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Information and inspiration on writing, publishing, craft, mindset, productivity and making the most of your writing life with New York Times bestselling author Taylor Stevens and indie author Stephen Campbell. This podcast will help you kick writing in the butt one word at a time.

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Information and inspiration on writing, publishing, craft, mindset, productivity and making the most of your writing life with New York Times bestselling author Taylor Stevens and indie author Stephen Campbell. This podcast will help you kick writing in the butt one word at a time.

    TSS246: Examples of a Cause and Effect Problems

    TSS246: Examples of a Cause and Effect Problems

    Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this episode, Taylor follows up on the importance of cause and effect with two examples of scenes that violate the Law of Cause and Effect. As a review, Taylor defines the Law of Cause and Effect as: Characters only act or react (the effect) in […]

    • 38 min
    TSS245: Cause and Effect as a Foundational Principle

    TSS245: Cause and Effect as a Foundational Principle

    Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this episode, Taylor shares her thoughts on the importance of cause and effect and delivers a useful rule for building scenes. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your suggestions as comments or find […]

    • 27 min
    TSS244: How not to write a chapter or scene opening

    TSS244: How not to write a chapter or scene opening

    Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this episode, we once again tackle chapter and scene openings, this time with an example that’s missing some of the critical elements we’ve discussed over the past few episodes. If you’re going to do our first-ever creative writing assignment, please email her at contact at […]

    • 35 min
    TSS243: Taylor’s Review of The Innocent’s Opening Scene – The Q&A Show

    TSS243: Taylor’s Review of The Innocent’s Opening Scene – The Q&A Show

    Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this episode, Steve asks the questions he didn’t have the time to ask over the course of the past three episodes about scene and chapter openings. If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave your […]

    • 32 min
    TSS242: Taylor’s Review of The Innocent’s Opening Scene (Part 3)

    TSS242: Taylor’s Review of The Innocent’s Opening Scene (Part 3)

    Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this episode, Taylor shares some additional thoughts on the opening sequence of chapter one of The Innocent, book two in her Vanessa Michael Munroe series. In this episode, she uses a third framework to examine the opening sequence and shows how we can use the […]

    • 37 min
    TSS241: Taylor’s Review of The Innocent’s Opening Scene (Part 2)

    TSS241: Taylor’s Review of The Innocent’s Opening Scene (Part 2)

    Thanks so much for joining us again this week! In this episode, Taylor shares some additional thoughts on the opening sequence of chapter one of The Innocent, book two in her Vanessa Michael Munroe series. In this episode, she uses two different frameworks to examine the opening sequence and shows how we can use the […]

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

C. Gonzales ,

Informative and Refreshing

Taylor gives some of the best writing advice especially at the micro-level which is rare and valuable. If you want to improve your writing skill this is one of the podcast to listen to.

TexasWordsmith ,

Taylor Talks Bouchercon

Great session about the Bouchercon 2019 experience as seen through the eyes of the accomplished, talented, and witty Taylor Stevens.

Rawkker10 ,

Inside the Head of a Great Writer

A fun and informative podcast about writing novels by a bestselling author, moderated by a smart, inquisitive guy named Steve. Great listening for writers who are trying to get better at telling their stories...

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