Noelle Nichols discusses ways to effectively convey backstory without invoking the dreaded infodump.
Otto? Otto! Come on, man. Here we are again---you, me, and an earnest attempt to improve your manuscript stymied by a relentless outpouring of "yeah, buts," "I don't knows," and blank stares. Why even bother asking for an extra set of eyes on your work if you don't plan on considering anything anyone says? You're… Continue reading Dammit, Otto, You’re a Roadblock Writer
Surfs up, folks! Hang ten with co-hosts r.r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman as they explore what inciting incidents are, why they're important, the shapes they take, and how to write them effectively.
Matt Doyle Media recently interviewed me about the EMPATHY science fiction saga in the lead up to the release of Mourning Dove, which debuted this week! In this interview, I open up about how things progress for our favorite (and not so favorite) characters from book one, Imminent Dawn, into book two. I also comment on how… Continue reading EMPATHY featured on Matt Doyle Media
Admit it. You're here for the headline. How could anyone ever be upset about getting paid to write? About getting checks (PayPal deposits) by (e)mail to compensate them for their work, their time spent, their art? I'll answer those questions, don't you worry, but first---an exercise. Your book is published (yay!), and everyone on social… Continue reading Royalties Day is the Worst Day
Author Damian Serbu talks self-revisions: when it's time to tackle them, when it's time to set them aside, and when it's time to seek the help of an editor.
Recently I had the chance to talk about writing, editing, and impostor syndrome on Casual Misfit Radio with host Kyle V. Hiller, and fellow RevPit editors Carly Hayward and Editor Cassandra. If you want to work with an editor but find yourself afraid of the how, when, and why to approach one, we cover all… Continue reading Revise, Resub, Rewrite, Rihanna – r.r. campbell on Casual Misfit Radio
You weren't selected for RevPit? Me neither. No, seriously, I wasn't---and not because I was an editor as opposed to an entrant. I, too, submitted to the annual RevPit event in April 2017, and, much like you, walked away with nothing. Except that's not true. Not even close to it, in fact. It can be… Continue reading You weren’t selected for RevPit. Now what?
Back in 2013, I attended the University of Wisconsin's Writers' Institute for the first time as a bright-eyed, self-styled savant, ready for agent pitches and the success that would surely follow. Things didn't exactly work out as planned. Though I walked away from every pitch with a request for pages, nothing ever came of those… Continue reading On Finding and Embracing Community
We've got a schedule, folks! Plan accordingly. In between tabling throughout the conference, I'll be at WisCon 43 participating in a panel about writing a series, as well as leading two sessions on the craft of writing in general. The full schedule of my time at WisCon is as follows--- Plotting Past Book One (Panel)… Continue reading r. r. campbell at WisCon 43 – Schedule Now Available!