After taking a few moments to reframe how we look at our querying statistics, Amanda Zieba joins the show to discuss the ABCs of authorpreneurship—and how understanding them can help us turn a writing hobby into a writing career.
Ekta Garg explores The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni to develop an understanding of mood: what it is, how we can develop it, and how we can maintain that moodiness throughout our manuscripts.
Author Judith Joy explains that taking advantage of the law of attraction can do wonders to stave off the inundations of negativity that find us so often as writers.
Maggie Derrick is back! And in this episode, she and r.r. campbell fire up the metaphor machine to address the ins and outs of tackling second drafts. Along the way, they discuss magnets (how do they work?), car manufacturing, and, yes, your feedback from our #WritescastChat series.
I know it says "Just Me" in the title, but let's make this show more of a "Just We," shall we? Share with me what it is you're excited about, what has you worried, what you're tussling with; I'd love to feature it on the show.
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.