The Power of Proposal


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/e163Proposals.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! VIDEO ASK THE AUTHOR: Jenny Snow: Is there any rule about how often to use the character’s name vs. he or she? For example: A. Sarah dashed a note to her husband. Or B. She dashed a note to…

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Proposals: Query Letters and Bios


http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/e162ProposalsQueryLettersBios.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via Facebook: For the Christian writer: how much is too much, when it comes to love scenes, and is language ever permitted in your work with characters who aren’t believers – how far…

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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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