Tag: Alton Gansky

Spirituality in Fiction

Spirituality in Fiction

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, in honor of Easter, we talk about spirituality in fiction. It’s a dimension that’s often overlooked by writers. We need to think about the spirituality of our characters and how that can impact our plot. As always, you may […]

Firsts in Fiction’s Favorites

Firsts in Fiction’s Favorites

Welcome back, loyal listeners! Fun treat for you this week. Al and Aaron talk about their favorite novels and what we can learn about them as writers. As always, you can listen or watch below. Please leave us a comment and subscribe! [box] [/box]   […]

It’s My Life

It’s My Life

[box] [/box] Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week we’re joined by Syd Blue, author of Fly Girl and Circle. Syd is also a pilot, and she talks with us about how to use elements from our lives to add a dash of realism to our […]

Why Stories Bog Down

Why Stories Bog Down

[box] [/box] Welcome back, loyal listeners. This week we take a look at common reasons why stories bog down and how to keep them rolling. As always, ¬†you can listen above or watch below. Remember to subscribe on YouTube and iTunes!         […]

Avoiding Info Dumps

Avoiding Info Dumps

[box] [/box] Welcome back, loyal listeners. This week, we take a look at “info dumps” and how to avoid them. As always, you may watch below or listen above. We’d love to hear your comments. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and […]

Six Steps to Writing a Blockbuster Book

Six Steps to Writing a Blockbuster Book

[box] [/box] Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, Al and Aaron talk about six things most blockbuster hits have in common. As always, you can listen above or watch below. Don’t forget to leave a comment and to subscribe!            

Writing Romance Without Writing a Romance

Writing Romance Without Writing a Romance

[box] [/box] Welcome back loyal listeners! This week we talk about writing romance without writing a romance. Here is how to add romance into your novel, regardless of the genre. As always, you can listen above or watch below. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, […]

How to Keep a Research Binder

How to Keep a Research Binder

[box] [/box] Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, we talked research binders, both digital and old-school paper-style. As always, you may listen above, or view it below. Enjoy!            

Identifying Your Audience

Identifying Your Audience

Novelist Angela Hunt joins the Firsts in Fiction team to talk about how we can identify our audience as writers, and how that affects our writing.

Self-Made Writing Rules

Self-Made Writing Rules

Find out which of your self-made writing rules are helping your fiction, and which are hurting them in this weeks episode of Firsts in Fiction.