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Ask the Editor - Ep. 1.14

Ask the Editor - Ep. 1.14

November 21, 2019

An example of edit-ready work. Ellen and Walt discuss getting the best edit for your money. Dexter and Ribsy are mysteriously missing.

See the sample here: https://imgur.com/n6d22uQ 

Editing inquiries: ellen@ellencampbelledits.com 

Dexter's DNA results: EMBK.ME/DEXTER225
Ribsy's DNA results: http://embk.me/ribsy?utm_campaign=cns_ref_dog_pub_profile&utm_medium=other&utm_source=embark 
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Ep 4.39 - LIVE! How Writers Collaborate

Ep 4.39 - LIVE! How Writers Collaborate

October 17, 2019

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5 Ways to Make Readers Happy with Jason Winn, Ep. 1.47

5 Ways to Make Readers Happy with Jason Winn, Ep. 1.47

October 10, 2019

Want to sell more books? Keep your readers happy. But HOW?

There are loads of ways to answer that question, just as there are loads of readers out there, but in this episode we look at four things most readers are looking for (even if they don't know it)... Plot, Pacing, Fulfilling Reader "Promises," Humor, and the Rule of Cool. Take a listen as Lauren, Kalene, and author Jason Winn break down each one.

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This episode is brought to you by - Tough Luck: A YA Action Adventure Urban Fantasy (Saga of the Shamrock Samurai Book 1) by Dean Floyd

How many shotgun blasts does it take to kill a Banshee? Sean O’Farrell is supposed to be lucky. If you couldn’t tell by the name, he’s Irish. Irish American that is. He’s only had the bad kind of luck lately.

Sean’s just a normal high school graduate struggling at being a young adult. In the meantime he’s juggling homework, a possible girlfriend, a chaos wizard, and a screaming Banshee.

If Sean doesn’t stop the Banshee, she might not only kill him, but his mom and kid brother too. Luckily Sean’s got a samurai sword, his dad’s old gun, a ‘69 Fastback, and possibly a little magic.

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Editors Talk Tips for Engaging Reader Imagination, Ep. 1.46

Editors Talk Tips for Engaging Reader Imagination, Ep. 1.46

October 6, 2019

What happens when three editors get four writing samples to talk writing craft tips? One good time.

Okay. That might have been a little cheesy. But seriously.

This episode is fun.

Join Ellen, Kalene, and Lauren as they dig into the writer's first task, to connect with the reader. We talk about what makes effective scene openings, characterization, strong word choice, dramatic tension, and so much more. Ready to take your next step on the writer's journey?

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This episode is brought to you by Edge of Valor: A Military Sci-Fi Thriller (Valor Book 1)

Which is on sale for ninety-nine cents this week! (First week of Oct. 2019)

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When their mission fails, his begins.

Special Agent Jackson Fischer is a man after truth. When a military operation to extract a high-ranking ambassador from the war-torn, border world of Stonemeyer ends in disaster, Fischer is called in to investigate.

A whole platoon went in, but only three Alliance Marines returned, the rest killed in action, along with hundreds of civilians. With tensions between the Holloman Alliance and Stonemeyer rising, Fischer attempts to stitch the pieces together. One thing becomes more and more certain: The surviving Marines are lying.

As the truth unfurls, Fischer begins to realize this was far more than a simple rescue mission...and that the truth might be something best left buried.

Filled with action, mystery, and well-crafted characters, Edge of Valor (Valor Series Book 1) will pull you into a world of war, conspiracy, and betrayal. It's perfect for fans of David Weber’s Honorverse, or Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan with a futuristic flair.

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Ep.4.38 - AMA Roundtable - September 2019

Ep.4.38 - AMA Roundtable - September 2019

October 6, 2019

It's a ROUNDTABLE! All the shenanigans in three...two...one!

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Approaching Subject Matter Experts, with Walt Robillard, Ep. 1.45

Approaching Subject Matter Experts, with Walt Robillard, Ep. 1.45

October 5, 2019

Need to know how a black hole works for your science fiction story? Never touched a gun, but you're writing a shoot-'em-up scene? Kalene and Lauren have been there and bought the shirt. Tonight they ask military veteran, martial arts instructor, gun specialist, and scifi author Walt Robillard on the best ways to approach a subject matter expert as an author.

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Ask the Editor - Ep. 1.13

Ask the Editor - Ep. 1.13

October 4, 2019

Ellen shreds a sample; Dexter and Ribsy demonstrate wrestling holds.
Editing inquiries: ellen@ellencampbelledits.com

Dexter's DNA results: EMBK.ME/DEXTER225

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Ep 4.37 - Writing Space Opera w/ Rick Partlow

Ep 4.37 - Writing Space Opera w/ Rick Partlow

October 3, 2019

Have a listen for some insights on writing space opera!

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Dictation Tips for Authors with Kevin J. Anderson, Ep. 1.44

Dictation Tips for Authors with Kevin J. Anderson, Ep. 1.44

October 2, 2019

Ready to up your word count game? Need to bust through writer's block? Thinking about getting into dictation, but you're not sure how? With over 165 novels and 15 million words written, Kevin J. Anderson, the author of "On Being a Dictator," knows all about dictation for authors, and he here to share his best tips and tricks. Join Kalene and Lauren as they get ready for their next step in the writer's journey.

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Ask the Editor - Ep. 1.12

Ask the Editor - Ep. 1.12

October 1, 2019

Ellen talks editing; Dexter and Ribsy shred the rug.

Editing inquiries: ellen@ellencampbelledits.com

Dexter's DNA results: EMBK.ME/DEXTER225

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