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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?

The Writescast Network r. r. campbell

    • Education
    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

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?

    Tackling Second Drafts - Novel Approaches 028

    Tackling Second Drafts - Novel Approaches 028

    Maggie Derrick is back! And in this episode, she and r.r. campbell fire up the metaphor machine to address the ins and outs of tackling second drafts. Along the way, they discuss magnets (how do they work?), car manufacturing, and, yes, your feedback from our #WritescastChat series.



    Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.



    And check out Maggie's RevPit showcase submission!

    • 1 hr
    Wired for Story with Lisa Cron - Writescast 085

    Wired for Story with Lisa Cron - Writescast 085

    Lisa Cron explains what it is about human consciousness that’s so wired for story, as well as how understanding these phenomena can make us better writers.



    Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Profiles in Encouragement 003 - Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania

    Profiles in Encouragement 003 - Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania

    Amid social unrest, an ongoing pandemic, and the taunts of temperatures that continue to climb, it can be hard to feel as though our stories are worth the time it takes to tell them—let alone the time it takes to write them.



    In this episode, Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, and Jeff Nania help us counter that narrative by reassuring us that we and our stories are worth it.



    Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

    • 13 min
    Audiobook Production featuring Valerie Biel - Writescast 084

    Audiobook Production featuring Valerie Biel - Writescast 084

    Author Valerie Biel returns to the Writescast Network to discuss the how-tos of turning one's book into an audiobook.



    Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

    • 51 min
    Inner Conflict and Theme - Novel Approaches 027

    Inner Conflict and Theme - Novel Approaches 027

    With help from the #WritescastChat community, guest co-host Ekta Garg and r.r. campbell discuss the intersection of inner conflict and theme. Don your safety goggles, folks, because the metaphor machine is in high gear for this one!



    Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

    • 1 hr
    Writing as a Parent-Professional with Sarah J. Carlson - Writescast 083

    Writing as a Parent-Professional with Sarah J. Carlson - Writescast 083

    Sarah J. Carlson describes her journey to becoming a published author while also juggling her career as a school psychologist and her responsibilities as a parent.



    Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

HolEssence ,

Ideal companion

This podcast was an ideal companion on today’s drive. Great questions. Great answers. I learned a lot! Thank you.

Torsht ,

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!

Russell Ricard ,

Great Podcast: A Writers Friend

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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