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.
In this listener-feedback-fueled episode, co-hosts r.r. and Sione explore prologues and epilogues: what they are, how they're different from first and last chapters, and how we can write them effectively.
Noelle Nichols discusses ways to effectively convey backstory without invoking the dreaded infodump.
I had a wonderful time at this last weekend's WisCon 43, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin at the Concourse Hotel. Not only did I attend as a vendor peddling my EMPATHY-verse wares, but I was also included on a panel about writing a series and had the chance to lead a couple of workshops… Continue reading Huzzah! A WisCon 43 Recap
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