Interview w/ Nathan Goodman

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.


Interview w/ Mike Sahno

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.


Pinch Points: Re-release

March 17, 2017

We discuss what pinch points are and why they are important to the balance of the story.


Interview w/ Rowntree

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.’


SW027 Write More

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.


The Social Networking Behind a Great Book: Interview with Erin Rhew

March 4, 2017

We interview Erin about her editing job, marketing, and building her audience along with book The Prophecy.


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.