Tag: Heather Luby

From the Vaults: 10 Tips for Naming Your Character

From the Vaults: 10 Tips for Naming Your Character

Originally published on March 23, 2014. Featuring prior co-hosts Steve McLain and Heather Luby. This cast was originally, and is rebroadcast, as audio only.   *ADDENDUM* The good people at EditionGuard.com put together a pretty fancy infographic, and were kind enough to ask me to […]

The Writer’s Mind–What Kind of Writer Are You?

The Writer’s Mind–What Kind of Writer Are You?

  NOVEL SPOTLIGHT: Slaughterhouse Five (Aaron’s Pick) This is one of my favorite novels of all time. I’m not sure exactly how many times I’ve read it, but it’s up there. I use it in the AP class I teach each year. There’s a lot […]

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 […]

Through the Editor’s Eyes–What Editors Look For

Through the Editor’s Eyes–What Editors Look For

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: Bill Giovannetti via Facebook: Have you ever written yourself into a blind alley? How do you get out of it? AARON: This is another way of saying “have you written yourself into […]

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 […]

Social Media for the Anti-Social

Social Media for the Anti-Social

  Ask the Author: As an intuitive writer, how do you handle “world building” like you did for Hand of Adonai? I’m an outliner and I’m finding it’s more work than I thought it would be to lay out the rules that my fictional world […]

Let’s Kick this Pig! From Idea to Draft

Let’s Kick this Pig! From Idea to Draft

Welcome back, loyal listeners! We’ve talked a lot about ideas this month, and now it’s time to figure out how to go from concept to draft. We talk about what steps will help you accomplish the birthing of your idea to the page.   ASK […]

The Red Pen with Heather Luby

The Red Pen with Heather Luby

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, Heather Luby joins us to talk about our favorite editing strategies. As always, you can listen and watch below. Show notes are beneath the YouTube embed. Please be sure to hit the “thumbs up” on YouTube and like us […]

Seven Deadly Writing Sins

Seven Deadly Writing Sins

Welcome back, loyal listener! This week, Heather Luby joined us to talk about the seven deadly writing sins. Show notes are below. I do want to apologize for the rough quality at the beginning of the cast. It eventually gets better. Thanks for sticking with […]

The Author Reader Contract

The Author Reader Contract

Welcome back, loyal listeners! Heather Luby joins us to talk about the Author-Reader contract. As always, show  notes are below. Don’t forget to hit the like button on YouTube and to subscribe to us on your podcast feeds. Reviews are always appreciated. Be sure to […]