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Do you want to become a better writer? Join bestselling author Kristina Adams and writing student Ellie Betts every week, where they’ll dive deep into the psychology behind great writing – and writers.

Wherever you’re at in your literary journey, they’ve got something for you. From using psychology to write better characters, to working through the mental blockages that are really holding you back, their tips and advice will help you exceed even your wildest writing goals.

Once a month, they dive deep into the forgotten history of a famous female writer. From Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s impact on mental health and post-natal depression, to Beatrix Potter’s self-publishing success, these are women writers like you’ve never seen them before.

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Do you want to become a better writer? Join bestselling author Kristina Adams and writing student Ellie Betts every week, where they’ll dive deep into the psychology behind great writing – and writers.

Wherever you’re at in your literary journey, they’ve got something for you. From using psychology to write better characters, to working through the mental blockages that are really holding you back, their tips and advice will help you exceed even your wildest writing goals.

Once a month, they dive deep into the forgotten history of a famous female writer. From Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s impact on mental health and post-natal depression, to Beatrix Potter’s self-publishing success, these are women writers like you’ve never seen them before.

    Character Arcs: What They Are and How to Write Them

    Character Arcs: What They Are and How to Write Them

    Character arcs can be a huge part of what makes your character feel more relatable and realistic. In this episode, we'll take a look at what they are, why they matter, and how you can include them in plot-driven stories.

    (Apologies for dodgy sound in places - Kristina's laptop was misbehaving!)

    Sign up for our workshop on How to Write Character Arcs - Whatever Your Genre here: www.writerscookbook.com/arcsworkshop

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-writers-cookbook/donations

    • 16 min
    What Makes a Good Character?

    What Makes a Good Character?

    This week we're asking 'what makes a good character?' Is it about making them likeable, or are some traits more important?

    Books, films, and TV shows referenced

    Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

    Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert

    Gilmore Girls

    Charmed

    Spice Girls

    Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

    50 Shades of Grey - E.L.James

    Mamma Mia!

    You

    The Hobbit - J.R.R.Tolkein

    This is Us

    The Dresden Files - Jim Butcher

    Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

    Bad Feminist - Roxanne Gay

    American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis

    Mindhunter - John Douglas

    Difficult Mothers - Terri Apter

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-writers-cookbook/donations

    • 32 min
    Women Writers: Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Writing, Depression, and Feminism

    Women Writers: Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Writing, Depression, and Feminism

    Find out about our first inspiring Woman Writer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Her short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, helped to change the way post-natal depression (sometimes called post-partum depression) was treated forever.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-writers-cookbook/donations

    • 15 min
    Setting Writing Goals You Can Actually Stick to

    Setting Writing Goals You Can Actually Stick to

    Want to get more focused with your writing? Surpass even your wildest writing dreams? Learn how in our episode all about setting better goals.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-writers-cookbook/donations

    • 15 min
    How to Dig Yourself Out of a Plot Hole

    How to Dig Yourself Out of a Plot Hole

    Ah, the plot hole. So easy to fall into one, but not so easy to dig yourself out of. In this episode, we take a look at some techniques you can try to find your way out of a plot hole.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-writers-cookbook/donations

    • 17 min
    9 Surprising Reasons You Can't Finish Your Work in Progress

    9 Surprising Reasons You Can't Finish Your Work in Progress

    Stuck on your work in progress? Can't figure out why? Discover the 9 surprising reasons you can't finish your work in progress!

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-writers-cookbook/donations

    • 34 min

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