Monthly Recap: November 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 December 6, 2017

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I may not have done NaNoWriMo this year, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t big things happening in my corner of the writing world during November. What do we have to look back on? Let’s explore below!

Feedback – Time is Running Out!

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So don’t delay. Get your feedback in now at I’d love to hear from you!

Back to the Grind

This month, I returned to working seriously on EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn. By year’s end, I hope to again be in a position to hit the query road hard after having padded along it briefly to kick off 2017.

Will this revamped manuscript and query be the ones to find a home with a loving agent or press? Only time will tell! Be sure to stay tuned to this site and my Twitter feed for updates!

BOOM in Writescast Listenership

November saw the release of three new episodes (see below for full details), but, in terms of listenership, one sounded off louder than the rest.

Within only five days after its initial release, episode 023 featuring Barbara Britton became the all-time most-listened to episode of the show. Talk about an impressive guest debut!

If you missed that one, no worries! You can catch it at the link above. I’ve also already asked Barbara to join me again in 2018, so there’ll be another chance to explore a new topic with her when the new year rolls around.

Between her episode and all of the other fantastic content we have on the writescast, total listenership is up nearly 94% over last quarter. Thank you for guaranteeing the continued success of the show!

Writescast Recaps

Here are all three new episodes from November 2017!

Episode 22 – How to Train Your Writing Dragon with Amanda Kelly

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

Episode 23 – Soundtrack to a Writer’s Journey with Barbara Britton

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?

Episode 24 – Writerly Routines and Self-care

After taking a moment to celebrate the first birthday of your listener-supported r. r. campbell writescast, I delve into the topics of writerly routines and self-care.

Thank You

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