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?
I'm thrilled to announce I've been invited to speak at the 2019 University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute. The 2019 installment marks the 30th anniversary of the event, which will be held from April 4th - 7th in Madison, Wisconsin. Conference Director Laurie Scheer, who appeared on episode 033 of the r. r. campbell writescast, received… Continue reading Speaking Appearance: 2019 Writers’ Institute
Between soccer injuries, car wrecks, getting married, and signing my first two publishing contracts, 2018 has been a heck of a year. Throughout it all, I've viewed my daily writing time as one of the only constants in which I could find solace, one of the only things around which I could center myself to… Continue reading It’s Okay to Take a Break (I Promise)
Award-winning writer and teacher Tim Storm demystifies how to keep tension on the page during this in-depth discussion of mystery, suspense, and dramatic irony.
Poet and creativity coach Sarah Sadie provides strategies for finding time to write and reframing our understanding of what it means to make progress in our creative endeavors.
Cheryl Muir returns to the Writescast Network to for a conversation about how writing can help us heal and better understand our world.
The EMPATHY series has been my primary focus since our last update, with the bulk of the work concentrated on actual writing and revisions. This is, of course, the foundation of all things writerly, and I continue to enjoy tweaking and rewriting parts of the first two books to make them that much more engrossing… Continue reading July Update – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn
One might think there's still plenty of time between now and the release of Accounting for it All given that there are still 131 days until November 19th, but with how fast time has flown this summer, I feel like I could wake up tomorrow and release date would be here! I'm grateful that (probably) won't happen though,… Continue reading July Update: Accounting for it All
Kill your darlings, they say. Every writer has at least heard the phrase, and the interpretations of what it really means vary from deleting a favorite phrase to an entire beat or event. Those darlings aren't what bring me here today, however. Today we talk about murder--actual, literary murder. In literature as in life, people die. I can't… Continue reading Murder! The Literarily Literal