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A podcast for beginning writers. I discuss pacing techniques, editing tricks, self-publishing, and more on this bite-sized podcast designed to be consumed on your commute home. Keep writing, keep reading, and keep querying! I'll see you on our next road trip.

Turn Write Kaitlin Greco

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A podcast for beginning writers. I discuss pacing techniques, editing tricks, self-publishing, and more on this bite-sized podcast designed to be consumed on your commute home. Keep writing, keep reading, and keep querying! I'll see you on our next road trip.

    How to Write a Strong First Chapter

    How to Write a Strong First Chapter

    In this episode, I discuss 5 essential elements of a strong first chapter.1) Hook the reader as close to the beginning as possible2) Feed and starve3) Strong character motivations4) Emotional connection 5) End with a cliffhangerI created the Turn Write...

    • 14 min
    How to Write a Compelling Character

    How to Write a Compelling Character

    In this episode, I discuss 5 ways to create compelling characters.1) A compelling character always has a relatable flaw, no matter how seemingly perfect their life looks2) A compelling character has a voice, a unique viewpoint of the world, and...

    • 9 min
    How to Outline Your Novel if You're a Pantser

    How to Outline Your Novel if You're a Pantser

    What is a pantser and how can you outline your novel if you are one?Don't worry. I hate outlining too, and in this episode, I discuss 4 ways to create a snapshot of your novel to fill in those tricky parts without actually "outlining" your novel. I...

    • 13 min
    How to Write Great Chick-Lit

    How to Write Great Chick-Lit

    1. Smart protagonist-Defy stereotypes, smart characters give you a lot to work with2. World buildingex: Lisi Harrison's The Clique -delve into the brands and setting of the story, DETAILS3. Developed characters-How does your character change throughout...

    • 11 min
    Five Mistakes I Made in My First Novel

    Five Mistakes I Made in My First Novel

    1) Failed to develop minor character's arcs2) No IT Factor3) Sacrificed plot for description 4) Love interest was unbelievable5) Repetitious information to the reader I created the Turn Write Podcast for beginning writers, for indie authors, for people...

    • 11 min
    How to Write When Discouraged

    How to Write When Discouraged

    In this episode, I discuss 6 ways to keep writing when your spirits are low.1) Give yourself time off         Writing is tiring. Sometimes, we feel defeated when we have been working on a project for too long. Step away and give yourself a mental break...

    • 12 min

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