The Importance of Maps in Fantasy

January 28, 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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SW017 Interview Carey Azzara

December 13, 2016

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

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The first 3 Chapter of 3 Lies by Helen Hanson

December 1, 2016

The first 3 Chapter of 3 Lies by Helen Hanson.

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SW016 Interview Helen Hanson

December 1, 2016

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

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SW015 Action Beats

December 1, 2016

We discuss actions and tag, and to use them to build tension, and deepen the scene.

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SW014 Voice & Style

November 1, 2016

We discuss what agents, publishers, editors and reviewers mean by voice. How to develop your voice and refine it.

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SW013 Author Promise

October 1, 2016

WARNING! Lots of Spoilers (Star Wars Ep.4 & 5, Warbreaker, Rocky, You've Got Mail, Bands of Mourning, Fable Haven, I'm Not a Serial Killer, Mystborn.) We discuss the author's promise and climaxes.

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SW012 Crisis: All is lost

August 31, 2016

We discuss the crisis point in a story and look at different examples when it was done well, and when we stopped believing everything would turn out. We cover some of the great dilemmas that have faced protagonists in stories.

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