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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

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


Writescast 022 – How to Train Your Writing Dragon with Amanda Kelly

11/3/2017
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Amanda Kelly presents strategies for addressing weak points in our writing. Through this episode’s use of dragon-training as a metaphor for improving your confidence and prowess as a writer, you can transform your writing from season one Drogon to season seven Drogon in no time! Amanda is a Ph.D. Candidate in genetics who focuses on… Continue reading Writescast 022 – How to Train Your Writing Dragon with Amanda Kelly

Duration: 00:26:51


Writescast 021 – Writerly Etiquette and Preparing for Conferences with John Adamus

10/27/2017
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John Adamus discusses how to best prepare for writing conferences, as well as what we can do to present ourselves professionally as writers. John is a writing coach, editor, and freelance writer with a passion for helping writers of all persuasions reach their goals. He is also the managing editor of Parvus Press, a publisher… Continue reading Writescast 021 – Writerly Etiquette and Preparing for Conferences with John Adamus

Duration: 00:42:27


Writescast 020 – NaNoWriMo Prep with Danielle Maurer

10/20/2017
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Danielle Maurer returns to the writescast to talk about best practices for preparing for National Novel Writing Month. Use her tips to help you maximize your NaNo success! Danielle is a fantasy and science fiction author setting out on an epic quest to entertain her readers. When she’s not hiding under her writing rock, you… Continue reading Writescast 020 – NaNoWriMo Prep with Danielle Maurer

Duration: 00:27:10


Writescast 019 – M/M Romance and Fan Fiction with Mel Gough

10/6/2017
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Author Mel Gough joins me to talk about M/M Romance as a genre, fan fiction, and so much more. Mel was born in Germany, where she spent the first twenty-six years of her life (with a one-year stint in Los Angeles). She has always been fascinated by cultures and human interaction, and got a Masters… Continue reading Writescast 019 – M/M Romance and Fan Fiction with Mel Gough

Duration: 00:26:15


Writescast 018 – Mad Science in Science Fiction with Ryan Decaria

9/29/2017
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Author Ryan Decaria discusses mad science and the mad scientist trope—what it is, how we can use it, and how we can prevent our use of it from becoming clichéd! With examples from books and television both modern and historic, Ryan provides a unique perspective on mad science and sci-fi you won’t want to miss.… Continue reading Writescast 018 – Mad Science in Science Fiction with Ryan Decaria

Duration: 00:29:50


Writescast 017 – Unleash Your Creative Mind through National Journal Writing Month ft. Bakari Chavanu

9/15/2017
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Bakari Chavanu joined me for this episode to talk about National Journal Writing Month, and what journaling can offer us both personally, and professionally as writers of fiction. Be sure to have a listen before the next installment of NaJoWriMo, which happens four times per year in January, April, July, and October!

Duration: 00:32:23


Writescast 016 – Query Event: Son of a Pitch with Katie Hamstead

9/1/2017
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#SonOfAPitch is just around the corner! To help writerfolk everywhere prepare for this great Twitter event, author and Son of a Pitch founder Katie Hamstead joined me to talk about what SoaP is, how it can help you refine your query and first 250 words, and what you need to do to participate. If you… Continue reading Writescast 016 – Query Event: Son of a Pitch with Katie Hamstead

Duration: 00:21:40


Writescast 015 – Keeping the Science in Science Fiction (and the Fiction, too!) with Scott Birrenkott

8/18/2017
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Sci-fi author Scott Birrenkott joined me for this episode to talk all things sci-fi: what it is, how to research for it, and how to find a balance between science and fiction when writing sci-fi of our own. Scott writes science fiction with golden age traditions and literary aspirations. His work has been featured with both Fiction Vortex and Liquid Imagination. For more on Scott, you can find him at scottiswriting.tumblr.com, or on Twitter at @SBirrenkott.

Duration: 00:32:14


Writescast 014 – Writing as an Author with Cerebral Palsy featuring Steven Salmon

8/4/2017
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Steven Salmon joins me to talk about his personal and professional experiences as a writer with cerebral palsy.

Duration: 00:20:07


Writescast 013 – Scene Structure

7/28/2017
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In this episode, I tackle the elements of scene structure: what they are and how to use them. With examples from Game of Thrones and nods to The Catcher in the Rye, Sula, The Hate U Give, and Black Swan Green, this episode is sure to help listeners guarantee every scene serves a purpose and is grounded in each of the four core components of scene structure.

Duration: 00:23:53


Writescast 012 – Promoting Your Work Through Traditional Media with Valerie Biel

7/21/2017
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This episode of the writescast features Valerie Biel, award-winning author of YA hits Circle of Nine, and Circle of Nine: Sacred Treasures. She joined me to discuss strategies for promoting our writing through traditional media, including television, radio, and good old print news. When Valerie’s not writing, she’s working on freelance publicity projects and assisting other authors… Continue reading Writescast 012 – Promoting Your Work Through Traditional Media with Valerie Biel

Duration: 00:42:47


Writescast 011 – Perseverance, Good Writing Habits, and Working with an Editor featuring Danielle Maurer

7/7/2017
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For this episode of the writescast, author Danielle Maurer joined me to talk about Twitter contests, the importance of perseverance, how to develop good writing habits, and what to keep in mind when working with an editor. Episode correction: The publication date for my short story, "Wool," has been pushed back to July 28th, 2017. That is to say, it is not available on July 7th as mentioned in the episode.

Duration: 00:39:55


Writescast 010 – Pantsing, Outlining, and Trusting the Muse with Daniel Swenson

6/30/2017
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Author Daniel Swenson joined me for this episode to compare pantsing and outlining. We also discuss trusting our characters and the importance of--and strategies for developing--backstory.

Duration: 00:37:33

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