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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 As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention.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 As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention.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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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 As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention.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

How Change Can Be a Good Thing – In Life and In Writing

4/12/2021
Last time I moved houses, I talked about how sometimes -- change is exactly what you need -- both in your own life and in your writing. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:04:38

4 Ways Querying Is Like a Religion

4/5/2021
Querying can almost be like a religion. You've got: the common tenents, the different sects, the proper rituals, and the heretics. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:07:22

Will You Read My First Chapter? A Rant

3/29/2021
I love being supportive and encouraging of my fellow authors, but sometimes, I've just got to rant. And one thing that makes me rant is being asked to read a first chapter. =============================================== 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:00:06:12

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 6: YouTube & Other Videos

3/22/2021
Since I recorded this episode, I've gotten active in the online #AuthorTube community. For readers, there's the #booktube community. And all the things you can stream to youtube, also work on Twitch and more! But I still follow ALL these tips. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:14:36

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 5: Tumblr & Reddit (The “Dark” Side)

3/15/2021
While tumblr has dropped a lot in popularity since this episode was first recorded, there are still a lot of good reasons to use both Tumblr AND Reddit. ============================================== 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:00:09:47

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 4: Instagram & Pinterest

3/8/2021
The visual side of social media! You don't have to take photos for this either, resharing content is fine (assuming you're not breaking copyright) I've got a lot more tips and tricks, though. =============================================== 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:00:12:23

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 3: Facebook, Twitter, and Hashtags

3/1/2021
Today I'm talking about ways to establish your presence and best practice guides fro using Facebook, Twitter, and hashtags. (which I use ironically and wrong ALL the time.) ================================================ 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:00:21:12

A Starter's Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To "Establish A Social Media Presence": Part 2/6

2/22/2021
If you want to be a writer, the ubiquitous “they” tell you that you need to “Establish a Social Media Presence”, but so much of the advice out there is aimed at Non-fiction writers. Non-fiction writers sell books based on establishing their expertise in a particular area. Fiction writers? We sell books based on the story, the writing, and word-of-mouth. So how do we make social media work for us? In Part 2 - I talk about setting up a website and the decision to blog....

Duration:00:13:24

A Starter's Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To "Establish A Social Media Presence": Part 1/6

2/15/2021
If you want to be a writer, the ubiquitous “they” tell you that you need to “Establish a Social Media Presence”, but so much of the advice out there is aimed at Non-fiction writers. Non-fiction writers sell books based on establishing their expertise in a particular area. Fiction writers? We sell books based on the story, the writing, and word-of-mouth. So how do we make social media work for us? In Part 1 - I talk about my personal approach to establishing a 'brand'...

Duration:00:13:32

Why You Should Consider An Agent If You're Hoping To Be Traditionally Published

2/8/2021
You can only spend so long revising and editing a novel. Somewhere between revision 3 and revision 12, you’re probably going to be done with your book. But now what? If you want to get your novel traditionally published, you’re gonna need to query some agents. But why? In this episode, I'm answering your burning questions: What are your publishing options? What are the benefits of having an agent? Where do you find an agent? And more! ===================================================...

Duration:00:11:50

Fix Your Rough Draft In 30 Minutes Or Less!

2/1/2021
Getting a rough draft out on paper is a monumental achievement... but then? You've got to polish it. By using this trick, you'll be all set to have a clear plan to fix that rough draft in about 30 minutes. 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:00:06:15

Welcome to Writing Tips and Writerly Musings -- Season Two!

1/25/2021
I'll be back next week with more writing tips and writerly musings. Plus, a little 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:00:00:42

Morgan's 2021 Resolutions

1/22/2021
Last year was a year of querying/submitting, revisions, reading, and networking. This year? The goal is publication! Yet again, I need to refocus on what will get me there. ======================================================= 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:00:14:42

3 Things To Consider... BEFORE 'Fixing' Your Manuscript

1/18/2021
How Do You Please Everyone With Your Writing? Spoiler Alert: You can’t. In the query trenches, you see agents posting about what they don’t want and there’s this knee-jerk reaction, when I recognize a trope from my writing in their ‘no thank you’ list. The feeling of, “Oh! I can fix it! And then you’ll love it!” Especially when you see so much of your story in their ‘please send me’ list. But, before you do, check out these 3 reasons NOT to 'fix' your manuscript. Thanks for listening! I'll...

Duration:00:07:04

5 Ways To Use The Moon As World-Building Inspiration

1/11/2021
When you look at our history books and the artifacts that exist from prehistory, there’s a definite trend. Humanity has always looked upwards. From Stonehenge to the Pyramids in Maya and Egypt and elsewhere, to China’s Puyang Tomb and its mosaic of constellations, the moon and stars have always inspired us. Here are 5 aspects of world-building the moon can influence. Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. Please subscribe and tell all your...

Duration:00:05:44

Morgan's 2020 Retrospective

1/8/2021
I had a lot of SMART goals set for 2020. Let's see how I did with my writing resolutions, check my top viewed content on all my different sources, and -- for my own sake -- talk numbers and stats for my social media. While not strictly writing related, a writer's platform can be pretty useful. 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...

Duration:00:28:52

So You're In The Editing Doldrums Again?

1/4/2021
After you’ve written your novel and revised the BLEEP out of it, one thing remains: To edit your manuscript! In this episode, I share 5 sites that can help http://thewritelife.com/edit-your-copy/ http://thesaurus.com/ https://www.etymonline.com/ http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ & https://www.grammarly.com/ 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...

Duration:00:05:25

3 Reasons NOT To Set New Years Resolutions -- and Why I Did

12/30/2020
Goals aren’t for everyone. Goals in January? Even less so. Here is why sometimes? Setting goals is just setting ourselves up for failure. You need to take a good hard look at where you are, where you want to go, and what stands in your way. 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:00:07:14

Morgan's 2020 Resolutions

12/29/2020
In this flashback episode, I share what my plans for 2020 were. As we all know... NOTHING happened like I'd expected. Check out the original blogpost with charts here: https://morganhazelwood.com/2020/01/09/morgans-2020-resolutions/ Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. And all month long, I'll be sharing past retrospectives and resolutions -- including a week-long goal evaluation extravaganza between Christmas and New Years. Please subscribe...

Duration:00:19:20

Morgan's 2019 Retrospective

12/28/2020
In this flashback episode, I share what my plans for 2019 were... and the realities. The original blogpost and charts can be found: https://morganhazelwood.com/2020/01/02/morgans-2019-retrospective/ Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing. And all month long, I'll be sharing past retrospectives and resolutions -- including this week-long goal evaluation extravaganza between Christmas and New Years. Please subscribe and tell all your friends....

Duration:00:34:39