WriterDojo S3 Ep16: First Person Narrative

With the FenCon 2022 live episodes behind us, this week, hosts/authors Steve  Diamond and Larry Correia return to the more nuts-and-bolts side of things with a discussion of First-Person Narrative. What is the best time/way to use it and when should you NOT use it. 

If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo

“Word Mercenaries” (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com 

Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ZTMyNmU1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/fxhj56si
Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/writerdojo-6vP0qX
RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/4e326e5c/podcast/rss
Rumble: WriterDojo (rumble.com)
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2X7bG3PMqln9ZKinIDjs27 )
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WriterDojo


This week’s episode is sponsored by D.A. Brock’s Texas at the Coronation


For seventy years after a devastating war, the Republic of Texas kept to itself. But it would be rude not to attend the international naval review celebrating Britain’s new king, George VI. So with war clouds over Europe, Texas sends the elderly armored cruiser, San Antonio, and her new captain, Karl von Stahlberg.

While making new friends and meeting Texas’ ancient foe, can Karl and his men avoid sparking a war?

available on  Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xEnz8g (affiliate link)

October 2022 Update

Wow. There is lots of stuff going on right now.

Book Stuff!

In Defense of the Second Amendment

This will be out in January. This project is one that I’m really excited about, as it is my first work of non-fiction. If you’re not aware, I’m a bit of a gun guy. 🙂

I’m also happy to announce that there will be an audiobook version from Blackstone Audio. (which means it will be available pretty much everywhere you get your audiobooks). I’ll put up preorder information for that as soon as I have it.


Then coming out in April-

Tower of Silence

Tower of Silence is the 4th book in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior. I love this book. I’m doing the final edits on it right now. There will be 5 books in this series, and I am extremely proud of it.

Seriously, this book is bad ass. I love writing Ashok. 🙂


This next book is not by me, but I’m going to promote the hell out of it because it is from my friend, CorreiaTech Marketing Daimyo, and guy who keeps this website and the WriterDojo podcast working, Jack Wylder-

An Illustrated Guide to AI Mastery

Jack goes through the various AI art programs and demonstrates what kind of prompts generate what kind of output, which artists can then manipulate and use the bits and pieces for all sorts of creative things.


Coming soon, but I don’t know the actual release date, there is a 2nd episode of Lost Planet Homicide coming to Audible, called LPH: Ghosts of Zenith. I love this series. It is my gritty cop show in space.

After I get done with the edits on Tower of Silence I will be working on Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever with Jason Cordova. (I should have already started but I’m running late on ToS because I stopped in the middle to write a gun rights book). This one is going to be a lot of fun.

There is a bunch more MHI coming. Both main series line, more memoirs (including something really neat with Les Johnson), and another MH Files anthology.

People keep asking me about more Grimnoir. Yes. There will be. The plan is to finish the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior’s fifth and final book, then start the new trilogy. So that way I wrap up a series before starting a new one.


Other Projects


WriterDojo® has turned out to be really popular, and useful for a lot of aspiring writers. Which is awesome, so we’re going to keep making them. We’re doing some testing later this week for guests calling in to see how that works out.

The Monster Hunter International tabletop miniatures game from Everything Epic is still moving right along. They’ve been sending me more artwork and miniature renders that are super bad ass. I believe they did an update last week.

The limited edition leatherbound Grimnoir trilogy which got kicked in the head by Covid after book 1, Hard Magic, shipped, is back on track, with book 2, Spellbound now at the printers. I hope to have some more news about that soon.

Gritty Cop Show I’m going to wait until after the miniatures game is fulfilled before proceeding on that. It is a fun side project, and Jack has come up with some really cool stuff for the game book, but I don’t want more than one Kickstarter hanging out there at a time if I can help it.

WriterDojo S3 Ep15: Working With an Editor with Toni Weisskopf

At FenCon 2022 we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with some amazing guests. This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia were honored to sit down with one of the most respected editors in publishing, Special Guest Toni Weisskopf, to talk about the dynamics of writers and editors and how to prosper in the writing business.

If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo “Word Mercenaries” (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com


Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ZTMyNmU1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/fxhj56si
Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/writerdojo-6vP0qX
RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/4e326e5c/podcast/rss
Rumble: WriterDojo (rumble.com)
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2X7bG3PMqln9ZKinIDjs27 )
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WriterDojo


This week’s episode is sponsored by Jack Wylder’s *An Illustrated Guide to AI Prompt Mastery*
The history of art is the history of civilization itself. With the rise of computers, it wasn’t long before humans began to explore using them to generate artwork. Using artificial intelligence to generate random artwork within set parameters began back in at least 1973 and has slowly been growing in complexity and ability. Recent breakthroughs have resulted in millions of eager users now racing to create their own art with this new technology. The ability to make anything can be daunting for new users, though. Where do you even start? How do you make stunning images like you see online? What inspirations do you draw from and how do you put them together? This book is intended to serve as a handy reference guide for users, both new and more experienced. An Illustrated Guide to AI Prompt Mastery is a valuable reference to this fascinating new field that is emerging.

Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3EXqrSd (affiliate link)

An Illustrated Guide to AI Prompt Mastery

Jack Wylder wrote a book!

An Illustrated Guide to AI Prompt Mastery

Available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3s478Pu
Baen.com: https://www.baen.com/an-illustrated-guide-to-ai-prompt-mastery.html

Behind the scenes, Jack isn’t just my friend, the CorreiaTech Marketing Daimyo, and the guy who keeps this blog running, he’s also got a real job as a professional marketing dude and has been an artist for decades.

When the AI art first started taking off Jack got really into it, and also observed a lot of indy authors trying to input prompts in the hopes the computer would spit out a useable book cover. Once in a while it might, but the rest of the time it was sort of good except things like the people had weird hands and extra elbows growing out of their necks. So Jack started using prompts to build bits which he could then photoshop into cohesive covers.

So Jack started putting together a guide book of the hundreds of prompts and styles artists could farm. When Toni at Baen heard what he was doing she offered to publish it through Baen’s webscriptions, because she recognized that this new tech would be a really valuable tool for artists.

I’m really excited for Jack. Check it out, and please tell your friends!

WriterDojo S3 Ep 14: Worldbuilding with Chuck Gannon

At FenCon 2022 we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with some amazing guests. This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia talked with Special Guest, Dr Charles E Gannon (Chuck) about Shared Worldbuilding and what it takes to make it in the writing business.

If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo “Word Mercenaries” (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com


Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/writerdojo/id1581703261
Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ZTMyNmU1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/fxhj56si
Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/writerdojo-6vP0qX
RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/4e326e5c/podcast/rss
Rumble: WriterDojo (rumble.com)
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2X7bG3PMqln9ZKinIDjs27 )
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WriterDojo


This week’s episode is sponsored by M.C.A.Hogarth’s *Earthrise*

Reese Eddings has enough to do keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to feed herself and her crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to run for the hills. Unfortunately, she did promise to repay the loan. But she didn’t think it would involve tangling with pirates over a space elf prince…

Book 1 of the Her Instruments trilogy is a rollicking adventure set in the expansive Pelted universe, and kicks off an epic space opera series where the fate of worlds hangs in the balance. Fans who enjoyed Firefly or Andromeda will like this series.

Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3VhmKwn (affiliate link)