Author and engineer William C. Tracy discusses strategies for effectively incorporating research and technical know-how into works of fiction
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.
This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. If you've visited this site or my social media profiles before, you've likely noticed scores of high-quality images of my books in a number of picturesque settings. This might have had you wondering... Who did r.r. pay to take those photos? How much… Continue reading The Secret’s Out: Your Books, Beautifully Shopped
Sitting on a collection of poetry or short fiction and unsure what to do with it? This episode's for you!
Take to the internet! Or so goes nearly all platform-building advice, at least all the advice I've heard since I came to the world of writing in 2013. I'll admit I was a social media skeptic for a time. How are we supposed to focus on our writing if we're also meant to be tweeting… Continue reading “Nice follower count you’ve got there. Sure would be a shame if its value were diluted.”
This is a topic that rears its head from time to time in the writing community, and it was recently reignited on Twitter after a creative writing teacher told one of his students the below. https://twitter.com/26LetterWorlds/status/1152001467647004672 Yikes. Not only is this bad advice, it's downright harmful and discouraging to the community at large. Though it… Continue reading The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received
Hot off the release of the final installment in her GOD AWFUL series, Silvia Acevedo explores the advantages and disadvantages of writing one's own series.
With help from #WritescastChat participants, host r. r. campbell takes on fatal flaws--what they are, how they vary from regular old flaws, and whether fatal flaws can ever be assets.
I'm honored to formally announce I'll be teaching a class this fall through the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Division of Continuing Studies in Writing Department. I've been an attendee of the department's conferences and seminars since graduating from the university in 2012, and to now be in a position to empower other writers in the same… Continue reading This Fall: UW Course with R.R. Campbell
In light of a great deal of positive feedback on my craft of writing sessions at the University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute and WisCon, I'm thrilled to announce a new course and seminar list here on rrcampbellwrites.com! This page now includes a partial listing of courses and seminars I can conduct at your organization's upcoming… Continue reading Courses and Seminars List Now Available!