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A Podcast on the Craft of Writing by Author Michael Campling

A Podcast on the Craft of Writing by Author Michael Campling

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A Podcast on the Craft of Writing by Author Michael Campling

Language:

English

Contact:

07533368828


Episodes

How to Develop an Idea into a Great Book with Guest Andrew Hastie

10/16/2020
Having a good idea for a novel is the first step, but how do you develop your concept into a great book? Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes This was a wide-ranging discussion, but here are some of the main points: Research genres before you begin, and try to find out where your book would […]

Duration:01:00:01

Should You Start an Author Podcast?

6/28/2020
Getting started with podcasting as an author Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes The main resource you’ll need is time – figure on two or three hours (or more) to put each episode together – be realistic! Will your podcast be aimed at readers or other writers – decide this early. Does your idea have […]

Duration:00:48:52

How Do We Address the Issues of Inclusion, Equality and Diversity in Writing Fiction?

6/17/2020
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes We need to do a lot more to address the issues of inclusion, equality and diversity. Too many voices are under-represented. We need to make sure our characters represent the real world and include people from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want to avoice tokenism, stereotypes and cliches. […]

Duration:00:31:04

Episode 38 – How Can We Improve our Amazon Product Descriptions (blurbs)?

6/9/2020
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes Publishing your book – How can we make your book description work? Today we’re looking at the perennial problem of writing product descriptions (sometimes called blurbs) for our books on Amazon and other stores. Let’s take a step back and think in terms of strategies. Product descriptions are sales […]

Duration:00:30:31

Episode 37 – Publishing your book – Should You Go Wide or into Kindle Unlimited (KU)

6/1/2020
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes Publishing your book – Should You Go Wide or into Kindle Unlimited (KU)? Today we’re looking at the pros and cons of putting your book into KDP select (often referred to as Kindle Unlimited or KU since this is what it’s called for participating readers) and comparing it to […]

Duration:00:41:34

Episode 36 – Write the first draft of your novel (in lockdown or not)

5/24/2020
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes Write the first draft of your lockdown novel So at long last, we’re digging into your draft and thinking about how you can best get going with it. By now you should have a place for notes and some form of plan, however simple it may be. You should […]

Duration:00:28:34

Episode 35 – How to Write a Great Story – Writing Your Novel (in lockdown or not)

5/16/2020
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes How to write a novel with a great story In this episode, it would be very tempting to talk about getting cracking with your draft. However, I want to hold back a little bit because I want to do one more bit of thinking before we dive headfirst into […]

Duration:00:23:52

Episode 34 – How to Outline Your Novel – A Simple Method (in lockdown or not)

5/9/2020
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes How do I outline my novel in lockdown? In the previous episode, we talked about the basic setup that will get you going with your lockdown novel. If you haven’t tried episode yet, you might want to go back and check it out. I talked about having a basic […]

Duration:00:28:26

Episode 33 – How Can I Write a Novel During The Lockdown?

5/3/2020
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes We won’t call this a relaunch but a new beginning. Can you write a novel during lockdown? People often think that period of isolation would be the ideal environment for finally getting down to writing or completing that novel. But the truth is that writing anything much longer than […]

Duration:00:28:47

Episode 32 – How Do I Stay Motivated to Write?

5/5/2019
Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes In this episode, we’re how to maintain the motivation you need to finish your writing projects. There are three prongs of attack! Pairing Match an activity that you enjoy with your writing, e.g. listening to a favourite soundtrack. It’s important that the enjoyable activity is one that you are […]

Duration:00:25:23

Episode 31 – How Do We Show Instead of Telling?

4/22/2019
Episode Notes In this episode, we’re discussing the difference between showing and telling in our writing. Why is it important and what can we do about it? It’s a commonly touted piece of advice that we should show rather than tell in our writing but it only goes so far. Advice shouldn’t be followed slavishly […]

Duration:00:34:58

Episode 30 – How do we write convincing endings for each chapter?

4/15/2019
Episode Notes Today we’re looking at the craft of writing convincing endings for each chapter of our novels and stories. This podcast was written in response to a listener question in the Writing Talk Podcast Facebook group. If you have questions or issues that you’d like me to discuss, commenting in the group is a […]

Duration:00:38:00

Episode 29 – How do we define engaging and believable characters in our fiction?

2/26/2019
Episode Notes Today we’re looking at the craft of writing engaging and believable characters in our novels and stories. In many ways this is an unanswerable question, but like many aspects of writing fiction, it’s an interesting question to investigate. Listening to the actor Michael Sheen on the topic of his approach to portraying real […]

Duration:00:27:02

Episode 28 – How do You Deal With Overwhelm?

2/18/2019
Episode Notes How Can We Deal With a Sense of Being Overwhelmed? The first step is to take a step back. Gain some distance and find a more productive perspective. Writing is a joy and not the most stressful job in the world! Don’t compare yourself with others nor try to emulate them. Each career […]

Duration:00:24:10

Episode 27 – Live Writing – Setting the Scene in Science Fiction

2/12/2019
Episode Notes Writing Science Fiction Live In this episode I take the piece of writing from the previous week and rework it into an opening scene of a science fiction piece. As before, this piece was streamed live (although this time on Facebook rather than Youtube) and written ‘cold’, i.e. with no preparation. This makes […]

Duration:00:55:24

Episode 26 – Live Writing

2/5/2019
Episode Notes Writing Fantasy Fiction Live In this episode I have a go at writing a sample of fiction with no preparation whatsoever. I’m using a random image as a prompt, and in this case it took me into writing in an unfamilar genre: fantasy. I hope you enjoyed it, but the main aim is […]

Duration:00:56:52

Episode 25 – Tips and Advice for NaNoWriMo 2016

11/7/2016
In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at advice and tips for NaNoWriMo 2016. Enjoy your NaNoWriMo 2016 experience with these writing tips from author Mikey Campling. In this episode Mikey gives you some advice on tackling your NaNoWriMo novel, including ways to use your time, and there’s some advice on the […]

Duration:00:26:22

Episode 24 – Dealing With Negative Reviews of Your Writing

8/8/2016
In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at dealing with negative reviews of our writing. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip and some listener feedback. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the show by subscribing from the links above. Please also consider sharing […]

Duration:00:36:42

Episode 23 – How do I Write Great Turning Points in my Fiction?

7/21/2016
Here’s episode 23 of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at handling the significant turning points in your fiction writing. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the show by subscribing from the […]

Duration:00:32:16

Episode 22 – How Long Will it Take Me to Write a Novel?

7/15/2016
Here’s the episode of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re trying to work out how long it’s going to take you to write a novel. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the […]

Duration:00:28:30