Posts Tagged ‘writing craft’

108I – Human Trafficking in Fiction: An Interview with Lynn H Blackburn

Episode 108I Human Trafficking In Fiction - An Interview with Lynn H Blackburn

Today’s conversation with Lynn H Blackburn is so interesting! Not only do we talk about fun stuff like writing and stories, but we start our conversation with a very serious problem in the world – human trafficking. Her book,┬áIn Too Deep, has an element of human trafficking in the plot that makes it both compelling…

106I – Amish and the Civil War: An Interview with Jan Drexler

Episode 106I Amish and the Civil War - An Interview with Jan Drexler

Our guest today is Jan Drexler, a historical novelist whose stories often feature Amish characters. Today we talk about the challenges and choices Plain folk faced during the Civil War. Jan is a Civil War buff and traces her family history back through the Amish of the 1700s, so she brings a unique take to…

105I – Writing Christmas in July: An Interview with Melody Carlson

Episode 105I Writing Christmas in July - An Interview with Melody Carlson

Our guest today is Melody Carlson, the award-winning author of over two hundred books. Despite having so many, she does tend to be known for her many Christmas stories. Today we talk to her about her latest Christmas book, A Christmas by the Sea. Due to the timing of publishing, Melody mostly has to write…

104I – Romantic Suspense From Around the World: An Interview with Lisa Harris

Episode 104I Romantic Suspense From Around the World

The lovely Lisa Harris talks to us today about building a romantic suspense novel from the ground up. She explains how she organizes her information (she loves Scrivener and Excel!), what she needs to know before she begins, and how she starts writing. She also talks about setting a word-count goal that works for you,…

103I – The Strong Quaker Women of Nantucket: An Interview with Suzanne Woods Fisher

Episode 103I The Strong Quaker Women of Nantucket

Suzanne Woods Fisher joins us today for a riveting and fun conversation about Nantucket, its amazing history and people, and the trilogy of Quaker books she set on the island. Did you know that the Macy family (from the Macy’s department stores) and the Folger family (from Folger’s coffee, what my mom drank) both come…