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.
Amid social unrest, an ongoing pandemic, and the taunts of temperatures that continue to climb, it can be hard to feel as though our stories are worth the time it takes to tell them—let alone the time it takes to write them. In this episode, Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, and Jeff Nania help us counter… Continue reading Profiles in Encouragement 003 – Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania
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.
https://youtu.be/qxVuRqRYPo4 Good morning, writerfolk! What's the difference between an event and a short story? We explore the very basics in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Formatting: learn it, live it, and love it--especially when putting your work on submission.
And knowing your audience? This is important when submitting, too! Whether your audience is a contest judge or an agent, understanding what they're looking for is critically important if you're to increase your chances of success.
With help from the #WritescastChat community, guest co-host Ekta Garg and r.r. campbell discuss the intersection of inner conflict and theme. Don your safety goggles, folks, because the metaphor machine is in high gear for this one!
Sarah J. Carlson describes her journey to becoming a published author while also juggling her career as a school psychologist and her responsibilities as a parent. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.
New Biblio Breakdown host Ekta Garg explores patience in storytelling through WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. Along the way, she offers writing exercises to help us embody the beauty at the heart of Owens' debut and New York Times bestselling novel. Thanks to our sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing and the Wisconsin Writers Association.
This episode is no ordinary listicle. The author of WEEPERS joins the program to discuss how to approach the page while writing a mystery or thriller (or, as he explains, any story), and, along the way, he regales us with tales of mid-20th-century NYC and inevitable, yet surprising endings in funeral homes.