Podcast

Setting Your Setting

[box]There’s an old saying: You can take the cowboy out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the cowboy. This is equally as true in fiction as it is in life. No matter where your characters come from, they’re inextricably tied to their setting, to where they…

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The Point of Point of View

[box]Firsts in Fiction is back again! 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). You can check…

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[box]I may be wrong, but I’m confident this is the longest title we’ve had on the show to date. Ah, specificity. If you couldn’t tell from the title, Steve and I spend this week discussing computer programs to help maximize your writing. You may listen to the episode below, or…

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Understanding Editors

Special thanks to Nathan Bodell of WednesdayComics.info for joining us on our discussion of editors on this week’s Firsts in Fiction Podcast. Be sure to stop by and check out his podcast if you’re interested in comic books. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes. Don’t forget to follow…

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First Pages

This week, Steve McLain and I revisit the idea of first lines and apply the principles we discussed to the first pages. Rather than talking exclusively about the importance, this episode focuses more on how to put these pages together. You may listen to the episode below, or you can…

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