Tag: Steve McLain

From The Vaults: Screenwriting with Brian Bird

From The Vaults: Screenwriting with Brian Bird

Join us as we talk screenwriting with Brian Bird, a 30-year veteran of the Hollywood film and television business. His mission as a writer, producer and media professional is to create high-caliber life-affirming redemptive true stories and uplifting entertainment projects.

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 Care and Feeding of Novel Ideas

The Care and Feeding of Novel Ideas

  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 […]

The Biz-Marketing with guest Edie Melson

The Biz-Marketing with guest Edie Melson

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, due to unforeseen occurrences, neither Al nor Aaron were able to make the cast. But because we had such an awesome guest lined up, we wanted to move forward and deliver a quality cast anyway. Steve McLain (former host) […]

100th Episode Extravaganza!

100th Episode Extravaganza!

Welcome back, loyal listeners! We’ve got a special treat for you this week, our 100th episode extravaganza! Join us for this trip down memory lane with some familiar faces and voices. Steve McLain and Heather Luby join us to talk about the role they played […]

Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

[box] [/box] Welcome back, loyal listeners! It’s that time of year again, when all good Americans rush out to the store (or the internet) to get gifts for their loved ones. This week, Al and Aaron Gansky talk about the gifts the writer in your […]

The Point of Point of View

The Point of Point of View

This week we ponder the point of point of view. Which is right for your story or novel? First person? Second person? Third person? Steve and I explore the issue in depth (probably a little more depth than is actually necessary).

Write What You Fear

Write What You Fear

This week, Aaron is joined by Heather to talk, among other things, writing through our fears. We also discuss some literary news from around the country, including warning labels for the literary cannon.

The Next Big Trend

The Next Big Trend

Steve and Aaron discuss the next big trend in fiction.

Five Tips for Researching Your Novel — Recast

Five Tips for Researching Your Novel — Recast

Like it or not, at some point in your novel, you’ll need to do some fact finding. Here are five tips to help you do it well (and have some fun in the process).