The Biz

Everything You Wanted to Know About Novel Writing

Everything You Wanted to Know About Novel Writing

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From Bill Giovannetti via Facebook: What are your top tips for great dialog? AARON: Thanks for the question, Bill. We’ve done several casts on dialog. I’ll link some at the end of […]

How to Pitch a Book

How to Pitch a Book

  Thanks to bensound.com for our intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: Is there a rule or some kind of guideline for chapter titles. Are they necessary? I’ve seen it go both ways but I’ve never been sure with […]

Managing Multiple Projects

Managing Multiple Projects

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: Bill Giovanenetti via Facebook: What are some do’s and don’ts with backstory? AARON: I’ve heard that backstory should be avoided at all costs. I think this is a newer, trendier “rule” bandied […]

Everything I Wish I Knew Before I Started

Everything I Wish I Knew Before I Started

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Jacqueline Patterson: Indie or traditional publishing: which would route would you recommend for an unpublished writer? AARON: That’s a tough one. I’m of the mind that one should always give traditional publishing […]

Marketing Analysis and Author Platform

Marketing Analysis and Author Platform

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via Facebook: Are agents & editors absolutely crucial to the writer’s life & their success or lack of it? I do my own editing & do not have an […]

The Power of Proposal

The Power of Proposal

  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 […]

Proposals: Query Letters and Bios

Proposals: Query Letters and Bios

  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 […]

WILDCARD – 10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Published

WILDCARD – 10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Published

  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 […]

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

  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, […]