Questions 580: Supporting The Author Beast

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Simon asks: “How can your listeners best support you?”

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Star Trek Logs 1 and 2 by Alan Dean Foster

Feedback: I Got My Mojo Back!

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Listener Vega has feedback on finishing your second novels and an update on a previous question.

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I Finished Writing My Second Novella in Time for NaNoWriMo
Ep 246: I’ve Lost My Finishing Mojo

Questions 576: Is NaNoWriMo Worthwhile?

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Sarah asks: “Is NaNoWriMo a good way to practice getting out of your own way, or a spectacular waste of time? ”

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Every Day Novelist: Episode 1

Questions 575: Recovering Your Reading Delight

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Ed asks: “As I’ve learned more about storytelling, it’s gotten easier to spot writer tricks & techniques – especially when done poorly! – and harder to enjoy reading for pleasure. Any advice?”

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Ep. 555 – The Writer’s Reading Experience
Spammity Spam

Questions 574: Studying Big Stories

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Michael asks: “How do you study a work that’s epic in scope?”

Resources Mentioned:
Natchez Burning, The Bone Tree, and Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles
Fall of Giants, Book 1 of The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Roots by Alex Haley
Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Odyssey by Homer
The Illiad by Homer
Book of Genesis, beginning with chapter 12
I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves
The 12 Caesars by Suetonius
Every Day Novelist: In the beginning…
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Moving From Hobbyist to Pro