Rank #1: ISBW #409
I am currently struggling with the structure of the book, so I talk about that, plus A Song of Ice and Fire spoilers (the book series specifically, not the latest TV season). And I'm not sponsored by Scrivener.
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May 27 2019
Rank #2: ISBW #376: Must you write daily? And interview with Robyn Bennis!
A new article has writer Twitter in a froth. It turns out that someone wrote a clickbait article about how if you aren't writing daily, then you might as well quit.
This is so, so, so wrong. Did I write daily for a while? Yes. Do I recommend the Magic Spreadsheet for others who want to write daily? Yes. Did it help me and others? Yes. But telling you that you MUST write daily because I did is like saying that since I ran a marathon, everyone must run a marathon else they have no chance of being an athlete. So I get into that more in this episode.
Then I talk to Robyn Bennis, author of the debut novel The Guns Above! (Note, the interview has some NSFW words but I reversed them, so there's no swearing but there are a few backward words. But I do have a new tool coming to make bleeping words easier!)
Also, don't miss the latest Ditch Diggers regarding parenting and a writing career!
May 30 2017
Rank #3: ISBW #382: Back to basics
WHY should you follow all those writing rules? These are the "story structure" and "no adverbs" and "Give your characters something to do" rules. Can't we all just break the rules and run amok? It's the digital age, we can do what we want!
Aug 31 2017
Rank #4: ISBW #371: Writing as a relationship // Bookburners Interview
Feb 14 2017
Rank #5: ISBW #470: I'm fine.
Jan 08 2020
Rank #6: ISBW #374: Writing conflict with two facets (at least)
- I credit one of the things that is making me consistent lately to taking ADHD meds for the first time. Yay, mental health!
- Been feeling invisible lately. Not too bad, but it's strange. I can't go into details, but dang, it's not a good feeling.
- I started a new book! Alasdair Stuart code named it SPACE MEAT DINER for me. I probably will not submit the book under this title. Current wordcount (including proposal parts) 7706.
- Main Topic: Conflicts!
- Characters work best with an internal conflict to make fighting the external conflict harder.
- Internal conflicts include: phobias (India Jones and snakes), flaws (Hamlet's hubris), or basic human weaknesses (inability to address your own needs, like unrequited love).
- Internal conflicts will shape how the character deals with the external conflicts you put in their story.
We will see you in two weeks for a feedback show. Next week I will have a new Ditch Diggers for you!
May 01 2017
Rank #7: ISBW #399
Almost to 400, and I still feel like I'm a beginner! Wow.
Jul 20 2018
Rank #8: ISBW #396
I have been struggling inside my own head lately, but am trying to get back.
Apr 25 2018
Rank #9: ISBW #378: Preparations
I've decided I need some simple lists to help me when I travel and record, and figure those kinds of lists might help with writing, too.
Jun 27 2017
Rank #10: ISBW #469: GOALS
Jan 07 2020
Rank #11: ISBW #397
And I talk about one of the epiphanies I've had after... sixteen years of writing. It's embarrassing.
May 17 2018
Rank #12: ISBW #468: Experience Points
Dec 01 2019
Rank #14: ISBW #428: Just write the stupid thing
Sep 24 2019
Rank #15: ISBW #448: NaNoWriMo Day 1
Nov 01 2019
Rank #16: ISBW #403
I talk about some changes coming to the podcast, and then I interview Sherrilyn Kenyon. Remember to email me if you want to win a copy of her book! US only please.
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Feb 04 2019
Rank #17: ISBW #427: First paragraphs
Sep 23 2019
Rank #18: ISBW #392
it's time for the yearly discussion on conventions and etiquette and advice. And then we delve into feedback.
Feb 08 2018
Rank #19: ISBW #408
May 20 2019