Monthly Recap: October 2017

Written by Ryan R. Campbell

Ryan R. Campbell is an International Book Awards finalist, the founder of the Writescast Network, and the co-founder of Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Posted on November 8, 2017

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There were some big changes around the site in October, and as a result, there are now some awesome opportunities available to site visitors and podcast listeners. Read on for details.


I always value feedback on the show, so in exchange for your comments on the r. r. campbell writescast, I’m offering a free manuscript assessment and a no-cost first fifty page critique. For a chance to win either of these great prizes, you can head to for full details.

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To take advantage of these discounts, become a subscriber to the r. r. campbell writes newsletter here, and support the writescast through a direct financial contribution of even only $1 per episode.

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Writescast Recaps

October saw the release of three new episodes of the show.

Episode 19 – M/M Romance and Fan Fiction with Mel Gough

The author of A World Apart joins me to discuss M/M Romance, fan fiction, and so much more.

Episode 20 – NaNoWriMo Prep with Danielle Maurer

Danielle Maurer returns to the show to discuss best case practices for preparing for—and winning—National Novel Writing Month.

Episode 21 – Writerly Etiquette and Preparing for Writing Conferences with John Adamus

“The Writer Next Door” John Adamus talks about how to best prepare for writing conferences, as well as how to avoid becoming “that guy” when pitching your work and engaging with others in the writing community.

Writing Tip

This month, I focused on how it’s really okay to say “no.” In other words, how we can better balance our drive to write against the great number of other things that require tending to in our day-to-day lives. How can we make sure that caring for ourselves as writers doesn’t interfere with our general self-care? You can click the link above to read all about it.

That’s all for this month, but stay tuned in November. We’ll have three writescast episodes and plenty more to be excited about from there. Write on and write well.


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