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Bringing Justice to Fiction: An Interview with Lynette Eason

EPISODE 175I Today’s guest is Lynette Eason, author of the new book, Collateral Damage. With over 60 books published, Lynette has a lot of experience in creating new characters, new series, and all kinds of interesting plots. Lynette shares how she starts a book, how she gets started writing for the day, how she found…

Do 1% Better This Year

It’s time to plan out our new year, to think about what worked last year and what didn’t. But don’t just write down a bunch of hoped-for goals, consider how much time you’ll need to do them all compared to how much time you actually have. I go through several good first steps to getting…

Adding White Space to Your Year

EPISODE 173E As you start the new year, it’s important to remember that over-planning and over-scheduling can lead to stress, disappointment, and – worst case scenario – burnout. To avoid that and enjoy your work all year long, plan some white space into your schedule. Some extra room in your calendar so you can move…

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…