Inside Creative Writing – Episode 12: Techniques for Writing Dialogue

dialogueHow do you write dialogue that sounds authentic, shimmers with subtext, and advances the plot? That’s what we tackle in this week’s episode!

This is the twelfth episode of the podcast I hosted years ago. I’m no longer producing it, but wanted to make it available to you here.

Inside Creative Writing – Episode 11: To Adverb or Not to Adverb

adverbsHow (and why!) to dramatically improve your writing by getting rid of those pesky little adverbs. This episode explores what they are, why they matter, and how your writing will become stronger and clearer once you weed them out of your sentences.

This is the eleventh episode of the podcast I hosted years ago. I’m no longer producing it, but wanted to make it available to you here.

Inside Creative Writing – Episode 10: The Snowflake Method with Randy Ingermanson

snowflake methodNeed some help getting that novel or screenplay to come together? Randy Ingermanson and his Snowflake Method might be just what you need!

This is the tenth episode of the podcast I hosted years ago. I’m no longer producing it, but wanted to make it available to you here.

Inside Creative Writing – Episode 9: Defamiliarization

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Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain.” Defamiliarization in action!

How do your make your story stand out as something fresh and exciting in a world of millions of stories? It’s all about defamiliarization!

This is the ninth episode of the podcast I hosted years ago. I’m no longer producing it, but wanted to make it available to you here.

Inside Creative Writing – Episode 8: Glimmers with Pam Houston

pam houstonListen in as award-winning author Pam Houston discusses her process of discovering the material of great writing: glimmers.

This is the eighth episode of the podcast I hosted years ago. I’m no longer producing it, but wanted to make it available to you here.

Inside Creative Writing – Episode 7: Loose Ends and Unreliable Narrators

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J.D. Salinger’s famous unreliable narrator, Holden Caulfield, from Catcher in the Rye

Why might you want to have an unreliable narrator in your story? That’s what we explore in this episode of the podcast. We also answer some listener questions and tie up some loose ends from previous episodes.

This is the seventh episode of the podcast I hosted years ago. I’m no longer producing it, but wanted to make it available to you here.

Inside Creative Writing – Episode 6: The Tenets of Fiction w/Alan Heathcock

alan heathcockAre there rules to writing great fiction? Well, not really, but there are tenets that can guide you in your writing. In this episode, we explore some of those tenets with the award-winning author of Volt, Alan Heathcock.

This is the sixth episode of the podcast I hosted years ago. I’m no longer producing it, but wanted to make it available to you here.