Aaron D. Gansky

Ask the Author Extravaganza!

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/e193AsktheAuthorsExtravaganza.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. Firsts in Fiction Year-End Ask the Author Extravaganza! Hey all! Welcome back! In honor of our final episode this year, we’ve chosen to do an “Ask the Author” extravaganza encompassing each of the remaining “Ask the Author” questions from…

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Genre Focus: Action/Adventure

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/e192GenreFocusActionAdventure.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: How do you fictionalize a real place without offending anyone? Especially if it’s the best setting for your story? How do you make the town, city, or whatever your own? AARON: If you’re fictionalizing a town,…

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Genre Focus: Fantasy

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/e189GenreFocusFantasy.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for our intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From Sophia Hansen via aarongansky.com: Hey guys, I’ve really enjoyed learning from you, and love having past casts as a resource. Here’s my question: If most of the story is being told through the protagonist’s POV,…

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Brace Yourself–Four Things You Must Do

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/e188FourThingsYouMustDo.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro/outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: James Earls via Facebook: Hey you all. How many chapters/pages per chapter & how long (page wise) is a novella? I ‘ve seen them range as high as a 135 pgs. Is there hard & fast rule or…

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The Care and Feeding of Novel Ideas

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/e186TheCareandFeedingofNovelIdeas.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: How do you keep from duplicating things you read-putting stuff into your own work? In other words, how do I keep it original or as much as possible? AARON: This is…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Novel Writing

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/e185EverythingYouWantedtoKnowAboutWritingFiction.mp3   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 my comments here. To…

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Writing the Suspense/Thriller Novel

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/e184SuspenseandThrillerNovels.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Caleb Walton via Facebook: How much of the content of your novels is outlined beforehand and how much is done spontaneously as you write? AARON: Another great question. I think the answer will be different…

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Writing “Edgy” Fiction

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/e183WritingEdgyFiction.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Jim Keane via aarongansky.com: If you can only afford one type of edit (developmental, line by line or proofreading ) which one should I pick before submitting to publishers/agents? AARON: As for recommending editors, I’m afraid…

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Sneaky Writers’ Tricks

http://aarongansky.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/e182SneakyWritersTricks.mp3   Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Bill Giovanenetti via Facebook: How do you write yourself into your novels? AARON: Good question. I actively try not to write characters like myself, but each of my characters has some aspect of me in them….

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