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FiF’s Favorites: Authors!

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/e175FIFsFavoriteAuthors.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: How many times do you go over one page before you say that’s enough? Is it possible to go so far that you ruin or lose part of your story? AARON:…

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Story Bibles

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/e171StoryBibles.mp3 Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music!   ASK THE AUTHOR: From Curt Croel via Facebook: How do your families influence your writing? AARON: Good question! We can take this a couple of different ways: 1) In what ways do the people in your family influence the…

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Habits of Highly Successful Writers

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/e169HabitsofHighlySuccessfulWriters.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for our intro and outro music NEW BI-WEEKLY FORMAT. Firsts in Fiction will now cast every other week as opposed to every week. Our next cast will be on January 17th, 2016. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Dennis Lee Bates Jr. via Facebook: What is a…

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Book Reviews Review

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/e166BookReviewReview.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: What’s the rule governing opening your work with dialogue? Especially when it sets the course for the rest of the story. AARON: I believe I may be in the minority here,…

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WILDCARD – 10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Published

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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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Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

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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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Just Say No! Writing Advice to Avoid

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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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WILDCARD–Get in the Zone

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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

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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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Wildcard: Non-Fiction Writing for Fiction Writers

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http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/e148NonFictionWritingforFictionWriters.mp3 Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. Ask the Author: Bruce Brady via aarongansky.com: Do you feel 3 or 4 POVs in a middle grade novel are too many? Aaron: Great question, Bruce, especially since we just finished talking about POV last week. I don’t think that…

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