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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Setting: Time


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/e149SettingTime.mp3 Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! Ask the Author: Chris via aarongansky.com: When it comes to editing, would you/do you use an editing service? If so who do you use for this? Who would you recommend? Aaron: Another fine question. I do recommend using an editing…

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Third Person POV


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/e147ThirdPerson.mp3 Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! Ask the Author: No ask the author this week. Instead, we talk about Al’s new book, Unspoken! FIRSTS IN FICTION POINT OF VIEW: 3rd Person In third person narration, the narrator is uninvolved in the action of the story (unless…

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POV- 2nd Person


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/e1462ndPersonPoV.mp3 Thanks to bensound.com for the opening music! Ask the Author: Stephen McLain via Facebook: Ask several full-time, high- performing authors about their daily ritual–not focusing on just their writing rituals, but how they frame their lives. It’s practical and potentially applicable for many listeners the very next day. Aaron:…

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