With help from the #WritescastChat community, guest co-host Ekta Garg and r.r. campbell discuss the intersection of inner conflict and theme. Don your safety goggles, folks, because the metaphor machine is in high gear for this 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.
Not everyone has the means to enroll in a Master of Fine Arts program. The good news? Gabriela Pereira is challenging the status quo of higher education with DIY MFA, which encourages writers to write with focus, read with purpose, and build their community—all on their own time and from the comfort of their own home.
Writers Rita Schunk, Joy Ann Ribar, and Rose Bingham share their tales of encouragement with the rest of the global writing community.
Award-winning author M.D. Neu returns to discuss non-romantic love in fiction. With examples from the magical world of Harry Potter and M.D.'s own work, what's *not* to love?
Have you ever considered turning a novel into a podcast serial? A short story into a play? A poem into a screenplay? In this episode, Jess Witkins discusses the why and the how of content adaptation---and the magic we can capture in exploring the process ourselves.
Professional-hockey-player-turned-author Luke Murphy addresses expecting the unexpected, transitioning from one passion to another, and finding ways to balance it all. Writers who feel pulled in a number of directions, this one's for you.
After briefly revisiting prologues and epilogues, co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r.r. campbell explore the ins and outs of satisfying endings, which, it turns out, are just as much about beginnings as they are anything else.
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.
You weren't selected for RevPit? Me neither. No, seriously, I wasn't---and not because I was an editor as opposed to an entrant. I, too, submitted to the annual RevPit event in April 2017, and, much like you, walked away with nothing. Except that's not true. Not even close to it, in fact. It can be… Continue reading You weren’t selected for RevPit. Now what?