Biblio Breakdown

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Biblio Breakdown 007 – Keeping Readers on Their Toes
October 30, 2020

How can we keep readers on their toes? What writing exercises can you do to keep those readers tiptoeing about your pages? In this episode, Ekta Garg explores just that with help from Nick Spalding’s LOGGING OFF.

Biblio Breakdown 006 – Establishing Mood
July 31, 2020

Ekta Garg explores The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni to develop an understanding of mood: what it is, how we can develop it, and how we can maintain that moodiness throughout our manuscripts.


Biblio Breakdown 005 – Patience in Storytelling
May 29, 2020

New Biblio Breakdown host Ekta Garg explores patience in storytelling through WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. Along the way, she offers writing exercises to help us embody the beauty at the heart of Owens’ debut and New York Times bestselling novel.


Biblio Breakdown 004 – Poetry, Prose, and Voice in the Void
January 31, 2020

Our manuscripts are more than words. They live and die by the feel of their prose, by the rhythm and texture of the page. In this episode, r.r. campbell deconstructs the first pages of a number of popular books in order to explore the phenomenon that is voice.

Along the way, he proposes writing exercises that creatives everywhere can use to better understand their voices, their stories, and themselves.

Biblio Breakdown 003 – The Hero’s Journey and Adventure Time
October 5, 2018

Complete with prompts designed to get writers thinking critically about their own plots, host r. r. campbell analyzes the use of the Hero’s Journey plot structure in a single episode of Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time.

Biblio Breakdown 002 – Point of View, Head Hopping, and Voice
March 23, 2018

With Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West as a guide, writescast host r. r. campbell takes a look at point of view, head hopping, and voice.

Biblio Breakdown 001 – Inciting Incidents, Characterization through Relationships, and Setting as Character
February 16, 2018

In this episode, writescast host r. r. campbell uses Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns to explore inciting incidents and more.


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