Bakari Chavanu joined me for this episode to talk about National Journal Writing Month, and what journaling can offer us both personally, and professionally as writers of fiction. Be sure to have a listen before the next installment of NaJoWriMo, which happens four times per year in January, April, July, and October!
#SonOfAPitch is just around the corner! To help writerfolk everywhere prepare for this great query event, author and Son of a Pitch founder Katie Hamstead joined me to talk about what SoaP is, how it can help you refine your query and first 250 words, and what you need to do to participate. If you… Continue reading Writescast 016 – Query Event: Son of a Pitch with Katie Hamstead
Sci-fi author Scott Birrenkott joined me for this episode to talk all things sci-fi: what it is, how to research for it, and how to find a balance between science and fiction when writing sci-fi of our own. Scott writes science fiction with golden age traditions and literary aspirations. His work has been featured with both Fiction Vortex and Liquid Imagination. For more on Scott, you can find him at scottiswriting.tumblr.com, or on Twitter at @SBirrenkott.
Steven Salmon joins me to talk about his personal and professional experiences as a writer with cerebral palsy.
In this episode, I tackle the elements of scene structure: what they are and how to use them. With examples from Game of Thrones and nods to The Catcher in the Rye, Sula, The Hate U Give, and Black Swan Green, this episode is sure to help listeners guarantee every scene serves a purpose and is grounded in each of the four core components of scene structure.
This episode of the writescast features Valerie Biel, award-winning author of YA hits Circle of Nine, and Circle of Nine: Sacred Treasures. She joined me to discuss strategies for promoting our writing through traditional media, including television, radio, and good old print news. When Valerie's not writing, she's working on freelance publicity projects and assisting other authors… Continue reading Writescast 012 – Promoting Your Work Through Traditional Media with Valerie Biel
For this episode of the writescast, author Danielle Maurer joined me to talk about Twitter contests, the importance of perseverance, how to develop good writing habits, and what to keep in mind when working with an editor. Episode correction: The publication date for my short story, "Wool," has been pushed back to July 28th, 2017. That is to say, it is not available on July 7th as mentioned in the episode.
Author Daniel Swenson joined me for this episode to compare pantsing and outlining. We also discuss trusting our characters and the importance of--and strategies for developing--backstory.
For this episode of the writescast, Kristin A. Oakley joined me to define and discuss the hybrid publishing process. It's not quite traditional, and it's not really self-pub, either. How does that work, you ask? You'll have to listen to her interview to find out!
MFA Candidate and writer of YA Speculative Fiction Meg Gaertner speaks with me about how to manage the querying process and how we as writers can keep our heads above the water when waves of rejection notices come crashing down.