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The Write Good Books Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by authors Jason Bougger and Scott Michael Childers looking at what it takes to write fiction in today’s market and how to get your feet off the ground as a new writer.

The Write Good Books Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by authors Jason Bougger and Scott Michael Childers looking at what it takes to write fiction in today’s market and how to get your feet off the ground as a new writer.
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United States

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The Write Good Books Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by authors Jason Bougger and Scott Michael Childers looking at what it takes to write fiction in today’s market and how to get your feet off the ground as a new writer.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 071 - The Relationship Between Characters and Plot

11/18/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott take a look at the relationship between the characters and the story. If you have a plot, but no characters, is it really a plot? Is it easier to start with the characters, or start with the story?

Duration:00:13:39

Episode 070 - The Painfully Average Protagonist

10/9/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott take a look at a common character trope, the painfully average protagonist, and some of the cliches the go along with it, including looking in mirrors and the dreaded "instalove." What works and what doesn't work with this type of character?

Duration:00:11:29

Episode 069 - Writing Tools and Resources

9/17/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Scott goes solo to take a look at a few of the tools and resources available to new writers on the web and in the real world.

Duration:00:11:11

Episode 068 - Multiple Problems and Subplots

8/28/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scoot look at the power of multiple problems and how having your protagonist deal with issues outside of the "big bad" can increase empathy for your character and add interest about the world you are creating.

Duration:00:21:32

Episode 067 - The Chosen One Trope

8/12/2018
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On this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott discuss one of the most common tropes in fantasy and science fiction: The "Chosen One". Give it a listen to hear some of the better known examples of this trope in pop culture, as well as what the hosts don't like about it and why you should think twice before using it in your own fiction.

Duration:00:13:20

Episode 066 - Taking Care of Yourself

7/30/2018
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On this episode, Jason and Scott take a look at the importance of taking care of yourself and keeping your body and mind healthy as you deal with the ups and downs of chasing your dreams and building your writing career.

Duration:00:11:48

Episode 065 - Plot-Induced Stupidity

7/16/2018
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Jason and Scott are back with another episode of The Write Good Books Podcast. This time they take a look at plot-induced stupidity, what it is, and how it can hurt your changes of getting published.

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 064 - Panel and Presentation Etiquette

7/1/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott share what they've learned from their experiences with presentations and panels, and also discuss proper etiquette for participants and moderators.

Duration:00:16:31

Episode 063 - Sympathetic Villains

6/14/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott take another look at writing villains, specifically sympathetic villains, and discus the pros and cons of using a villain the reader can relate to.

Duration:00:15:23

Episode 062 - Your Target Audience

6/3/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott look at your target audience, how to find it, write for it, and market to it.

Duration:00:13:09

Episode 061 - Word Choice in Dialogue

5/21/2018
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It's Scott's turn to go solo this week as he takes a look at how words and slang change over time and how to use this in your fiction whether writing in the present day or in past times.

Duration:00:10:02

Episode 060 - Self-critique of my deleted first chapter

5/6/2018
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On this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast Jason shares some excerpts of the original (and cut) first chapter of Holy Fudgesicles and why it was cut.

Duration:00:13:33

Episode 059 - Writing Details and Descriptions

4/22/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott take a look at how details and description can affect your story and how they differ pending on your genre, your readers' expectations, and your ability to write them.

Duration:00:12:20

Episode 058 - Situationally Appropriate Dialogue

4/9/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott take a look dialogue: when it works, and when it doesn't, including how certain dialogue can be out of place in certain situations, time frames, or settings.

Duration:00:12:19

Episode 057 - Finding Motivation for Writing

3/26/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott look at how to get--and stay--motivated to write and also discus what works and doesn't work for them.

Duration:00:13:16

Episode 056 - Past and Present Tense

3/4/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott take a look at past tense and present tense in fiction, discuss their preferences both as readers and writers, and share some advice on when you should use past or present.

Duration:00:14:55

Episode 055 - First Person, Third Person, and Info Dumps

2/18/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott start with a look at how to convey information to the reader in a first person narrative, and also have a more general discussion on how to use (and choose) a point of view suitable for your story.

Duration:00:14:29

Episode 054 - Creating Religion in Fiction

2/3/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott look at using religion as a world-building tool, and what goes into creating a religion for your world.

Duration:00:20:17

Episode 053 - Writing Religion in Fiction

1/19/2018
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In this episode of the Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott discuss how to respectfully incorporate religion in the setting of your fictional world, and also how to use religion to further develop your characters.

Duration:00:19:43

Episode 052 - Two-year Anniversary Episode (What We Learned)

1/6/2018
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In this episode of The Write Good Books Podcast, Jason and Scott celebrate the two-year anniversary of the podcast by sharing what they've learned about writing since starting the show and also share our big goals for the coming year.

Duration:00:19:53