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What Beethoven, Mozart, the Beatles, and Einstein Taught Us About Writing

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/e187beethoven.mp3   Thanks to bensond.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Therese Moore via Facebook: From a discussion of a comment, I heard on a different podcast – What is the difference between “commercial fiction” and “literary fiction”? Interesting in how you answer this. AARON: Thanks for…

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The Care and Feeding of Novel Ideas

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/e186TheCareandFeedingofNovelIdeas.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: How do you keep from duplicating things you read-putting stuff into your own work? In other words, how do I keep it original or as much as possible? AARON: This is…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Novel Writing

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/e185EverythingYouWantedtoKnowAboutWritingFiction.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From Bill Giovannetti via Facebook: What are your top tips for great dialog? AARON: Thanks for the question, Bill. We’ve done several casts on dialog. I’ll link some at the end of my comments here. To…

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Writing the Suspense/Thriller Novel

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/e184SuspenseandThrillerNovels.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Caleb Walton via Facebook: How much of the content of your novels is outlined beforehand and how much is done spontaneously as you write? AARON: Another great question. I think the answer will be different…

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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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