MNINS: Season 3, Episode 8 – Let’s Create a Character

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 8 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve). Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer talk about their approaches to creating characters and whip one up on the fly. Mobile Users Listen Here or Subscribe on ITunes In this episode: Writing […]

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MNINS: Season 3, Episode 7 – Smarter Artist Summit Recap

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 7 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve).   In this episode, Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer chat about Pete’s amazing experiences at the Smarter Artists Summit writers conference. Mobile Users Listen Here or Subscribe on ITunes In this […]

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Lost & Found – Chapter Five

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Maggot stood in the doorway, his masked form looming over a paralyzed Gabby. Her mind involuntarily flashed between present and past, between shadow and fire. She wanted to scream. Wanted to run. Her fear enveloped her, and she could do neither. “You’re a feisty one, aren’t you?” Maggot said. “I like feisty, to a point. […]

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Lost & Found – Chapter Four

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Across the street, glass scattered into the sky, flashing hints of the muted sun as the shards spun, while a group of masked teenagers hopped through the broken living room. A team of five, carrying a number of large electronics, jumped out of the vacated home, one after the other, and landed onto the soggy […]

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Lost & Found – Chapter Three

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Gabby hated her bike. It was old, small, and embarrassing, and she despised riding it in public. The bent and rusted handlebars sprouted pink tassels plucked down to nubs. The loose chain rattled and fell off at the most inopportune times. And the right pedal squeaked and clicked with every push. Her bike was horrendous […]

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Lost & Found – Chapter Two

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Gabby and Emma clung to the brick wall, digging their fingernails into the mortar. Fragments of windswept damage rushed through the bathroom door. The ground started to quake, and they struggled to keep their feet from slipping off the toilets. Gabby stretched down and pulled off a wad of toilet paper, pressing it against her […]

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Lost & Found – Chapter One

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The gathering clouds looked more ominous than Gabby had ever seen them before. Yet, she dismissed them without a second thought. Instead, she relished the refreshing burst of cold air that enveloped her, smiling as it fluttered by. For her, a frigid gust accompanying a darkening sky was not uncommon, not in Tampa Bay. In […]

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MNINS: Season 3, Episode 6 – Interview with Elise Kova

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 6 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve). In this episode, Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer sit down with uber-successful fantasy author Elise Kova, creator of the Air Awakens series. We talk about writing fantasy, her approaches to story, […]

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I’m a Speaker! – My First Author Speaking Engagement

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Even though I used to act professionally, I normally dislike speaking in public. Seems like an oxymoron, right?  But, for me, there’s a big difference between acting like an idiot while portraying someone else and actually being an idiot in front of people as yourself. But, life doesn’t care about your fears and, in order […]

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MNINS: Season 3, Episode 5 – Listener Request – Character vs. Plot Driven Stories

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 5 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve). Per listener request, Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer talk about the differences between stories driven by characters versus those driven by plot. Mobile Users Listen Here or Subscribe on ITunes In […]

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MNINS: Season 3, Episode 4 – Star Wars: The Force Awakes (A Newer Hope)

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 4 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve). Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer chat about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the pros, cons and plenty o’ spoilers. Mobile Users Listen Here or Subscribe on ITunes In this episode: A little story […]

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MNINS: Season 3, Episode 3 – Lost & Found Special

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 3 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve). Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer spend some time going over the creation of the second Gabby Wells Thriller novel, Lost & Found. Mobile Users Listen Here or Subscribe on ITunes In this […]

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Company Business – 2015

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Running a small business like Sonlight Press, LLC is a challenge. Getting your novels written and out to the public is even harder.  Putting those two together requires a bit of money and a lot of faith. Here’s where my money went this past year. They say Editing and Book Covers are the most important parts […]

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MNINS: Season 3, Episode 2 – Gaming Stories

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 2 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve). Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer chat about the video game Gone Home and how it is the closest thing to playing a novel in gaming today and why virtual reality adoption has […]

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The 7 Books I Read During My Recovery

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During my recent recovery from my sixth Crohns intestinal surgery, I took the time to read as much as possible. I’m usually more of a TV binger or classic movie-watcher, but I was determined to shut off the technology and sit down with the growing stack of books on my desk. Here’s what tickled my […]

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The 27 Things I Miss from a Pre-Internet World

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The internet is amazing. For the first time in human history, information and global access are at our fingertips 24 hours a day and the technology providing that access has us connected like never before, altering how we live our lives from sunrise to sunset. But, living through the pre and post internet eras, I […]

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MNINS: Season 3, Episode 1 – Surgeries, Stories and Star Wars

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling (with People Not Named Steve). Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer chat about all of the things that occurred over the holidays, goals for 2016, That Catholic Girl VLog, a reading binge, and a small little movie […]

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