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Each week, co-hosts, Alida Winternheimer, author and writing coach at Word Essential, Kathryn Arnold, emerging writer, & Robert Scanlon, author of the Blood Empire series, have conversations about the craft of writing fiction. They bring diverse experiences and talents to the table from both the traditional and indie worlds.

Our goal is for each episode to be a fun, lively discussion of some aspect of story craft that enlightens, as well as entertains.

Sometimes we have special guests. All episodes are available in video as well. Visit www.StoryWorksPodcast.com for videos, show notes, and more.

Story Works Round Table | Conversations About Craft | Before You Can Be a Successful Author, You Have to Write a Great Story Alida Winternheimer

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Each week, co-hosts, Alida Winternheimer, author and writing coach at Word Essential, Kathryn Arnold, emerging writer, & Robert Scanlon, author of the Blood Empire series, have conversations about the craft of writing fiction. They bring diverse experiences and talents to the table from both the traditional and indie worlds.

Our goal is for each episode to be a fun, lively discussion of some aspect of story craft that enlightens, as well as entertains.

Sometimes we have special guests. All episodes are available in video as well. Visit www.StoryWorksPodcast.com for videos, show notes, and more.

    SWRT 141 | Workshopping Act I

    SWRT 141 | Workshopping Act I

    This week, Kathryn brings Act I of her novel-in-progress to the Round Table for a workshopping session with Alida. Common problems with the first act include: how long should Act I be, how much to introduce and how to world build in a short space, making Act I exciting, showing character agency, and more!

    Get Alida’s coaching services at www.WordEssential.com/editing.

    Show notes & links at www.StoryWorksPodcast.com.

    • 33 min
    SWRT 140 | Writing Book Ads Copy

    SWRT 140 | Writing Book Ads Copy

    Alida, Robert, & Kathryn welcome Bryan Cohen of Best Page Forward back to the Round Table to talk about writing book ads. We also get into the question of genre. How do you decide which genre to write your copy to when your book is cross- or sub-genre?

    Show notes & links at www.StoryWorksPodcast.com.

    • 33 min
    SWRT 139 | The Craft of Writing Book Copy

    SWRT 139 | The Craft of Writing Book Copy

    This week, we welcome our friend, Bryan Cohen, to the Round Table to discuss writing book copy. Those tight little paragraphs that adorn the back of your book, your sales page, your query letters, your marketing. If you’ve been dreading distilling your masterpiece into a few pithy sentences in order to attract readers, then you must listen to this episode. 

    Join Bryan’s free Amazon Ad Challenge right now at www.bestpageforward.net/challenge.

    Show notes & links at www.storyworkspodcast.com.

    • 38 min
    SWRT 138 | Writing - Life Balance

    SWRT 138 | Writing - Life Balance

    This week, Alida, Robert, & Kathryn take a new approach to the new year. Instead of assessing the year past & making plans for the year ahead, they discuss ways to balance writing with life. What does it mean to be a creative person in a busy world? How do you prioritize not only your writing, but yourself when there are so many other demands on your time and energy? Does valuing your own creativity help you show up in the world a better person?

    Show notes & links at StoryWorksPodcast.com.

    • 22 min
    SWRT Happy Holidays!

    SWRT Happy Holidays!

    We wish you a joyous holiday season and will be back next week with a regular episode.
    Alida, Robert, & Kathryn

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    SWRT 137 | Writing - Life Balance

    SWRT 137 | Writing - Life Balance

    This week, Alida, Robert, & Kathryn discuss ways to balance writing with life. What does it mean to be a creative person in a busy world? How do you prioritize not only your writing, but yourself when there are so many other demands on your time and energy? Does valuing your own creativity help you show up in the world a better person? And so much more!

    Show notes & links at StoryWorksPodcast.com.

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    • 24 min

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