7 2024
88. Exciting news! Fun Changes to the podcast!
“My mission for this podcast is to really empower you with tools and resources so that you can sit down and write your story because I believe that our stories really do shape the world. They shape our readers and they influence our readers.”How To Write the Future host, Beth Barany, creativity coach, teacher, and science fiction and fantasy novelist, announces exciting news and fun changes she’s making to the podcast, shares who will be joining her for an interview in future episodes plus all about her latest film project for her award-winning series, Henrietta the Dragon Slayer. There’s also information on how to download her free World-building Workbook for Fiction Writers. ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Henrietta the Dragon Slayer trilogy:https://author.bethbarany.com/ya-fantasy/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you 1-1 or in one of her programs: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW CO-PRODUCTION + NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
87. Special Sneak Peek! The Henrietta The Dragon Slayer film!
Mar 4 2024
87. Special Sneak Peek! The Henrietta The Dragon Slayer film!
“I create magical tales of romance, mystery, and adventure to empower you to be the hero of your own life.” In this How To Write the Write Future podcast episode, host Beth Barany shares about her upcoming film project, why she is making the project, plus news of an upcoming Kickstarter fundraiser and how you can get involved. ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESNews about the film: https://author.bethbarany.com/henrietta-short-film/Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW CO-PRODUCTION + NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
86. World Futures Day, March 1st
Feb 26 2024
86. World Futures Day, March 1st
“We all have different life paths and goals and strengths and interests. And I think we need to exercise our imagination and talk to each other about what we would really like for the future.”In the latest How To Write the Write Future podcast episode, host Beth Barany shares an overview of the upcoming event “Teach The Futures for World Futures Day: Young Voices”. Beth shares why she cares about the future for everyone and how you should find ways to lend your voice to the discussion and not wait to be invited as “There's not just one future, there's many futures.” ABOUT HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESTeach the Future: https://www.teachthefuture.org/event-details/world-futures-day-young-voices-2024Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW CO-PRODUCTION + NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2024 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
85. Collaborative Writing, Story Success Clinic
Feb 19 2024
85. Collaborative Writing, Story Success Clinic
“So conflict is when it's between two very difficult choices that look bad, that feel bad, that are bad, that imply emotional or psychological pain, or of course, physical pain or death. Or conflict can also be between two very good things, but you just can't have one or the other.” — BETH BARANYIn the latest How To Write the Future episode, host Beth Barany does a Story Success Clinic session with Wattpad and science fiction writer, Annika K.E. Morgan. Together they discuss writing conflict into scenes and the benefits of collaborative writing. Beth also shares how you can sign up to have your very own Story Success clinic session. ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2023 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
84. Why do we procrastinate on our writing?
Feb 12 2024
84. Why do we procrastinate on our writing?
"When you make an appointment with yourself for your writing, put it in your calendar and treat it as sacred.”In this week’s How To Write the Future podcast episode, host creativity coach for writers, Beth Barany, answers a listener's question: “Why do we procrastinate on our writing?” and shares how to show up for yourself and make writing a priority. Beth also explains the benefits of having a writing community and how to find resources to find one to suit you. ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE  PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers. This podcast is for readers too if you’re at all curious about the future of humanity.This podcast is for you if you have questions like:How do I create a believable world for my science fiction story?How do figure what's not working if my story feels flat?How do I make my story more interesting and alive?This podcast is for readers too if you’re at all curious about the future of humanity.ABOUT BETH BARANYBeth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.RESOURCESFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2023 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465
83. The Power of Community, Interview with Kimberly Nightingale
Feb 5 2024
83. The Power of Community, Interview with Kimberly Nightingale
“Youth need to be invited to all of the places where adults are, and that's how they learn and that's how they grow and that's how they become adults themselves.” - Kimberly NightingaleIn this interview episode on How To Write the Future, host Beth Barany talks with Kimberley Nightingale, whose PhD focus in urban studies about belonging in cities for youth. They discuss the importance of inviting youth into adult decision-making spaces and how getting them involved in the community will have a positive influence on all. They also share insight into breaking and othering and what this means. ABOUT KIMBERLEY NIGHTINGALEKimberly (she/her/hers) believes in the power of people to tell their own stories. She is the former creator, executive director, and publisher of the Saint Paul Almanac, where for fifteen years she supported people sharing their stories, poetry, and art in different spaces, including books, readings, open mics, storymobiles, films, and on the walls of art galleries, buses, and trains. Kimberly understands that being published is a powerful, transformative experience. Her research areas include the emotional connection to place and using art to bridge breaking and othering to nurture belonging. At Portland State University, Kimberly’s PhD focus in urban studies is belonging in cities for youth through arts-based critical participatory action research (CPAR) in intergenerational spaces.ABOUT HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCASTThe How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.RESOURCESRondo: Beyond the Pavement filmhttps://www.amazon.com/Rondo-Beyond-Pavement-Margaret-Lovejoy/dp/B07SQ55HZ8UNICEFhttps://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/Child-Friendly Citieshttps://www.childfriendlycities.orgFree World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/The Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeleyhttps://belonging.berkeley.eduSHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth BaranySHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDadec. 2023 BETH BARANYhttps://bethbarany.com/--CONNECTContact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580Email: beth@bethbarany.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/CREDITSEDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j MUSIC: Uppbeat.ioDISTRIBUTED BY BUZZSPROUT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1994465