When should we restrict ourselves to generic nouns, and when should we use Brand Names™?
What do we do if our favorite writing group falls apart, and we need to find another?
What makes the difference between a good villain and a great villain?
If we want to begin writing, how do we plan now for a productive 2017 and beyond?
How do we shift between the formal language of our day jobs, and the authorial voice of our novels?
How do we create a simple, convincing and functional fictional language?
How can we bait-and-switch antagonists in the middle of the story, without leaving our readers frustrated?
To celebrate the 200th episode of the show, an hour-long live-broadcast extravaganza! Thanks for listening!
Lani joins us in the podcast studio to discuss the story so far. What have we learned, and what has changed?
“Love what you love” is an important idea for readers and viewers of fiction — but how does it work for writers?
How can we apply the rules of conflict when our heroes don’t exactly need to save the world?
What distinguishes truly great cross-genre “fusion fiction” from the rest of the pack?