Writescast 020 – National Novel Writing Month Preparation
October 20, 2017
Danielle Maurer returns to the writescast to talk about best practices for preparing for NaNoWriMo. Use her tips to help you maximize your NaNo success!
Writescast 019 – M/M Romance and Fan Fiction
October 6, 2017
Romance author Mel Gough talks male-male romance, fan fiction, and so much more.
Writescast 018 – Mad Science in Science Fiction
September 29, 2017
Author Ryan Decaria discusses mad science and the mad scientist trope—what it is, how we can use it, and how we can prevent our use of it from becoming clichéd!
Writescast 017 – Unleash Your Creative Mind through Journaling
September 15, 2017
The founder of National Journal Writing Month (NaJoWriMo) Bakari Chavanu promotes the personal and professional benefits journaling can have for our creative endeavors.
Writescast 016 – Query Event: Son of a Pitch
September 1, 2017
Son of a Pitch (SoaP) founder Katie Hamstead joins host r. r. campbell to promote SoaP and how it can help writers polish their queries and their manuscript’s first 250 words.
Writescast 015 – Keeping the Science in Science Fiction (and the Fiction, too!)
August 18, 2017
Scott Birrenkott talks all things science fiction: how he defines it, how to research for it, and how to strike a balance between the “sci” and the “fi” in sci-fi.
Writescast 014 – Writing as an Author with Cerebral Palsy
August 4, 2017
Host r. r. campbell interviewed author Steven Salmon by email about his experiences as a writer with cerebral palsy. Voice actor James Lieck reads Steven’s responses.
Writescast 013 – Scene Structure
July 28, 2017
Host r. r. campbell goes it solo for this episode on the four core components of scene structure.
Writescast 012 – Promoting Your Work through Traditional Media
July 21, 2017
Award-winning author Valerie Biel describes strategies for getting book publicity on local TV, the radio, and in newspapers.
Writescast 011 – Perseverance, Good Writing Habits, and Working with an Editor
July 7, 2017
2017 Revise and Resubmit Finalist Danielle Maurer talks discusses the importance of perseverance, good writing habits, and what to keep in mind when working with an editor.
Writescast 010 – Pantsing, Outlining, and Trusting the Muse
June 30, 2017
Author Daniel Swenson compares pantsing and outlining before breaking into a conversation on developing and demonstrating backstory.
Writescast 009 – Hybrid Publishing
June 16, 2017
Author Kristin Oakley defines the hybrid publishing process. How does it work, you ask? You’ll have to listen to her interview to find out!
Writescast 008 – Managing the Querying Process and Handling Rejection
June 2, 2017 – Host’s Choice Award Winner for 2017!
Meg Gaertner provides strategies for querying, and how we as writers can keep our heads above the water when waves of rejection come crashing down.
Writescast 007 – Proofreading, Editing, and the Publication Process
May 19, 2017
Author and freelance editor M. A. (Mary Anne) Hinkle contrasts proofreading with editing, while also exploring the publication process from a bird’s eye view.
Writecast 006 – Branding as an Author
April 21, 2017 – Patrons’ Choice Award Winner for 2017!
Public-relations guru Cheryl Muir delves into branding as an author. What’s your author brand, and what are you doing to set yourself apart?
Writescast 005 – Young Adult Literature
March 17, 2017
Josh Springs talks about the young adult (YA) category: what it is, why it matters, and why it deserves your respect. Host r. r. campbell calls it a genre a few times (bad job), but hey, we’re all here to learn.
Writescast 004 – Acquisitions Strategies and Systems for Rating Content
February 17, 2017
James Wymore of Immortal Works Press discusses acquisitions philosophies, explicit content in literature and film, and book ratings systems.
Writescast 003 – Flash Fiction, Writer Fear, Publishing Tips
January 20, 2017
Dylan Davis and r. r. talk flash fiction, overcoming “writer fear,” and tips for getting published in literary magazines.
Writescast 002 – Conferences and Writer’s Block
December 14, 2016
Host r. r. campbell takes on writer’s block, writing conferences, and what to expect on his blog going forward.
Writescast 001 – Writing Action Scenes
November 23, 2016
Dan Schiro, author of Rogue Destiny, joins host r. r. campbell to talk how to write action scenes.