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!
Valerie Biel returns to the show to talk crunch time: what to do in the final thirty days before a book launch! In this episode, she covers strategies for outreach through traditional and digital media, giveaways, paid advertising, and direct marketing strategies.
In part two of this mini-series, Sione Aeschliman talks ISBNs, formatting our manuscripts for ebook and print, and best case practices for proofreading before we hit the publish button.
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
Author and PR guru Cheryl Muir returns to the writescast to talk ick-free self-promo: how we can get more comfortable doing it, and best case practices for attitudes to adopt once we're finally ready to put ourselves and our work out in the world.
Meg Gaertner returns to the writescast to discuss goals: those we set out to achieve in 2017, whether we achieved them, and what we learned along the way. Then we look forward to 2018 (and beyond!), all in the interest of helping YOU maximize your own goal-oriented success as well.
Aria Gmitter joins me to talk about her background in film, and how writing a screenplay varies from writing a manuscript for a novel. If you're a writer of fiction looking to break into TV or film, this episode is for you!
Whether you've just completed NaNoWriMo, have otherwise recently finished a manuscript, or finally have a writing habit started, this conversation with Noelle Nichols will surely help you press on with what comes next. Throughout this episode, we discuss how to keep up your momentum and tackle early edits once we've finally completed a manuscript draft.… Continue reading Life After NaNoWriMo: Self-editing and Maintaining Momentum with Noelle Nichols – Writescast 025
Let's take a moment to celebrate the first birthday of your listener-supported r. r. campbell writescast. After looking back at how far we've come in the last 365 days, I delve into the topics of writerly routines and self-care.
Author Barbara Britton describes her journey to publication through music and encourages other writers to do the same. How will using music to frame your career as a writer help you better understand your process?