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We're here to help authors, published or not, improve. Each episode focuses on a step in the process, whether it's actually writing or getting your book out into the world through self-publishing.

Writing Roots Ley Esses, Leigh Hull, AspenHouse Publishing

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We're here to help authors, published or not, improve. Each episode focuses on a step in the process, whether it's actually writing or getting your book out into the world through self-publishing.

    S35E9 – The Confusion Caused by Bad Blocking

    S35E9 – The Confusion Caused by Bad Blocking

    I can’t separate the process of writing from the visual process. I’m speaking only for myself here, but I’m a highly visual writer. In my imagination, when I’m thinking of a scene, I think of every last detail of it: the space, the color palette, the blocking of the actors, the placement of the camera. - Stephen Gaghan
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    • 11 min
    S35E8 – When the Cliché is Too Cliché

    S35E8 – When the Cliché is Too Cliché

    My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me. - John Hawkes
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    • 11 min
    S35 Bonus – Bad Writing Distracts from the Book

    S35 Bonus – Bad Writing Distracts from the Book

    Read good books. Read bad books - and figure out why you don’t like them. Then don’t do it when you write. - Patricia Briggs
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    • 26 min
    S35E7 – Slow Beginnings Ruin Stories

    S35E7 – Slow Beginnings Ruin Stories

    I don’t get far enough into a boring book to hate it. - Gary Wills
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    • 11 min
    S35E6 – The Problem with Annoying Main Characters

    S35E6 – The Problem with Annoying Main Characters

    Think of your main characters as dinner guests. Would your friends want to spend ten hours with the characters you’ve created? Your characters can be loveable, or they can be evil, but they’d better be compelling. ― Po Bronson
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    • 11 min
    S35E5 – When Characters Make Bad Decisions

    S35E5 – When Characters Make Bad Decisions

    Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them ― in order that the reader may see what they are made of. ― Kurt Vonnegut
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    • 11 min

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