After first tackling the ins and outs of launching a debut novel during a time of social distancing, Claribel Ortega details what went in to writing GHOST SQUAD, how it feels to write one's experiences with grief, and, of course, how she came to write a character like Chunk the cat.
In a time of self-isolation, quarantine, and social distancing, writers Lisa Vihos, Ekta Garg, and Larry F. Sommers have the courage to share their tales of encouragement with the rest of the global writing community.
Developmental editor and owner of Booklight Editorial Carly Hayward describes RevPit, an annual online event that offers writers the chance to win feedback on their queries and pages.
Opening lines: every manuscript has one (more than one, in fact!). In this episode, the #WritescastChat community helps r.r. campbell and guest co-host Angeline Boulley define the to-dos for making every opening line a ta-da!
Samantha Hoffman of the Chicago Writers Association joins us to break down the CWA and its flagship annual event, the Let's Just Write conference.
Fresh off the release of STORM FROM THE EAST, book two in her GLASS ALLIANCE series, author Joanna Hathaway discusses how leaning into writing her passions led her to publication.
Sometimes inspiration comes not from doing, but being. "Imagine a forest. Can you see it?" “Yes, oh yes. Trees as far as the eye can see. Trunks so thick they can’t be hugged. Fruits so splendid, you’d never long to taste another. A forest of unmatched bounty. A forest for all.” “That is a forest,… Continue reading Adventure Indoors and Out
In the first installment of Novel Approaches during Roaring Twenties, Part Two: Electric Boogaloo, guest co-host Maggie Derrick and r.r. campbell explore what tropes and clichés are, the role genre plays in determining whether they're fulfilling or unflattering, and the importance of working with editors and sensitivity readers.
Author Tracey S. Phillips joins r.r. campbell to discuss the non-traditional route she took to traditional publishing, as well as how listeners can follow in her footsteps. Thanks to this episode's sponsors: Dandelion Web Marketing, the University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute, and Let's Just Write!
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