Ask Your Editor is a WRITING podcast for WRITERS, discussing the writing process, the writer's life, and other creative writing topics from the perspective of two fabulous ladies: one experienced writer and a developmental editor of fiction.
Do I Need a Writing/English Degree to Be a Writer?
Will a degree help my writing? Is it even worth it? Well, the answer is that it depends on what you want to get out of it. Abby and Amanda talk about their experiences in academia to shed some light on going to college for writing.
Full show notes (including things mentioned on the show) can be found at askyoureditor.com/writing-degree
How Do I Beat Writer's Block?
Abby has a controversial opinion about writer's block. Listen to find out what it is plus tips on how to beat writer's block.
Full show notes (including things mentioned on the show) can be found at askyoureditor.com/writers-block
How Do I Overcome Imposter Syndrome With My Writing?
Thoughts such as "What if my writing isn't good enough?" will only hurt your writing in the long run. How can writers overcome imposter syndrome?
Note: The 'making the bed' example was not Coach Carter but rather advice from Admiral William H. McRaven. Will post the link in the show notes.
Full show notes (including things mentioned on the show) can be found at askyoureditor.com/imposter-syndrome-writing
How Do I Write the Beginning?
What makes a good beginning when writing a novel? How do you unearth the beginning, knowing how important it is to hook the reader and pack a punch?
Trigger warnings: Domestic abuse 12:26 - 14:14. Sexual violence 22:07 - 23:09.
Full show notes (including things mentioned on the show) can be found at askyoureditor.com/how-to-write-beginning
Can I Draw from Real Life for My Fiction?
Is it okay to pull something you experienced in real life from your fiction? Do you need consent to do it? Will it be a legal problem if I write badly about someone?
Full show notes (including things mentioned on the show) can be found at askyoureditor.com/can-i-draw-from-real-life-fiction
Should I Outline My Novel? (Plotters vs. Pantsers)
What type of writing process works for you? Should you outline your novel or just free write? Who has the better process: plotters or pantsers?
Full show notes (including things mentioned on the show) can be found at askyoureditor.com/writing-process-plotters-vs-pantsers
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Great New Podcast
I got back into creative writing recently and it’s been difficult to find good podcasts on the topic. This one is off to a great start and I can’t wait to see what topics they discuss.
In the beginning....
Can’t wait to witness this pod develop!
Love any opportunity to hear Amanda Edens talk about writing and editing. Such talent behind the microphone here, and a privilege to experience her shared wisdom and insight.