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AmericanWriters.com -- Creative Writing Podcast

The show is designed to help writers of all levels. The focus is on characterization, narrative, plot development, dialogue, conflict, setting, literary archetypes, etc. Episodes are not centered around mindless, useless pep talks and recycled writing tips. Rather, the Podcast at AmericanWriters.com offers in-depth analysis of what works and what doesn't, with explanations and original writing samples.

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Likeable Characters

Okay, write that hateful character -- but make sure that he is loveable.

27 Aug 2006

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Quick Writing Tip 008 -- How Writing is like Painting

Learn how writing is like painting a picture. However, this episode is not what you think; it has nothing to do with writing description. Give it a listen.

25 Oct 2006

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The Subtle Dimensions of External Conflict

Learn how external conflict can be written to underscore the turmoil brewing within the character's psyche.

3 Nov 2006

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What's this Adverb Phobia all About?

Should we be afraid of adverbs? Sometimes, yes. Listen to this and learn why.

30 Aug 2006

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Subscribe to the Podcast at AmericanWriters.com.

11 Sep 2006

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How People Read

Learn about the four ways to approach reading a book.

4 Nov 2006

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Quick Writing Tip 007 -- Be Consistent

Make your characters consistent. Learn how things can easily go wrong.

24 Sep 2006

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The Story or You?

Step outside of yourself -- Stop making all your fiction thinly-veiled autobiography.

8 Sep 2006

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Writing Deus Ex Machina (Not!)

Learn about Deus Ex Machina -- its pros and cons and how it can hurt fiction.

25 Mar 2007

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