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Life of Fiction

Life of Fiction

It's not easy being a fiction writer -- but it's cheaper than therapy.

How do you entertain the world with your fiction? That's a question I've been asking myself since I launched WantedHero.com in 2005. These stories were for my kids, but that didn't last long. Kids share with other kids, and sometimes crazy things grow. This podcast is about the creative process, perspectives, stories, and my worldbuilding addictions. It's to show you that nothing is ever as simple or as easy as it seems, and life doesn't usually turn out like we think it will. If you’re looking for ideas, inspiration, instruction, or maybe a glance into the creative process of lying to kids for a living, this may be the podcast for you.

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Rappin it Up #1: Cryo64
Ditto interviews the characters of Wanted Hero
8 min /
Rappin it Up #2: Dax and Evan
Fun run with bloopers on top...
24 min /
The TEST: BLOOPERS
When your wife won't stop laughing in the background.
3 min /
The TEST
Bonus The TEST
eComic vs 600lb pond gator
2 min /
POOKIE: Our very first commercial (2005)
...watch your fingers.
1 min /
Doctor's perscription of Wanted Hero
...because you deserve to laugh, like a kid.
1 min /
A commercial with Dr. Deborah Harper
How to help your kids be popular (and not Troll food).
1 min /
Fungal Horror
Trapped in a decontamination chamber with Finley Greenhopper
19 min /
...just need to marry off a couple daughters, first.
Season 1
2021 Trailer
Trailer 2021 Trailer
Life of Fiction is coming!
Season 1, episode 0
1 min /
S1E1 A Personal Introduction
Why every Teen should listen to this podcast
Season 1, episode 1
32 min /
S1E2 What Are Teens Worth Today?
Season 1, episode 2
34 min /
S1E3 The Smartest Gnome You'll Ever Meet
Seriously, I'm clever.
Season 1, episode 3
13 min /
S1E4 A teen from Russia asks Why Wendell?
Season 1, episode 4
20 min /
S1E5 When a teen messes up this podcast by being awesome
Our adventure at the American Fork Indie Author Day
Season 1, episode 5
51 min /
S1E6 WORLDBUILDING: A teen conversation with a professional storyteller
Jaime & Simon go over the deadly sins of worldbuilding
Season 1, episode 6
1 hr 37 min /
S1E7 The BEST time to write a book is NOW
You never know when you'll run out of time.
Season 1, episode 7
19 min /
S1E8 Writing and Publishing Tools EVERY Writer Needs
Because teens should know the truth about how to make a book!
Season 1, episode 8
1 hr 12 min /
S1E9 WORLDBUILDING: Simon Explains The Dragons Chasm
Season 1, episode 9
1 hr 12 min /
S1E10 WORLDBUILDING: Simon Explains The Dragons Chasm, Part 2
Season 1, episode 10
1 hr 2 min /
S1E11 7 Things Successful Authors DON'T Do
Season 1, episode 11
30 min /
S1E12 Goals for 2022 and Season Two
Now we know...and knowing's half the battle, G.I.....whoops!
Season 1, episode 12
26 min /
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