Posts Tagged ‘writing craft’

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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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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062I – Screenwriting Tips From the Experts: An Interview with Lee and Janet Scott Batchler

Episode 062I Screenwriting Tips From the Experts

Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler are the writers of POMPEII, SMOKE AND MIRRORS, and BATMAN FOREVER, among many other projects. They have recently moved into producing, with Executive Producer credits on a movie to be released in 2018. In addition, Janet is a writing professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic…