Questions 207: Language Skills (Writing Instruction Series 1)

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As the first in our new miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How do I get my students to write with the same command of language they use when they speak?”

Questions 206: Series vs. Standalones and Discovery Writing

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JR asks:
“How long do you expect the trend for people preferring series over standalones to continue?”

Also, Terry Mixon joins us to speak (briefly) about discovery writing. Check out his book Empire of Bones.

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Questions 204: Should Your Fiction Set an Example?

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Cheyenne asks:
“How can I write characters who don’t share my values, without betraying my values?”

Books discussed:
Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien

Poetics by Aristotle

Questions 201: Series vs. Episodic vs. Standalone

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Caine asks:
“What’s the difference–in packaging and content–between series and standalone or episodic books, and which is more advantageous to write?”

Books and films discussed:
The Xanth Series by Piers Anthony
Incarnations of Immortality Series by Piers Anthony
Bio of a Space Tyrant Series by Piers Anthony
Black Mirror

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