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.
Take to the internet! Or so goes nearly all platform-building advice, at least all the advice I've heard since I came to the world of writing in 2013. I'll admit I was a social media skeptic for a time. How are we supposed to focus on our writing if we're also meant to be tweeting… Continue reading “Nice follower count you’ve got there. Sure would be a shame if its value were diluted.”
This is a topic that rears its head from time to time in the writing community, and it was recently reignited on Twitter after a creative writing teacher told one of his students the below. https://twitter.com/26LetterWorlds/status/1152001467647004672 Yikes. Not only is this bad advice, it's downright harmful and discouraging to the community at large. Though it… Continue reading The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received
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.
I'm honored to formally announce I'll be teaching a class this fall through the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Division of Continuing Studies in Writing Department. I've been an attendee of the department's conferences and seminars since graduating from the university in 2012, and to now be in a position to empower other writers in the same… Continue reading This Fall: UW Course with R.R. Campbell
In light of a great deal of positive feedback on my craft of writing sessions at the University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute and WisCon, I'm thrilled to announce a new course and seminar list here on rrcampbellwrites.com! This page now includes a partial listing of courses and seminars I can conduct at your organization's upcoming… Continue reading Courses and Seminars List Now Available!
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.
On the longest day of the year, my wife and I set off on a westward trek across five states and countless cities. From La Crosse to Rochester to Sioux Falls to Gilette to Missoula (and so many places in between), we took in the wildlife, played 90s Trivial Pursuit, and listened to the Hamilton soundtrack ad nauseam.… Continue reading What I Learned About Writing by Not Writing in Montana
Author Michael G. Williams joins the r. r. campbell writescast for a super spooky episode about how he got his start writing horror and how we as writers can give our own readers chills.