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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…

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…