Podcasts

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.

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.