Writing Conferences and the UW Writers’ Institute with Laurie Scheer – Writescast 033

The director of the University of Wisconsin's Writers' Institute, Laurie Scheer, joins me for a conversation on the value of writing conferences. We also discuss what makes the UW Writers' Institute the Midwest's premiere conference for writers of all experience levels. Whether you're a seasoned conference veteran or a newbie who's considering diving deeper into the vast sea of writing conference experiences, this episode has something for you!

Point of View, Head Hopping, and Voice – Biblio Breakdown 002

In this Biblio Breakdown, we take a look at point of view, head hopping, and voice, all with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of how we can approach each of these in our own writing. To do this, we’ll analyze Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. If you haven’t read Exit West, there’s no need to fear: I provide context along the way to make sure the content is as accessible to those who have read it as it is to those who have not. After each topic, I offer sample writing exercises or prompts you can use to move forward with a re-examination of or fresh perspective on the subject matter discussed. So pop in those headphones or turn up the speakers, it’s time for another Biblio Breakdown!

Inciting Incidents, Characterization through Relationships, and Setting as Character – Biblio Breakdown 001

In this first ever Biblio Breakdown, we examine inciting incidents, characterization through relationships, setting as character, dramatic irony, and more, all with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of how we can approach each of these in our own writing. To do this, we'll do a deep dive into Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. If you haven't read A Thousand Splendid Suns, there's no need to fear: I provide context along the way to make sure the content is as accessible to those who have read as it is to those who have not. After each topic, I offer sample writing exercises or prompts you can use to move forward with a re-examination of or fresh perspective on the subject matter discussed. So pop in those headphones or turn up the speakers, it's time for the very first Biblio Breakdown!

Self-Publishing Part One: a How-To Featuring Sione Aeschliman – Writescast 029

Sione Aeschliman walks us through the early steps of the self-publishing journey. In this episode, we talk what you need to have done before looking to publish, the platforms through which one can self-publish, cover design and cover art resources, and best case practices for each of these critical phases. Sione Aeschliman (pronounced see-OWN ASH-lemon)… Continue reading Self-Publishing Part One: a How-To Featuring Sione Aeschliman – Writescast 029