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The Writescast Network is a podcast collective for writers, by writers, with the mission of helping writers everywhere become more confident in themselves and in their craft. Our network includes podcasts featuring author interviews, conversations on the art and business of writing, and analyses of your favorite books—all from a writer's perspective. What will the Writescast Network do for you?

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The Writescast Network is a podcast collective for writers, by writers, with the mission of helping writers everywhere become more confident in themselves and in their craft. Our network includes podcasts featuring author interviews, conversations on the art and business of writing, and analyses of your favorite books—all from a writer's perspective. What will the Writescast Network do for you?

    Tropes and Clichés – Novel Approaches 022

    Tropes and Clichés – Novel Approaches 022

    In the first installment of Novel Approaches during Roaring Twenties, Part Two: Electric Boogaloo, guest co-host Maggie Derrick and r.r. campbell explore what tropes and clichés are, the role genre plays in determining whether they’re fulfilling or unflattering, and the importance of working with editors and sensitivity readers.



    Other topics include donuts with sprinkles, Merriam and/or Webster’s angst toward clichés, and robots, but not the fun kind.



    Thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Dandelion Web Marketing, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and Let’s Just Write!



    And don’t forget to level up with our pals at Scrivener and Mockup Shots!

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    Traditional Publishing Non-Traditionally with Tracey S. Phillips – Writescast 074

    Traditional Publishing Non-Traditionally with Tracey S. Phillips – Writescast 074

    Author Tracey S. Phillips joins r.r. campbell to discuss the non-traditional route she took to traditional publishing, as well as how listeners can follow in her footsteps.



    Thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Dandelion Web Marketing, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and Let’s Just Write!

    • 50 min
    Non-Romantic Love in Fiction featuring M.D. Neu – Writescast 073

    Non-Romantic Love in Fiction featuring M.D. Neu – Writescast 073

    Award-winning author M.D. Neu returns to discuss non-romantic love in fiction. With examples from fiction of all stripes and M.D.’s own work, what’s *not* to love?



    Thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Dandelion Web Marketing, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and Let’s Just Write!

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    Mission Statements, Knowing the Market, and Three-Legged Pants with Ann Garvin – Writescast 072

    Mission Statements, Knowing the Market, and Three-Legged Pants with Ann Garvin – Writescast 072

    In this free-wheeling conversation, USA Today bestselling author Ann Garvin and r.r. campbell discuss what it means to understand your readership, the practicality of writerly mission statements, and, wait for it—three-legged pairs of pants.



    Thanks to this episode’s sponsor: Let’s Just Write!

    Non-Linear Storytelling – Novel Approaches 021

    Non-Linear Storytelling – Novel Approaches 021

    Sione and r.r. do some creative writing calculus by waxing philosophical on the nature of time, space, and their intersection with story. Oh, and all apologies to Richard Gere. You’ll understand once you’ve listened to the episode.

    Drama, Character, Stakes, and Throughlines featuring Brenda Marie Smith – Writescast 071

    Drama, Character, Stakes, and Throughlines featuring Brenda Marie Smith – Writescast 071

    Author Brenda Marie Smith joins the show to discuss the interplay between developing character, building drama, and more.

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Great insight on structure

As a firm believer in the importance of structure when writing a novel, I love this podcast. There's a great spectrum of perspective when r.r. campbell and Sione Aeschliman discuss structure topics. Really useful content!

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Thrilled to find this podcast. Excellent interviewer style, structure, and voice from Ryan ( rr. Campbell). Good friend to writers having a podcast for discussion and insight and support on topics relevant to our craft and lives as writers. Well done.

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