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The Beginning and the End: An Interview with James Scott Bell

EPISODE 180I Today’s guest is bestselling and award-winning author James Scott Bell. We talk about two of his many nonfiction books for writers, The Last Fifty Pages and Plotman to the Rescue. From the first book, Jim talks about the Ahhh and the Uh-Oh types of endings. There can be a satisfying ending where it…

From Blog to Book: Repurposing Your Nonfiction

EPISODE 177T I just finished helping a friend get his very first book up on Amazon – woohooo!! We’re both very excited as this is something he’s wanted to do for a few years! It occurred to me that I could share what I know about repurposing your writing and maybe help you get a…

Writing From the Middle: An Interview with James Scott Bell – ENCORE

Episode 171I Writing From the Middle

EPISODE 171I James Scott Bell is a Christy Award-winning and International Thriller Writers Award-winning author in several fiction genres, and a beloved and sought-after writing teacher. He has written many nonfiction titles on the craft of writing, including several for Writer’s Digest Books. In today’s episode, Jim talks about how he got the idea for…

098I – Self-Editing with Style: An Interview with Tisha Martin

Episode 098I Self-Editing with Style

Today’s guest is editor Tisha Martin! Tisha edits for a couple of publishing companies, has private clients, and judges books for Writer’s Digest. Today she gives us tips on how to self-edit our books with style. She starts with characters, asking what we can do with our characters to help move the plot forward. Then…