Posts by Kitty Bucholtz

068I – Plot Gardening: An Interview with Chris Fox

Episode 068I Plot Gardening - An Interview with Chris Fox

Chris Fox is the author of his newest book, Plot Gardening, as well as Write to Market, 5000 Words Per Hour, and his latest favorite series, the Magitech Chronicles. He has been a full-time indie author since 2016, and spends his free time hiking, and making stuff up. In today’s episode, Chris explains how his…

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067T – Using Laura Drake’s Checklist for Openings

Episode 067T Using Laura Drake's Checklist for Openings

Last Thursday, author Laura Drake spoke to us about how to improve the first five pages of your novel to grab an editor’s or reader’s attention. She very kindly offered listeners a copy of her Checklist for Openings, a document she created to remind herself how to make her book and chapter beginnings the best…

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066E – When Expectations Don’t Meet Reality

Episode 066E When Expectations Don't Meet Reality

I’ve been doing some work the last week or two on recovering my lost joy and regaining deep peace. I’ve found a lot of helpful references in my Bible and with my friends. But a lot of introspection led me to think about the adage that frustration comes when expectations don’t meet reality. That’s so…

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065I – The First Five Pages: An Interview with Laura Drake

Episode 065I The First Five Pages

Explicit Warning for this episode Award-winning author Laura Drake shares with us what she’s learned about making the first five pages of your novel the absolute best they can be from her years working with an editor in traditional publishing. She’s currently writing for Grand Central. Among the tips she offers: People come to books…

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064T – Need a Vacation?

Episode 064T Need a Vacation?

One of the most obvious reasons we start thinking about vacation is the approach of summer – which is the case in the Northern Hemisphere right now. Maybe you have plans to go someplace exciting, or visit family, or stay home and relax. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere right now, you might have had…

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