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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

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

Concept, a Writer’s Perspective – Novel Approaches 001

5/4/2018
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In the first episode of this new Novel Approaches mini-series, co-hosts r. r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman tackle concept---what it is, why it's important, and how writers can develop a concept strong enough to support their entire manuscript.

Duration:00:38:52

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

Writerly Resolutions for a New Year with Meg Gaertner – Writescast 027

12/29/2017
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Meg Gaertner returns to the writescast to discuss goals: those we set out to achieve in 2017, whether we achieved them, and what we learned along the way. Then we look forward to 2018 (and beyond!), all in the interest of helping YOU maximize your own goal-oriented success as well.

Duration:00:44:42

Writing for TV and Film featuring Aria Gmitter – Writescast 026

12/15/2017
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Aria Gmitter joins me to talk about her background in film, and how writing a screenplay varies from writing a manuscript for a novel. If you're a writer of fiction looking to break into TV or film, this episode is for you!

Duration:00:39:02

Life After NaNoWriMo: Self-editing and Maintaining Momentum with Noelle Nichols – Writescast 025

12/1/2017
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Whether you’ve just completed NaNoWriMo, have otherwise recently finished a manuscript, or finally have a writing habit started, this conversation with Noelle Nichols will surely help you press on with what comes next. Throughout this episode, we discuss how to keep up your momentum and tackle early edits once we’ve finally completed a manuscript draft.… Continue reading Life After NaNoWriMo: Self-editing and Maintaining Momentum with Noelle Nichols – Writescast 025

Duration:00:27:57

Writescast 024 – Writerly Routines and Self-care (and Celebrating a Year of the Writescast!)

11/24/2017
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Let's take a moment to celebrate the first birthday of your listener-supported r. r. campbell writescast. After looking back at how far we've come in the last 365 days, I delve into the topics of writerly routines and self-care.

Duration:00:19:44

Writescast 023 – Soundtrack to a Writer’s Journey with Barbara Britton

11/17/2017
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Author Barbara Britton describes her journey to publication through music and encourages other writers to do the same. How will using music to frame your career as a writer help you better understand your process?

Duration:00:30:33