102 episodes

We are a writing craft focused podcast that digs deep into craft. We focus and try to find good and bad examples of everything from plot and structure, to word choice and idioms.

Start Writing Joseph Bendoski, J Washburn

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

We are a writing craft focused podcast that digs deep into craft. We focus and try to find good and bad examples of everything from plot and structure, to word choice and idioms.

    SW SPECIAL J's Beginner's Guide to Writing a Novel (part 1)

    SW SPECIAL J's Beginner's Guide to Writing a Novel (part 1)

    We've had a lot of listeners ask us where to start. Our backlog spans many years! So this is meant to be tips for a beginner. It was put together with J as the lead, rather than Joe. See the video version here: https://youtu.be/rogG8TCFQtc


    Let us know what you think: me@jwashburn.com 


     

    • 42 min
    SW 122 Marketing Group: Email Super-fan Model

    SW 122 Marketing Group: Email Super-fan Model

    In the marketing group, we discuss the Email Super-fan Model approach and talk about how it can change how you run FB ads, how to set up the email chain, and what you are selling beyond just books.




    Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com


    Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast


    Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

    • 45 min
    SW 121 INT Bryan Collins - Dialogue in Non-Fiction

    SW 121 INT Bryan Collins - Dialogue in Non-Fiction

    We talk to Bryan Collins about writing dialogue in non-fiction, and how journaling can be used to inform and fuel it. He talks about how he and other authors build a business around their non-fiction writing, and how time and events can change things.


    Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com


    Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast


    Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

    • 24 min
    SW 120 Marketing Group: Facebook & Amazon Ads Phase 1

    SW 120 Marketing Group: Facebook & Amazon Ads Phase 1

    We take a very detailed look at Facebook & Amazon ads, setting them up, evaluating them, and targeting. There is a video that goes along with this on the Patreon Page.


     


    Video: https://www.patreon.com/StartWritingPodcast


    Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com


    Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast


    Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing


     

    • 42 min
    SW 119 DIS: Dialogue 005: Switchtracking

    SW 119 DIS: Dialogue 005: Switchtracking

    We discuss what Swtichtracking and staying-on-your-own-track mean, and how to use them in dialogue to create tension and conflict.


    Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com


    Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast


    Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing


    Hills Like White Elephants


    https://miettecast.com/2005/06/22/hills-like-white-elephants/

    • 22 min
    SW 118 DIS: Dialogue 04: Don't Write-On-The-Nose But If You Do

    SW 118 DIS: Dialogue 04: Don't Write-On-The-Nose But If You Do

    We talk about Writing-On-The-Nose and how to address it. We go over examples and explore how it is approached in different genres.


    Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com


    Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast


    Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

TerryQuinn ,

Helpful

Relatable and interesting content for writing!!

Dan Donche ,

Excellent podcast

I'm pretty knowledgeable on the craft of writing, having done it for a while. I consume everything I can get a hold of on as many topics as I can, so books, articles, blog posts, newsletters. I discovered this podcast and was pleasantly surprised at the contents. Every episode contains things I didn't know, which is exactly what I wanted. Something fresh. Yet it's still approachable to beginners and people of all experience levels. I really hope they keep this going. Forever. And if they ever need another person to interview, I'm your guy!

Bookmiss ,

Informative/Educational

I found this on Stitcher. I hopped around listening to posts that fit my writing needs. I wasn’t disappointed. I found a number of AHA moments. I’ve even posted them on my group writing page since I felt the information to be too good not to share.
I can’t tag every post so as I hear particularly good (to me) insightful things, I’m posting them on my blog with references to that episode.
I know by the time I’ve worked my way through the few episodes posted I’ll have a better handle on making my new book a page turner.
I suggest you listen to these guys break down the different aspects of writing in a way that’s easy to understand. They give real examples in popular books and movies. It’s basic writing but given in a fun easy to comprehend manner.

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