Tag: Steve McLain

Screenwriting with Brian Bird

Screenwriting with Brian Bird

Brian Bird joins hosts Aaron Gansky and Steve McLain to talk screenwriting (by popular demand).

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

Heather, Steve, and Aaron are joined by past guests Yuvi Zalkow and Alton Gansky to celebrate a year of podcasting excellence.

Handling Interior Monologue

Handling Interior Monologue

This week Aaron and Heather discuss the best ways to handle interior monologue. How much is too much? To italicize or not to italicize?

Keeping the Reader in the Story

Keeping the Reader in the Story

Aaron and Steve are joined by novelist Alton Gansky to discuss the mistakes writers make that take their readers out of their stories, and how to avoid them.

Balancing Dialog and Action

Balancing Dialog and Action

Steve and Aaron talk about how to balance character dialog and action.

Character Creation Process

Character Creation Process

Steve and Heather talk about how to build characters that are memorable and authentic.

Character Psychology 101

Character Psychology 101

Aaron Gansky is joined by novelist Alton Gansky and Maya Goode to talk Character Psychology.

Penning the Perfect Title

Penning the Perfect Title

Steve and Aaron discuss how to pen the perfect title for your novel.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt 2

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt 2

Welcome back to Firsts in Fiction! This is the exciting conclusion of last week’s episode discussing the 8 rules for writing fiction from Kurt Vonnegut. Andrew Panebianco joined to talk about Vonnegut’s rules.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt1

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt1

Andrew Panebianco joins us this week to talk about Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for writing fiction.