Opening lines: every manuscript has one (more than one, in fact!). In this episode, the #WritescastChat community helps r.r. campbell and guest co-host Angeline Boulley define the to-dos for making every opening line a ta-da!
Our manuscripts are more than words. They live and die by the feel of their prose, by the rhythm and texture of the page. In this episode, r.r. campbell deconstructs the first pages of a number of popular books in order to explore the phenomenon that is voice. Along the way, he proposes writing exercises that creatives everywhere can use to better understand their voices, their stories, and themselves.
"State Line," the story of a widower confronting a recent loss and interstate stereotypes, is now available on Wattpad. This is my first short story in years, and I've been writing about what went into creating it all week. Whether you choose to read up on the story's background first or prefer to dive right… Continue reading Now Available: “State Line”
This week I received my editor’s notes for EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn, which has given me an opportunity to immerse myself in this particular installment of the story for the first time in months. Since the arrival of my editor’s input, I’ve been hard at work to implement her suggested changes, as well as a number of… Continue reading The Edits Are In!