WILDCARD – 10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Published


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/e161WILDCARDWhyYoureNotGettingPublished.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Jenny Snow via Facebook: What are the major plot points and reader expectations an author needs to hit for a romance? Mystery? Fantasy? AARON: Super good question, but I worry we could do an entire…

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Lyrical and Oratorical Voice


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/e160LyricalandOratoricalVoice.mp3   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 the bones of the…

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Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/e159ProjectPublicationWhoisHarrisonSawyer.mp3   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, each would have a…

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Hearing Voices: Types of voices Part One


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/e158HearingVoices-TypesofVoices.mp3   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 have a style guide…

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Just Say No! Writing Advice to Avoid


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/e157JustSayNoWritingAdviceYouShouldIgnore.mp3   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 am not robot PS…

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Dialog Killers


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/e155dialogkillers.mp3   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 Writing Month which is…

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Dialog–Keeping it Real


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/e154AuthenticDialogue.mp3 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 isn’t very easy. I…

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WILDCARD–Get in the Zone


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/e153GetintheZone.mp3 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 beta reader several times…

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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. http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/e152ProjectSpotlightTheBloodSwordandWounds.mp3 Thanks to bensound.com for our intro and outro music! From Jacqueline…

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Setting: Circumstances


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/e151SettingCircumstances.mp3 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 as “place,” but time…

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