Character Creation Process

Character Creation Process

Steve and Heather talk about how to build characters that are memorable and authentic.

Character Psychology 101

Character Psychology 101

Aaron Gansky is joined by novelist Alton Gansky and Maya Goode to talk Character Psychology.

Penning the Perfect Title

Penning the Perfect Title

Steve and Aaron discuss how to pen the perfect title for your novel.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt 2

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt 2

Welcome back to Firsts in Fiction! This is the exciting conclusion of last week’s episode discussing the 8 rules for writing fiction from Kurt Vonnegut. Andrew Panebianco joined to talk about Vonnegut’s rules.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt1

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt1

Andrew Panebianco joins us this week to talk about Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for writing fiction.

Roundtable Discussion–Live from BRMCWC

Roundtable Discussion–Live from BRMCWC

I tell people to copy the masters. Not to plagiarize, but to study the masters, to see what they do, to analyze them. When you can copy the technique, your skill will develop. But you need to remember that you need to bring your own voice, your own vision, to develop your own story.

Momentum

Momentum

Our goal as writers is to achieve the proper amount of momentum in the discipline of our craft and within the pages of our fiction.

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer

This week, Steve, Heather, and Aaron take a look at how to read like a writer.

Ten Story Building Techniques

Ten Story Building Techniques

[box] [/box] Welcome back to Firsts in Fiction, loyal listeners! This week, Steve and Aaron are joined by Alton Gansky (prolific writer and host of Writer’s Talk) again to talk story building. The video of our live cast on Google Hangouts is available on YouTube 

Collaborate and Listen

Collaborate and Listen

Collaborative writing can be challenging and frustrating if not handled properly. Here are a few tips to keep you and your partner on the right track and working well together.