Fight Scenes–Recast

Fight Scenes–Recast

Welcome back, loyal listeners! Though we tried valiantly to record a cast this week, circumstances thwarted us. Most notably, Aaron’s sister underwent brain surgery on Tuesday. While she’s recovering well, the financial burden is pretty steep. If you’re able to contribute, she and her family 

World Blog Tour

World Blog Tour

Some time ago, my publisher suggested doing a “World Blog Tour.” The idea is simple: post my answer to some common questions, then introduce you to a few writers I think you might enjoy. Sounds like fun, so here you go: What am I working 

Character Archetypes

Character Archetypes

[box] [/box] Welcome back to Firsts in Fiction, loyal listeners! This week the crew is joined by Maya Goode to talk archetypes and the role they play in our fiction. Check out the YouTube video below, or watch it here. If you prefer the audio-only version, 

Author Spotlight: James Brown

Author Spotlight: James Brown

It’s been some time since I’ve done an author spotlight, but after meeting up with an old professor of mine, I decided to regale you with another installment of my Author Spotlight feature. James Brown is the author of the memoirs This River and The Los 

Character Creation Process

Character Creation Process

Steve and Heather talk about how to build characters that are memorable and authentic.

Character Psychology 101

Character Psychology 101

Aaron Gansky is joined by novelist Alton Gansky and Maya Goode to talk Character Psychology.

Penning the Perfect Title

Penning the Perfect Title

Steve and Aaron discuss how to pen the perfect title for your novel.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt 2

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt 2

Welcome back to Firsts in Fiction! This is the exciting conclusion of last week’s episode discussing the 8 rules for writing fiction from Kurt Vonnegut. Andrew Panebianco joined to talk about Vonnegut’s rules.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt1

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction – Pt1

Andrew Panebianco joins us this week to talk about Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for writing fiction.

Writer’s Talk–The Bargain

Writer’s Talk–The Bargain

Welcome back to Firsts in Fiction, loyal listeners! Got something different for you this week. Some time ago, Aaron sat down with his father (fellow author Alton Gansky), to talk about Aaron’s novel, The Bargain. While we’ve done a few other interviews about the novel,