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First Draft Friday: Conversations about author craft

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Authors A.I. presents First Draft Friday! A regular open house for the author community. Every other week we’ll talk about the craft of novel writing and storytelling with a fellow author, editor or entrepreneur. Learn tips and trade secrets from the best names in fiction writing. Have a topic you’d like us to tackle? Know an author who would make a good guest? Let us know at https://authors.ai/first-draft-fridays/.

Authors A.I. presents First Draft Friday! A regular open house for the author community. Every other week we’ll talk about the craft of novel writing and storytelling with a fellow author, editor or entrepreneur. Learn tips and trade secrets from the best names in fiction writing. Have a topic you’d like us to tackle? Know an author who would make a good guest? Let us know at https://authors.ai/first-draft-fridays/.

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United States

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Authors A.I. presents First Draft Friday! A regular open house for the author community. Every other week we’ll talk about the craft of novel writing and storytelling with a fellow author, editor or entrepreneur. Learn tips and trade secrets from the best names in fiction writing. Have a topic you’d like us to tackle? Know an author who would make a good guest? Let us know at https://authors.ai/first-draft-fridays/.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 46 - Michele Scott - The Journey from Book to Film

7/10/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I. our guest, Michele Scoott is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre. NYT and USA Today bestselling author Michele Scott discusses the journey from bestselling book series to film and how to create worldwide hype around your books. Join us as Michele discusses, The journey from book to film. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just...

Duration:00:31:58

Episode 45 - Amy L. Bernstein - Revealing Character Through Dialogue

7/10/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I. our guest, Amy L. Bernstein is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about the critical do’s and don’ts of dialogue in fiction. Writing convincing dialogue is not easy! Characters tell us who they are by what they say, what they withhold, and what they think to themselves. Which techniques work best in a scene? Join us as Amy discusses Revealing Character Through Dialogue. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers....

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 44 - Gordon Byron - Playing Your Role

6/8/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I. our guest, Gordon Byron is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about the role writers play in character development. Writers are actors who must play all roles and get inside every characters’ head to make stories interesting and characters real, multi-layered and memorable. Join us as Gordon discusses playing your role(s). This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert...

Duration:00:31:19

Episode 43: Becca Puglisi - Using Conflict for Maximum Impact

5/17/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I. our guest, Becca Puglisi is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about conflict’s role in plot and character arc. Becca’s excited to discuss the pivotal role conflict plays in storytelling. It shapes plot, influences character development, and generates tension and emotion for readers—all vital elements for a successful story. Join us as she discusses using conflict for maximum impact. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions...

Duration:00:37:06

Episode 42: Danielle Girard - The Long Road To Publication

5/10/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I. our guest, best-selling author Danielle Girard is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about the long road to publication. Join us as she discusses facing rejection—how to stay motivated, how to get over the disappointments, and ways to keep the job fun while waiting for news. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just minutes? Get your...

Duration:00:31:57

Episode 41 : Sierra Simone - Packing an (Emotional) Punch

4/8/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I. our guest, best-selling author Sierra Simone is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre. Sierra discuses how to infuse a story with feeling and depth to make your book an unforgettable experience for your readers. Join us to learn more about creating characters capable of complex feeling and then layering a story with moments of powerful emotion. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you...

Duration:00:31:01

Episode #40 - James Rosone: Creating a Bestseller Using Marlowe

4/2/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I. our guest, best-selling author James Rosone is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre. He will discuss how to use your Marlowe report to engineer a bestseller and develop effective audience targeting for your marketing campaign. James used Marlowe to craft two incredible series in Thrillers and SciFi, proving it works in both genres. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an...

Duration:00:35:51

Episode 39: Tiffany Reisz - Make Settings Sexy

3/12/2022
In this episode of First Draft Friday from Authors A.I., our guest, USA Today best-selling author Tiffany Reisz is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre. Setting in a novel isn’t simply the background to your story…it’s another character. The right setting can make or break your novel. Join us as she discusses the importance of your novels setting. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just...

Duration:00:38:20

Episode 38: Stephenie Magister - You 100% Don’t Understand Your Genre

2/27/2022
Author and editor for award-winning and best-selling books, Stephenie Magister helps us take a deeper look at what experience the reader is REALLY having in the genre you thought you were writing in (comedy, horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, literature, memoir, creative nonfiction vs personal essay). Join us as she discusses understanding your genre. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just...

Duration:00:36:02

Episode 37: Jeff Deck - Conquering the Writer’s Block Myth

2/18/2022
Our guest, writing coach, ghostwriter, and author Jeff Deck is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about conquering the writer’s block myth. Jeff shares his STICK framework for overcoming self-doubt and self-sabotage to finally finish your novel. Join us as he discusses, Conquering the Writer’s Block Myth. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just minutes? Get your book analyzed here >...

Duration:00:37:16

Episode 36: Ryan Schow - Bridging The Genre Gap

2/8/2022
Guest author Ryan Schow is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about transitioning between genres. Should you step outside your genre? USA Today Bestselling author Ryan Schow talks about making the transition from a highly successful career in post-apocalyptic fiction to dipping his toes in the thriller market as an independent author. Join us as he discusses the keys to tapping into a brand new market! This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know...

Duration:00:33:21

Episode 35: Robert Dugoni - Devising Page Turning Plots

2/3/2022
Guest author Robert Dugoni is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about writing plots to keep readers turning the pages. New York Times bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite and Charles Jenkins series, Robert Dugoni, discusses the keys to grabbing a reader’s attention and keeping it through to the last page. Join us as we discuss how to write books readers will devour. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert...

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 34 - Greta Boris - Next Level Characters

2/3/2022
Guest author Greta Boris is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about how to create character sheets with Enneagram. Does it sometimes feel your characters are more like video game avatars than actual people? Or have you fallen in love with a character only to find they absolutely won’t do what you want them to in Act 3? Learn how to use the 9 Enneagram personality types to develop deep, three-dimensional protagonists, love-interests, villains, and sidekicks. Join us as we discuss how to...

Duration:00:34:32

Episode 30: Tamie Dearen - Writing characters your readers will love.

2/2/2022
Guest author Tamie Dearen is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about writing characters your readers will love and sympathize with, even when your plot forces them to do unlikable things. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just minutes? Get your book analyzed here > https://authors.ai/

Duration:00:34:00

Episode 31: C. R. Rowenson - Writing a unique magic system

2/2/2022
Guest author C. R. Rowenson is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about what it takes to make your magic system unique. Learn what to expect from the first draft of your magic system, key areas you can change, and how to know when your system is different enough. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just minutes? Get your book analyzed here > https://authors.ai/

Duration:00:34:14

Episode 32: Jeff Wheeler - Secrets of Writing in Different Voices

2/2/2022
Guest author Jeff Wheeler is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about his secrets of writing in different voices. Bestselling author Jeff Wheeler has an uncanny ability to make believable characters that are unique and believable—especially his female characters. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just minutes? Get your book analyzed here > https://authors.ai/

Duration:00:34:47

Episode 33: Joan Dempsey - Write a Gripping First Page

2/2/2022
Guest author, and writing coach, Joan Dempsey is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about writing a gripping first page. Ready to captivate readers from the opening page of your novel? Discover the keys to a great first page, including the power of a terrific opening sentence as well as which elements to include and what’s best to avoid. Join us as we discuss how to hook your readers from page one. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know...

Duration:00:32:39

Episode #29: Jack Pierce - Writing Horror Effectively

10/5/2021
Guest author Jack Pierce is in a discussion with Alessandra Torre about writing horror stories that hit the mark. Jack will communicate how to write horror effectively and why horror is the most timeless genre of them all. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Did you know you can get an expert analysis of your novel in just minutes? Get your book analyzed here > https://authors.ai/

Duration:00:30:51

Episode 28: Stefan Emunds - The Origins of Story Outline

9/28/2021
Guest author Stefan Emunds discusses the origins of story outline. A story is a dramatized virtual adventure. Likely, in the earliest days of storytelling, people took real-life adventures, like raiding a village, surviving a storm, escaping a death trap, or abducting a woman of another clan, gilded those with dramatic devices, and told the tale at the campfire. Joseph Campbell analyzed those stories, extracted the dramatic devices, categorized them, and put them in a sequence. That...

Duration:00:30:18

Episode 25: Fiona Quinn - Writing Believable Fiction

7/15/2021
Guest author Fiona Quinn along with author Alessandra Torre discuss strategies for writing believable fiction. Writing your scene with confidence comes from having a good intellectual and sensory understanding of what your protagonist is attempting. Join us for strategies to get the information you need under your belt so your writing is seamless and authentic. This is an unedited chat loaded with questions and answers. Listen in! Or read about it here >...

Duration:00:30:52