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.
This episode of the writescast features freelance proofreader Mary Anne Hinkle, who joined me to talk about the differences between proofreading and editing, the publication process, and how writers have to be ready to divorce themselves emotionally from their manuscripts when seeking the help of an editor.
For this episode of the writescast, author and PR guru Cheryl J. Muir joined me for a conversation on developing a brand as an author. In it, she covers topics including the know-like-trust factor, navigating social media, and creating a digital image that balances who you are as a person with who you are as a professional.
Young Adult writer Josh Springs joins me for a conversation on YA in general, why it’s important it be written and read, and things you should never say to a writer of Young Adult or Middle Grade fiction–-or anyone, really. Be nice to each other.
For this edition, James Wymore of Immortal Works joins me to talk about acquisitions philosophies, explicit content in literature and film, book rating systems, and what we can expect from Immortal Works in 2017.
Author Dylan Davis joins me by phone to discuss flash fiction, overcoming “writer fear,” and tips for submitting short-form fiction to literary magazines. He also reads his flash piece “Detach,” published in Fiction International in 2015. Beyond Fiction International, Dylan has been published in Brilliant Flash Fiction, WhiskeyPaper, and Driftwood Press.