Patience in Storytelling – Biblio Breakdown 005

New Biblio Breakdown host Ekta Garg explores patience in storytelling through WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. Along the way, she offers writing exercises to help us embody the beauty at the heart of Owens' debut and New York Times bestselling novel. Thanks to our sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing and the Wisconsin Writers Association.

announcements

Come Find Me in 2020!

It may only be January, but you better believe I've got a number of events already lined up for this new year. So when and where will you be able to find me in person? So far, these are my confirmed appearance dates with links to the events in question. University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute… Continue reading Come Find Me in 2020!

Publicity

R.R. Campbell in the Lifelong Learner

I was recently mentioned in The Lifelong Learner, news from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies! This article by Lisa Bauer details how nine authors, yours truly included, received support from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Continuing Studies Division on the way to becoming published. The authors alongside whom I'm mentioned are award-winners, bestsellers, and, most importantly,… Continue reading R.R. Campbell in the Lifelong Learner

On Writing

On Writing One’s Anxieties

Everyone's imagination runs wild from time to time. Anticipation swells within us, the possibilities playing themselves out in our minds. We predict, preempt, and plan, eager to head off impending disaster. You can imagine, then, a Sunday evening drive, the sun long set, the interstate slick with snow. The nausea simmers in your stomach as… Continue reading On Writing One’s Anxieties

announcements, Uncategorized

This Friday: A New Short Story

I've been away from short fiction ever since "What It Is to Smell of Man" was published in 2017. That changes this Friday. The last two years have been marked by change, personally, professionally, and on the page. Where my fiction is concerned, my focus has been exclusively on novel-length media, apparent in the publication… Continue reading This Friday: A New Short Story

education

That’s a Wrap! Thank you, UW.

Thursday, October 3rd marked the final day of teaching for my first course through the University of Wisconsin's Department of Continuing Studies in Writing. The course I was teaching was "Write Your Novel Now - Plotting Your Way to Success," a series of classes based on material I created from my own experiences in preparing… Continue reading That’s a Wrap! Thank you, UW.

writing tips

Murder! The Literarily Literal

Kill your darlings, they say. Every writer has at least heard the phrase, and the interpretations of what it really means vary from deleting a favorite phrase to an entire beat or event. Those darlings aren't what we'll focus on in this post, however. Today, we're talking murder---actual, literary murder. In literature as in life, people die. George… Continue reading Murder! The Literarily Literal