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Writer Unleashed is a weekly podcast for fiction and memoir writers. It's a deep dive into story techniques, writing craft, and the mindsets that help you write with unstoppable momentum and create stories readers can't put down.

Writer Unleashe‪d‬ Nanci Panuccio

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Writer Unleashed is a weekly podcast for fiction and memoir writers. It's a deep dive into story techniques, writing craft, and the mindsets that help you write with unstoppable momentum and create stories readers can't put down.

    How to Create Characters Readers Care About

    How to Create Characters Readers Care About

    How do you create characters readers care about? So that the reader can't help but keep reading? In today's episode of Writer Unleashed, I'll explore  5 common character mistakes and how to avoid them to create characters readers care about.  We'll...

    • 14 min
    3 Questions to Ask Before You Plot Your Story

    3 Questions to Ask Before You Plot Your Story

    What questions should you ask before you plot your story? Whether you outline every chapter, or write from the hip, on today’s episode of Writer Unleashed, I’ll break down 3 questions you should explore before you outline your plot.We'll explore:What...

    • 12 min
    3 Storytelling Techniques to Steal From Superbowl Ads

    3 Storytelling Techniques to Steal From Superbowl Ads

    Whether you're a football fan, or not, the Superbowl ads are often storytelling works of art.On today's episode of Writer Unleashed, we'll unwrap 3 storytelling techniques you can swipe from your favorite Superbowl ads and apply to your story right...

    • 14 min
    What Does It Take To Become a Successful Writer?

    What Does It Take To Become a Successful Writer?

     What does it take to become a successful writer? On today's episode of Writer Unleashed, author and media consultant Simona David and  I unpack the journey and the process.  We explore: My exploratory approach to early draftsWhat it means to write what...

    • 41 min
    How to Write Backstory Without Boring Your Reader

    How to Write Backstory Without Boring Your Reader

    How much backstory is too much? Backstory is one of the trickiest things to get effectively onto the page. Too much of it and your reader loses track, forgets, or even stops caring about what’s happening in your story's present.  In today's episode of...

    • 15 min
    3 Ways to Avoid Melodrama

    3 Ways to Avoid Melodrama

    There's a delicate balance between bringing a scene to the dramatic brim, and spilling over the top into melodrama. On today's episode of Writer Unleashed, I'll share 3 techniques for avoiding melodrama,  plus a writing exercise to bring it all...

    • 13 min

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