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Sterling & Stone is the creative home to Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant. We write horror and sci-fi at Collective inkwell, everything at Realm & Sands and stuff for our children under the pen name Guy Incognito.

The Self Publishing Podcast

SPP218 Writing Good Dialogue, Fight Scenes, and Arguments

[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone-e5b627ec.stage71.rmkr.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SPP218WritingGoodDialogueFightScenesandArguments.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Sometimes authors struggle with the very elements that bring their stories to life and add action, excitement, and drama. Today, Johnny, Sean, and Dave talk about how to write compelling and honest dialogue, fight scenes, and…

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The Self Publishing Podcast

SPP217 Establishing Sustainable Business Practices

[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone-e5b627ec.stage71.rmkr.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SPP217EstablishingSustainableBusinessPractices.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Today, the guys discuss sustainable business practices, which is essential for small businesses (that means YOU, authors). Sean is live from the Acropolis, Dave’s in a wind tunnel, and Johnny is, well, intense in his office.…

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SPP216 The Tool That Will Change How Much You Write

[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone-e5b627ec.stage71.rmkr.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SPP216TheToolThatWillChangeHowMuchYouWrite.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes The Sterling and Stone guys have been hard at work creating the next-gen writing experience, not just for solo authors, but especially for collaborators. The new StoryShop platform goes so far beyond what was originally planned,…

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Sterling & Stone FM

Led by Sean Platt, David W. Wright, and Johnny B. Truant, the S&S FM network covers such topics as creativity, the craft of writing, and groundbreaking information on how to run your business as an independent author. Sterling & Stone FM is the one-stop podcast destination for readers of smart indie fiction and serious indie authorpreneurs.

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WSE34 Dave Buys Cancer from Walmart

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Right-click here to download the MP3 Worst. Show. Ever. – Sterling & Stone Dave goes to Walmart and loses his faith in humanity. He also wonders where the meat in the deli actually comes from. He talks about what would happen if he saw himself on the People of Walmart website. The FitBit fiasco, and […]

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Welcome to Sterling & Stone, home to Johnny, Sean and Dave—knows around these parts as "the architect," "the artist," and "the alchemist."