EpiGuide’s EpiCast #15 – “Teaming Up”

Welcome back to our EpiCasts! This fifteenth edition, almost exactly coinciding with the fifteenth anniversary of the EpiGuide webfiction community, offers a bunch of juicy previews of what you can expect in several webserials for the rest of the year, news in the webserial world, and our discussion related to writing partnerships.

Hosts Kira (yours truly) and Michael begin with our Fall 2013 previews (just how do you pronounce “2013,” by the way?) for a batch of serialized fiction to take us through the end of the year. Find out what happens next, including defamation, divorce, death, and lots of other fun plots.

Next we dip into the news focusing our own happy tidings thanks to our community’s generosity, introductions to several new webfiction serials, and a controversy about a hot topic related to, well, hot topics too hot for certain ebook retailers.

And finally, this episode we talk about the webserials who boast not just one but multiple authors, and find out how they handle working as a team: dealing with differences of opinion, dividing labor, and the joys of brainstorming on a jointly-created fictional world. There are several methods to their madness, so take a listen to learn all the ways people have partnered up to give us some new and longrunning serials.

Once you’ve listened, hop on over to our Podbean site, the EpiGuide forum, or our new Webcast Beacon site (links below) to share your own thoughts on these topics and this episode. Many thanks to everyone who helped out by submitting your recaps and news stories!

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Episode Notes:

Recording date: This episode was recorded on October 22, 2013.


  • 00:00 – 01:08: Opening pleasantries and teasers for the episode ahead
  • 01:09 – 18:49: Webserial previews for the end of 2013
  • 18:50 – 36:04: Webfiction and webserial news
  • 36:05 – 36:44: How to submit news to the EpiCast
  • 36:45 – 01:18:30: Discussion: Webserial writing teams: pros and cons
  • 01:09:50 – 01:11:06: Thanks to sponsors, podcast sponsor ad
  • 01:11:07 – 01:12:37: Closing thoughts and fare-thee-wells

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Music credits: “Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance” (EpiCast opening and closing theme), “The Future Soon” (Preview intro), “Good Morning Tuscon” (News intro), “The Big Boom” (News submissions theme), “I’m Your Moon” (Discussion intro), “You Ruined Everything” (EpiCast sponsor intro), as always all written and performed by Jonathan Coulton, host Kira Lerner’s personal musical demigod.

These tracks are licensed Creative Commons by-nc.

Technical notes: We used Skype for the conversation and interviews, Replay Recorder for recording, Audacity and The Levelator for editing/post-recording fine-tuning, and Podbean for hosting. If you have any suggestions, questions, comments or brickbats you want to throw at us regarding this episode, please let us know!

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