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Lyrical and Oratorical Voice

Lyrical and Oratorical Voice

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Andy Clapp via the chat room! Do Aaron, Alton, and Molly find that when they are passionate about an idea that they have a sense of urgency to get it on paper…at least […]

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: What are five flaws that will keep an agent or editor from considering your manuscript? Jacqueline Patterson AARON: I think, if you asked five different authors or editors or publishers this question, […]

Hearing Voices: Types of voices Part One

Hearing Voices: Types of voices Part One

  Thanks to bensound.com for intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Jenny Snow wants to know (via Facebook): What about italics? How often should inner thought be italicized when writing third person? AARON: This, I believe, falls more to each individual publisher. They will […]

Just Say No! Writing Advice to Avoid

Just Say No! Writing Advice to Avoid

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Mr Gansky, I am writer and have question for show. how can I publish book & make money very  fast. English is not my first language. Katerina Yermakova via e-mail Ps I […]

Dialog Killers

Dialog Killers

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: NaNoWriMo: Beneficial or detrimental for writers? From Ann Swer (Jacqueline Patterson) via e-mail. AARON: Great question, Ann! First, for those of you who may not know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel […]

Dialog–Keeping it Real

Dialog–Keeping it Real

Thanks to bensound.com for intro and exit music! ASK THE AUTHOR: What is the best way to include description without overwhelming or alienating the reader? With sincere thanks, Ilene Dover (Jacqueline Patterson) Aaron: We’ve mentioned this before, but it’s still a great question. The answer […]

WILDCARD–Get in the Zone

WILDCARD–Get in the Zone

Thanks to bensound.com for our intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR From Patti Lincecum Miinch via Facebook: Good question, Jacqueline (about how to know what advice to listen to from beta readers). Now, for the other side of the equation, because I’ve been a […]

Project Spotlights: The Blood Sword and Wounds

Project Spotlights: The Blood Sword and Wounds

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week we switched from Google + to YouTube Live. Unfortunately, the audio quality suffered. We’re still working out some of the technical bugs. We do apologize for the compromised quality of the broadcast. Thanks to bensound.com for our intro and […]

Setting: Circumstances

Setting: Circumstances

Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! Firsts in Fiction Setting: Circumstances To begin, let’s be clear on what “setting” entails. Setting refers to the time, the place, and the circumstances in which your story takes place. We often think of it only […]

Setting: Place

Setting: Place

Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. Ask the Author: Chris via aarongansky.com: My next question is do you use Beta readers to read your manuscript? Aaron: Another fine question. I think we’ve done an episode on Beta Readers, too, but that was […]