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?
Amanda Kelly presents strategies for addressing weak points in our writing. Through this episode's use of dragon-training as a metaphor for improving your confidence and prowess as a writer, you can transform your writing from season one Drogon to season seven Drogon in no time! Amanda is a Ph.D. Candidate in genetics who focuses on… Continue reading Writescast 022 – How to Train Your Writing Dragon with Amanda Kelly
John Adamus discusses how to best prepare for writing conferences, as well as what we can do to present ourselves professionally as writers. John is a writing coach, editor, and freelance writer with a passion for helping writers of all persuasions reach their goals. He is also the managing editor of Parvus Press, a publisher… Continue reading Writescast 021 – Writerly Etiquette and Preparing for Conferences with John Adamus
Danielle Maurer returns to the writescast to talk about best practices for preparing for National Novel Writing Month. Use her tips to help you maximize your NaNo success! Danielle is a fantasy and science fiction author setting out on an epic quest to entertain her readers. When she’s not hiding under her writing rock, you… Continue reading Writescast 020 – NaNoWriMo Prep with Danielle Maurer
Author Mel Gough joins me to talk about M/M romance, fan fiction, and so much more. Mel was born in Germany, where she spent the first twenty-six years of her life (with a one-year stint in Los Angeles). She has always been fascinated by cultures and human interaction, and got a Masters in Social Anthropology.… Continue reading Writescast 019 – M/M Romance and Fan Fiction with Mel Gough
Author Ryan Decaria discusses mad science and the mad scientist trope---what it is, how we can use it, and how we can prevent our use of it from becoming clichéd! With examples from books and television both modern and historic, Ryan provides a unique perspective on mad science and sci-fi you won't want to miss.… Continue reading Writescast 018 – Mad Science in Science Fiction with Ryan Decaria
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.