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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…

Writing Tips for Debut Authors: An Interview with Tari Faris

Episode 162I Writing Tips for Debut Authors

EPISODE 162I Our guest today is debut author Tari Faris. Her first book, You Belong With Me, just came out in September 2019. Tari’s number one tip for authors is patience. She’s been writing for ten years, and it took seven years from the time she began pursuing publication to getting a contract. She encourages…

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…