Posts Tagged ‘Choosing an Idea’

126I – Anatomy of a Mystery: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

Episode 126I Anatomy of a Mystery

Forensic specialist Jennifer Dornbush is back on the show! You may remember her talking to us about how to turn a movie into a novel back in September. This time she’s helping us understand how to plot out a mystery, thriller, suspense, or crime story. Jennifer has a couple of acronyms that will help us…

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…

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110I – Hallmark Publishing Needs Sweet Stories: An Interview with Stacey Donovan

Episode 110I Hallmark Publishing Needs Sweet Stories

Editor Stacey Donovan joins us today to tell us about Hallmark Publishing! I’ve been talking about this new publisher of sweet romances and cozy mysteries for months now. Stacey talks about pitching the idea to the Hallmark CEO, getting the first books written as novelizations of existing Hallmark movies, and then her own romance novel…

093I – Victorian England Comes Alive: An Interview with Joanna Davidson Politano

Episode 093I Victorian England Comes Alive

Today’s guest is historical romance writer, Joanna Davidson Politano! But don’t be fooled, Joanna’s books have more of a Gothic, almost literary, flavor. If you like Victoria Holt, for example, you may well love Joanna’s books. We chatted about her latest book, the beautifully written and very fun (adventure and mystery as well as romance)…