Tag: Craft of Fiction

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 […]

Writing the Suspense/Thriller Novel

Writing the Suspense/Thriller Novel

  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 […]

Writing “Edgy” Fiction

Writing “Edgy” Fiction

  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 […]

Sneaky Writers’ Tricks

Sneaky Writers’ Tricks

  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 […]

10 Reasons Novels Fail

10 Reasons Novels Fail

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: Is there such a thing as spending too much time reading & studying the craft & also other people’s work which seems to lend itself to less […]

Ten Things Every Novel Needs

Ten Things Every Novel Needs

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Bill Giovanenetti via Facebook: How far into writing were you when you felt you were hitting your stride? when you felt you could actually do this gig? AARON: Excellent question. I think […]

20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 2

20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 2

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Craig Cook via the interwebs: I have a work with two equal weight protagonists, I don’t want one over the other as more central. Whichever I start with will be given […]

20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 1

20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 1

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From Carth via Firsts in Fiction page on Facebook: Hey, I’ve heard you guys say a couple of times not to “manipulate your reader”, and I’d like to hear about this, as […]

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 […]

FiF’s Favorites: First Lines

FiF’s Favorites: First Lines

Due to technical difficulties, there will be no audio-only podcast this week. My apologies. Please be sure to watch the YouTube video below.   ASK THE AUTHOR: From Dave Fessenden via aarongansky.com: Could you address in one of your podcasts the issue of multiple story […]