Tag: Writer Interview

10 Mistakes I’ve Made in My Writing

10 Mistakes I’ve Made in My Writing

  Firsts in Fiction 10 Mistakes I’ve Made in My Writing: (Aaron) Writing with a thesaurus. My first draft of The Bargain was a very showy affair, a real, “look what I can do!” type of a novel. This kind of flashing neon light pointing […]

Writing YA Fiction with Tessa Emily Hall

Writing YA Fiction with Tessa Emily Hall

    No show notes this week. Be sure to watch and/or listen. 🙂

Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Dialog

Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Dialog

  Firsts in Fiction Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Dialog What is dialog? “Dialogue is not a break in the action. It’s an intensification of the action. Here’s something else dialogue is not: It’s not the way we speak. Dialogue must appear realistic without being […]

Ask the Authors

Ask the Authors

    Firsts in Fiction Ask the Authors   How do you prefer to handle typesetting words in made up languages? Italics? What if you are including thoughts in dialogue? Here is an example: Kata’s brow furrowed, “Snack?” Zeta looked around warily before she whispered, […]

Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Voice

Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Voice

    Firsts in Fiction Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Voice Continuing our look at Gross Anatomy of a Novel, this week we discuss Voice. First, let’s define “Voice.” Voice is one of the trickiest aspects of writing fiction. One thing the best writers have […]

Juggling Multiple Plot Lines

Juggling Multiple Plot Lines

    NOVEL SPOTLIGHT (Pops): In 2011, Simon & Schuster published Stephen King’s 11/22/63. I received the book as a Christmas present from one of my sons-in-law. It’s weighty book, as King’s novels often are, of 850 pages or so. King has proven himself a […]

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 […]

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: What are five flaws that will keep an agent or editor from considering your manuscript? Jacqueline Patterson AARON: I think, if you asked five different authors or editors or publishers this question, […]

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) […]

Magical Realism

Magical Realism

Welcome back loyal listeners! This week we’re joined by Stephanie Carroll, author of A White Room, to talk magical realism. You can find out more about her and her incredible book at http://www.stephaniecarroll.net/ As always, you can listen or watch below. Looking for show notes? Check […]