Posts Tagged ‘writing craft’

127I – The 5-Part Story: An Interview with Sean Gaffney

Episode 127I The 5-Part Story: An Interview with Sean Gaffney

Today’s guest is the fun and multi-talented writer, Sean Gaffney. He has written professionally for theater, film, television, and the web. He has also taught most of these forms of writing for universities and arts organizations. In our interview, Sean and I cover a wide range of topics, but it all comes back to one…

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126I – Anatomy of a Mystery: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

Episode 126I Anatomy of a Mystery

Forensic specialist Jennifer Dornbush is back on the show! You may remember her talking to us about how to turn a movie into a novel back in September. This time she’s helping us understand how to plot out a mystery, thriller, suspense, or crime story. Jennifer has a couple of acronyms that will help us…

119T – Knowing Your WHY Will Change Your Writing

Episode 119T Knowing Your Why Will Change Your Writing

Today’s episode is taken from a live writing workshop I taught at my church in Malmö, Sweden, in November 2018. In this first portion of the talk, I discuss the “why” of your writing and how that “why” will help you choose topics and stories that will impact your audience to a greater degree. (See…

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118I – Writing For a Brand: An Interview with Nancy Naigle

Episode 118I Writing For a Brand

Today’s author, Nancy Naigle, is a delight to talk to! She’s got such great stories about how she started writing, how she got involved with Hallmark Publishing, the excitement of seeing Hallmark movies adapted from two of her books (Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas, published by St. Martin’s Griffin), and how fun it is…

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117I – All I Want For Christmas Is a Book Contract: An Interview with Alys Murray

Episode 117I All I Want For Christmas Is a Book Contract

New author Alys Murray joins us today to talk about her first book, The Christmas Company, released by Hallmark Publishing in October 2018. Alys shares her journey from finding Hallmark’s call for unagented writers to submitting her manuscript to finding an agent to selling two more books – all in short order. Quite the exciting…