Lisa Cron explains what it is about human consciousness that’s so wired for story, as well as how understanding these phenomena can make us better writers.
Sometimes, you just have to have fun. In this episode, we do just that by talking all things Dungeons and Dragons, or at least all things related to my recent decision to retire a character and embrace a new one who's better suited for dungeon crawling.
Amid social unrest, an ongoing pandemic, and the taunts of temperatures that continue to climb, it can be hard to feel as though our stories are worth the time it takes to tell them—let alone the time it takes to write them. In this episode, Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, and Jeff Nania help us counter… Continue reading Profiles in Encouragement 003 – Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania
In the aftermath of the most recent conversations about the appropriation of marginalized voices in the publishing industry, I explore what white authors might do to avoid problematic or harmful depictions in their work, or to avoid appropriating the stories of others altogether. To do so, I explore my own journey and possible missteps.
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.
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.
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.
We need to have a difficult conversation about rhinoceroses. Topics discussed include: rhinoceroses, generational justice, a little's not enough, turning over the table if that's what it takes