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Where we learn how to keep the drama on the page and out of our writing process! Let's see... writing is a wondrous, mysterious, unknowable process, right? Um... #notsomuch! Once past the inspiration point, the rest is craft and craft can be learned! And we are here to talk craft, keeping yourself motivated and so much more! If you want more of this kind of booty-kicking encouragement every day, check out my Twitter stream @writingnodrama for tips and tricks 24/7! Also don't forget to set a reminder through blogtalkradio for Saturdays at 2pm PST! Talk to you then!
||Bestseller for a Day Update!||We will be talking about what to do with your book AFTER you write it! Join us for a 1/2 hour of marketing talk!||3/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||To Theme or Not to Theme||First off, not all novels need a theme. As a matter of fact if a theme doesn't naturally bubble up from your subconscious, you probably don't want to try and||2/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Romantic Tension - How to keep the spark alive!||Nothing makes a book crackle more than romantic tension. Most people's minds go to the 'opposites attract' place. Aka "Moonlighting." However your characters||2/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Getting Down and Dirty, "Turning a Phrase"||In fiction we hear that term a lot... "Wow, that author really knows how to turn a phrase." You probably think, ya for them! But unless you are getting||2/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Know Thy Genre||You would think this one would be a no brainer, right? Wrong! When I ask so many of my pre-clients/students who the top 5 bestsellers are in the genre they l||2/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Your "Selling" Pages... Making Sure They Can.... SELL ;-)||If you think agents and publishers can be critical of your first 50 pages, just wait until you put them out to the public! You must capture a readers attention||1/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Work Shopping Your Writing||Screenwriters have done it for years. Poetry writers breathe work shopping to hone their words and performance. But prose writers? We have been slow to pick||1/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||So you realized your writer.... but no one else seems on board???||Besides taking a slew of questions from the @writingnodrama Twitter stream, we will be talking about a fundamental situation many writers find themselves in...||1/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The "Absolutely No Excuse" Writing Challenge||That's right, we are back in the New Year kicking some booty and taking names. I talk all the time about how ANYONE can write a book. Well, now I am challengin||1/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Getting prepped to make 2011 your most successful year writing!||As the holiday season pummels us... I mean greets us, it is a great time to breathe in the winter air (or summer depending on your hemisphere) and think about w||12/18/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Structure: Your Nemesis... Your Best Friend||I came up with this week's topic by keeping track of every time I used structure to help a my own writing or that of a client/student's. I lost count after abou||12/11/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Reader's Experience... and how to make it work for you!||We talk a lot about structure, the Hero's journey, pacing and scene setting. But why? I mean besides the fact we want to grow our craft? It is because we w||12/4/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Your Hero's Journey Begins With A Single Step...||So don't mess it up!!!! :-) To hook readers you need to connect to readers and one of the best, easiest, and most surefire ways to do it is to fulfill the He||11/27/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pacing - The Key to Engaging Readers||Pacing is probably one of the least talked about aspects of writing, yet is critical to creating a 'must-read' novel. There's got to be a rise and fall to yo||11/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Your First Line... Does it knock the socks off your readers?||Many writers lament that so much emphasis is put on to these first few words. But why shouldn't they be weighted heavily? After all first impressions truly ar||11/13/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dynamic Dialogue - Writing Without The Drama Style||Dialogue is by far the hardest aspect of fiction to 'nail.' Because let's face it, everyone hears people speak all the time. However, writing great dialogue i||11/6/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||And Then There Was Writing Without The Drama||Finally your chance to get writing advice LIVE from @writingnodrama! While this is the introductory episode, I am sure we will discuss everything from Act Struc||10/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
This podcast was stumbled across by me in my search for an in-depth cast about writing and the struggles that come with it. I am pleased to say this one is excellent. The topics are all relevant, from the hero's journey, to pacing, I enjoyed every minute of it. Hoping there is more where that came from! There's also an accompanying blog as well. Thanks to the team who put this together!