Podcast

Pinpointing Your Characters’ Motivation

This week on Firsts in Fiction, Steve and I delve deep into our fanboyisms as we explore the intricacies of character motivation. You can download the episode here, or stream it live below. Enjoy. [box] http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/E4pinpointingyourcharactersmotivation.mp3[/box] If you listened last week, you got some good tips on how to create…

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Characters from the Ground Up

In our third episode of Firsts in Fiction, Steve and I talk about how to construct characters from the ground up. Here’s a few ideas to help you pull your characters from the ether and rivet them together into unforgettable friends (or enemies). Special thanks to Nathan Sawaya for making…

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Starting Your Book

Our second podcast focuses on how to start your book. While there are several methods, these are the points Steve and I highlighted. THE SNOWFLAKE METHOD: Randy Ingermanson developed a method for writing a novel called the snowflake method. It’s a complex idea, but the simple version is this: spend…

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Getting Your Ideas

Ever wonder where writers get their ideas? Maybe you’ve watched Under the Dome and thought, how did Stephen King come up with this? There are several answers, and they vary from author to author, though there are several commonalities.

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