Rank #1: ISBW #362: Glossary of writing terms and Helen Lowe Interview
What do all those words I'm always saying mean? I go over several terms we discuss in publishing. I loved this idea, so if you have other ideas for terms you'd like discussed in more detail, let me know! Then I talk to Helen Lowe, author of Daughter of Blood.
Rank #2: ISBW #421
My new best friend is the Random Number Generator, since no other productivity program works. Let's try chaos!
Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: ISBW #399
Almost to 400, and I still feel like I'm a beginner! Wow.
Rank #6: ISBW #396
I have been struggling inside my own head lately, but am trying to get back.
Rank #7: ISBW #363: Movie Options and TWO Interviews!
Rank #8: ISBW #368: Post-depression writing
Rank #9: ISBW #419
We go to the twitters for questions today.
Rank #10: ISBW #360: Level up! Plus Dan Koboldt Interview
I've leveled up as a writer, and I interview Dan Koboldt, author of The Rogue Retrieval.
Rank #11: 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!
Rank #12: ISBW #395
Lordy, I'm behind on feedback! I catch up here. I'll do a Twitter feedback show in the future.
I would love some ideas as to what you want to see in episode 400 of I Should Be Writing. Send me your thoughts!
ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I've worked on in the past few years! Get a discount on a whole season of content with the code WRITING18.
Rank #13: ISBW #404: NOVEL WRITING I
Recorded from my hotel room at Boskone, I discuss how I'm approaching my new novel.
Rank #14: ISBW #371: Writing as a relationship // Bookburners Interview
Rank #15: 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!
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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Rank #17: ISBW #392
it's time for the yearly discussion on conventions and etiquette and advice. And then we delve into feedback.
Rank #19: ISBW #418
I talk about the new book and how i'm approaching the first scene. It's short, but it's late.
Rank #20: ISBW #373: About all those rules
Don't use adverbs. Show, don't tell. Often blanket terms, what do they really mean, and why should we use them? And what does it mean when someone carefully follows those rules.
Recommended book: Nabokov's Favorite Word Was Mauve