Category Archives: Going Pro

Questions 273: Plotting at Pulp Speed

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Caine asks:
“Without rewriting, how do pulp writers plot?”

Resources mentioned:
Dune by Frank Herbert
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Questions 270: Getting Characters to Speak to You

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Dan Dan the Art Man asks:
“How can you create characters that feel so real to you that your characters tell you where the story should go?”

Resources mentioned:
Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman
Writing to Sell by Scott Merideth

Questions 249: Contracts, Republishing, and Expanding

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Cain asks:
“What are the general dos and don’ts of republishing work that’s already appeared in anthologies?”

Resources mentioned:
The Copyright Handbook by Stephen Fishman
Some Might Call It Infringement
Chicken Noodle Gravity by J. Daniel Sawyer
Cold Duty by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Man In The Rain by J. Daniel Sawyer
The History of Middle Earth by JRR Tolkien

Special episode: More Terrifying Feedback!

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Today, Ed points out that I missed a good technique for opening stories when discussing first stentences, while Cheyenne reveals an ingenious method for cataloging notes, ideas, and thoughts for future use.

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