Non-Linear Storytelling – Novel Approaches 021

Sione and r.r. do some creative writing calculus by waxing philosophical on the nature of time, space, and their intersection with story. Oh, and all apologies to Richard Gere. You'll understand once you've listened to the episode.

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R.R. Campbell in the Lifelong Learner

I was recently mentioned in The Lifelong Learner, news from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies! This article by Lisa Bauer details how nine authors, yours truly included, received support from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Continuing Studies Division on the way to becoming published. The authors alongside whom I'm mentioned are award-winners, bestsellers, and, most importantly,… Continue reading R.R. Campbell in the Lifelong Learner

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Now Available: “State Line”

"State Line," the story of a widower confronting a recent loss and interstate stereotypes, is now available on Wattpad. This is my first short story in years, and I've been writing about what went into creating it all week. Whether you choose to read up on the story's background first or prefer to dive right… Continue reading Now Available: “State Line”

On Writing

A Peculiar Affliction

I drive better after I’ve had a few. It’s, like, five miles. I don’t want to put anyone out of their way. These are phrases one hears all too often in Wisconsin's taverns, bars, and pubs, expressions of perilous confidence in taking to the roadways after a long (or short!) night of drinking. Drunk driving… Continue reading A Peculiar Affliction

On Writing

The Worst Drivers in the Union

They never signal. They pass on the right. They weave in and out of traffic with no regard for their safety or that of others. I'm talking, of course, about drivers from the state of Nevada. Or Georgia. Or Missouri. It really depends on who you ask. One study, in fact, did ask this question,… Continue reading The Worst Drivers in the Union

On Writing

On Writing One’s Anxieties

Everyone's imagination runs wild from time to time. Anticipation swells within us, the possibilities playing themselves out in our minds. We predict, preempt, and plan, eager to head off impending disaster. You can imagine, then, a Sunday evening drive, the sun long set, the interstate slick with snow. The nausea simmers in your stomach as… Continue reading On Writing One’s Anxieties

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This Friday: A New Short Story

I've been away from short fiction ever since "What It Is to Smell of Man" was published in 2017. That changes this Friday. The last two years have been marked by change, personally, professionally, and on the page. Where my fiction is concerned, my focus has been exclusively on novel-length media, apparent in the publication… Continue reading This Friday: A New Short Story

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Next Week: R.R. Campbell Live on 103.5 FM

On Monday, November 18th at 10 a.m. central time, I'll be interviewed on 103.5 FM – The Sun, which broadcasts from south-central Wisconsin. Over the course of the interview, I'll discuss the EMPATHY sci-fi saga, my other works in progress, and what it means to be a creative in the 21st century. If you’re unable… Continue reading Next Week: R.R. Campbell Live on 103.5 FM

Crafting Villains – Novel Approaches 020

In an episode oddly chockfull of Care Bears and Smurfs, r.r. and Sione tackle the dark side of storytelling. What distinguishes a villain from an antagonist? How can we avoid creating caricatures of evil? Will r.r. ever remember the names of the actors in his favorite shows?