Our manuscripts are more than words. They live and die by the feel of their prose, by the rhythm and texture of the page. In this episode, r.r. campbell deconstructs the first pages of a number of popular books in order to explore the phenomenon that is voice. Along the way, he proposes writing exercises that creatives everywhere can use to better understand their voices, their stories, and themselves.
This manuscript has been through countless drafts, through innumerable shifts in emphasis, POV, genre. But today, after the most substantial rewrite yet, I can say it's closer than ever to being exactly where it needs to be. What started as a capital-R romance on a cranberry farm in northern Wisconsin has become more sure of… Continue reading When The Stars Conspire
In this free-wheeling conversation, USA Today Bestselling author Ann Garvin and r.r. campbell discuss what it means to understand your readership, writerly mission statements, and, wait for it—three-legged pairs of pants.
The EMPATHY series and author r.r. campbell have recently been featured in an author spotlight on the blog of fellow writer J. Scott Coatsworth! This feature includes an author Q&A, an excerpt from Mourning Dove, and an Imminent Dawn ebook giveaway. So don't miss out on your chance to get a free Kindle version of the… Continue reading The EMPATHY Series in Author Spotlight
On Monday, November 18th at 10 a.m. central time, I'll be interviewed on 103.5 FM – The Sun, which broadcasts from south-central Wisconsin. Over the course of the interview, I'll discuss the EMPATHY sci-fi saga, my other works in progress, and what it means to be a creative in the 21st century. If you’re unable… Continue reading Next Week: R.R. Campbell Live on 103.5 FM
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!
Once we've drawn readers to our work, it's important we maintain their attention. But how? This week's guest, editor Lori Puma, explains.
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!
My first event in the Milwaukee area since the debut of Imminent Dawn is this Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at Mighty Con! You can find full details about the event here, and don't forget to RSVP that you'll be swinging by my table during the course of the day. As always, I'll have books available to… Continue reading This Week: R. R. Campbell in Milwaukee!
My birthday is almost here. To celebrate, I'm getting you something. My birthday is coming up in October! To say thank you for joining me on this journey, I'm doing a number of giveaways available exclusively to subscribers to my newsletter. Not a subscriber? Sign up before October to be entered in this giveaway! What will you… Continue reading It’s Time for a (Birthday) Giveaway!