Every first and third Friday of the month, I publish new podcast episodes featuring interviews with members of the writing community around the world—and listeners are raving about it.
Hey John, I’d love to. What’s going on? Hope you enjoyed the episode.
— the writescast (@writescast) July 28, 2017
Not much. Things are pretty good at the moment. Lunch was delicious. And yes, I enjoyed the episode quite a bit.
— John Adamus (@awesome_john) July 28, 2017
— A. Kelly (@BioLady91) July 9, 2017
— Stefanie Simpson (@Simpson_Romance) July 21, 2017
Tweet your own feedback with #writescast for a chance at a shout-out on this page and on the show itself!
You can find every episode of the writescast below, or through Apple Podcasts or Google Music. So pop in the headphones or turn up the speakers, it’s time for the
r. r. campbell writescast!
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.
This episode of the writescast features Valerie Biel, award-winning author of YA hits Circle of Nine, and Circle of Nine: Sacred Treasures. She joined me to discuss strategies for promoting our writing through traditional media, including television, radio, and good old print news.
For this episode of the writescast, author Danielle Maurer joined me to talk about Twitter contests, the importance of perseverance, strategies for developing good writing habits, and what to keep in mind when working with an editor.
Author Daniel Swenson joined me for this episode to compare pantsing and outlining. We also discuss trusting our characters and the importance of—and strategies for developing—backstory.
Daniel is the creator and host of the Hugo-nominated podcast Dungeon Crawlers Radio, and his debut novel, The Shadow Above The Flames, is available now through Immortal Works Press.
For this episode of the writescast, Kristin A. Oakley joined me to define and discuss the hybrid publishing process. It’s not quite traditional, and it’s not really self-pub, either. How does that work, you ask? You’ll have to listen to her interview to find out!
For this writescast episode, Meg Gaertner spoke with me about how to manage the query process, and how we as writers can keep our heads above the water when waves of rejection notices come crashing down.
This episode of the writescast features freelance proofreader Mary Anne Hinkle, who joined me to talk about the differences between proofreading and editing, the publication process, and how writers have to be ready to divorce themselves emotionally from their manuscripts when seeking the help of an editor.
For this episode of the writescast, author and PR guru Cheryl J. Muir joined me for a conversation on developing a brand as an author. In it, she covers topics including the know-like-trust factor, navigating social media, and creating a digital image that balances who you are as a person with who you are as a professional.
Back in January, Young Adult writer Josh Springs joined me for a conversation on YA in general, why it’s important it be written and read, and things you should never say to a writer of Young Adult or Middle Grade fiction–or anyone, really. Be nice to each other. You can listen to the full conversation below.
For this edition, I had the opportunity to interview James Wymore of Immortal Works on their acquisitions philosophy, explicit content in literature and film, book rating systems, and what we can expect from Immortal Works in 2017.
For this episode of the r. r. campbell writescast, author Dylan Davis joined me by phone to discuss flash fiction, overcoming “writer fear,” and tips for submitting short-form fiction to literary magazines. He also reads his flash piece “Detach,” published in Fiction International in 2015.
In this episode, I take on the topics of writing conferences, writer’s block, and what to expect from the blog going forward.
For the first-ever episode of the r. r. campbell writescast, I sat down with Dan Schiro, author of Rogue Destiny to talk about action scenes. Using examples from Star Wars, the James Bond franchise, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more, this episode focuses on the importance of verisimilitude, character, and setting when creating high-flying action scenes. Enjoy!