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The Writescast Network is a podcast collective for writers, by writers, with the mission of helping writers everywhere become more confident in themselves and in their craft. Our network includes podcasts featuring author interviews, conversations on the art and business of writing, and analyses of your favorite books—all from a writer's perspective. What will the Writescast Network do for you?

The Writescast Network is a podcast collective for writers, by writers, with the mission of helping writers everywhere become more confident in themselves and in their craft. Our network includes podcasts featuring author interviews, conversations on the art and business of writing, and analyses of your favorite books—all from a writer's perspective. What will the Writescast Network do for you?

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The Writescast Network is a podcast collective for writers, by writers, with the mission of helping writers everywhere become more confident in themselves and in their craft. Our network includes podcasts featuring author interviews, conversations on the art and business of writing, and analyses of your favorite books—all from a writer's perspective. What will the Writescast Network do for you?

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English


Episodes

A Final Conversation with Dan Schiro - Writescast 100

12/11/2020
Okay, so this isn’t the final conversation I’ll ever have with Dan Schiro, but it is the final conversation to be broadcast by the Writescast Network. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, especially our guests and listeners, without whom these podcasts very clearly never would have existed. Write on. Write well. Take care. Thanks to this episode’s sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:59:43

A Reader's Perspective with Lacey - Writescast 099

12/4/2020
For the penultimate episode of Writescast Network programming, I'm joined by an avid reader who just so happens to be my wife. Over the course of our discussion, we chat about what gets her to pick a book off a shelf, what keeps her engrossed while reading, and what will have her shelving a book just as fast as she picked it up. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:53:09

Simmering Down with Sarah Smith - Writescast 098

11/27/2020
Sarah Smith joins the show to discuss her most recent release, SIMMER DOWN, along with what got her into writing romance in the first place, among other topics. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:42:39

You're Not Your Author You featuring M.A. Hinkle - Writescast 097

11/20/2020
Author M.A. Hinkle discusses the importance of separating one's personal identity from one's writerly self, as well as how writers can go about surviving the, well, *gestures broadly,* we confront on a daily basis. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:01:13:43

Ten Steps to Finding Happiness featuring Dr. Lindsay Weisner - Writescast 096

11/13/2020
Dr. Lindsay Weisner discusses her ten steps for finding happiness while pursuing one's creative endeavors. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:56:40

On Letting Go featuring Laurie Scheer - Writescast 095

11/6/2020
After an important update on the future of the Writescast Network from host r.r. campbell, Writers' Institute Director Laurie Scheer returns to the show to discuss the dissolution of the University of Wisconsin's Continued Studies in Writing program. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:43:12

Keeping Readers on Their Toes - Biblio Breakdown 007

10/30/2020
How can we keep readers on their toes? What writing exercises can you do to keep those readers tiptoeing about your pages? In this episode, Ekta Garg explores just that with help from Nick Spalding's LOGGING OFF. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:35:17

Five Principles for Book Cover Design featuring Carol VanDenHende - Writescast 094

10/16/2020
Go ahead: judge a book by its cover. With author and marketer Carol VanDenHende's five principles for book cover design, you'll better understand what makes for a quality cover and how you can be a more constructive participant in the cover design process. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:55:05

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome featuring Mary Jane Capps - Writescast 093

10/9/2020
Author of young adult paranormal fiction Mary Jane Capps joins us for a discussion about a truly spooky subject: impostor syndrome. So what is it and how can we overcome it? You'll have to tune in to find out. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:32:38

Five Virtues for Authorship featuring Héctor Colón - Writescast 092

10/2/2020
What can a champion-boxer-turned-CEO teach authors about what it takes to thrive in the world of writing? A lot, it turns out, as Héctor Colón demonstrates through his five virtues for life, leadership, and authorship. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:36:31

Instagram for Authors featuring Briana Morgan - Writescast 091

9/25/2020
If a picture is worth a thousand words—and words mean everything to authors—how much is Instagram worth to those of us in the writing community? Author and playwright Briana Morgan joins the show to help us answer this question and more. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:38:54

Facebook for Authors featuring J. Scott Coatsworth - Writescast 090

9/18/2020
Author and Facebook phenom J. Scott Coatsworth joins the show to discuss what it takes to create and participate in thriving writer and reader communities on Facebook. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:47:57

Anti-heroes - Novel Approaches 030

9/11/2020
She-Ra. Schitt's Creek. Geopolitics. Maggie Derrick and r.r. campbell cover a lot in this episode, and it's all in the name of helping you better write anti-heroes. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:04:37:24

YouTube for Authors featuring Meg LaTorre - Writescast 089

9/4/2020
YouTube is a treasure trove of DIY content, music streaming, and, of course, cat videos. But for many writers, YouTube is so much more. For this episode, I speak with one such writer, Meg LaTorre, who also happens to be the founder of the beloved iWriterly YouTube channel. Want your question or comment featured on a future episode of this show? Say hello at writescast.net/hello. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and...

Duration:00:55:25

Profiles in Encouragement 004 - R.R. Campbell, Tracey S. Phillips, Laurie Dennis, and Josie Thomas

8/28/2020
Summer drags on, and with it, uncertainty around the world. To find solace and certainty within ourselves and within the walls of our homes, we turn to four members of the writing community for their words of encouragement and inspiration. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:23:21

Relaunching One's Book featuring Dan Woll - Writescast 088

8/21/2020
Sometimes a book launch doesn't go as planned, but there's no need to fret. Author Dan Woll is actively relaunching Death on Cache Lake, and he joins us to talk through the challenges and opportunities one might encounter during when relaunching one's book. Want your question or comment featured on a future episode of this show? Say hello at writescast.net/hello. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your...

Duration:01:01:02

Writing Synopses - Novel Approaches 029

8/14/2020
Well, writerfolk, this is a wild one. After going #FullMingo in the episode introduction, r.r. campbell and Maggie Derrick explore the challenge that is synopsis writing. As they discuss and debate, they borrow a few bits from the McElroy brothers and take potshots at their capitalist overlords. Here's the synopsis guide they reference during the episode. And this is the writing prompt generator referenced later on. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake...

Duration:00:57:13

The ABCs of Authorpreneurship featuring Amanda Zieba - Writescast 087

8/7/2020
After we take a few moments to reframe how we look at our querying statistics, Amanda Zieba joins the show to discuss the ABCs of authorpreneurship—and how understanding them can help us turn a writing hobby into a writing career. Want your question or comment featured on a future episode of this show? Say hello at writescast.net/hello. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:01:00:39

Establishing Mood - Biblio Breakdown 006

7/31/2020
Ekta Garg explores The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni to develop an understanding of mood: what it is, how we can develop it, and how we can maintain that moodiness throughout our manuscripts. As always, she provides writing exercises along the way to get you thinking about the mood in your manuscript. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:40:53

The Law of Attraction for Writers featuring Judith Joy - Writescast 086

7/17/2020
Author Judith Joy explains that taking advantage of the law of attraction can do wonders to stave off the inundations of negativity that find us so often as writers. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Duration:00:44:58