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 As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention.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 As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention.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 As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention.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

Advancing Your Story... Without Traumatizing Your Characters (or Readers)

5/23/2022
You know stories need stakes. You know you need to get your readers to care. So? You try to make the stakes big enough and scary enough to drive the story forward. But you don’t HAVE to traumatize characters — or readers — to advance your story. =============================== 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! You can find most of these posts over on my Blog...

Duration:00:14:53

Pitching Agents -- And Readers

5/16/2022
I talk a lot about pitching agents via the query process, but that’s not the only way to pitch. There are verbal pitches to agents. And? There’s the pitching you need to do to the READERS! ==================================== 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! You can find most of these posts over on my Blog (https://morganhazelwood.com) / Vlog/Youtube...

Duration:00:07:54

Dynamic Voice Acting

5/9/2022
If you find yourself behind the microphone, sharing a story of your own, be prepared to pull in your audience with Dynamic Voice Acting. ============================================== 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)...

Duration:00:10:27

"But I'm Not A YA Writer": Gender Biases In The Book World

5/2/2022
Women writers of speculative fiction are often getting shelved with the YA books -- even when they're clearly not intended for teens. Unfortunately, getting misclassified has dire consequences for the novel. How is this happening and how can we stop this trend? ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:11:22

Writing Motivation For Doomsday Cults

4/25/2022
Doomsday cults have been around for a long time, probably since the dawn of civilization. Writers and readers alike have found them endlessly fascinating. But, what motivates someone to start a doomsday cult? And why do people join? ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:07:55

CSI: Fantasy Edition

4/18/2022
When you're writing a story, there's usually SOMETHING the main character doesn't know and has to figure out. Sometimes, it's what someone else is thinking. It could be, where to find the McGuffin? But often? There's a whole mystery to solve! With a body growing cold. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:07:26

Logistics and Tactics: Writing Military Campaigns

4/11/2022
Most writers end up writing fight scenes -- be they verbal or physical. But some writers, especially if they're writing historical novels, epic fantasy, or military fiction are going to be in the fight for the long haul. They're going to writing a Military Campaign. Here are mistakes to avoid. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:08:51

Yes, You Can Be a Writer, Even WITHOUT A Visual Imagination

4/4/2022
Not everyone has a visual imagination. While some of you are out there taking dictation from the movies in your heads. That's not how it works for me. ============================================== 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:00:05:08

Dealing the With Emotional Roller Coaster That Is Writing

3/28/2022
Being a writer requires: 1. Resilience, 2. Persistence, and 3. Perseverance. How do you handle setbacks? ============================================== 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) and Vlogger/Youtuber (https://youtube.com/MorganHazelwood) Of course, I'm on all the...

Duration:00:10:33

Making Endings Ring True

3/21/2022
One of the hardest things to do as a writer is to make the ending work for your readers. To tie everything together, in a way that the readers feel satisfied. =============================== 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! You can find most of these posts over on my Blog (https://morganhazelwood.com) / Vlog/Youtube (https://youtube.com/MorganHazelwood) If you want to...

Duration:00:06:59

Don't Give Away Your Writing Time

3/14/2022
Our lives are busy, but it can be all too easy to blink and realize you've wasted your writing time. Here's a reminder for those of you who want to make your writing a priority. =============================== 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! You can find most of these posts over on my Blog (https://morganhazelwood.com) / Vlog/Youtube...

Duration:00:06:36

Finding My Way Out Of The Eternal Revision Round About

3/7/2022
The problem with being a writer is we can always edit and revise and change and improve things. How do we know it's time to stop? =============================== 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! You can find most of these posts over on my Blog (https://morganhazelwood.com) / Vlog/Youtube (https://youtube.com/MorganHazelwood) If you want to connect? Check out my...

Duration:00:05:42

What You Have To Give Up When Writing

2/28/2022
I'm not Catholic, but as the season of Lent comes upon us, here are things I'm trying to give up -- for my writing. What do you need to give up? 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! You can find most of these posts over on my Blog (https://morganhazelwood.com) / Vlog/Youtube (https://youtube.com/MorganHazelwood) If you want to connect? Check out my Linktree...

Duration:00:06:42

6 Things I’ve Learned By Attending Book Launches

2/21/2022
I've attended a few book launches in my day. Here are things I like, things that seem to work, and a few things I'm not a fan of. ============================================== 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:00:08:58

The 5 Stages of Grief -- I mean Feedback

2/14/2022
Dealing with feedback has a lot in common with the stages of grief. And just like grief? You don't necessarily progress in order. ============================================== 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:00:03:43

Finding the Right Writing Mentor

2/7/2022
As you grow yourself as a writer, it always helps to have someone ahead of you in the process that can guide you and understand your worries and fear. Here are some tips for vetting these mentors and making sure you're working with someone who is a good fit. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:16:14

My Technique For Managing Multiple Muses

1/31/2022
What do you write when you've got multiple stories pulling you in different directions? ============================================== 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:00:07:07

Morgan's 5 Biggest Fears When Facing Feedback

1/24/2022
If you put your work out there, you're going to get feedback -- whether it's friends, beta-readers, or people who purchased your book. And that feedback can be scary. Here are my top 5 fears when receiving feedback. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:06:23

If Your Writing Isn't 3D, Layer It!

1/17/2022
When I write, I'm pretty focused on the characters and what's going on -- both plotwise and in their heads. That can leave my descriptions... lacking. But! That's okay, because you don't have to get everything in during your rough draft! You can layer in detail. ============================================== 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...

Duration:00:07:12

Morgan's 2022 Resolutions

1/12/2022
While resolutions aren't for everyone, I think they work for me. Here are my plans for 2022. ============================================== 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:00:11:10