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Dave Fessenden: Author and Agent

Dave Fessenden: Author and Agent

[box][/box] Welcome back, all! We’ve got a special treat for you this week. Dave Fessenden, author and agent, joins us to talk about his book The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy and his job as a literary agent. As an author, editor, and agent, his […]

Epic Crossover Event Firsts in Fiction/WednesdayComics.info

Epic Crossover Event Firsts in Fiction/WednesdayComics.info

[box][/box] Special treat for you this week. Nate Bodell of Wednesday Comics Podcast joins Aaron Gansky this week to look at some Epic Crossovers and some Epic Crossover Fails. While this week’s podcast is more for fun, there’s still some dynamite insight and analysis to […]

Top 10 Writing Books Every Writer Should Own

Top 10 Writing Books Every Writer Should Own

This week, we take a look at the top ten writing books every writer should own. These are the texts we read in college, the ones we’ve read at writing retreats, the ones recommended to us by the masters.

Flash Fiction with Heather Luby

Flash Fiction with Heather Luby

[box][/box] This week, we’re joined by Heather Luby, managing editor of The Citron Reivew, to take a look at a very popular form of story telling: Flash Fiction. Because the form is so short (less than a thousand words), authors must be careful to craft […]

Christian Devotions Speak UP! Interview

Christian Devotions Speak UP! Interview

[box][/box] Recently, I had the privilege of chatting with Scott McCausey, host of Christian Devotions Speak UP! We talked a bit about my book, and about my ministries in general. Would love if you listened. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. As always, […]

Aaron Talks About The Bargain

Aaron Talks About The Bargain

[box][/box] Hey Firsts in Fiction listeners! On this week’s cast, I talk about my new book, The Bargain. Steve asks some good questions. No show notes this week, since we’re not really talking much about the craft of fiction. Hope you enjoy the interview. You […]

Sneaky Prose Killers

Sneaky Prose Killers

Welcome back, Firsts in Fiction listeners. This week, Steve and I discuss what I call “Sneaky Prose Killers.” If you’re wondering about the picture of zombies, it will make much more sense after listening to the cast. As always, you can listen below or download […]

How to Beat Writer’s Block

How to Beat Writer’s Block

No writer is immune to the occasional (or, oft-times, more-than-occasional) case of writer’s block. The good news is, it’s not terminal, and your book will be just fine. This week Steve and I take a look at the causes of and possible cures for writer’s […]

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

Of all the elements of fiction, voice and style are perhaps the trickiest to teach. Nonetheless, Steve and I tackle the subject this week and seek to demystify a topic that has stymied writers for centuries. You can listen below, or download the file here.┬áRemember, […]

How to Write Great Fight Scenes

How to Write Great Fight Scenes

Fighting is a messy business. In your fiction, though, it can be downright boring, or it may lack flow, or stretch the boundaries of believability. How do you write a good fight scene? How do you ensure it preserves the action and suspense and drama […]