It wasn't working. None of it was. Maybe it was the changing of the seasons. Maybe it was the general Creative's Malaise that comes with feeling as though we're always pushing a boulder uphill. Maybe it was nothing. Whatever it was, though, an unyielding sense of oppression had imposed itself on me, lurking long enough… Continue reading It’s time to start being honest.
Based on feedback from the community and in keeping with my goal of making my writing coach services as accessible as possible, I'm proud to now offer gift cards through my online shop! What are these gift cards? What are they for? These gift cards allow writers' family members and friends to make it even… Continue reading Now Available: Editing and Writescast Academy Gift Cards!
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.
As writers, it can be difficult to know which editor will be the best fit for our work, let alone whether any given editor will be worth what they charge. That's why I've decided to make it even easier to decide whether I'm the right editor for you. I'm now offering free ten-page critiques to… Continue reading Now Offering Ten Page Editing Samples!
National Novel Writing Month is almost here! How can you ensure you get the most out of one of the year's most popular annual events? Sione and r.r. explore with help from #WritescastChat participants.
Thursday, October 3rd marked the final day of teaching for my first course through the University of Wisconsin's Department of Continuing Studies in Writing. The course I was teaching was "Write Your Novel Now - Plotting Your Way to Success," a series of classes based on material I created from my own experiences in preparing… Continue reading That’s a Wrap! Thank you, UW.
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.
What is exposition? Why do we need it? How can we use it judiciously? In an episode that hails the importance of being concise, r.r. and Sione are anything but. With help from #WritescastChat participants, however, there's much wisdom to be gleaned despite the occasional rambling!
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.
It's been a couple of months since my last in-person writing workshop, which makes me all the more pleased to announce I'll be conducting two seminars this October for Great River Writes! Per their Facebook page, Great River Writes is a "collaboration between several literary and arts organizations in La Crosse, Wisconsin & Winona, Minnesota" that… Continue reading Coming Soon: R.R. Campbell at Great River Writes!