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
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.
Memoirist and cinephile Dave Watson compares and contrasts writing a memoir with writing a work of fiction. Have you ever been curious about what it takes to write a memoir? This episode's for you!
Alex Harrow, author of the Voyance series, recently interviewed me on their blog about all things EMPATHY. If you're looking for insight into the craft behind creating a series of any kind---and, in particular, the EMPATHY sci-fi saga---this is an interview you won't want to miss. Give it a read here and be sure to… Continue reading EMPATHY Series featured on AlexHarrow.com
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