Posts Tagged With The Craft of Writing

S3, E68: Extempore – Walking and Talking

For something a little different, I used the Spreaker Android app to record this episode while walking the track and discussing how exercise can help with creativity and ways of drawing inspiration from the activity and location.  Fair warning: though I cleaned up the noise quite a bit, the audio […]

S2, E44: Prepping for NaNo: Monster Episode

Essentially this one is a two-for-one deal, because it’s practically two episodes in one! For the first chunk (about 40 minutes or so), it’s all about giving you updates on Aisuru. A ton of stuff is happening really fast, including Aisuru being off to editors for samples/quotes. The big news […]

S2, E43: Prepping for NaNo: Characters

For the next segment of prepping for NaNo, it’s time to talk characters! The best stories have well-developed major characters, so today I talk about some of the things that makes for compelling characters, why its important to know your characters well, and ways to get to know (and thus […]

S1, E17: Too Me Or Not Too Me

Happy holidays! With 2013 coming to an end, I reflect a bit on the show’s growth before giving the usual news and updates. For the main topic of the show, I answer the question of “how much of myself is in my writing” as well as discuss the overheard idea […]

S1, E6: The Ten Rules of Writing Or Not

For this episode, I review Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing and give my views on the idea of “writing rules” in general, and these rules specifically. Progress Report: Reorganized my chapters some, splitting up several that were too long or had different focuses; did a timeline to help me […]