Take to the internet! Or so goes nearly all platform-building advice, at least all the advice I've heard since I came to the world of writing in 2013. I'll admit I was a social media skeptic for a time. How are we supposed to focus on our writing if we're also meant to be tweeting… Continue reading “Nice follower count you’ve got there. Sure would be a shame if its value were diluted.”
This is a topic that rears its head from time to time in the writing community, and it was recently reignited on Twitter after a creative writing teacher told one of his students the below. https://twitter.com/26LetterWorlds/status/1152001467647004672 Yikes. Not only is this bad advice, it's downright harmful and discouraging to the community at large. Though it… Continue reading The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received
With help from #WritescastChat participants, host r. r. campbell takes on fatal flaws--what they are, how they vary from regular old flaws, and whether fatal flaws can ever be assets.
I'm excited to announce I'll be headed to Chicago this October for my first author event outside the state of Wisconsin! On October 16th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at The Book Cellar, you can join me and other area authors for this reading and signing event. I very much look forward to it! If you… Continue reading R.R. Campbell Comes to Chicago!
I'm honored to formally announce I'll be teaching a class this fall through the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Division of Continuing Studies in Writing Department. I've been an attendee of the department's conferences and seminars since graduating from the university in 2012, and to now be in a position to empower other writers in the same… Continue reading This Fall: UW Course with R.R. Campbell
On the longest day of the year, my wife and I set off on a westward trek across five states and countless cities. From La Crosse to Rochester to Sioux Falls to Gilette to Missoula (and so many places in between), we took in the wildlife, played 90s Trivial Pursuit, and listened to the Hamilton soundtrack ad nauseam.… Continue reading What I Learned About Writing by Not Writing in Montana
I had a blast at last night's Books and Beer event in Columbus, Wisconsin. Thanks to everyone who attended, to author Valerie Biel for organizing the event, and to Cercis Brewing Company for hosting. This was the final stop of the EMPATHY spring tour, but I'm already adding new events for this summer! Be sure… Continue reading EMPATHY on Tour – Thank You, Books and Beer!
On the heels of May's successful event at Turtle Creek Books in Beloit, I'll be returning to that very place (during the farmers' market again, I might add) on September 14th, 2019. You can join me that morning between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to talk all things EMPATHY and science fiction and to grab… Continue reading He’s Back! R.R. Campbell at Turtle Creek Books
It's finally happening. This September, I'll have my first event in the Milwaukee area since the debut of Imminent Dawn in January of this year. That's right, I'll be at at Mighty Con in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 7th, 2019. You can find full details about the conference here, and don't forget to RSVP that you'll be… Continue reading R.R. Campbell Comes to Milwaukee!
In this listener-feedback-fueled episode, co-hosts r.r. and Sione explore prologues and epilogues: what they are, how they're different from first and last chapters, and how we can write them effectively.