Maggie Derrick is back! And in this episode, she and r.r. campbell fire up the metaphor machine to address the ins and outs of tackling second drafts. Along the way, they discuss magnets (how do they work?), car manufacturing, and, yes, your feedback from our #WritescastChat series.
How can we get over an aversion to or fear of the blank page? We answer these questions in this morning
As writers, we can get so focused on improving our craft that we lose our sense of self. Take time and make space for the non-writerly parts of you, too.
Lisa Cron explains what it is about human consciousness that’s so wired for story, as well as how understanding these phenomena can make us better writers.
In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we discuss the what and the why of internality.
As a writer, you're a content creator, so if you create it, they'll consume it. Right? Wrong.
Some stories, though technically well written, fall flat. Why is this, and how can we ensure the sense of purpose those tales might lack winds up in our own work? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Backstory dumps, setting description, and flashbacks are often frowned upon. But there are so many perfect opportunities for their inclusion.
Where are our prospective readers, and how can we reach them? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Whether during the writing process, revisions, or querying, uncertainty harangues writers throughout every stage of the creative cycle. So how can we address that uncertainty? We explore one method for doing so during this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.