Every word on the page is a promise, particularly the first words and images we choose to present to readers. In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we explore why this is the case and how we can use it to our advantage as writers.
Author Valerie Biel returns to the Writescast Network to discuss the how-tos of turning one's book into an audiobook. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.
https://youtu.be/qxVuRqRYPo4 Good morning, writerfolk! What's the difference between an event and a short story? We explore the very basics in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
It takes a minute to get there, but, whoa, do we really take some big strides in this one. After a visit from a yowling cat, we dive into developing more nuanced understandings of egocentrism and belonging, and we explore hypercorrections linguistically and in general.
Formatting: learn it, live it, and love it--especially when putting your work on submission.
And knowing your audience? This is important when submitting, too! Whether your audience is a contest judge or an agent, understanding what they're looking for is critically important if you're to increase your chances of success.
https://youtu.be/hlEiJxHhYwI Is writing more than writing? Yes, but also no, but mostly yes. There's so much we can learn about writing by reading or through conversation with others, and we explore this and more in today's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
https://youtu.be/4dkcpoczt34 The learning never stops. That's what we'll be celebrating in this new series of daily meditations, explorations, and affirmations on, into, and of the ongoing process of becoming our best writerly selves. Remember to like and subscribe, and thanks for joining me for this exciting new venture!
With help from the #WritescastChat community, guest co-host Ekta Garg and r.r. campbell discuss the intersection of inner conflict and theme. Don your safety goggles, folks, because the metaphor machine is in high gear for this one!
Sorry, jugglers. I really blew it. Or maybe I didn't? You'll have to let me know. In this episode, I borrow deeply from my perceptions of juggler lore to explore when, exactly, we should attempt to juggle "all the things," as well as how we can reach our decision about adding another ball to our juggling routine. Assuming, you know, it's called a routine. Sorry again, jugglerfolk. Topics discussed include: sassiness revisited, meeting in the middle, the metaphor machine, hot takes, when and how we decide to one-up our jugglerdom
Sarah J. Carlson describes her journey to becoming a published author while also juggling her career as a school psychologist and her responsibilities as a parent. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.