SW044 DIS Steadfast Character Arcs

July 4, 2017

We cover steadfast character arcs in: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Batman: the Dark Knight.


SW043 INT Ryan Thomas

June 23, 2017

We talk with Ryan about his getting his movie deal, how he learned to write dialogue and developing characters through setting.


SW042 DIS Setting Part 2: Deepening character & tension

June 16, 2017

We talk about how to use setting to build characters and add tension to the scene.


SW041 DIS Setting Part 1: Somewhere Interesting

June 7, 2017

We talk about scene jumping, and cardboard setting and how to use them to strengthen a scene dramatically.


SW040 DIS Newsletter and Elements of Plot pt.1(re-release)

May 26, 2017

We are going to start a newsletter with writing exercises, and also reposting one of out most popular discussions.


SW039 DIS Positive Arcs Part 2: Evolving the Lie:

May 19, 2017

We examine the four dilemmas of characters arcs and the developing stages of moving through a positive character arc.


SW038 INT Corey White: Big Publishing without an Agent

May 5, 2017

We interview Corey White about his book Killing Gravity. We discuss how he landed a contract with a big publisher without an agent and some of the pitfalls fo science fiction.


SW037 DIS Positive Arcs Part 1: The Character Lie

April 29, 2017

We discuss the character lie, and how it's been used in different types of fiction, and different methods for revealing it, as we begin our series on character arcs.


SW036 INT Kerry Donavan: Kindle Scout & Better Verbs

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.


SW035 INT Lee Isserow: Inside the Character’s Head

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.