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Writescast 040 – Maintaining Tension through Mystery, Suspense, and Dramatic Irony
August 17, 2018 –  Founder’s Choice Award Winner for 2018!

Award-winning writer and teacher Tim Storm demystifies how to keep tension on the page during this in-depth discussion of mystery, suspense, and dramatic irony.


Writescast 039 – Finding Time to Write and Celebrating Success
August 10, 2018

Poet and creativity coach Sarah Sadie provides strategies for finding time to write and reframing our understanding of what it means to make progress in our creative endeavors.


Writescast 038 – Novelizations and Tie-Ins
August 3, 2018

Award-winning and NYT-bestselling author Matt Forbeck returns to the show to talk taking media from the big screen to the little page.


Writescast 037 – Writing as a Healing Modality
July 27, 2018

Cheryl Muir returns to the Writescast Network to for a conversation about how writing can help us heal and better understand our world.


Writescast 036 – Partner Publishing
July 20, 2018

Agent and fellow podcaster Laura Zats talks partner publishing: what it is, how it differs from other publishing options, and how interested writers can take advantage of it.


Writescast 035 – Writing for Video Games
July 6, 2018

Award-winning and NYT-bestselling author and game designer Matt Forbeck joins Writescast Network founder r. r. campbell to talk about writing for video games.


Writescast 034 – Writerly Research
April 20, 2018

Writescast host r. r. campbell describes strategies for doing writerly research online, in books and literature, through interviews, and experientially.


Writescast 033 – Writing Conferences and the UW Writers’ Institute
April 6, 2018

The director of the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, Laurie Scheer, joins host r. r. campbell for a conversation on the value of writing conferences.


Writescast 032 – Maintaining Focus in Magic Realism
March 2, 2018 – Listeners’ Choice Award Winner for 2018!

Kevin Klehr talks magic realism: specifically how we can maintain focus when incorporating fantasy elements into our real-world tales.


Writescast 031 – Thirty Days to Book Launch: Marketing Strategies
February 2, 2018

Valerie Biel returns to the writescast to talk crunch time: what to do in the final thirty days before a book launch!


Writescast 030 – Self-Publishing, Part Two: a How-To
January 26, 2018

In part two of this mini-series, Sione Aeschliman talks ISBNs, formatting our manuscripts for ebook and print, and best case practices for proofreading before we hit the publish button.


Writescast 029 – Self-Publishing, Part One: a How-To
January 19, 2018

Editor and writing coach Sione Aeschliman walks us through the early steps of self-publishing journey: what you need to have done before looking to publish, the platforms through which one can self-publish, cover design and cover art resources, and best case practices for each of these critical phases.


Writescast 028 – Ick-Free Self-Promotion
January 5, 2018

Public-relations guru Cheryl Muir returns to the writescast for a discussion on how we can get more comfortable with self-promotion.


Writescast 027 – Writerly Resolutions and Setting Goals
December 29, 2017

Meg Gaertner returns to the writescast to discuss goals: those we set out to achieve in 2017, whether we achieved them, and what we learned along the way—all in the interest of helping YOU maximize your own goal-oriented success.

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Writescast 026 – Writing for TV and Film
December 15, 2017

Aria Gmitter contrasts writing a screenplay with writing a manuscript for a novel. If you’re a writer of fiction looking to break into TV or film, this episode is for you!

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Writescast 025 – Self-Editing and Maintaining Momentum
December 1, 2017 – Listeners’ Choice Award Winner for 2017!

Author Noelle Nichols provides strategies for self-editing and maintaining momentum after the end of NaNoWriMo. Though focused on NaNoWriMo, her advice can be put to use year-round!

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Writescast 024 – Writerly Routines and Self-care
November 24, 2017

After taking a moment to celebrate the writescast’s first birthday, host r. r. campbell talks how to develop writerly routines and the importance of self-care.

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Writescast 023 – Soundtrack to a Writer’s Journey
November 17, 2017 – Most Listened-to Episode of 2017!

Barbara Britton describes her journey to publication through music and encourages other writers to do the same. How will using music to frame your career as a writer help you better understand your process?

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Writescast 022 – How to Train Your Writing Dragon
November 3, 2017

Amanda Kelly presents strategies for addressing weak points in our writing, all through the use of dragon-training as a metaphor!

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Writescast 021 – Writerly Etiquette and Preparing for Writers’ Conferences
October 27, 2017

Writing coach John Adamus discusses how to best prepare for writing conferences, as well as what we can do to present ourselves professionally as writers.

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