Monday, May 13, 2019

Rish Outcast 139: At Length...

So, here I talk about writing and releasing stories, and wonder how short is too short, and how long is . . . wait, is this description too long?

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If you absolutely love chalupas . . . well, you're not alone.

Logo by Gino "Baseball Bat Length" Moretto.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rish Outcast 138: Anybody Wanna Buy Some Coffins?

Okay, finally.  

Here is the episode where I cart out my salespitch for the oft-delayed "Ten Thousand Coffins" novella/audiobook. I talk about its inspiration, the frustrations in getting it out there, and dance around the central conceit of the story.  Hey, could you just buy it so we can move on?  

You can't always get what you want, after all.  

Oh, I heard 10,000 Maniacs' cover of Because The Night yesterday on the radio (yes, I still listen to the radio.  I am THAT old), and was reminded of where their name came from* and wondered if that's where my title came from.  I recall toying with calling it "A Thousand Coffins" and then upping it to various numbers, depending on how the title sounded.  I think I picked 10,000 because it sounded the best spoken aloud (better than 50,000 or 20,000, anyway), but it could have sounded good because there was a band years ago called Ten Thousand Maniacs.
Here's a link to the TEXT VERSION.
And here's one for the AUDIO VERSION. This one has the WhisperSync option available, and I'm curious, have any of you ever read/listened to one of those WhisperSync books? How does it work, exactly?
Thanks to Austin "Danger!" Douglas and Gino "Bridge Out!" Moretto for the cover art!

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*There was a gory B-movie (I think by Herschel Gordon Lewis) called 2,000 MANIACS, and the band misremembered the title as 10,000 MANIACS.  When they learned of their mistake, they had already gotten used to the band name.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Rish Outcast 137: Todd, Jenny, and the Ugly Doll (Part 2)

So, in this one, I continue my walk, I finish presenting "Todd, Jenny, and the Ugly Doll," and I talk about the trouble with scary dolls.  
Dang, why wasn't that the title of this one?  "The Trouble With Scary Dolls."
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Logo by Gino "Scarier Doll" Moretto.
Music by Kevin McLeod of, and "Creepy Doll" by Jonathan Coulton, both under Creative Commons 3.0 licenses. 
What dolls scare you?  Lemmee know in the comments.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rish Outcast 136: Todd, Jenny, & the Ugly Doll (Part 1)

In this show from last year (drink every time you hear a dated reference!), I go for a walk around the lake, all by myself.  Or with you, depending on how you look at it.  I talk, encounter a dead/alive duck, and share my story "Todd, Jenny, and the Ugly Doll" . . . or half of it, anyway.

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Cover art and logo by Gino "The Handsome Doll" Moretto.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Rish Outcast 135: Conference Sprawl (Part II)

Didn't get enough last episode?  Well, here's more of the same!
In this one, I keep on talking about the writers conference I went to, share some notes, share some empathy and some criticism.  But worry not, I believe there are no references to Ted McGinley included.*
And wait, there's more!  Later, Fake Sean Connery and Fake Ahnold will still have each other, even when the world runs out of lovers.
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Logo by Gino "The Mant!" Moretto**
*There WAS a special extended version of this show for Patreon supporters, if you REALLY can't get enough.
**A mant is a half-man, half-ant.  Mant!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Rish Outcast 134: Conference Squall

Rish talks (quite a bit) about the recent writing conference he went to, like he does every year. Was it miserable like last year, or did he talk for hours about it instead?  Oh, and Fake Sean's living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.*

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Logo by Gino "White Squall" Moretto.

When's forever gonna start, by the way?

*Honestly, this is probably my favorite Fake Sean Connery song since he first agreed to do songs for me.  If Real Sean passes away . . . you'll probably hear this again.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Rish Outcast 133: True Ghost Encounter

As threatened in my episode "What A Stupid Concept,"* here is my haunted bed and breakfast story, "True Ghost Encounter."  Judson writes on a blog about brushes with the supernatural, and stumbles upon the Old Faithful of Haunted Houses up in Idaho.

It's the first story in the proposed "Dead & Breakfast" anthology.  Let me know if you too have an Ghost Encounter to share.

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If the spirits attack you . . . just sing a happy song?

Logo by Gino "The Spirit Is Willing" Moretto.

Music by the incomparable Kevin McLeod of

*You can listen to that episode if you want to know more about the background, frustration, and ultimate goals in writing this story.