Podcasts

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, you can always find Steve…

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How to Write Great Dialog

This week on Firsts in Fiction, Steve and I discuss dialog: What it is, what it should be, and how to make it work. You may listen below. Remember, you can always find Steve and I on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, and Stitcher. As always, you can download the file here…

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Yuvi Talks Everything Part 2

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[box]http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/e19yuviweek2.mp3[/box] Last week, Steve and I talked with Yuvi Zalkow, author of A Brilliant Novel in the Works. Our conversation ran a little long, so we split it over two weeks. This week, we pick up our conversation discussing writer’s block, but we move very quickly into such amazing topics…

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Yuvi Zalkow Talks Everything

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[box]http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/e18yuviweek1.mp3[/box] Since we started this podcast, I’ve been wanting to bring on a few of my writer friends as guests. I finally got my chance this week when Yuvi Zalkow skyped in and talked with us about pretty much everything. He’s a great writer with some great insights. Because our…

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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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