111 episodes

Writing the Wrong Way is the perfect podcast for serious writers who want to stand out in a crowded industry by becoming more productive while taking more artistic risks. Jonathan Ball is an award-winning author of dark, experimental artworks. He holds a PhD in creative writing and uses an analytical approach to show serious writers new ways to write, edit, and work so they can create innovative art that stands taller than the crowd. https://www.strangerfication.ca/

Writing the Wrong Way with Jonathan Ball, PhD Writing the Wrong Way with Jonathan Ball, PhD

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Writing the Wrong Way is the perfect podcast for serious writers who want to stand out in a crowded industry by becoming more productive while taking more artistic risks. Jonathan Ball is an award-winning author of dark, experimental artworks. He holds a PhD in creative writing and uses an analytical approach to show serious writers new ways to write, edit, and work so they can create innovative art that stands taller than the crowd. https://www.strangerfication.ca/

    SM Beiko on Worldbuilding, Writing a Series, and the Publishing Industry

    SM Beiko on Worldbuilding, Writing a Series, and the Publishing Industry

    Jonathan welcomes in artist, author & editor S.M. (Samantha) Beiko to talk about her process of creating the world in which your characters can live through multiple story instalments. 

    Find more of Samantha's work here: https://www.smbeiko.com/

    Pick up your copy of the Dead Work Anthology at https://deadwork.ca

    For more of Jonathan's work:

    https://twitter.com/jonathanballcom

    https://www.instagram.com/jonathanballcom/

    https://www.strangerfiction.ca/




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    Jordan Scott on Writing Poetry and Picture Books and Using a 'Magpie' Process

    Jordan Scott on Writing Poetry and Picture Books and Using a 'Magpie' Process

    University of Winnipeg Writer-in-Residence Jordan Scott joins Jonathan's writing class to talk to students and answer questions about his writing process.

    For more on Jordan and his work: https://news.uwinnipeg.ca/2022-carol-shields-writer-in-residence-is-jordan-scott/

    Pick up your copy of the Dead Work Anthology at https://deadwork.ca

    For more of Jonathan's work:

    https://twitter.com/jonathanballcom

    https://www.instagram.com/jonathanballcom/

    https://www.strangerfiction.ca/




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    • 50 min
    Prose Poetry with Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Prose Poetry with Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Jonathan welcomes in poet ryan fitzpatrick to define and discuss prose poetry, and its differences with traditional verse poetry.

    Check out fitzpatrick's work: https://ryanfitzpatrick.ca/

    Pick up your copy of the Dead Work Anthology at https://deadwork.ca

    For more of Jonathan's work:

    https://twitter.com/jonathanballcom

    https://www.instagram.com/jonathanballcom/

    https://www.strangerfiction.ca/


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    • 55 min
    Structuring Story — Aliens Attack the Government! (Part 2 of 2)

    Structuring Story — Aliens Attack the Government! (Part 2 of 2)

    Jonathan and Lyndon continue to break their Alien Invasion story, working out the structure of the tale in the process.  

    Pick up your copy of the Dead Work Anthology at https://deadwork.ca

    For more of Jonathan's work:

    https://twitter.com/jonathanballcom

    https://www.instagram.com/jonathanballcom/

    https://www.strangerfiction.ca/


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Breaking Story — Aliens Attack the Government! (Part 1 of 2)

    Breaking Story — Aliens Attack the Government! (Part 1 of 2)

    Jonathan welcomes back comics creator Lyndon Radchenka to "break story" or come up with a completely new story idea from beginning to end. 

    Even though the Kickstarter is now over, you can still get your copy of the Dead Work Anthology at https://deadwork.ca

    For more of Jonathan's work:

    https://twitter.com/jonathanballcom

    https://www.instagram.com/jonathanballcom/

    https://www.strangerfiction.ca/


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    • 54 min
    Celebrating the Resurrection of Dead Work (Kickstarter Funded!)

    Celebrating the Resurrection of Dead Work (Kickstarter Funded!)

    Jonathan joins other members of the Dead Work Collective as their Kickstarter to publish an anthology of original comic stories is funded! The conversation quickly turns to the art of creating comics: what works for some doesn't for others as these gentlemen can attest.

    Even though the Kickstarter is now over, you can still get your copy of the Dead Work Anthology at https://deadwork.ca

    For more of Jonathan's work:

    https://twitter.com/jonathanballcom

    https://www.instagram.com/jonathanballcom/

    https://www.strangerfiction.ca/


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

iron buddha ,

phenomenally fun and fantastically free

all these years, i’ve been attempting to produce manuscripts with the eraser end of my pencils. imagine that! now, thankfully, i’ve switched to the graphite end, and suddenly my work is legible- and i owe it all to mr. Ball. thank you for the tip, as it were! haha!

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