Author: Aaron Gansky

Halloween Genre Spooktacular!

Halloween Genre Spooktacular!

This week, Alton Gansky and I talk about popular “Halloween” genres: Suspense, mysteries, horror, and thrillers.

First Chapters with Jack Cavanaugh

First Chapters with Jack Cavanaugh

Aaron Gansky is joined by award wining novelist Jack Cavanaugh to talk about the importance of crafting a great first chapter.

Self-Publishing: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Self-Publishing: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

This week, we talk about the ins and outs of self-publishing, the risks and rewards.

The Point of Point of View

The Point of Point of View

This week we ponder the point of point of view. Which is right for your story or novel? First person? Second person? Third person? Steve and I explore the issue in depth (probably a little more depth than is actually necessary).

Write What You Fear

Write What You Fear

This week, Aaron is joined by Heather to talk, among other things, writing through our fears. We also discuss some literary news from around the country, including warning labels for the literary cannon.

The Next Big Trend

The Next Big Trend

Steve and Aaron discuss the next big trend in fiction.

Five Tips for Researching Your Novel — Recast

Five Tips for Researching Your Novel — Recast

Like it or not, at some point in your novel, you’ll need to do some fact finding. Here are five tips to help you do it well (and have some fun in the process).

Writing Terms–A Refresher

Writing Terms–A Refresher

[box] [/box] Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week marks the triumphant return of the super-busy Heather Luby! Aaron and Heather give you a quick crash-course on the jargon used by fiction writers, editors, and publishers. If you’ve got questions, let us know. As always, thanks 

Networking Dos and Don’ts

Networking Dos and Don’ts

This week, Aaron is joined by novelist and director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference to talk about networking dos and don’ts.

Screenwriting with Brian Bird

Screenwriting with Brian Bird

Brian Bird joins hosts Aaron Gansky and Steve McLain to talk screenwriting (by popular demand).