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Every episode we talk about common writing roadblocks. We interview publishing industry experts about how they overcame the hard things in their careers, and we give you our best tips to keep your stories rolling.

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Every episode we talk about common writing roadblocks. We interview publishing industry experts about how they overcame the hard things in their careers, and we give you our best tips to keep your stories rolling.

    Quick Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Info Dump

    Quick Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Info Dump

    In this week's quick tips, we're taking a deep dive into the info dump.What's that, you ask?An info dump happens with the author writes everything they know about a character, setting, or their worldbuilding into a single stretch of prose. It's really common, especially for newer writers who feel like they need to explain everything for the reader.TL:DR - You don't.But how can you avoid it?Tip #1: Beware the prologue. Readers don't care about the world until they care about the characte...

    • 12 min
    Writing Your Own Publishing Destiny with David Morris

    Writing Your Own Publishing Destiny with David Morris

    Books get claimed by the world...In this week's episode, we're taking a deep dive into audience building, author platform, and finding your tribe with publisher and agent, David Morris. David Morris is the publisher of Lake Drive Books and a literary agent at Hyponymous Consulting, two innovative ventures working together to specialize in authors and books that help people heal, grow, and discover. David holds a PhD in psychology and religion from Drew University, and is the author of Lost Fa...

    • 52 min
    Quick Tips to Help You Master Dialogue in Writing

    Quick Tips to Help You Master Dialogue in Writing

    Ever struggled to write dialogue that sounds natural and captures the essence of your characters? This week's quick tips will help you overcome that challenge.Tip #1: Listen to people talk in real life. Hang out in different locations with people from different walks of life. They don't speak the same!Tip #2: Don't overdo dialect. While you want your characters to be unique, you don't want them to sound like a stereotype, and you don't want to tire out your reader.Bonus Tip #3: Avoid fillers....

    • 11 min
    The New Era of Indie Authorship with Joe Solari

    The New Era of Indie Authorship with Joe Solari

    We're entering a new era for the indie author...In the last few years we've once more seen seismic shifts in the self-publishing industry. No one understands that better than author consultant Joe Solari, who recently took the reins of what was once the 20Books to 50k conference. Rebranding under the Author Nation banner, Joe has been on the front lines, helping authors marry their artistic dreams with concrete business goals. In this interview, we dive deep into the history of 20Bo...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Quick Tips for Character Development

    Quick Tips for Character Development

    Want to create deeper, more three-dimensional characters? Today's quick tips are geared to help you do just that.Tip #1: Use the Enneagram to understand your character's motivations, fears, and desires. Make sure this stays consistent throughout your story.Tip #2: Give your character a flaw or a quirk. Make it a visual representation of their internal story arc for extra depth and development.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please consider supporting the show. For a few dollars a month, you ...

    • 9 min
    Balancing Art & Commerce with Ines Johnson

    Balancing Art & Commerce with Ines Johnson

    From a family band to scriptwriting to romance novels and teaching...Ines Johnson joins us on the show this week to talk about understanding the market and finding your place in the trends. She's a master at finding patterns and applies that skill to the art of storytelling while meeting reader needs. Lucky for us, she's also a teacher at heart. This episode is a masterclass for writers at every stage. Lover of fairytales, folklore, and mythology, Ines Johnson spends her days reimagining the ...

    • 54 min

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