Laurie Buchanan contrasts the business of being with the business of doing, emphasizes the importance of developing mission and vision statements, and talks setting and achieving healthy goals for our creative and personal endeavors.
In our first-ever mini-sode, Wisconsin Writers Association president Barry Wightman discusses what the WWA and communities like it can offer writers before exploring the ins and outs of the WWA's annual Jade Ring Contest.
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
With help from over half a dozen voicemails left for her at our call-in number, conference director Laurie Scheer discusses this year's upcoming Writers' Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.
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.
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
In this free-wheeling conversation, USA Today Bestselling author Ann Garvin and r.r. campbell discuss what it means to understand your readership, writerly mission statements, and, wait for it—three-legged pairs of pants.
"State Line," the story of a widower confronting a recent loss and interstate stereotypes, is now available on Wattpad. This is my first short story in years, and I've been writing about what went into creating it all week. Whether you choose to read up on the story's background first or prefer to dive right… Continue reading Now Available: “State Line”
Author Brenda Marie Smith joins the show to discuss the interplay between developing character and building drama.