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The Every Day Novelist delivers a new 3 to 30 minute episode each day discussing writing craft, discipline, publishing, and business, all geared toward helping you achieve a professional pace (four to twelve or more novels in one year) in your writing. The direction of the show is steered by your questions, ideas, and disagreements.

The Every Day Novelist J. Daniel Sawyer

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

The Every Day Novelist delivers a new 3 to 30 minute episode each day discussing writing craft, discipline, publishing, and business, all geared toward helping you achieve a professional pace (four to twelve or more novels in one year) in your writing. The direction of the show is steered by your questions, ideas, and disagreements.

    Question 905: Balancing World, Plot, and Character

    Question 905: Balancing World, Plot, and Character

    JR asks: How do I balance world-building, plot, and character without giving short shrift to any?

    • 10 min
    Questions 904: When Am I An Author?

    Questions 904: When Am I An Author?

    JR asks: When is one an author instead of a writer?

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    • 2 min
    Feedback: Writing Religious Themes

    Feedback: Writing Religious Themes

    Listener Sarah has feedback on the episode on religion and writers.

    Questions 896: Religion, Faith, and Authors Who Do

     

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    • 2 min
    Questions 903: Dyslexia and Writing

    Questions 903: Dyslexia and Writing

    Sarah asks: Do you have any advice for a budding teen writer dealing with dyslexia?

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    • 6 min
    Feedback on Throwing Lead

    Feedback on Throwing Lead

    Today we have feedback from Jillane on the book Throwing Lead.

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    • 15 min
    Questions 902: Throwing Lead Sequel

    Questions 902: Throwing Lead Sequel

    Today Mitsi asks: Is there a second volume of Throwing Lead coming?

     

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

victoriasquare ,

Love this podcast

Great info. Very practical and much needed. Keep it up, please.

Joefflll ,

my fav writing podcast and i’m not a genre writer

the best podcast about craft I have found. I don’t always agree with the host, and aesthetically the podcast can be off puttingly “nerdy” but this is a small price to pay for his relentlessly practical and relentlessly sincere perspective on story, career, and managing one’s own psychology as a writer—in a field otherwise crowded with craft discussions that are aesthetically much “cooler” but which are comparatively superficial, disingenuous, didactic, or so afraid of seeming didactic that they say nothing helpful at all

GraceGreene ,

Invaluable Information and Perspective

I've been listening to J. Daniel Sawyer's podcast for a long time and have received so much insight into writing (and all that goes along with writing) that I'm sorry it's taken me this long to post a review. I highly recomment The Every Day Novelist podcast to all writers from aspiring to experienced.

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