By Joseph Bendoski, J Washburn
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We are a writing craft focused podcast that digs deep into craft. We focus and try to find good and bad examples of everything from plot and structure, to word choice and idioms.
||CleanSW063 INT Dave Chesson||We talk to Dave Chesson about blurb writing for different markets and how to get better conversions.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW062 MAR Blurb Theory||We talk about the different theories that exist for blurbs, and go through writing one to show how each works.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW062 INT David Wright||We interview David Wright about the struggles of a common name as a writer.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW061 MAR Pre-Launch Part 1||We discuss everything you need to be doing before you finish and publish your book. At least everything we could fit into part 1.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW060 DIS Action Beats Re-Release||We re-release one of our most popular episodes: Actions beats.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW059 G&P Split Infinitive||Can you split them? When should you?||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW058 INT Sarah Werner||Sarah Werner talks to us about going full time as an author, using audio to reach a larger audience, and how to put sound into ...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW057 MAR01 Marketing Plan||We discuss the two paths of marketing, why you should choose one or the other.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW056 INT Alora Dillon||We interview Alora Dillon as she talks about just writing dialogue, using Wattpad and how to make a cover.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW055 INT Robert Lenz||We interview Robert Lenz about self-editing and writing with a co-author.||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW054 DIS Theme In Setting||We discuss how to leverage your setting to strengthen your theme and prime your readers to read the narrative a specific way.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW053 G&P Double & Multiple Negatives||We discuss when to use a double negative and for what effect.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW052 INT Laurence O’Bryan||We interview Laurence O'Bryan about his journey from traditional to indie publishing, and everything he's learned along the way. He developed author teams to help ...||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW051 DIS Scent of Memory||We cover using scent and smell to develop settings and build mood while evoking memories. We also discuss the amateur fear of having your idea ...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW050 G&P Passive Voice||Our First Grammar and Poetry episode. We discuss when to use the passive voice.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW049 INT J T Lawerance||We interview J T Lawerance and talk about how to build a list from nothing, and set up an email chain.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW048 DIS Audio Book Preparation||How to prepare a manuscript for audio production, set up your character sketches, and audition script. What to look for in auditions and different platforms ...||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW047 INT Christina Bergman||We interview Christina Bergman to get her perspective on audiobook creation outside of the U.S.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW046 DIS Setting Part 3: The Sound & Silence||We introduce 'This Week in Critiques', and cover part 3 of setting: sound. This Time I have J with me.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSW045 INT Bill Nevitt||We interview Bill Nevitt, a VO performer and learn about the narrator side of audiobooks, and they look for in a manuscript, and what helps ...||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Well researched, authentic
There are two types of episodes on this show. The first is like a lecture on the craft of writing, and it's hosted by the two main guys. These are always really well researched and you can learn a ton. The second type is an author interview. They find authors from all over the world and ask them questions about the writing process and how to get published. If you're a person who liked to write or wants to write more or wants to create better stories, you really should check out this podcast. I love it.
Insightful Commentary on Writing
The two J's (Joseph, and well... J) are fun interviewers that are enjoyable to listen to. They ask insightful questions in their interviews, and have plenty of witty remarks to spare. Whether spending some time learning about a writing skill, or engaging with a published author, there's plenty here for anyone interested in making their pen mightier than the sword.
Improved My Writing
This is a cool podcast. Both of the hosts have written several novels, and the insights they provide have helped me to become a better writer. Sometimes it's just the two of them, and sometimes they interview other writers from around the world. I'm excited to see where this goes.