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.
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.
Former fire captain Gregory Lee Renz describes how his experiences fighting fires translated to writing a novel about the same. Along the way, he offers advice for other writers who aspire to write from experiences of their own. Content warning: episode includes mentions of suicide and PTSD
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.
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.
Sitting on a collection of poetry or short fiction and unsure what to do with it? This episode's for you!
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.
Writing advice is everywhere these days, but our mileage with any particular brand of it may vary. So how do we know who and what to listen to? This episode's guest, Madeleine D'Este, explains.