Tim asks: When times are dark, how do you write stories that give readers hope without telling lies? Resources Mentioned: Of Plymouth Plantation: In Modern English Night by Elie Weisel Heinlein Juveniles Power of the Powerless, by Vaclav Havel Fight Club and Choke by Chuck Pahlinuk Seneca and Marcus Aurelius
Roland asks: I’m intimidated writing the first book in a series when I don’t know where it could go later, or if I’m ready for it. What can I do? Subscribe Here!
Ian asks: How can I reread my favorites over and over without losing my love for it? Subscribe Here!
Subscribe Here! Jason asks: “How do I make ‘filler’ useful to my novella?” This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit
Subscribe Here! Tammy asks: My attempts at writing first person are very stream-of-consciousness, and I end up taking out a lot. Is there a better way than writing 150,000 words to get 90,000?
Subscribe Here! Robert asks: “How would you go about subverting the expected pacing of a genre and still make it work?” Resources Mentioned: One Shot by Lee Child Trevayne: A Novel by Robert Ludlum The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy Coma by …
Subscribe Here! Robert asks: How do I use poetry within a novel, and do it well? This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit Resources Mentioned The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Subscribe Here! Robert asks: How do I know what I should work on to improve as a writer?
Subscribe Here! Dan Dan the Art Man asks: “Is it better, as a new writer, to start a long, connected series, or write several standalones?”
Subscribe Here! Rob asks: “How do you use character identifiers (names, pronouns, descriptions) in a way that is clear to the reader, without becoming repetitious or tiresome?”