Some stories, though technically well written, fall flat. Why is this, and how can we ensure the sense of purpose those tales might lack winds up in our own work? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
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?
Author and engineer William C. Tracy discusses strategies for effectively incorporating research and technical know-how into works of fiction
Note: a more in-depth version of this material is available as a podcast. To listen instead, click here. On the heels of hosting my own book launch party for Accounting for It All, I thought I'd pass along some bullet point advice you might take into consideration when planning a launch party of your own. With that… Continue reading So You’re Planning a Book Launch Party…
Last Friday, I completed the copyedits for Accounting for it All, which is good news since the book is now out in less than a month! This round of edits was especially grueling, both because copyedits require a sharp look at the text itself, and also because of the timeline on which they had to be… Continue reading Bro, Do You Even Copyedit?
Award-winning and NYT-bestselling author Matt Forbeck returns to the show to talk taking media from the big screen to the little page: what that process looks like, how to get permission to write licensed tie-ins, and more!