Grief. Joy. Identity. Friendship. In an era of clickbait and lifehacks and listicles, these topics may not be nabbing headlines, but they’re critically important: important to understanding the people we’ve been, the people we are, and the people we might become.
Stop promoting. Start connecting. Dan Blank's human-centered approach to marketing has helped countless writers forge lasting impressions, and in this episode, he guides listeners through his philosophy to help us do the same.
Opening lines: every manuscript has one (more than one, in fact!). In this episode, the #WritescastChat community helps r.r. campbell and guest co-host Angeline Boulley define the to-dos for making every opening line a ta-da!
Laurie Buchanan contrasts the business of being with the business of doing, emphasizes the importance of developing mission and vision statements, and talks setting and achieving healthy goals for our creative and personal endeavors.
Samantha Hoffman of the Chicago Writers Association joins us to break down the CWA and its flagship annual event, the Let's Just Write conference.
In our first-ever mini-sode, Wisconsin Writers Association president Barry Wightman discusses what the WWA and communities like it can offer writers before exploring the ins and outs of the WWA's annual Jade Ring Contest.
Fresh off the release of STORM FROM THE EAST, book two in her GLASS ALLIANCE series, author Joanna Hathaway discusses how leaning into writing her passions led her to publication.
Sometimes inspiration comes not from doing, but being. "Imagine a forest. Can you see it?" “Yes, oh yes. Trees as far as the eye can see. Trunks so thick they can’t be hugged. Fruits so splendid, you’d never long to taste another. A forest of unmatched bounty. A forest for all.” “That is a forest,… Continue reading Adventure Indoors and Out
It need not be Valentine's Day to talk writing romance; it just worked out that way this time! In this episode, guest co-host Sarah Smith and r.r. campbell take on the challenges of writing romance with either a capital or lower-case R. Topics discussed include favorite romance tropes, how to tease a budding romance, writing sex scenes, consent, and general characterization.
With help from over half a dozen voicemails left for her at our call-in number, conference director Laurie Scheer discusses this year's upcoming Writers' Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.