Podcasts

Networking Dos and Don’ts

Networking Dos and Don’ts

This week, Aaron is joined by novelist and director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference to talk about networking dos and don’ts.

Screenwriting with Brian Bird

Screenwriting with Brian Bird

Brian Bird joins hosts Aaron Gansky and Steve McLain to talk screenwriting (by popular demand).

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

Heather, Steve, and Aaron are joined by past guests Yuvi Zalkow and Alton Gansky to celebrate a year of podcasting excellence.

Handling Interior Monologue

Handling Interior Monologue

This week Aaron and Heather discuss the best ways to handle interior monologue. How much is too much? To italicize or not to italicize?

Keeping the Reader in the Story

Keeping the Reader in the Story

Aaron and Steve are joined by novelist Alton Gansky to discuss the mistakes writers make that take their readers out of their stories, and how to avoid them.

Balancing Dialog and Action

Balancing Dialog and Action

Steve and Aaron talk about how to balance character dialog and action.

Fight Scenes–Recast

Fight Scenes–Recast

Welcome back, loyal listeners! Though we tried valiantly to record a cast this week, circumstances thwarted us. Most notably, Aaron’s sister underwent brain surgery on Tuesday. While she’s recovering well, the financial burden is pretty steep. If you’re able to contribute, she and her family […]

Character Archetypes

Character Archetypes

[box] [/box] Welcome back to Firsts in Fiction, loyal listeners! This week the crew is joined by Maya Goode to talk archetypes and the role they play in our fiction. Check out the YouTube video below, or watch it here. If you prefer the audio-only version, […]

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.