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With every episode, it's my goal to connect writers around the world with the expertise of professionals in a similar position to them: simply trying to become more confident and informed writers.

With every episode, it's my goal to connect writers around the world with the expertise of professionals in a similar position to them: simply trying to become more confident and informed writers.
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With every episode, it's my goal to connect writers around the world with the expertise of professionals in a similar position to them: simply trying to become more confident and informed writers.

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English


Episodes

Maintaining Tension through Mystery, Suspense, and Dramatic Irony featuring Tim Storm – Writescast 040

8/17/2018
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Award-winning writer and teacher Tim Storm demystifies how to keep tension on the page during this in-depth discussion of mystery, suspense, and dramatic irony.

Duration:00:37:32

Finding Time to Write and Celebrating Success featuring Sarah Sadie – Writescast 039

8/10/2018
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Poet and creativity coach Sarah Sadie provides strategies for finding time to write and reframing our understanding of what it means to make progress in our creative endeavors.

Duration:00:35:01

Novelizations and Tie-Ins featuring Matt Forbeck – Writescast 038

8/3/2018
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Award-winning and NYT-bestselling author Matt Forbeck returns to the show to talk taking media from the big screen to the little page: what that process looks like, how to get permission to write licensed tie-ins, and more!

Duration:00:34:36

Writing as a Healing Modality featuring Cheryl Muir – Writescast 037

7/27/2018
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Cheryl Muir returns to the Writescast Network to for a conversation about how writing can help us heal and better understand our world.

Duration:00:28:32

Partner Publishing featuring Laura Zats – Writescast 036

7/20/2018
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Agent, podcaster, and partner publisher Laura Zats joins host r. r. campbell for a conversation about partner publishing: what it is, how it differs from other publishing options, and how interested writers can work with publishers like Wise Ink Creative Publishing to pursue it as an avenue to publication.

Duration:00:25:31

Writing for Video Games featuring Matt Forbeck – Writescast 035

7/6/2018
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Award-winning and NYT-bestselling author and game designer Matt Forbeck joins Writescast Network founder r. r. campbell to talk about writing for video games.

Duration:00:27:13

Theme – Novel Approaches 006

6/15/2018
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The Writer Next Door, John Adamus, joins the Novel Approaches co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r. r. campbell for a conversation on theme: what it is, its importance, and how writers can make sure their theme shines throughout their manuscript.

Duration:00:43:38

World Building – Novel Approaches 005

6/8/2018
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Guests Danielle Maurer and Chris Bedell join co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman for a discussion of various world-building strategies during both the pre-write and drafting stages of writing a novel.

Duration:00:41:03

Plot and Structure – Novel Approaches 004

6/1/2018
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Co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r. r. campbell break down the differences between plot and structure before examining various structure models and how they can be put to use.

Duration:01:10:00

Creating Character – Novel Approaches 003

5/18/2018
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Author Kristin Oakley joins Novel Approaches co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman to talk character from conception to completion and everything in between.

Duration:00:49:59

Concept, an Editor’s Perspective – Novel Approaches 002

5/11/2018
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Co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman take on concept from an editor’s perspective, with an emphasis on what Sione looks for when evaluating concept in her own work and that of others. Click here to listen to this episode.

Duration:00:16:12

Writerly Research – Writescast 034

4/20/2018
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In this episode, writescast host r. r. campbell describes strategies for doing writerly research online, in books and literature, through interviews, and experientially.

Duration:00:24:12

Writing Conferences and the UW Writers’ Institute with Laurie Scheer – Writescast 033

4/6/2018
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The director of the University of Wisconsin's Writers' Institute, Laurie Scheer, joins me for a conversation on the value of writing conferences. We also discuss what makes the UW Writers' Institute the Midwest's premiere conference for writers of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned conference veteran or a newbie who's considering diving deeper into the vast sea of writing conference experiences, this episode has something for you!

Duration:00:26:37

Point of View, Head Hopping, and Voice – Biblio Breakdown 002

3/23/2018
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In this Biblio Breakdown, we take a look at point of view, head hopping, and voice, all with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of how we can approach each of these in our own writing. To do this, we’ll analyze Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. If you haven’t read Exit West, there’s no need to fear: I provide context along the way to make sure the content is as accessible to those who have read it as it is to those who have not. After each topic, I offer sample writing exercises or...

Duration:00:22:46

Maintaining Momentum in Magic Realism – Writescast 032

3/2/2018
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Kevin Klehr talks magic realism: specifically how we can maintain focus when incorporating fantasy elements into our real-world tales.

Duration:00:47:17

Inciting Incidents, Characterization through Relationships, and Setting as Character – Biblio Breakdown 001

2/16/2018
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In this first ever Biblio Breakdown, we examine inciting incidents, characterization through relationships, setting as character, dramatic irony, and more, all with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of how we can approach each of these in our own writing. To do this, we'll do a deep dive into Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. If you haven't read A Thousand Splendid Suns, there's no need to fear: I provide context along the way to make sure the content is as accessible...

Duration:00:24:29

30 Days to Book Launch: Marketing Strategies with Valerie Biel – Writescast 031

2/2/2018
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Valerie Biel returns to the show to talk crunch time: what to do in the final thirty days before a book launch! In this episode, she covers strategies for outreach through traditional and digital media, giveaways, paid advertising, and direct marketing strategies.

Duration:00:49:18

Self-Publishing Part Two: a How-To featuring Sione Aeschliman – Writescast 030

1/26/2018
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In part two of this mini-series, Sione Aeschliman talks ISBNs, formatting our manuscripts for ebook and print, and best case practices for proofreading before we hit the publish button.

Duration:00:34:23

Self-Publishing Part One: a How-To Featuring Sione Aeschliman

1/19/2018
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Sione Aeschliman walks us through the early steps of the self-publishing journey. In this episode, we talk what you need to have done before looking to publish, the platforms through which one can self-publish, cover design and cover art resources, and best case practices for each of these critical phases. Sione Aeschliman (pronounced see-OWN ASH-lemon)… Continue reading Self-Publishing Part One: a How-To Featuring Sione Aeschliman

Duration:00:44:21

Ick-Free Self-Promotion: a How-To featuring Cheryl Muir – Writescast 028

1/5/2018
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Author and PR guru Cheryl Muir returns to the writescast to talk ick-free self-promo: how we can get more comfortable doing it, and best case practices for attitudes to adopt once we're finally ready to put ourselves and our work out in the world.

Duration:00:19:37