Tropesmash! Effectively Using Archetypes and Tropes with Ryan Decaria – Writescast 070

Ryan Decaria returns to the Writescast Network to explore what archetypes and tropes are, why they sometimes get a bad rap, and how we can use them effectively in our work.

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Crafting Villains – Novel Approaches 020

In an episode oddly chockfull of Care Bears and Smurfs, r.r. and Sione tackle the dark side of storytelling. What distinguishes a villain from an antagonist? How can we avoid creating caricatures of evil? Will r.r. ever remember the names of the actors in his favorite shows?

writing

It’s time to start being honest.

It wasn't working. None of it was. Maybe it was the changing of the seasons. Maybe it was the general Creative's Malaise that comes with feeling as though we're always pushing a boulder uphill. Maybe it was nothing. Whatever it was, though, an unyielding sense of oppression had imposed itself on me, lurking long enough… Continue reading It’s time to start being honest.

editing, education

Now Available: Editing and Writescast Academy Gift Cards!

Based on feedback from the community and in keeping with my goal of making my writing coach services as accessible as possible, I'm proud to now offer gift cards through my online shop! What are these gift cards? What are they for? These gift cards allow writers' family members and friends to make it even… Continue reading Now Available: Editing and Writescast Academy Gift Cards!

Deals and Discounts

All Signed Copies Now 15%+ Off!

Folks, the time has come for a year-end sale. From now through December 31st, signed copies of all of my novels are 15%+ off, and I've lowered the free shipping threshold for shipments within the U.S. as well! If you've been after signed copies of any of my novels---or if the readers in your life… Continue reading All Signed Copies Now 15%+ Off!

Publicity

R.R. Campbell on Write Through the Roof!

"There's no Twitter, no email. The coffee is here. The time has come." I'm thrilled to share my appearance on Madeleine D'Este's Write Through the Roof podcast. Write Through the Roof is a podcast that asks writers to share the one thing that took their writing to the next level. With the release of my… Continue reading R.R. Campbell on Write Through the Roof!

editing

Now Offering Ten Page Editing Samples!

As writers, it can be difficult to know which editor will be the best fit for our work, let alone whether any given editor will be worth what they charge. That's why I've decided to make it even easier to decide whether I'm the right editor for you. I'm now offering free ten-page critiques to… Continue reading Now Offering Ten Page Editing Samples!

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.