Tag: Craft of Fiction

Growing as a Writer

Growing as a Writer

  What advice that you’ve received do you wish you’d ignored. Lori Roleveld. Aaron: This is a good question. I suppose I’d have to say “only write when you’re inspired.” We’ve already discussed how this can be a trap, and an easy way to cop 

Hacking Your Reader’s Brain with Jeff Gerke

Hacking Your Reader’s Brain with Jeff Gerke

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, the FiF crew is joined by Jeff Gerke, author, publisher, editor, etc. He shares with us from his book The Irresistible Novel. Because the material he shares is still under copyright, we’re not publishing show notes (other than the 

Let’s Kick this Pig! From Idea to Draft

Let’s Kick this Pig! From Idea to Draft

Welcome back, loyal listeners! We’ve talked a lot about ideas this month, and now it’s time to figure out how to go from concept to draft. We talk about what steps will help you accomplish the birthing of your idea to the page.   ASK 

Ideas: Selecting and Refining

Ideas: Selecting and Refining

Welcome back, loyal listeners! We apologize for the delay in getting this audio cast up for you, and hope you’ll forgive us. This week, we talk about selecting and refining your ideas. As always, you may listen and watch below. Don’t forget to hit the 

Ideas: Brainstorming

Ideas: Brainstorming

Welcome back, loyal listeners, to the first cast of the new year! We hope your 2016 is filled with fantastic fiction. Unfortunately, we had numerous technical difficulties when recording this, so the quality is noticeably worse than our usual casts. We do apologize for that 

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

Welcome back, loyal listeners. This marks our final podcast for 2015, so we thought it important to look forward to next year, and to look back at the year that’s passed. We talk about what the show will look like next year, and discuss some 

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 

World Building

World Building

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, the crew talks about building your fictive world. You may listen and watch below. As always, show notes are beneath the YouTube embed. Please don’t forget to add us to your various social media outlets, hit the thumbs up, 

Writing Holiday Fiction

Writing Holiday Fiction

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, Kathy Ide joins us to talk about her new compilation of fiction devotions called 21 Days of Christmas.  She also enlightens us on how to write authentically about the holidays without falling into cliché. As always, the show notes 

Writing Mentally Unstable Characters

Writing Mentally Unstable Characters

Welcome back, loyal listeners! This week, Al talks with Stephanie Carroll, author of A White Room, about writing mentally unstable characters. As always, give us a thumbs up and subscribe on YouTube and through whatever podcast app you prefer. Reviews are always appreciated. Show notes