April 22, 2017
Kerry Donovan takes fiction writing as seriously as he did his work with scientific articles. Every verb is weighed and measured, and when the work is done he ensures someone else gives the manuscript the same scrutiny so nothing is missed.
In an attempt to expand his reach Kerry submitted to Kindle Scout and we cover all the details of what it means in terms of campaigns, royalties, and rights if you're accepted into the program.
April 15, 2017
The great strength of the written word is interiority. The ability to get inside of the character’s head, no other medium of storytelling allows for that, there are monologs and voice-overs, but it’s not the same. Only in literature can see the world the way the character sees it, and Lee Isserow is master of interiority.
April 8, 2017
C. Hoffman writes what he knows, the outdoors. His stories are a balance of character and action. They’re fast paced, but still keep the reader feeling like they know the characters, and understand them.
March 31, 2017
Nathan Goodman started his entire writing career with a single question, a simple “what if …” that has evolved into many stories about Jana Baker, a Special Agent for the FBI and role model for his young daughters.
His stories move at a pace few others can claim, and the stakes are constantly being raised, but I think his true brilliance is his marketing plan for Twitter and Facebook. Learn more in the interview.
March 25, 2017
Mike Sahno is a writer of literary fiction who has mastered the art of great prose. We talk to him about how he developed his technique and how he markets his unique books.
March 17, 2017
We discuss what pinch points are and why they are important to the balance of the story.
March 17, 2017
Suzannah draws her ideas from both myth, history and biblical sources creating stories that are mythic histories and steeped in Christian theology. She examines deep philosophies in simple fairy tale retellings, going deeper in the theme of stories like Beauty & the Beast than a simple warning about judging a book by its cover. She dives into such ideas as ‘once something is loved it becomes lovable.’
March 12, 2017
J requested we do an episode on getting more writing done, so this is it. I will state upfront I was against this episode from the beginning, but he's been asking for it for several months now.
March 4, 2017
We interview Erin about her editing job, marketing, and building her audience along with book The Prophecy.
February 24, 2017
G. R. Visini started writing her book, Mercy Kill, when she was 18 and spent years going back and rewriting. The book grew up with her, evolving from something targeted at YA to something more adult. Like most of us, she wrote a book she wanted to read and that changed as she grew up.
She wrestled and argued with editors about certain choices in the book, and like any writer who works with an editor, sometimes she stood her ground and sometimes conceded the point.
Outside of writing she studies Neuroscience and tries to incorporate much her studies and research into her writing.