45 episodes

How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, whether you're brand new to writing, or a seasoned author looking to improve your craft, this podcast is for you!

Fiction Writing Made Eas‪y‬ Savannah Gilbo

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How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, whether you're brand new to writing, or a seasoned author looking to improve your craft, this podcast is for you!

    10 Reasons Why Novels Get Rejected

    10 Reasons Why Novels Get Rejected

    In this episode, I'll share the ten common reasons why manuscripts get rejected by agents and editors.

    • 19 min
    The 6 Scenes Every Action Novel Needs

    The 6 Scenes Every Action Novel Needs

    In today's episode, we're going to talk about the key scenes that every action story needs to have in order to work and to satisfy fans of the genre. Here's a preview of what's included:[01:25] Action stories are about life and death, and good versus...

    • 15 min
    How to Write a Well-Structured Scene

    How to Write a Well-Structured Scene

    In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through how to write a well-structured scene. I'll also show you how this structure shows up in a scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Here's a preview of what's included:[02:50] A scene is a unit...

    • 18 min
    The #1 Reason Why So Many Novels Go Unfinished

    The #1 Reason Why So Many Novels Go Unfinished

    In this episode, we're talking about why so many novels go unfinished and what you can do to make sure you finish every project you start.

    • 13 min
    Romance Genre Conventions

    Romance Genre Conventions

    In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through the conventions of the romance genre. I'm also going to show you how these conventions show up in the movie Twilight. Here's a preview of what's included:[01:30] What makes the romance genre unique? In...

    • 21 min
    5 Questions to Ask Before Writing a First Draft

    5 Questions to Ask Before Writing a First Draft

    In this episode, I'll walk you through five questions to ask yourself before you start writing a first draft. Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, these questions will help you flesh out the foundational elements of your story.

    • 12 min

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