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Fiction writing simplified. Get writing tips, tools, and resources so you can finally start writing the story that's been stuck in your head. Focused on the beginning writer who isn't sure where to start and is looking for inspiration, structure, and to drop the overwhelm. Words are my jam, and I love the creative process. Come along for the ride as we look at everything from characters to subplots to getting the easier ways to get the words down. Quick ten minute tips will get you back to writing without bogging you down with bloat. Find me at WritingSmarter.com or on subscribe via your favorite podcast app.

Writing Smarter Radio Deb Schwabe

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Fiction writing simplified. Get writing tips, tools, and resources so you can finally start writing the story that's been stuck in your head. Focused on the beginning writer who isn't sure where to start and is looking for inspiration, structure, and to drop the overwhelm. Words are my jam, and I love the creative process. Come along for the ride as we look at everything from characters to subplots to getting the easier ways to get the words down. Quick ten minute tips will get you back to writing without bogging you down with bloat. Find me at WritingSmarter.com or on subscribe via your favorite podcast app.

    How Many Words in a Story?

    How Many Words in a Story?

    How Many Words in a Story? What if it's a novel? How many words in a novella? You may be wondering, how long should a book be, and maybe you even asked. Were you given the dread answer, "As long as it needs to be?" Ugh. I know, you wanted an average, something to give you a ballpark figure to work with. No worries, tune in to learn about the average number of words in a story, or the average number of words in a book, whether you're tackling a novel or a novella.

    Be sure to check out more articles and resources at WritingSmarter.com today. 

    • 11 min
    Resources for Writers: Websites about Writing

    Resources for Writers: Websites about Writing

    Looking for writing resources? When writing a book for the first time, an author's tools are available in multiple varieties. The tools for authors in this podcast are other writing podcasts, writing websites, newsletters, and other quick author resources that can give you a nice baseline for getting started. Find the full list of writing resource links mentioned in this podcast here: Resources for Writing (Websites about Writing)

    • 18 min
    Fiction Writing Books for Writers

    Fiction Writing Books for Writers

    If you're looking for writing books, you'll love checking out these fiction writing books to get you started. I've highlighted a few that I find to be helpful for those starting out. I love writing books and have well over 150 of them, so I may get a little excited talking about books for writers! I hope you join me. #podcastforwriters #writingpodcast #writingsmarter - You can fid more information at WritingSmarter.com 

    • 15 min
    What is a Trope with Examples of Tropes in Fiction

    What is a Trope with Examples of Tropes in Fiction

    What is a trope? Should you use them? Hear examples of tropes in fiction using multiple genres to help you understand it more clearly. I also discuss a simple method to work through planning your story when you're not sure what happens in the middle. Writing Smarter Radio is a podcast for writers. I simplify the process of story planning into short digestible pieces. I hope you'll join me. #podcastforwriters #writingpodcasts #writingsmarter (WritingSmarter.com) 

    • 10 min
    Deeper Dive into Character Flaws and Pen Names

    Deeper Dive into Character Flaws and Pen Names

    Writing character flaws is the first topic of the day, then we jump into pen names. In the last episode we touched on character flaws as an overview. In this episode we'll dig a little deeper into character flaws with examples and why they matter. Then I'll look at pen names and the questions people have regarding, should you use a pen name or not. #writingpodcast #podcastforwriting #writingsmarter (WritingSmarter.com) 

    • 14 min
    Why I Podcast and Character Flaws

    Why I Podcast and Character Flaws

    Writing is what I do, so why did I start a podcast? Learn more in today's episode. I also look at some more details to consider when writing your characters, along with discussing character flaws. We'll also touch on a couple tips I picked up along the way, and the sequence of events. Don't forget to grab your character sheet download at WritingSmarter.com today, so you can get started on your story planning journey. 

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