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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 actively querying fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention. We're talking about 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 writerly musings: 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 actively querying fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention. We're talking about 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 writerly musings: my struggles, my failures, and... hopefully, my writing successes. Thanks for listening. Morgan Hazelwood

Language:

English

Contact:

804-370-7242


Episodes
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A Love Story: Tips on Writing Romance

7/1/2024
Tips from romance writers on how to write an enchanting love story that is fresh and will leave your readers wanting more. The 12 Stages of Intimacy: https://jamigold.com/2019/10/romance-beats-vs-12-stages-of-intimacy/ =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:04:28

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Imaginary Creatures, Real Biology

6/24/2024
What if the creatures of folklore existed alongside us? How would we need to rearrange our taxonomic systems to incorporate them? What sorts of diseases would we need to watch out for? And what could you do to keep them away from your magnolias? =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:07:43

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Character Creation: 8 Tips for Getting to Know Your Characters

6/17/2024
Learn how to create compelling characters for your story, here are 8 techniques for getting to know your characters =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:07:43

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Taming Your Squirrels (A Writer's Guide to Staying Focused)

6/10/2024
Writers often are full of ideas and have an ever-growing list of projects to work on. Day-to-day life can get distracting and staying focused long enough to finish drafting and polishing a project can be an ongoing challenge. Here are some tips and tricks from other writers on staying focused. =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:06:49

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Incorporating Critique

5/20/2024
Someone’s read your work in progress… and they have feedback. How do you know what should be worked in, and how can you do it so that changes feel consistent with what you’ve written? How can you deal with conflicting suggestions? What’s the difference between constructive feedback and a reader’s personal preference? =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:06:08

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Working with a 3 Act Structure

5/13/2024
The three-act structure has been the standard in Western storytelling for millenia. How can we create innovative, exciting work in a format the audience is expecting? How do we make the middle part powerful and lasting when most of the attention-grabbing moments are at the beginning and end? The Setup The Conflict The Resolution Resources: https://www.dailywritingtips.com/three-act-structure (basic) https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/literary-devices/plan-novel-using-three-act-structure/ (full structure) From Virtual #balticon55 With C.D. Brown as moderator, Meg Eden, Ryan Van Loan, and C. L. Polk If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:07:46

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Yes! That IS a Real Word

5/6/2024
Language exists to share a thought or concept. If you manage to do that? Congrats! You've used a REAL word. At least in my opinion. =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:03:36

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Warning Signs for New & Independent Authors

4/29/2024
It’s a jungle out there for new writers. Do you know the difference between a real publisher and a vanity press? What kind of scams are currently circulating? What rights are you giving away when you sign that contract… or even enter that contest? Panelists will give advice on how to navigate these and other pitfalls and give information on resources and communities that can help you out. Things To Watch Out For What Should Be In A Short Story Contract Horror Stories and Near Misses Resources and closing thoughts Resources https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ https://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/ https://ralan.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/440107622678110 These are from #Balticon55 (on YT), with panelists D.H. Aire, Alex Shvartsman, Anna Kashina, and Angela Yuriko Smith, with Joshua Bilmes as moderator. =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:11:06

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7 Ways Writers Handle Rejection

4/22/2024
How do you deal with rejection? =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:05:51

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13 Types of Responses Writers Get When Querying Agents

4/15/2024
Otherwise known as "Tales from a form rejection letter connoisseur" How many of these have you gotten? Any I missed? =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:12:35

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Picking a Point of View

4/8/2024
When you're writing a story, you need to pick a point of view. (POV) First, second, or third? Close or omniscient? And whose story are you telling? =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:06:18

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Drafting a Manuscript Using Voice-To-Text

4/1/2024
When your words aren't flowing, sometimes that means you should mix things up. Have you tried using your phone and these 5 tips? =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:09:38

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The 5 Components of a Query Letter

3/25/2024
Writing Query Letters seems intimidating, but it's just a business letter. Past the gimmicks and bios, here are the 5 things you really need. https://queryshark.blogspot.com/ =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:13:09

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9 Terms All Querying Authors Should Know

3/18/2024
While many publishing terms are used to mean multiple things, these are a few basic concepts that the industry mostly agrees on. Querying The Query Letter Comps Pitch or Logline High concept/low concept Slush pile Submissions SASE R&R =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:08:44

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5 Songs to Query To

3/11/2024
There are many emotional states that a querying author goes through. So, let’s explore a few of them through song. 1. https://youtu.be/Ic7NqP_YGlg 2. https://youtu.be/lYqvy31w8f4 3. https://youtu.be/NI6aOFI7hms 4. https://youtu.be/a-C9pUGszsw 5. https://youtu.be/xo1VInw-SKc =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:05:47

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Season 8: Trailer

3/4/2024
Welcome back for Season 8 of "Writing Tips and Writerly Musings", with writing tips from the pros, and, of course, my own writerly musings. I'm your host, Morgan Hazelwood and this season, I'm back with tips from the query trenches, when the writing gets hard, and craft advice from the pros! I'm always glad when others find my convention notes helpful, and I hope you can empathize with my struggles. Best of luck to the other writers out there. And thanks to all of you for listening. =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Thursdays: Rerun YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:00:42

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The Day After The End Of Winter (Fiction)

12/25/2023
For the Christian holiday, here is one of my original stories -- a re-imagining of the origin of Santa Claus. This is an early draft, but be warned, it is not a feel-good piece. The fae drive hard bargains. =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Tuesdays: Author Spotlight interviews on my blog Thursdays: New YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Saturday-ish: Weekly Roundups Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:19:13

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Why That Writing Advice is Both Right and Wrong

12/18/2023
What writing advice is completely right -- most of the time? And when should you break the rules? (Spoiler -- always break the rule if it's not working for your story) =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Tuesdays: Author Spotlight interviews on my blog Thursdays: New YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Saturday-ish: Weekly Roundups Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:09:55

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Are You Using The Easy Way to Find Markets For Your Short Stories and Poetry?

12/11/2023
If you're writing short stories and poetry, it can be hard to find markets to publish your works -- if you're not looking in the right place! https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Tuesdays: Author Spotlight interviews on my blog Thursdays: New YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Saturday-ish: Weekly Roundups Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:04:21

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When An Idea Breaks Your Manuscript - 4 Ways To Fix It

12/4/2023
I am a huge fan of serendipity. That moment when you realize something about your world or your character or your setting that makes what you’ve been planning and your story all seem inevitable. -- This post isn’t about that. This is about when you realize everything is wrong. =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Tuesdays: Author Spotlight interviews on my blog Thursdays: New YT videos & Blogposts sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Saturday-ish: Weekly Roundups Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.

Duration:00:04:21