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Writing “Edgy” Fiction

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/e183WritingEdgyFiction.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Jim Keane via aarongansky.com: If you can only afford one type of edit (developmental, line by line or proofreading ) which one should I pick before submitting to publishers/agents? AARON: As for recommending editors, I’m afraid…

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Sneaky Writers’ Tricks

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/e182SneakyWritersTricks.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Bill Giovanenetti via Facebook: How do you write yourself into your novels? AARON: Good question. I actively try not to write characters like myself, but each of my characters has some aspect of me in them….

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10 Reasons Novels Fail

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/e181TenReasonsNovelsFail.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: Is there such a thing as spending too much time reading & studying the craft & also other people’s work which seems to lend itself to less writing time? AARON: It’s…

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Ten Things Every Novel Needs

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/e180TenThingsEveryNovelMustHave.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Bill Giovanenetti via Facebook: How far into writing were you when you felt you were hitting your stride? when you felt you could actually do this gig? AARON: Excellent question. I think I’m still waiting to…

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20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 2

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/e179twentyRulesforWritingaNovelPt2.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Craig Cook via the interwebs: I have a work with two equal weight protagonists, I don’t want one over the other as more central. Whichever I start with will be given emphasis to my readers….

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20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 1

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/e178twentyrulesforwritinganovelpt1.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From Carth via Firsts in Fiction page on Facebook: Hey, I’ve heard you guys say a couple of times not to “manipulate your reader”, and I’d like to hear about this, as someone who definitely writes…

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How to Pitch a Book

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/e177HowtoPitchaBook.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for our intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: Is there a rule or some kind of guideline for chapter titles. Are they necessary? I’ve seen it go both ways but I’ve never been sure with whether there was a…

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FiF’s Favorites: First Lines

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Due to technical difficulties, there will be no audio-only podcast this week. My apologies. Please be sure to watch the YouTube video below.   ASK THE AUTHOR: From Dave Fessenden via aarongansky.com: Could you address in one of your podcasts the issue of multiple story lines in a novel? I…

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FiF’s Favorites: Authors!

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/e175FIFsFavoriteAuthors.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: How many times do you go over one page before you say that’s enough? Is it possible to go so far that you ruin or lose part of your story? AARON:…

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Through the Editor’s Eyes–What Editors Look For

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/e174throughtheeditorseyes.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: Bill Giovannetti via Facebook: Have you ever written yourself into a blind alley? How do you get out of it? AARON: This is another way of saying “have you written yourself into a corner?” My answer…

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