Tag: Writer

Yuvi Zalkow Talks Everything

Yuvi Zalkow Talks Everything

[box][/box] Since we started this podcast, I’ve been wanting to bring on a few of my writer friends as guests. I finally got my chance this week when Yuvi Zalkow skyped in and talked with us about pretty much everything. He’s a great writer with 

Author Spotlight: Jill Richardson

Author Spotlight: Jill Richardson

[box]I had a chance to chat a bit with Jill Richardson, author of Hobbits, You, and the Spiritual World of Middle Earth, and wanted to share it with you. If you’re like me, you’ll be excited to look at Tolkien’s Middle Earth in a new, 

Setting Your Setting

Setting Your Setting

[box]There’s an old saying: You can take the cowboy out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the cowboy. This is equally as true in fiction as it is in life. No matter where your characters come from, they’re inextricably tied to 

The Point of Point of View

The Point of Point of View

[box]Firsts in Fiction is back again! This week we ponder the point of point of view. Which is right for your story or novel? First person? Second person? Third person? Steve and I explore the issue in depth (probably a little more depth than is 

Bonus Cast! Heroes

Bonus Cast! Heroes

Nathan Bodell and Aaron Gansky talk heroes: what makes them great, what makes them last.

Halloween Special: Villains!

Halloween Special: Villains!

Just in time for Halloween, Steve and I discuss villains (cue maniacal laughter). Who are the greatest villains? What makes them great? What can we do to add great villains to our fiction?

Kurt Vonneguts Eight Rules for Writing Fiction

Kurt Vonneguts Eight Rules for Writing Fiction

More writing rules! This week, we look at what the incredible Kurt Vonnegut had to say about fiction. I’ve written about this before, so each heading is a link to a previous post with more information and insights on that particular rule. Here’s what Steve 

First Pages

First Pages

This week, Steve McLain and I revisit the idea of first lines and apply the principles we discussed to the first pages. Rather than talking exclusively about the importance, this episode focuses more on how to put these pages together. You may listen to the 

Author Spotlight: LaTan Murphy and Cynthia Howerter

Author Spotlight: LaTan Murphy and Cynthia Howerter

You’re not seeing double. There are two authors spotlighted this week. LaTan Roland Murphy and Cynthia Howerter collaborated to write the book God’s Provision in Tough Times. Here’s a bit of info about them: [box]LA-TAN MURPHY is a Georgia girl, who currently resides in Raleigh, 

Author Spotlight: Ann Tatlock

Author Spotlight: Ann Tatlock

This week, Ann Tatlock has graciously agreed to talk with me about her career in writing. She’s the author of 10 novels and four children’s books. Her newest novel, Sweet Mercy, was released in May by Bethany House Publishers. She also enjoys teaching at various