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SlushHeap: The Online Show For Aspiring Authors With Tips and Advice From Other Writers To Get Out of the Slush Pile

Updated on February 11, 2014

SlushHeap: The Show For Authors

Why is SlushHeap Important?

SlushHeap has a variety of good qualities.

  • Authors get to meet and discuss their work with like minded people
  • Writers and Authors get to promote their work
  • A great opportunity to network with other writers
  • Online exposure that is recorded and archived
  • A really fun show to watch!

What Is SlushHeap?

SlushHeap or Slush Heap is a Google+ Hangout On The Air (HOA) which is a Live Radio Talkshow that brings Published Authors and New and Aspiring Writers Together to discuss the writing industry and exchange secrets and advice.

This program features real live authors who have made it and is aimed at helping all writers and authors who are looking to get published and market their work.

Rudi Fischer is the co-host of "SlushHeap" a Google Hangout On the Air that features discussion with authors.
Rudi Fischer is the co-host of "SlushHeap" a Google Hangout On the Air that features discussion with authors. | Source
Darcie Duranceau is a Freelance Writer and Ghost Writer. She is the co-host of the Google Hangout Show On the Air called "SlushHeap".
Darcie Duranceau is a Freelance Writer and Ghost Writer. She is the co-host of the Google Hangout Show On the Air called "SlushHeap". | Source

Meet The Hosts of SlushHeap

Rudi Fischer is an interesting person with quite a story to tell. Rudi was born in West Germany and moved to the United States when he was 13 years old.

Rudi is a United States Air Force veteran and has had some very interesting experiences to say the least. Rudi has met famous people and you have to read his story to believe it. His book, "Force of Fate" is available on Amazon.

Darcie Duranceau is a Freelance Writer, Blogger and Ghost Writer. She is also a mother and a very busy one at that. Darcie co-authored Rudi Fischer's book, "Force of Fate" and has also written several her own books.

Darcie is a mother and she is the co-host of "SlushHeap" a Google Live Hangout on the Air. Darcie is an advocate and friend of writers with particular interest in helping up and coming authors get noticed.

Who Gets Invited To Be A Guest On SlushHeap?

Writers and authors of course! The SlushHeap show first aired April 23, 2013 and has since enjoyed the company of many writers and authors from a wide variety of genres and experiences. Not only writers are included in the program but others such as artists, agents, and more frequently join the show.

The show has quite a diversity of personalities and people! Some serious, many hilarious but all willing to reach out and help fellow writers and aspiring authors. Once you watch the show you will be hooked. Each episode is based on different topics related to all things writing. The show is a great platform to learn about the industry with specific areas discussed at great length from a variety of different genres.

JS Matthew on SlushHeap: Discussion On Freelance Writers and Ghostwriting

J.S.Matthew on the Show

J.S.Matthew was asked to join the show as a guest in May of 2013. He was very lucky to share the spotlight with author Raymond Benson who has ghost written for Tom Clancy, some of the James Bond books and many other famous writings. Be sure to read Benson's "The Black Stiletto Series".

J.S.Matthew was again invited to the show and made an appearance during the second half of the show in October 2013. He looks forward to another future invitation and was happy to meet the hosts and other guests.

J.S.Matthew on SlushHeap

J.S.Matthew has been a guest on 2 SlushHeap episodes in 2013. He looks forward to being invited again and hopefully will become a "Friend of the Show".
J.S.Matthew has been a guest on 2 SlushHeap episodes in 2013. He looks forward to being invited again and hopefully will become a "Friend of the Show". | Source

SlushHeap 19 Live October 29, 2013 (Watch for J.S.Matthew at 33:48 mins)

Why Should I Watch SlushHeap?

  • It's free
  • It's entertaining
  • There are no commercials
  • You Will always learn something
  • Support other writers and authors
  • Support the writing industry as a whole

Friends of the Show

  • Matt Frost is the Technical Guru who makes the show possible. His is a seasoned Freelance Graphic Designer and without Matt, the show wouldn't look the same!
  • Katie Hayoz comes to the show live from Switzerland! Katie is not only a published author but is a leader when it comes to helping other writers. With over a decade of experience, Katie is a person who has a lot to offer the writing community.
  • John Rakestraw is a talented man who wears many hats! He is a writer, artist, actor, designer and a very funny guy!
  • Jim Ault is a technical genius who also helps with the show's production. He has to many qualifications to list here!

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    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @molometer: Hi Michael. I only used skype a few times but I really do like HOA. It's easy to use and is high quality. I appreciate you checking this out and also for sharing on Zurker!

      JSMatthew~

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @tillsontitan: Thank you!

      JSMatthew~

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      molometer 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This was interesting JS.

      I have been using HOA to keep in touch with family around the world. Works better than skype.

      I have seen a few business HOA's and I will check these out.

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      That favorite author would be J.S. Matthew :)

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I'm happy to share AliciaC! I hope you watch the show and I hope you enjoy it! When you get the time, please come back and tell me what you think! I'm always looking for feedback.

      JSMatthew~

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      Linda Crampton 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like an interesting show! Thanks for sharing the information. I'll watch your videos when I have time and I'll look out for SlushHeap.

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello FlourishAnyway! SlushHeap really is a cool show. It's interesting, educating and fun. I agree that writers benefit from each other as we all have different ideas and experiences to share. I like to think that we are not competing for market share but rather sharing the market. Thanks for your comment, share, and votes! I hope you enjoy SlushHeap.

      JSMatthew~

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      I've never heard of this, so thanks for sharing! It's important for writers to connect with one another and share what they know. Writers are known for being such a solitary bunch, but this gives us one more way to reach out to one another. Voted up+++ and shared.

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello @suzettenaples. Usually they pick who they want to have as guests. If you have something to share with them I suggest you contact https://www.google.com/+DarcieDuranceau and tell her JS sent you. Hope to see you on the show!

      JSMatthew~

    • suzettenaples profile image

      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      I have never heard of this show before. Thanks for Shari g this with us. How does one get on the show?

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Faith Reaper: Hi Faith! It's a fairly new show but I think it will really be big in the future. So many great authors and really great people. There is a lot to learn on the shows. I really felt honored to be invited. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

      JSMatthew~

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @tillsontitan: Hi! Which author is your favorite? Is it Raymond Benson? Glad you enjoyed this Hub! Thanks for the comment and votes!

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, J.S., thanks for this important hub here for all writers. I have never heard of Slush-Heap. It is awesome that you have been on the show! It is great to know of such a medium for writers to support one another for sure.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Interesting introduction to this program and great videos about a favorite author of mine!

      Voted up and interesting.

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