Writing Synopses – Novel Approaches 029

Writing Synopses – Novel Approaches 029

Well, writerfolk, this is a wild one. After going #FullMingo in the episode introduction, r.r. campbell and Maggie Derrick explore the challenge that is synopsis writing. As they discuss and debate, they borrow a few bits from the McElroy brothers and take potshots at...
Writing Synopses – Novel Approaches 029

Writing Retellings – Novel Approaches 025

Once upon a time, guest co-hosts Avery Ames and r.r. campbell explored retellings. Along the way, they learned there’s more to retellings than revisiting fairy tales and fairy tales alone. They also consider whether all stories are retellings to some extent, and...
Tropes and Clichés – Novel Approaches 022

Tropes and Clichés – Novel Approaches 022

In the first 2020 installment of Novel Approaches, guest co-host Maggie Derrick and r.r. campbell explore what tropes and clichés are, the role genre plays in determining whether they’re fulfilling or unflattering, and the importance of working with editors and...
Preparing for NaNoWriMo – Novel Approaches 019

Preparing for NaNoWriMo – Novel Approaches 019

National Novel Writing Month is almost here! How can you ensure you get the most out of one of the year’s most popular annual events? Sione and r.r. explore with help from #WritescastChat participants. The Writescast Network Preparing for NaNoWriMo - Novel...
The Darkest Moment – Novel Approaches 013

The Darkest Moment – Novel Approaches 013

r.r. and Sione explore a protagonist’s darkest moment, the dark night of the soul, and how we set our readers up for both. One of r.r.’s cats pays the pod a visit around the hour mark, too, if you listen closely enough. The Writescast Network The Darkest...
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