Melisa asks: My writing gets compared favorably to Nathan Lowell’s. What story type is this, exactly? Resources Mentioned: Nathan Lowell Heinlein essay On the Writing of Speculative Fiction reprinted in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Asimov Science Fiction Magazine Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer The Resurrection Junket by J. Daniel …
Melissa asks: Do you have any thoughts on the RWA meltdown, and how our works are scrutinized?
JR asks: How are book lengths evolving in today’s publishing market with the expectation of book release a month? Sponsored by Archivos
Mark asks: “How do you decide which tense to tell a story in?” Sponsored by Archivo
Art asks: How much story should one plan for in various forms of media? Subscribe Here!
Dawn asks: What can you do if you hate what you’ve written, but your first reader loves it? Subscribe Here!
Robert asks: What should I look for in covers and cover art, and how do I make sure my next cover is awesome? Subscribe Here!
Roland asks: “Can you elaborate on changes in conversational style and dialog tags then (1960s and earlier) vs. now? Are these changes linear or cyclical?” Resources Mentioned At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft Conan the Barbarian Series by Robert E Howard The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur …
Subscribe Here! Robert asks: “How would one convey slapstick in writing?” Resources Mentioned Phule’s Company, by Robert Aspirin Lamb to the Slaughter and Pig, by Roald Dahl in collection Kiss, Kiss Home Alone Monty Python’s Flying Circus This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit
Subscribe Here! Robert asks: “I want to learn to flesh out side characters by writing heists/capers. What do I need to know?” Resources Mentioned: The Thomas Crowne Affair The Italian Job Gone in 60 Seconds The Great Muppet Caper