300 episodes

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.

    Questions 850: Re-Finding the Groove

    Questions 850: Re-Finding the Groove

    Charles asks: “Now that I’m done with school and have time again… how do I get back into the writing groove?”

    Resources Mentioned

    The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein

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    • 7 min
    Question 849: Protagonist vs. Protagonist

    Question 849: Protagonist vs. Protagonist

    Herbert asks: “How you would go about writing two protagonists that are each other’s main antagonist?”

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    Falling Down

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    • 5 min
    Nanogang 2020 Post-Game: Reflections on Writing, Mentorship, and Madness

    Nanogang 2020 Post-Game: Reflections on Writing, Mentorship, and Madness

    Today the Nanogang debriefs on their experiences for this NaNoWriMo, discusses their future writing goals, and looks ahead to NaNoWriMo 2021.

    GailCarriger.com

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    Alexis’s obsession comic: “Freaking Romance”

    Word Counts:

    Dan 67468

    Gail 81587

    Tori 15162

    Kitty 8799

    Alexis 7138

    • 45 min
    Nanogang Day 30: Nano for the New Writer

    Nanogang Day 30: Nano for the New Writer

    Today we field a question from the forums on first time writers.

    GailCarriger.com

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    Word counts

    Dan 67468

    Gail 81587

    Tori 15162

    Kitty 8799

    Alexis 7138

    • 16 min
    Nanogang Day 29: Audio, Jargon, and Deep POV

    Nanogang Day 29: Audio, Jargon, and Deep POV

    Today the Nanogang fields questions on POV and gets listener feedback on audiobooks and jargon.

    GailCarriger.com

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    My Sister’s Song by Gail Carriger, audiobook by AWP Audiobooks

    Soulless, by Gail Carriger

    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R Donaldson

    Dune by Frank Herbert

    Reave the Just and Other Tales by Stephen R Donaldson

    Pure Heat (Firehawks Series, Book 1) by M.L. Buchman

    The Enchanted Forest series by Patricia Wrede

    Word Counts:

    Dan 60766

    Gail 80910

    Tori 13160

    Kitty 8348

    Alexis 6546

    • 34 min
    Nanogang Day 28: Character Depth Tips

    Nanogang Day 28: Character Depth Tips

    Today the Nanogang fields a question on character depth, with particular attention to long series.

    GailCarriger.com

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    League of Extraordinary Gentleman, by Alan Moore

    Crudrat, by Gail Carriger

    Blameless, by Gail Carriger

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling

    Word Counts:

    Dan 60766

    Gail 80910

    Tori 13160

    Kitty 8348

    Alexis 6546

    • 26 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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