Make Your Novel Fandom-Worthy
By Rae Elliott
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
What is the goal of this podcast? You nailed it: to make your novel fandom-worthy. Writers like you and I want to create real, relatable characters that are likewise unforgettable. We want plots that are clear and concise, yet intricate and interesting. And we want, more than anything, to engage our readers. This podcast is aimed to help all aspiring authors reach such goals. I’m Rae Elliott; podcast host and blogger on the Barely Hare Books blog page. I’m also a published science fiction and fantasy author. Every month I post a new episode based off of the latest article from my blog page: barleyharebooks.com.
||CleanMy Top 10 Villains of All Time: Part 1(#10-#8)||What basic fundamentals do all great villains have? What type of villain should you create in your next story? These questions and more will be answered in this week's episode. Follow me as I break down the top ten villains of all time and what we as...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is an Anti-Hero? And How Can You Create an Awesome Anti-hero?||Anti-heroes: not exactly heroes, not exactly villains. The complex character readers have a love-hate relationship with. So, what exactly is an anti-hero and how can you create an anti-hero for the ages? Let's break down three famous anti-heroes and...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Write A Killer First Chapter||AKA: What Your First Chapter REALLY Needs||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Amazing Shows All Writers Should Be Watching||Stranger Things, The West Wing, and Freaks and Geeks. We're dissecting these incredible shows and discussing what all writers can learn from these three amazing series (all on Netflix!). So grab your favorite seat on the couch, and get ready for a...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Create Characters That Are Nothing Like You||(And Why Writers Must Do This!)||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Great Stories Have This One Key Factor in Common||What do great stories like The Hunger Games, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and more have in common? What is the one factor that all writers must include in their stories if they want to write a spectacular novel? Listen and learn! Read...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Your Fantasy World (Part Three): Natural & Man-Made Laws||How Natural and Man-made laws affect your fantasy world and story!||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Your Fantasy World (Part Two): Maps||Build Your Perfect Fantasy World Map||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Your Fantasy World (Part One): Languages||Build Your Perfect Fantasy World||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode Part 2: My 30 Day Hike Across the UK:||Keeping a Daily Journal Forever Changed my Writing (And this habit will change yours too!)||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode Part 1: My 30 Day Hike Across the UK:||I Visited the Homes of "The Greats" and My Writing Was Never the Same||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInteracting with Indie Authors: Proper Etiquette vs. Poor Decorum||Is there a proper way to interact with indie authors? How does one show their support for authors who work hard to produce works of fiction for their fans to enjoy? Indie authors work extra hard to give you their best, including multiple ways to...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pivotal Importance of Femininity in "Strong" Heroines||Strong female heroines are everywhere you look nowadays. But is the stereotype giving women a bad wrap? What defines true "strength" in a female character? Through the examples of Katniss, Princess Leia, and more, we dissect femininity and...||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Writers Can Learn From Star Wars About Effective World Building||Star Wars has mastered the art of world building. But what is the one powerful little tool the creators have used to make a galaxy far, far away feel so close to home? Find out the simple little key and utilize it in your writing!||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-the-Nose Dialogue: Why it's Stunting your Character's Growth!||On-the-nose dialogue bores readers and stunts your character growth. It also limits a scene from reaching its full potential. Learn this simple trick to creating in-depth, layered scenes of dialogue.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Tips for Editing Your Own Novel||Which is worse? Writing a synopsis for our story? Or editing our giant novels we love like we love our own children?! Well today we're discussing 5 ways to make editing your novel a little easier on the brain (and the heart!).||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Create Unique Dialogue Organically||Are you finding that your character's dialogue is dull and uneventful? Are you having trouble shaping dialogue that matches your character's personality? These tips will help you create unique dialogue organically.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Master the Art of Foreshadowing||Foreshadowing is an effective tool when used properly in your story. But it can be misused! Let's learn about mastering this art from the example of one of my favorite movies: Ever After.||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting a Novel with Multiple Main Characters and How to Maintain Individuality||Your story has a big cast of characters! But you want to make sure each face stands out from the crowd and is relatable to your reader. Here's how to accomplish that goal.||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Your Novel Impossible to Put Down with 2 Key Methods||These two methods make authors as diverse as Stephen King to Nicholas Sparks successful authors. You can use them too and become the next successful author!||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreate Unforgettable Main Characters||The Power of the "cause and effect" theory shapes your character's unforgettable identity. Let's break apart this theory and see how you can utilize it with your characters.||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Love Triangle: Why You're Doing it Wrong!||Love Triangles are juicy, nail-biting fun your readers yearn for. Or are they? Here's why love triangles can be a true annoyance and how to be sure yours stays on track to greatness!||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Traits of a Noteworthy Female Lead||Female leads have a big responsibility on their shoulders: to be memorable and inspirational. So here are five traits every "strong" female lead should have in order to be both!||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I would suggest this podcast to any aspiring authors.
I found this podcast helpful. Overall it gave good tips and insight on fiction writing. It used good examples of previously written fiction to help demonstrate the ideas and strategies the podcast described and compared well and poorly executed attempts on the topics. These to methods helped make the instruction clear, however, the podcast was still able to explain in brief terms. I would suggest this podcast to any aspiring authors.