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

Life After NaNoWriMo: Self-editing and Maintaining Momentum with Noelle Nichols – Writescast 025

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