In this episode, writescast host r. r. campbell describes strategies for doing writerly research online, in books and literature, through interviews, and experientially.
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!
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!
Kevin Klehr talks magic realism: specifically how we can maintain focus when incorporating fantasy elements into our real-world tales.
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.