Podcasts

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.


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
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Episode 15 – Keeping the Science in Science Fiction with Scott Birrenkott

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Scott Birrenkott

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 14 – Writing with Cerebral Palsy featuring Steven Salmon

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Steven Salmon

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.

Listen to this episode here.

 


Episode 13 – Scene Structure

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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.

Listen to this episode here.


 

Episode 12 – Valerie Biel – Promoting Your Work Through Traditional Media

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Valerie Biel

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 11 – Danielle Maurer – Perseverance, Good Writing Habits, and Working With an Editor

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Danielle Maurer

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 10 – Daniel Swenson – Pantsing, Outlining, and Trusting the Muse

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Daniel Swenson

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 09 – Kristin Oakley and the Hybrid Publishing Process

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Kristin A. Oakley

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!

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 08 – Meg Gaertner – Managing the Query Process and Handling Rejection

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Meg Gaertner

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 07 – Mary Anne Hinkle – Proofreading, Editing, and the Publication Process

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Mary Anne Hinkle

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 06 – Cheryl J. Muir – Developing a Brand as an Author

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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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 05 – Josh Springs – Young Adult Literature

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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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 04 – James Wymore – Acquisitions Strategies and Content-rating Systems

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James Wymore

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 03 – Dylan Davis – Flash Fiction, Writer Fear, Publishing Tips

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Dylan Davis

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.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 02 – Writing Conferences and Writer’s Block

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In this episode, I take on the topics of writing conferences, writer’s block, and what to expect from the blog going forward.

Listen to this episode here.


Episode 01 – Dan Schiro – Writing Action Scenes

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Dan Schiro

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!

Listen to this episode here.


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