70 episodes

The Write Approach is a podcast for writers to learn more about the craft and business of writing. It is hosted by USA Today bestselling author Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge. Hinske has written more than twenty women's fiction and mystery novels, including The Christmas Club which became a Hallmark movie. Judge has authored five novels, including the trilogy The Zauberi Chronicles, and the non-fiction book, Write Your Novel One Day at a Time. You can find out more about the hosts and this podcast at writeapproachpod.com.

The Write Approach J. W. Judge, Barbara Hinske

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The Write Approach is a podcast for writers to learn more about the craft and business of writing. It is hosted by USA Today bestselling author Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge. Hinske has written more than twenty women's fiction and mystery novels, including The Christmas Club which became a Hallmark movie. Judge has authored five novels, including the trilogy The Zauberi Chronicles, and the non-fiction book, Write Your Novel One Day at a Time. You can find out more about the hosts and this podcast at writeapproachpod.com.

    Creating a Fascinating Cast of Characters with Vicki Delany

    Creating a Fascinating Cast of Characters with Vicki Delany

    Whether you sketch out your characters and know everything about them before you begin writing or learn about your characters as you write, it's important that they be compelling and individualistic. Prolific crime writer Vicki Delany joins us for Episode 70 to discuss things we can do to ensure that the casts of characters with tell our stories through are interesting and help us achieve our story goals.
    Vicki Delany's website: http://vickidelany.com/
    Barbara Hinske's website: https://barbarahinske.com/
    J. W. Judge's website: https://jwjudge.com

    • 33 min
    Developing Characters through Their Backstory Wounds with Janet S. Fox

    Developing Characters through Their Backstory Wounds with Janet S. Fox

     We all carry with us the wounds and trauma and scars that are, along with the good things we've experienced, integral to the people we've become. The same is true for your characters. While their story begins with the first words you put on the page, their backstory precedes your novel . Janet S. Fox joins us to talk about how to use your characters' backstories to develop and shape them into the person your readers experience.

    Janet S. Fox's website: https://janetsfox.com/
    Barbara Hinske's website: https://barbarahinske.com/
    J. W. Judge's website: https://jwjudge.com

    • 32 min
    Don't Spoil the Twists in Your Suspense Novel with Samantha Skal

    Don't Spoil the Twists in Your Suspense Novel with Samantha Skal

    You work really hard to make sure you suspense and mystery novels have enough twists and turns to keep your reader guessing about how things will turn out. Samantha Skal joins us this week to talk about things you need to do to make sure you have twists that work, and don't fall into traps.
    Samantha Skal's website: https://www.samanthaskal.com/
    Barbara Hinske's website: https://barbarahinske.com/
    J. W. Judge's website: https://jwjudge.com

    • 36 min
    Managing the Dueling Responsibilities of Writing and Promotion with Kyla Zhao

    Managing the Dueling Responsibilities of Writing and Promotion with Kyla Zhao

    Kyla Zhao wrote her debut novel, The Fraud Squad (link), with no expectations and no pressure. But as it came out with media attention and fanfare, she was writing her second novel in the midst of promoting the first and had to learn to juggle the dueling responsibilities of introducing one novel to the world while writing the next, Valley Verified (link).
    Kyla also talks about how the pandemic lockdown in 2020 directly resulted in her authoring her first book, and how she manages her author career alongside a burgeoning job in the tech industry.

    Kyla Zhao's website: https://kylazhao.com/
    Barbara Hinske's website: https://barbarahinske.com/
    J. W. Judge's website: https://jwjudge.com

    • 22 min
    Protecting Your Legal Rights for Your Written Works with Jodé Millman

    Protecting Your Legal Rights for Your Written Works with Jodé Millman

    For Episode 66, intellectual property lawyer Jodé Millman joins us to talk about what legal right we have for the written works we create. She helps distinguish between copyright and trademark laws, and what kinds of works fall under each category. She also takes about steps you can take to protect your work.
    Jodé Millman's website: https://jodemillman.com/
    Barbara Hinske's website: https://barbarahinske.com/
    J. W. Judge's website: https://jwjudge.com/

    • 28 min
    Embrace Your Niche and Market to Your Audience with Lynne Golodner

    Embrace Your Niche and Market to Your Audience with Lynne Golodner

    Lynne Golodner is a Jewish woman telling Jewish stories. She focuses her marketing efforts and community building on reaching Jewish readers. She is not excluding anyone, but she knows who her core audience is. She knows who will most closely identify with the books she is writing. And she is using her energy and efforts to draw in the people most likely to support her work.

    Lynne Golodner's website: https://lynnegolodner.com/
    Barbara Hinske's website: https://barbarahinske.com/
    J. W. Judge's website: https://jwjudge.com/

    • 35 min

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This show is a great source for writers taking that step from on-the-side hobby towards "how do I make this my day job?" Really enjoyed these episodes so far.

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