Author M.A. Hinkle discusses the importance of separating one's personal identity from one's writerly self, as well as how writers can go about surviving the, well, *gestures broadly,* we confront on a daily basis.
What can a champion-boxer-turned-CEO teach authors about what it takes to thrive in the world of writing? A lot, it turns out, as Héctor Colón demonstrates through his five virtues for life, leadership, and authorship.
Note: A version of this post first appeared in the opening minutes of episode 087 of the R.R. Campbell Writescast (below). All querying statistics are up-to-date as of the date of recording. I want to speak directly to novelists now, particularly those who are querying, as one's querying quest is, almost universally, rife with far… Continue reading Reframing the Querying Quest
Currently, I'm working on a manuscript I'm calling TO HAVE BEEN RICH. As I explore writing it, I'm using the word "explore" in more ways than one.
This is a look of disbelief from a man who fails to understand how it's over. This morning, apparently, I finished the first draft of a new manuscript, SCAMBAIT, and I remain skeptical that I have, in fact, typed THE END. My skepticism is well founded: I started writing this one on February 28th. That's… Continue reading It’s Over, I Guess.
Stop promoting. Start connecting. Dan Blank's human-centered approach to marketing has helped countless writers forge lasting impressions, and in this episode, he guides listeners through his philosophy to help us do the same.
Sione and r.r. do some creative writing calculus by waxing philosophical on the nature of time, space, and their intersection with story. Oh, and all apologies to Richard Gere. You'll understand once you've listened to the episode.
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
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.
I'm pleased to formally announce the release date and title for book three in the EMPATHY series. Book three, Event Horizon, will be published with NineStar Press on March 2nd, 2020. The excitement is very real. I'm actively working on the manuscript's final deep-structure changes, and being back in the world of EMPATHY has me more… Continue reading EMPATHY 3 Announcement: Release Date, Title, and More!