The Writer Next Door, John Adamus, joins the Novel Approaches co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r. r. campbell for a conversation on theme: what it is, its importance, and how writers can make sure their theme shines throughout their manuscript.
Guests Danielle Maurer and Chris Bedell join co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman for a discussion of various world-building strategies during both the pre-write and drafting stages of writing a novel.
Co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r. r. campbell break down the differences between plot and structure before examining various structure models and how they can be put to use.
Author Kristin Oakley joins Novel Approaches co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman to talk character from conception to completion and everything in between.
Co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman take on concept from an editor's perspective, with an emphasis on what Sione looks for when evaluating concept in her own work and that of others. Click here to listen to this episode.
In the first episode of this new Novel Approaches mini-series, co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman tackle concept---what it is, why it's important, and how writers can develop a concept strong enough to support their entire manuscript.
Writescast host r. r. campbell shares a special announcement about the future of the podcast.
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!