Plot and Structure: Endings

Plot and Structure: Endings

  Ask the Author: Mia Northrop via aarongansky.com – have you ever worried that references to real people (eg current political figures) or technology or media (eg iPhones, Facebook) would negatively date a book? Is there a trade off between reflecting current trends and the 

Plot and Structure: Beginnings

Plot and Structure: Beginnings

  Ask the Author: Mia Northrop via aarongansky.com. “When rewriting and removing whole chapters, what do you physically do with the text? Do you cut it and paste it into another document for reference just in case, delete it and say goodbye or something else?” 

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) 

The Biz–Contracts

The Biz–Contracts

    Ask the Author: Aaron Gansky–Where did the idea for your first novel come from? Aaron: Good question, Aaron. I’m so glad you asked. My first novel was never published, and never will be. But the idea came originally from a dream. It’s a 

The Biz: The Changing World of Publishing

The Biz: The Changing World of Publishing

  Ask the Author: Jenny Snow — Describe the moment you went from “trying the writing thing” to being a professional writer. What changed inward and outwardly? How did your outcomes change? Aaron: I’ve always been a writer, but when I went to Blue Ridge 

The Writing Biz — Agents

The Writing Biz — Agents

  Ask the Author: Shelia Firedly — Do you ever get “writer’s block,” if so, what do you do? Aaron: This is a complicated question, and the answer is rather lengthy. So, I’ll try to be brief. I handle writer’s block in two ways: 1. 

Drive

Drive

Originally published in the Aperion Review, Winter 2015 Issue. My father pulls to the side of a quiet residential neighborhood and parks the car. He spins the barrel of his revolver and clicks it in place. “You’re good here, right?” I nod. He’s left me 

Planning a Series

Planning a Series

      Ask the Author: James Earls (via Facebook) Do you write on Sundays (that is, do you have a weekly day off?) Aaron: I don’t write on Sundays unless I’m on a pretty tight deadline. I try to protect my weekends as much 

Subtlety in Conflict

Subtlety in Conflict

  Ask the Author: How do you come up with the title of your book? Michael Sforza ‏(via twitter) Aaron: Good question! I like Flannery O’Connor’s advice on this. That’s to find a line of imagery or a description that encompasses the story and use 

Conflict: Figurative Language

Conflict: Figurative Language

  Ask the Author: How much time of the day do you spend for yourself? No school, no writing, etc.? — John “Duke” O’Neil Aaron: This really depends on the day. Am I on deadline? If so, very little. If not, a little more. Even