Tag: Writer

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.

Author Spotlight: Barbara Kois

Author Spotlight: Barbara Kois

[box] It’s been quite some time since I’ve brought you an Author Spotlight, but I wanted to make sure my readers get an opportunity to hear from Barbara Kois. She is a writer, an editor, an author coach, a corporate communication consultant, and a speechwriter. 

Christian Devotions Speak UP! Interview

Christian Devotions Speak UP! Interview

[box][/box] Recently, I had the privilege of chatting with Scott McCausey, host of Christian Devotions Speak UP! We talked a bit about my book, and about my ministries in general. Would love if you listened. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. As always, 

Aaron Talks About The Bargain

Aaron Talks About The Bargain

[box][/box] Hey Firsts in Fiction listeners! On this week’s cast, I talk about my new book, The Bargain. Steve asks some good questions. No show notes this week, since we’re not really talking much about the craft of fiction. Hope you enjoy the interview. You 

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 

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 

How to Write Great Dialog

How to Write Great Dialog

This week on Firsts in Fiction, Steve and I discuss dialog: What it is, what it should be, and how to make it work. You may listen below. Remember, you can always find Steve and I on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, and Stitcher. As always, you 

Yuvi Talks Everything Part 2

Yuvi Talks Everything Part 2

[box][/box] Last week, Steve and I talked with Yuvi Zalkow, author of A Brilliant Novel in the Works. Our conversation ran a little long, so we split it over two weeks. This week, we pick up our conversation discussing writer’s block, but we move very