Writescast 015 – Keeping the Science in Science Fiction (and the Fiction, too!) with Scott Birrenkott

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.

Writescast 013 – Scene Structure

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.

Writescast 012 – Promoting Your Work Through Traditional Media with Valerie Biel

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

Writescast 011 – Perseverance, Good Writing Habits, and Working with an Editor featuring Danielle Maurer

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.