Growing Up Writing: Interview with G. R. Visini

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.


Wasted Words and How to Find Them

February 18, 2017

We address one of the biggest pacing mistakes in writing, wasted words.


Interview w/ David McCaleb

February 11, 2017

David talks about his hard lesson in learning craft, and some of the great aspects of his writing that came out of it.


Interview w/ Deek Rhew

February 4, 2017

Deek Rhew studied people and psychology intensely for 7 seven to create his 122 Rules to manipulate the world and wrote a book about it. Learn more in the interview.


The Importance of Maps in Fantasy

January 28, 2017

We interview Jesper Schmidt about the importance of maps in fantasy.


SW019 Backstory

January 21, 2017

Apologies for the late release and the mic problems. I held on to it until later in the month so I could try and fix the problems, but some parts were not recoverable.

We discuss backstory and how to layer it in so it strengthens the tension.


SW018 Interview w/ Wade Fransson

December 20, 2016

We interview the founder of Something Or Other Publishing, Wade Fransson, and talk about his company, his new approach to publishing, and his writing.


SW017 Interview Carey Azzara

December 13, 2016

We interview Carey Azzara about his new book and his experience with SOOP [Somthing Or Other Publishing].


The first 3 Chapter of 3 Lies by Helen Hanson

December 1, 2016

The first 3 Chapter of 3 Lies by Helen Hanson.


SW016 Interview Helen Hanson

December 1, 2016

We interview bestselling thriller author Helen Hanson and discuss her book 3 Lies.