Every first and third Friday of the month, I publish new podcast episodes featuring interviews with members of the writing community around the world.
You can listen to every episode of the writescast below or through your preferred podcast service. So pop in the headphones or turn up the speakers, it’s time for the r. r. campbell writescast!
Whether you’ve just completed NaNoWriMo, have otherwise just finished a manuscript, or finally have a writing habit started, this conversation will surely help you press on with what comes next.
After taking a moment to celebrate the first birthday of your listener-supported r. r. campbell writescast, I delve into the topics of writerly routines and self-care.
Barbara Britton describes her journey to publication through music and encourages other writers to do the same. How will using music to frame your career as a writer help you better understand your process?
Amanda Kelly presents strategies for addressing weak points in our writing, all through the use of dragon-training as a metaphor!
John Adamus discusses how to best prepare for writing conferences, as well as what we can do to present ourselves professionally as writers.
Danielle Maurer returns to the writescast to talk about best practices for preparing for National Novel Writing Month. Use her tips to help you maximize your NaNo success!
Author Mel Gough joins me to talk about M/M Romance, fan fiction, and so much more.
Author Ryan Decaria discusses mad science and the mad scientist trope—what it is, how we can use it, and how we can prevent our use of it from becoming clichéd! With examples from books and television both modern and historic, Ryan provides a unique perspective on mad science and sci-fi you won’t want to miss.
Bakari Chavanu joined me for this episode to talk about National Journal Writing Month, and what journaling can offer us both personally, and professionally as writers of fiction. Be sure to have a listen before the next installment of NaJoWriMo, which happens four times per year in January, April, July, and October!
To help writerfolk everywhere prepare for this great query event, author and Son of a Pitch founder Katie Hamstead joined me to talk about what SoaP is, how it can help you refine your query and first 250 words, and what you need to do to participate.
If you miss the participation deadline this time around—no worries! Katie runs SoaP twice yearly, with the biggest event taking place in February.
Scott Birrenkott joined me to talk all things sci-fi: what it is, how to research for it, and how to find a balance between science and fiction when writing sci-fi of our own. Scott’s work has been featured with both Fiction Vortex and Liquid Imagination.
Author Steven Salmon joined me for this episode to talk about his personal and professional experiences as a writer with cerebral palsy. His two books A Very New Day, and It’s a New Life! Mom Is Gone are available on Amazon and www.stevenbsalmon.com.
This episode focuses on what I consider to be the four core components of scene structure—both what they are and how to incorporate them into our own work.