Tag: Steve McLain

How to Beat Writer’s Block

How to Beat Writer’s Block

No writer is immune to the occasional (or, oft-times, more-than-occasional) case of writer’s block. The good news is, it’s not terminal, and your book will be just fine. This week Steve and I take a look at the causes of and possible cures for writer’s […]

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

Of all the elements of fiction, voice and style are perhaps the trickiest to teach. Nonetheless, Steve and I tackle the subject this week and seek to demystify a topic that has stymied writers for centuries. You can listen below, or download the file here.┬áRemember, […]

How to Write Great Fight Scenes

How to Write Great Fight Scenes

Fighting is a messy business. In your fiction, though, it can be downright boring, or it may lack flow, or stretch the boundaries of believability. How do you write a good fight scene? How do you ensure it preserves the action and suspense and drama […]

Five Tips for Researching Your Novel

Five Tips for Researching Your Novel

[box]Steve McLain and I spent this week discussing research. While several writers love digging up details, others dread it. 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 […]