Sampler: Incarnation – Breathtaking Courage, Wisdom and Love

Author Tom Baker’s first book is a collection of thoughts, poetry and prayer compiled over Tom’s years as a church pastor. In this episode, Dan reads from the book as part of our run-up to the celebration of Incarnation Day (aka, Christmas).. 

After a brief absence from Amazon’s shelves, Incarnation has been re-released and is available again for purchase as a Christmas devotional or a gift for friends and family.

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Podcast: Time Funnels – The Accidental Journey

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A follow up to our interview with author Timothy Jones. Dan reads three excerpts from the book. This title, targeting young adults, will make a great gift for young readers. To purchase Time Funnels, click the image to visit Amazon. 

Tim Jones Talks about Time Funnels – The accidental journey

Timothy Jones is our only author of young adult fiction. Today, Dan and Tim talk about the journey of writing a novel for youthful readers. This book has the distinction of being based on a historical record that suggests that dinosaurs may not be so far removed from our own time than once thought. Time Funnels is a great book for those who want to invite their young readers on an adventure that suggests an alternative to the history that is commonly taught. 

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2018 Fall Podcast Catch-up

After a couple months hiatus, Read Between the Worlds is back with a discussion of the CreateSpace merger with KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Also, in this episode, new releases at Two Worlds Media, upcoming episodes and an idea for online writer’s workshops. 

An Editor Talks About Common Writer Mistakes

Today’s guest is Kathryn Deering, former managing editor at a large Christian publisher. Presently, Kathy freelances from her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This episode deals with common mistakes that indie writer/publishers make. Have you made any of them? Or are you making them right now? Listen in and see. 

If you would like to contact our guest with questions or to seek information about her services, contact us here at Two Worlds Media. 

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Attention Portland Writers!

Two Worlds Media has partnered with some local teachers and coaches who can help writers polish their craft. It is our pleasure to recommend Jenna Thompson as one of those professionals. 

Jenna will be facilitating the first of several writer’s workshops on April 22nd. We at Two Worlds Media would like to encourage you take advantage of this local (Portland, OR) opportunity by offering the few remaining slots at a reduced rate of $35.00. That’s a $15.00 discount! Click here for details and a sign-up form


Also…

In the future, we are planning to organize a series of online collaborative workshops. Each facilitated practicum will be limited to four or five students who will work together with a coach to develop an aspect of their writing. Topics will focus on plot refinement, character development, descriptions and other elements of the writer’s practice. 

Writers Workshop in Portland – April 22nd

We like to let you know when we hear of opportunities for indie authors to polish their craft. Jenna Thompson, who you may have heard me interview for our “Hey, Teacher!” episodes, is holding a writer’s workshop in April. I’m passing her invitation along to you: 


Hello friends —

I’m writing to invite you to a small writing workshop on April 22nd. While most of you know that I teach college writing and tutor students, there is an element to my personal writing practice that I don’t usually talk about. This is what I want to share with you.

For me, writing is more than putting words on paper or finishing a piece for an audience. It is a way of deepening my attention and honoring the sacred in ordinary moments. It’s a way of touching the mystery of being alive. It invites patience and slowness instead of frantic hurrying. It is, to borrow a phrase from poet Denise Levertov, a form of prayer.

Please consider joining me on the 22nd. I’ll bring poems, readings, and prompts to help you explore and develop your own writing practice. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced writer or if you don’t write at all. Everyone is welcome!

I hope to see you soon . . . and please pass the word to anyone you think might be interested.

Be well,
Jenna

Date: April 22nd
Time: 9am-12pm
Place: Northeast Portland
Cost: $50
For details or to sign up use the contact form below. 
Space is limited to eight participants


Wipf & Stock: Roots in Academia

An interview with Michael Munk and Adam McInturf of Windows Booksellers and Wipf & Stock Publishers. This episode introduces a publisher which specializes in academic  and scholarly works but  also serves indie publishers of literary fiction and even poetry. This interview discusses an aspect of indie publishing that often goes unnoticed and the history of indie publishing in an academic setting. 

 

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Writer’s Workshop at Two Worlds Media

Two Worlds Media is about independently published books from a Christian perspective.

TWM is mostly a marketplace. It’s kind of a storefront for indie writers. But what if we could do more to encourage readers and writers? What if we could make suggestions and provide resources to people who have some of their own ideas for the journey? To do that I’ve started a Podcast called “Read Between the Worlds” where I’ve discussed some of the aspects of writing and publishing in a print on demand world. That’s been going for a few months. 

I’d like to do more. In addition, I’d like to offer resources for indie writers. So, allow me to introduce the Two Worlds Media Writer’s Workshop.

This will be a place for active and aspiring writers to explore. It will have the following elements. 

  • Resource Links to sites we run across that may be helpful. Got a favorite? Let us know. 
  • Collaboration. Invite readers and other writers to look in on your work while it is in progress; offer compliments, encouragement and suggestions. Let us know if you’ve got a project you’d like to tell folks about and we’ll post links to it so they can find your work. You may be posting your project on your personal blog, or using a site like Wattpad. Whatever platform you’re posting your work to, we’ll link to it.  
  • Services like editing, cover design, concept refinement, etc. 
  • Training and TutoringI’ll be organizing some online workshop-style classes and personal tutoring in case you’d like to work with a qualified teacher to sharpen your skills. I don’t know about costs and other details yet—teachers gotta make a living, ya know—but I’ll keep you posted. Watch for details. 
  • Facebook Group. Finally, what do you think about a FB group for this writer’s workshop? You know, a place to discuss the craft of writing and publishing. This would differ from the from Collaboration in that it would not be around a specific project, but a place to field questions and offer or ask for suggestions about writing and publishing. Leave me a comment if you’d be interested. If enough are, I’ll get cracking and set it up. It would be a moderated group. Only us TWM insiders…

So, there ya go! It’s an idea in the larval stage at the moment. I wouldn’t be surprised if I have to scrap it due to lack of interest, but who knows? Maybe this is an idea whose time has come. 

Here’s the link. Remember we’re just getting started here. With enough interest, who knows what may evolve. I’d love to hear from you. 

Dan