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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…

Great Characters Make Great Series: An Interview with Tom Threadgill

EPISODE 179I Today’s guest is Tom Threadgill, author of police procedurals and suspense novels. His newest book, Collision of Lies, just released this week and is the beginning of a new series. For those of you who don’t consider yourselves plotters, you’ll love hearing Tom talk about how he writes – a true seat of…

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…

Add a Little Murder: An Interview with Patricia Bradley – ENCORE

Episode 172I Add a Little Murder: An Interview with Patricia Bradley - ENCORE

EPISODE 172I Interviewing the lovely Patricia Bradley was an exercise in paradoxes. Hearing this sweet Christian woman pronounce in her soft, Southern drawl, “Oh, I love to talk about murder. It’s just fun” was just the beginning of my mind bending to look at things differently. 😀 But I should have expected nothing less after I…

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…