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
New Biblio Breakdown host Ekta Garg explores patience in storytelling through WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. Along the way, she offers writing exercises to help us embody the beauty at the heart of Owens' debut and New York Times bestselling novel. Thanks to our sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing and the Wisconsin Writers Association.
This episode has it all: *your* takes on puzzles, Neighbor Watch, Part Two: A Trip Around the Block, a resolution to the Tent City Mystery, and some thoughts on Occam's Razor. Buckle up because the sass train is (probably) about to leave the station. Choo-choo.
Puzzles! Don't get me started. Well, *I* get me started and have a really hard time stopping. And even once the rant concludes, strap in: it's time for the first ever Neighbor Watch™ and the inaugural installment of Tent City Mystery.
This episode is no ordinary listicle. The author of WEEPERS joins the program to discuss how to approach the page while writing a mystery or thriller (or, as he explains, any story), and, along the way, he regales us with tales of mid-20th-century NYC and inevitable, yet surprising endings in funeral homes.