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How Do I Reverse-Engineer My Plot? Ep. 1.51

How Do I Reverse-Engineer My Plot? Ep. 1.51

November 28, 2019

You just thought of the most brilliant ending ever! Now what? How do you get your characters from Point Z to A?

Kalene and Lauren discuss this helpful plotting technique, starting with the end and working your way to the beginning. Enjoy!

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Ep 4.42 - LIVE! For Writers Who Just Want to Write

Ep 4.42 - LIVE! For Writers Who Just Want to Write

November 27, 2019

Chuck and Josh talk about writing for the sake of writing and not a business.

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Pacing & the Saggy Middle with Mal Cooper, Ep. 1.50

Pacing & the Saggy Middle with Mal Cooper, Ep. 1.50

November 24, 2019

Gotten lost in the middle of your plot? Feel like something's missing, but you're not sure what? NYT bestselling science fiction author Mal Cooper is here to talk story structure, pacing strategies, and how to tighten up the middle of your story that might be sagging.

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Ep 4.41 - LIVE! Curating Killer Anthologies

Ep 4.41 - LIVE! Curating Killer Anthologies

November 24, 2019

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Cutting Purple Prose with Ellen Campbell, Ep. 1.49

Cutting Purple Prose with Ellen Campbell, Ep. 1.49

November 24, 2019

Do you, my most estimable yet remarkably humble reader, sometimes, while the sun beams brightly through yonder window upon your face as you read this sentence in all its glowing prose, wonder if--perhaps, maybe, even mayhaps--it's better to be concise?

If you don't, your editor will cut you.

Tonight, we're talking about purple prose. Making your words more clear and concise. Sharpen your red pencils and get ready to cut some words.

Check out the full Reedsy blog article we're discussing, "What is Purple Prose? And How to Avoid It" here: https://blog.reedsy.com/purple-prose/

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Ep 4.40 - LIVE! Writing New Future Crime Fiction w/ Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Ep 4.40 - LIVE! Writing New Future Crime Fiction w/ Bryan Thomas Schmidt

November 22, 2019

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Criteria-Driven Story Structure with Larry Brooks, Ep. 1.48

Criteria-Driven Story Structure with Larry Brooks, Ep. 1.48

November 22, 2019

Tonight the Story Engineer himself, Larry Brooks, drops by to chat story structure.

In this episode, Larry walks us through three key questions we need to ask ourselves: How do I know if my story idea is strong enough? How can I revise my WIP to make it even better? How will I know when I'm done?

We talk pacing, structure, pinch points, and more as we go through the big ideas of his latest book for authors, Great Stories Don’t Write Themselves: Criteria-Driven Strategies for More Effective Fiction.

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This episode is brought to you by Defiance: Junctionworld Book 1 by Bear Ross

Bring out the mechs and fire up the chainsword. Ready. Fight!

Mech Pilot Jessica Kramer fights to survive in the armored arenas of Junctionworld, like her father and brother before her. She’s good, but not as good. If she ever hopes to be better, she’ll need to stop getting in her own way.

When she discovers the circumstances behind her famous brother's death were more than just a result of the games, her path turns to vengeance. The deeper she digs, the harder the truth becomes, and the more sinister the plot to eliminate her as well.

Renegade cyborgs, inter-dimensional menaces, and the mysterious forces that destroyed her brother are closing in from every direction. Jessica needs to stay one step ahead or she'll have one foot in the grave. And if she ever hopes to uncover the conspiracy against her family, she’ll have to overcome her personal demons first.

If you’re a fan of Stargate or Battletech, with shades of Gladiator mixed in, you won’t want to miss this thrilling science fiction adventure from debut author Bear Ross.

Also available on Audible, narrated by the award-winning Emily Woo Zeller.

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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 
Only because you asked: No Safe Words, LLC tee:
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