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!
It's Biblio Breakdown time! In this installment, we'll explore voice and intimacy in point of view in Mohsin Hamid's Exit West. Before we begin our analysis, I'll quote the book blurb so we have a little bit of context as we move forward. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people… Continue reading Biblio Breakdown: Exit West
Whoa. Hey. What? Is that two books in this month's update? It sure is! In case you missed last Friday's announcement, my sci-fi thriller, EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn is to be published by NineStar Press in January 2019. It's the first installment in a planned series. With that in mind, let's get some updates on what to expect in… Continue reading March Update: Accounting for it All and EMPATHY
I am pleased to announce that I will have another novel published with NineStar Press: my sci-fi thriller, EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn. It is the first installment of a planned series. ~~~ On the outskirts of Austin, Texas near the capital of the conniving North American Union, rumors leak from the secretive research compound of the most powerful… Continue reading Publication Announcement – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn
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!
The release date for Accounting For It All may still be months away, but that doesn't mean I'm not working on it in the background. Here's what I've been up to since the last update went out! First Revisions Submitted I submitted a new draft of the manuscript to my editor at NineStar Press on… Continue reading February Update: Accounting For It All
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.