37 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.

Amie Kaufman On Writing Amie Kaufman

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    • 5.0 • 66 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.

    Writing Ensemble Casts with M.K. England (Season 3, Bonus Episode 1)

    Writing Ensemble Casts with M.K. England (Season 3, Bonus Episode 1)

    When I recieved a question on how to create a compelling cast of characters, I knew M.K. England was the person to answer it. M.K. is a pro at building a dynamic ensemble cast, and this episode is jam-packed with their practical advice on how to make sure your cast of characters are all distinct, unique, and play well off each other.
    Find out more about M.K. at their website. You will find a transcript of this episode on my website , which is also where you can sign up for my new newsletter and find out about my other podcast, Pub Dates, which is taking you behind the scenes on my upcoming novel The Isles of the Gods (you can pre-order it right now).

    • 9 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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66 Ratings

66 Ratings

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Excellent

Chock full of incredible writing tips from a real author.
My go to for writing advice.
Love it! Keep up the great work! And thank you so much for taking the time to make the podcast, for the benefit of aspiring authors like me. :)

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