Tag: Writer

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer

  NOVEL SPOTLIGHT (Pops): The Taking, by Dean Koontz, 2004, Bantam Books, 448 pages in original release. When I think of books by Dean Koontz several titles float to the surface of my mind: Strangers, Sole Survivor, Odd Thomas, One Door Away from Heaven, and […]

Developing Discipline–The Habit of Art

Developing Discipline–The Habit of Art

  Novel Spotlight (Molly Jo): Heart’s Song by Aaron Gansky and Kaye Morrison   Developing Discipline–Mental Steps to Establishing Habit We started this year of FiF podcasts by focusing on the writer’s mind and way of thinking. Last week we chatted about the “Writer’s Mind: […]

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 […]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Novel Writing

Everything You Wanted to Know About Novel Writing

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From Bill Giovannetti via Facebook: What are your top tips for great dialog? AARON: Thanks for the question, Bill. We’ve done several casts on dialog. I’ll link some at the end of […]

What’s in a Name? Choosing Character Names

What’s in a Name? Choosing Character Names

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: When is it too long in laying down your writing to the point you have lost a bit of it? Do you scrap it & start over, […]

Finding the Write Gift

Finding the Write Gift

Welcome back, loyal listeners! As Christmas draws near, you may find yourself looking for a gift to give to the writer in your life. Here are some great ideas for you. As always, you may listen and view below. Please be sure to subscribe and […]

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 […]

Let’s Get Physical

Let’s Get Physical

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, we tackle how to write with physical precision when describing our characters bodies, even their biology! Listen or watch below to find out how to “embody” your characters.  

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?

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer

This week, Steve, Heather, and Aaron take a look at how to read like a writer.