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Welcome! If you want to hear writing tips from the big names, the medium names, and everyone else, look no further. As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention. We're talking attending upwards of 25 hours of panels in 3 days. Fortunately for you? I love sharing my copious notes. But, I also get real. I share my struggles, my failures, and... hopefully, my writing successes. Thanks for listening. Morgan Hazelwood

Welcome! If you want to hear writing tips from the big names, the medium names, and everyone else, look no further. As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention. We're talking attending upwards of 25 hours of panels in 3 days. Fortunately for you? I love sharing my copious notes. But, I also get real. I share my struggles, my failures, and... hopefully, my writing successes. Thanks for listening. Morgan Hazelwood

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United States

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Welcome! If you want to hear writing tips from the big names, the medium names, and everyone else, look no further. As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention. We're talking attending upwards of 25 hours of panels in 3 days. Fortunately for you? I love sharing my copious notes. But, I also get real. I share my struggles, my failures, and... hopefully, my writing successes. Thanks for listening. Morgan Hazelwood

Language:

English

Contact:

804-370-7242


Episodes

Gratitude

11/26/2020
There are a lot of things for me to be thankful for. Here's a flashback to 2017. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a problem...) ☼ Website: https://morganhazelwood.com ☼ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morganHazelwoodPage/ ☼ Twitter:...

Duration:00:04:10

What NaNoWriMo Gives You -- Win OR 'Lose'

11/23/2020
While not everyone who tries NaNoWriMo ends the month with 50,000 words or more, that doesn't mean those who don't are 'losers'. Here's what NaNoWriMo gives you, win or 'lose'. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a problem...) ☼ Website:...

Duration:00:10:06

Second Book Problems

11/23/2020
As writers, most of us want people to read our work and love it. But sometimes? That means we have to write a sequel! Here are all the things you might run into when you start writing that sequel -- planned, or unplanned. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously....

Duration:00:08:51

How One Writer Made It Through NaNoWriMo

11/20/2020
In a flashback to my most successful -- in terms of wordcount - NaNoWriMos, I talk about how I managed to make it to a NaNo-and-a-half in one month. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a problem...) ☼ Website: https://morganhazelwood.com ☼ Facebook:...

Duration:00:06:17

How To Write? You Do You!

11/16/2020
There are more ways to write a novel than there are writers -- and what worked last time, may not work this time. Here is some the advice out there -- and ways you can use and adapt them to work for you. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a...

Duration:00:09:42

Maintaining Your Momentum

11/13/2020
You had a great idea for a story, you sat down to write it, and away you went. At first, everything just flowed out of you, but usually, at least for me, somewhere around 12,000 words, my writing starts to turn into a chore. Here's wishing you luck. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL...

Duration:00:05:54

Getting Your Words Out

11/9/2020
To be a writer, you need two things -- time to write and the ability to get the words on the paper to share the story you want to tell. Of course, it's a lot harder than that. Here are some ways to make time for your writing and ways to keep the story moving forward. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free...

Duration:00:05:54

So You Wanna Be A Writer?

11/2/2020
The primary difference between aspiring authors and actual writers is the number of words on the page. (Getting published on the other hand? Is a whole different can of worms.) Here's how NaNoWriMo -- or National Novel Writing Month can help. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the...

Duration:00:04:23

Twas The Week Before NaNo

10/30/2020
Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a problem...) ☼ Website: https://morganhazelwood.com ☼ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morganHazelwoodPage/ ☼ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganHzlwood ☼ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morganhazelwood/ ☼...

Duration:00:03:36

How To Create A New Mythology (or Religion)

10/26/2020
When creating worlds, we get to create new cultures, new peoples with their own beliefs and their own myths. Here are tips on determining which aspects you should really consider when creating your own religion. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a...

Duration:00:05:49

Top 7 Tips For Quick Query Rejections

10/19/2020
If you're querying agents, on your way to becoming traditionally published, there are 7 things you can do to guarantee a quick rejection. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a problem...) ☼ Website: https://morganhazelwood.com ☼ Facebook:...

Duration:00:05:56

Waiting For Rejection -- or Selection.

10/16/2020
As writers, we spend a lot of time waiting to find out if we've been rejected. But being selected has its own stressors. In this episode, I address both fears. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a problem...) ☼ Website: https://morganhazelwood.com ☼...

Duration:00:06:23

Reading Aloud

10/12/2020
I like going to panels on 'reading my own work', dreaming about the day when I'm asked to give a book reading of my own. Here are the 5 aspects of reading aloud and ways to optimize each aspect. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your friends. Don't forget to check out my Paypal page to show your support: shorturl.at/axKZ3 Plus? Feel free to follow me ALL over the internet (Seriously. I have a problem...) ☼...

Duration:00:04:34

No PitchWars For Me This Year

10/9/2020
While PitchWars can be instrumental and the community is active-year round, in this flashback episode, I talk about my reasons to skip participating in 2018. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends and subscribe! And I've got a pretty bad social media addiction... _ I'm a Blogger (https://morganhazelwood.com) | Vlogger/Youtuber (https://youtube.com/MorganHazelwood)_ Of course, I'm on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/morganHazelwoodPage/) | Twitter...

Duration:00:02:48

World Creation: Built On The Shoulders Of Giants

10/5/2020
Featuring George RR Martin, here are my notes on world-building, magic systems versus science, making your work stand out to publishers and more. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends and subscribe! And I've got a pretty bad social media addiction... _ I'm a Blogger (https://morganhazelwood.com) | Vlogger/Youtuber (https://youtube.com/MorganHazelwood)_ Of course, I'm on Facebook...

Duration:00:08:14

The Pitchwars Community and Me

10/2/2020
Pitchwars, an online mentorship opportunity, has been instrumental for me in building my community. Today, I share about how this came to be and the importance of making writing friends at the same stage of their careers as you. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends and subscribe! And I've got a pretty bad social media addiction... _ I'm a Blogger (https://morganhazelwood.com) |...

Duration:00:10:11

Creating Rules Of Enchantment

9/28/2020
When creating magic -- you can start with the characters, the world, or the magic -- but if you don't make the rules internally consistent, your magic system breaks down. Here are tips on how to make your magic work. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends and subscribe! And I've got a pretty bad social media addiction... _ I'm a Blogger (https://morganhazelwood.com) | Vlogger/Youtuber...

Duration:00:05:20

PitchWars versus The Publishing Industry

9/25/2020
The PitchWars mentorship competition has a lot in common with the publishing industry as a whole. Let's compare and contrast them. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends and subscribe! And I've got a pretty bad social media addiction... _ I'm a Blogger (https://morganhazelwood.com) | Vlogger/Youtuber (https://youtube.com/MorganHazelwood)_ Of course, I'm on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/morganHazelwoodPage/) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/MorganHzlwood) | Instagram...

Duration:00:06:43

Just Send It! When To Stop (Re)Writing

9/21/2020
When writing, it's hard to know when you've reached that finish line. That point where it's not going to get any better and you're just rearranging chairs on the deck of a ship. Today, I'm sharing tips on knowing when you need to stop editing and just submit your story. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends and subscribe! And I've got a pretty bad social media addiction... _ I'm a Blogger (https://morganhazelwood.com) | Vlogger/Youtuber...

Duration:00:04:36

A Message To My Fellow #PitchWars Hopefuls

9/18/2020
There is a writing mentorship opportunity called "#PitchWars", that lets writers with polished manuscripts who just aren't getting traction -- or who want another set of eyes before they start querying -- query for a mentorship opportunity. Here is my message to all of you who are waiting and hoping with me. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more writing tips and writerly musings, and back next Friday with more PitchWars talk. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with...

Duration:00:05:44