The Dead Robots' Society

The Dead Robots' Society

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Writers talking about writing.
Writers talking about publishing.
Writers talking about life.
Authors Terry Mixon and Paul E Cooley interview, babble, and usually cover a number of disassociated topics.

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745 episodes

Scum and Villainy!

Veronica, Terry, and Paul discuss how to make good villains that don't fall into the "nature" or "environment" tropes. In other words, how do we create relatable scumbags? We're sure chat is bereft of utter scum, although JR might count. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast  and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.

1h 3m
Feb 17
Multipass!

The DRS Crew are currently editing/beta reading manuscripts and they have more than a few thoughts on the subject. We're sure chat does, too. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast.

1h 2m
Feb 17
2024 - The Unexpected Mess

The year is not going well for the DRS Crew, and it just started. So what are they doing to keep on track? Also? Why is chat looking at us like that? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast

1h 0m
Feb 17
Nanites, Stasis, and Printing Meat

The DRS crew brainstorms about the technologies we'll need for exploring/inhabiting space. Chat might have opinions, but who cares about them. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast

1h 2m
Feb 10
A DRS Holiday Diatribe

What makes an iconic holiday story? How can you take one of your existing properties and make a holiday narrative out of it? Also? Chat has been bad and gets nothing but coal. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast

1h 2m
Feb 02
Abusing Your Betas

V goes walkabout for bowling leaving Terry and Paul the odious task of calling out all writers for abusing their beta readers. Or, more accurate, misusing them. Also? There might be something about story bibles. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast

1h 1m
Dec 30, 2023
PLANS!

Why wait for December or the end of the year to make next year's plans? What's wrong with you? Also? What's wrong with chat? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at  https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast

1h 0m
Dec 23, 2023
20Books Hangover

Veronica and Terry regale Paul and chat with their tales of literary debauchery at the 20Books Vegas conference. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 3m
Dec 16, 2023
Just Say November

Join the DRS Crew as they give advice they don't follow as they prepare for writing conferences, publishing books, and, Garaaga forbid, writing them. Also? Chat is a problem we aim to ignore. Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 3m
Dec 09, 2023
Editors, Covers, and Audio -- What to do when the book is finished

Yay. You finished your novel. Now what? Paul, Terry, and Veronica discuss where to find talent for the things you can't do and how to work with them. We're certain chat will have their own opinion, but who listens to them anyway? Our links: Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 3m
Dec 05, 2023
Plotications!

Got a boring plot? We got a solution for you. Chat, however, does not. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 2m
Nov 18, 2023
Myopic Productivity

Terry lays out his process and Paul takes him to task for claiming he's having productivity issues. Chat piles on. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 2m
Nov 11, 2023
"Ask Me Anything"

The DRS crew invite chat to ask us anything (within reason, of course). Nothing good come from this...   Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 2m
Nov 10, 2023
That's A Bad Influence! - Episode 654

DRS Episode 654 Terry asks Paul and V the question: is there such a thing as a bad influence when it comes to movies, books, and other media? Do they have a negative impact on your narratives? Chat proves once again that they are a bad influence. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 0m
Nov 10, 2023
Alternate Worlds With James Peet

Alternate realities, dimensional shifts, and portals that lead anywhere. Author James Peet joins the DRS Crew to discuss creating alternate worlds as well as some basic rules. Chat, however, follows no rules. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 5m
Oct 27, 2023
James Carpio Gives Good RPG

Gamemaster and RPG designer James Carpio joins the DRS crew to talk RPGs, quick stories, and adventure. Chat is a constant problem. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 2m
Oct 20, 2023
Don't Be Candide

Terry asks about character motivation. Paul provides Voltaire's Candide as an example. All hell breaks loose with chat. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 0m
Oct 13, 2023
Space Western Stormin'

Veronica makes the mistake of asking Paul and Terry to help brainstorm a new space western. She should have known better. As usual, chat is more a hindrance than help. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 0m
Oct 06, 2023
Your Best Is Just Good Enough - DRS Episode 648

Paul, Veronica, and Terry discuss when to cut bait on editing, polishing, and worrying, and when it's time to just hit the damned publish button. In other news, chat is obnoxious. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 0m
Sep 23, 2023
Cadence and Promises - DRS Episode 647

Paul discusses setting a publishing cadence for indie works and the budgeting that goes on. Terry and V chime in while chat is, well, chat. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 3m
Sep 16, 2023
Backstory Hell - DRS Episode 646

Paul and Veronica attempt to talk Terry down from a circuitous backstory ledge. What follows is utter insanity not exactly assisted by chat. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 2m
Sep 11, 2023
Organizing Reality - DRS Episode 645

Paul, Terry, and Veronica discuss how NOT to organize by being examples of utter failure. But, we'll tell YOU how to do it! Also? Chat does not respect our authority. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 1m
Sep 09, 2023
Some Things Don't Stay in Vegas - DRS Episode 649

Terry, Veronica, and Paul invite author Jonathon "Jack Jack" Benjamin to discuss his memoir, general writing esoterica, and, of course, we deal with chat. Johnathon's memoir - https://amzn.to/3KB0HwI Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 0m
Sep 05, 2023
Prepare, Prepress, Publish

Terry, Paul, and Veronica discuss the perils of the publishing process. Also? Chat is not alliterative. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 1m
Sep 02, 2023
Firsts With Rick Shaw - DRS Episode 643

Author and friend of the show joins Terry, Veronica, and Paul to discuss his first novel. Prepare to roast, joke, and maybe even learn something. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 3m
Aug 12, 2023
Deus Ex Whatkahina? - DRS Episode 642

Join Paul, Terry, and Veronica for an hour of ghosts in the machine. If chat will let us. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .  

1h 3m
Aug 11, 2023
Pitch Deck Returns! - DRS Episode 641

DRS Episode 641 - Pitch Deck Returns! Terry, Paul, and V come up with plots for the pitch deck cards chosen by chat. Nothing good will come from this. We promise. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 2m
Aug 11, 2023
Instead of Pitch Deck, Here's Us! - DRS Episode 640

DRS Episode 640 - Instead of Pitch Deck, Here's Us Paul and Terry attempt to pacify chat when V goes walkabout. Hilarity ensues. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 2m
Aug 11, 2023
Patreon, BMAC, and Kofi - DRS Episode 639

* * * * DRS Episode 639 - Patreon, BMAC, and Kofi Terry and Paul share how they use Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Kofi to help support their writing and podcasting. There's also some discussion about Donna Summers... Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 1m
Jul 15, 2023
AI Seances, Bad Haircuts, and Surprises

* * * DRS Episode 638 - AI Seances, Bad Haircuts, and Surprises After Paul shares a story about AIs, the crew descend into utter madness of story ideas, esoterica, and utter nonsense. Chat, of course, is no help at all keeping us on topic. Paul's store: https://payhip.com/paulecooley Paul's site:  https://shadowpublications.com Terry's site: https://www.terrymixon.com/ Veronica: http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee supporter and for as little as $1 a month, you can help keep the podcast free and receive exclusive content. More information at https://patreon.com/drspodcast and https://buymeacoffee.com/drspodcast .

1h 0m
Jul 15, 2023