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.
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
I'm thrilled to announce that on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., I’ll be at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha with dozens of other authors to help celebrate the best in literature from across the state, country, and beyond. So come pay me a visit! This event is only weeks before… Continue reading SE WI Festival of Books, Here I Come!
I was thrilled to learn Imminent Dawn was recently featured in Appleton Monthly, a Fox Valley magazine with over 18,000 copies in circulation every month! As a lifelong Packer fan, it was additionally neat to be in an issue with Packers coach Matt LaFleur on the cover. Thanks to Appleton Monthly for the blurb about Imminent Dawn. I'd like to thank… Continue reading Appleton Monthly features Imminent Dawn!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to show their support at Mighty Con in Madison this last weekend! I had a blast chatting with all of you, and of course I'm extra grateful for those of you who grabbed copies of Imminent Dawn and Mourning Dove. Oh, and I got to meet Twitter friend and fellow… Continue reading Thank You, Mighty Con Madison!
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