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Kicking writing in the butt, one word at a time

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Kicking writing in the butt, one word at a time

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English


Episodes

TSS367: Chapters, Scenes, and In-Betweens

1/24/2023
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor takes a look at story by looking at the different elements we use to build our stories. During the show, Taylor mentions two books, the first was The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand, and the second was […] The post TSS367: Chapters, Scenes, and In-Betweens appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:43:15

TSS366: An update and an example of a writer using ChatGPT

1/10/2023
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! Taylor is under the weather this week, but we very briefly discussed what we’d planned to talk about and provide a link to the source material, which is below: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1012213658816141/posts/5703081769729283/?cft[0]=AZWN00R7x0qOaN3Ec1nf6hhUYlgTdguumMA08QC_4xKDWoT94r4stP0DoJAYZmagCzHHwCAg9C2cMOnhzdwHF6BwnUEMZhDotlBvlA5Q3nC09bkQrkaPBf_4N6V96iZN3zrv4B9SE_ppd_op89Q6rcdFxVg2_S6-OydBcGayD5L2NI-OEROvlt6pEc-qNhH0dYU&tn=%2CO%2CP-R...

Duration:00:03:56

TSS365: What One Thing Do We Want to Accomplish in 2023?

1/3/2023
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve share their major objectives for 2023. Thanks for joining us again this week, and to John for sharing his knowledge with the Taylor Steven’s Show audience. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear […] The post TSS365: What One Thing Do We Want to Accomplish in 2023? appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:19:10

TSS364: What Should Authors Know About The New Artificial Intelligence Tools?

12/27/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve share their thoughts on the value of the new AI (artificial intelligence) tools that have been released recently, including ChatGPT. You can learn more about ChatGPT here. Thanks for joining us again this week, and to John for sharing […] The post TSS364: What Should Authors Know About The New Artificial Intelligence Tools? appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:36:03

TSS363: Taylor Responds to a Listener Question on Omniscient Narrators

12/26/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor shares her thoughts on writing using an Omniscient Narrator. Thanks for joining us again this week, and to John for sharing his knowledge with the Taylor Steven’s Show audience. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to […] The post TSS363: Taylor Responds to a Listener Question on Omniscient Narrators appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:29:25

TSS362: An in-depth discussion of genre with John Truby

11/29/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! We’re thrilled to have John Truby join us this week for an in-depth exploration of genre. He’s written a book about the subject, The Anatomy of Genres: How Story Forms Explain the Way the World Works, and he and Taylor dig deep into the subject of […] The post TSS362: An in-depth discussion of genre with John Truby appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:01:06:27

TSS361: Storytelling Lessons from the Screen and ….

11/22/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, shares some insights she’s had from watching the Pennyworth series on HBO Max AND from watching some friends play a story-rich video game. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your […] The post TSS361: Storytelling Lessons from the Screen and …. appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:33:02

TSS360: It’s All About Balance

11/15/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor responds to an interesting listener question about the timing for introducing a second primary point of view character. Thanks to J.J. for the thought-provoking question. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You […] The post TSS360: It’s All About Balance appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:26:58

TSS359: Taylor Responds to Listener Feedback

11/8/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor responds to listener feedback and to online writing comments that she collects. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find our contact information on the Connect page. Please […] The post TSS359: Taylor Responds to Listener Feedback appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:38:28

TSS358: Opening Lines and Paragraphs

11/1/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor shares her thoughts on the importance of opening lines and paragraphs and provides a few specific examples. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find […] The post TSS358: Opening Lines and Paragraphs appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:45:31

TSS357: The Importance of Character Agency

10/25/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor discusses the importance of character agency and how when your characters don’t exhibit agency, the story disappointments. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find […] The post TSS357: The Importance of Character Agency appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:28:20

TSS356: Taylor Talks Writing Process

10/18/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor discusses her writing process and how it needed to be tweaked in the writing of a new scene. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or […] The post TSS356: Taylor Talks Writing Process appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:31:36

TSS355: What Can Comedians Teach Novelists about Closing Story Loops?

10/11/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve discuss the opening and closing of story loops, and Taylor uses comedians as an example to explain the process. We also discuss comedian Sheng Wang and his show on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81276951 If you have questions or suggestions for future […] The post TSS355: What Can Comedians Teach Novelists about Closing Story Loops? appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:23:27

TSS354: Including Current Events in Novels

10/4/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve discuss the negatives and positives of including current events in novels. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find our contact information on the Connect page. […] The post TSS354: Including Current Events in Novels appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:30:35

TSS353: Write What You Know?

9/27/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor shares some thoughts on the oft-told phrase “Write What You Know.” If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find our contact information on the Connect page. Please consider […] The post TSS353: Write What You Know? appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:24:16

TSS352: Take Aways from Bouchercon 2022

9/20/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve discuss Steve’s observations on attending several sessions at Bouchercon 2022. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find our contact information on the Connect page. Please […] The post TSS352: Take Aways from Bouchercon 2022 appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:43:23

TSS351: Establishing Story Reality

9/13/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve use a discussion of two films to consider the importance of establishing story reality. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find our […] The post TSS351: Establishing Story Reality appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:29:34

TSS350: Narration vs Internal Dialogue

9/6/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, we discuss the difference between narration and internal dialogue, and then dive into our opinions on the mechanics of inner dialogue. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as […] The post TSS350: Narration vs Internal Dialogue appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:35:53

TSS349: Storytelling Observations from the Screen

8/30/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor shares some thoughts on storytelling that she’s had while watching shows and movies. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find our contact information on the Connect page. […] The post TSS349: Storytelling Observations from the Screen appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:34:35

TSS348: A Primer on Prologues

8/23/2022
Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this week’s episode, Taylor shares some in-depth information on prologues provided by Taylor Steven’s Show “Contributor at Large,” author C.A. Newsome. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find […] The post TSS348: A Primer on Prologues appeared first on The Taylor Stevens Show.

Duration:00:29:50