36 episodes

New York Times and internationally bestselling author Amie Kaufman answers one question each week about writing craft. Full of practical tips and an exercise each week, this is a show for writers, for readers who want a backstage look at how their favourite authors craft their stories, or for creative writing classrooms.

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    • 5.0 • 64 Ratings

New York Times and internationally bestselling author Amie Kaufman answers one question each week about writing craft. Full of practical tips and an exercise each week, this is a show for writers, for readers who want a backstage look at how their favourite authors craft their stories, or for creative writing classrooms.

    Co-Authoring Disagreements

    Co-Authoring Disagreements

    I get a lot of questions about co-authoring, and so I'm dedicating the last three episodes of the season to answering them. This week’s question is by far the most frequently asked question I get about co-authoring. What to do when you and your co-author disagree? 
    You can find a transcript of this episode on my website. You can also sign up for my newsletter there, which is full of information about upcoming releases and events, and my other podcast, Pub Dates, which will take you behind the scenes on my upcoming novel The Isles of the Gods.
     

    • 17 min
    How Co-Authoring Works

    How Co-Authoring Works

    I get a lot of questions about co-authoring, and so I'm dedicating the last three episodes of the season to answering them. If you missed last week’s episode, it was about the practicalities of preparing to co-author a book. This week, I’m talking about the writing itself. A transcript of this episode is available on my website. You can sign up for my newsletter there, which is full of information about upcoming releases and events, and my other podcast, Pub Dates, which will take you behind the scenes on my upcoming novel The Isles of the Gods.  

    • 8 min
    Preparing for Co-authoring

    Preparing for Co-authoring

    The most frequent questions I get are about how co-authoring works. So I’m going to devote the last three episodes of this season to co-authoring, answering one question each week. This episode kicks us off with some advice on how to set up a co-authoring relationship for success from the outset.
    A transcript of this episode is available on my website. You can sign up for my newsletter there, which is full of information about upcoming releases and events, and my new podcast, Pub Dates, which will take you behind the scenes on my upcoming novel The Isles of the Gods.
     

    • 8 min
    What To Do With a Giant Word Count (Season 3, Episode 7)

    What To Do With a Giant Word Count (Season 3, Episode 7)

    My books are famously huge, so I am very intimate with this issue! A long word count isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it feels like your book is long because the story has gotten away from you, I offer four tips for what you can do about it. 
    A transcript of this episode is available on my website. You can sign up for my newsletter there, which is full of information about upcoming releases and events, and my new podcast, Pub Dates, which will take you behind the scenes on my upcoming novel The Isles of the Gods.

    • 10 min
    Four Ways To Build A Character

    Four Ways To Build A Character

    When you come to a story, you might have a very basic idea of who a character will be. But how do you go about building those characters, making them feel real and engaging, so the reader cares what happens to them?
    A transcript of this episode is available on my website. You can sign up for my newsletter there, which is full of information about upcoming releases and events, and my new podcast, Pub Dates, which takes you behind the scenes on my upcoming novel The Isles of the Gods.

    • 9 min
    Choosing First or Third Person POV

    Choosing First or Third Person POV

    Let's talk about point of view. What's the difference between first and third person, and how does a novel change depending on which you choose? 
    A transcript of this episode is available on my website, as well as info about my books and how to sign up for my newsletter. That's also where you can find out more about my new podcast, Pub Dates, which will take you behind the scenes on my upcoming novel The Isles of the Gods.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Moonlark13📚 ,

A gem of a podcast… 💎

This podcast is an absolutely wonderful resource!!!
I’m a young writer, 13 years old, that’s written a few novels so far that I’m going to try publishing soon. But I was just not feeling right about anything, like my worldbuilding, character development, etc. etc.
But…now I do!
Thank you Amie Kaufman for making this podcast—it has honestly changed my writing for the better! Please don’t stop! 😁
-Moonlark13📚

MtnGrl73 ,

Bites of delicious inspiration

Small, but mighty and accessible writing advice!

CatGRYT ,

Love this podcast!

This is a great podcast that hands you the most valuable bits of writing advice and storytelling tips in such a soothing voice :D

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