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Ep 5.06 - LIVE! You’ve Typed THE END, Now What?

Ep 5.06 - LIVE! You’ve Typed THE END, Now What?

February 11, 2020

You’ve typed THE END, now what?

The process of writing a book doesn't end when you type "The End." In fact, most of the time, that is just the beginning. Now the real work begins. Scott and Chuck breakdown their processes on working on their manuscripts after their story is finished.

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley

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[00:00] Opening remarks

[01:40] Weekly update

Scott: Working on a post-apocalyptic story. About 43,000 words into the last Reaper book.

Lauren: Went to the Superstar Writer Conference and excited to write.

Chuck: Still plugging away at Dark Devices. Outlines ready for the next project.

 [06:20] Main Event: What to do after you finish your manuscript?

-Scott likes to get a novel off to an editor OR trunk the novel

-Chuck leaves the manuscript and celebrates. He will leave the ms alone and think about the next book and leaves the book alone for a day or two. He continues to write to prevent the grumps.

-Chuck runs it through another light edit to correct superficial errors before passing to his editor.

-Having problems working on sequels. Any advice to write second novels in a series?

Example: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files [link]

Summarize in a few sentences of each book and the overarching plot for the entire series. Know where the series is going as a whole.

Example: Scott Moon’s and JN Chaney’s Reaper Series [link]

References: Shawn Coyne’s The Story Grid [link]

-Returning to topic, Scott starts to revise before the book is finished.

-The importance of proofreading.

-Lack of objectivity and let someone trusted read your book.

-The importance of readthrough of your own work.

-Cutting scenes, killing your darlings.

[30:14] Sponsor: Larry Brooks’ Great Stories Don’t Write Themselves [link]

Also Story Engineering and Story Physics [links]

[34:35] Main Event: What to do after you finish your manuscript, Continued!

-Using writing groups: good or bad? Value of writers group depends on the level of knowledge and work ethic and personalities of the writers.

Example: KSM!

-Face-to-face groups vs. online groups.

-Reciprocation is key: the group should be small enough to assist one another.

-Bringing your best and worst material to a group.

Example: Critters

Example: Destructive Readers on Reddit

Example: Writers Cafe

-Paying for proofreaders is a two-way street.

-Proofreading is POST EDIT; this is the fine polish.

-Pay your editors!

-Dr. Moon Segue.

-Time is money for writers and for editors.

-Do as much self-editing as you can.

-Some writers are flexible with edits, some writers only want copy edits.

-Types of edits: Structural/developmental (character voice, plot, story structure, continuity), line edit (tone, scene balance of dialogue vs. description), copy edit (line-by-line edit).

-What to do when the manuscript is at the editor? Write something else, write the sequel, write another genre.

-Writing and editing in parallel.

-Book launching strategies (that’s a whole other show!)

[1:02:49] Closing remarks

Coffee and Concepts

Writer’s Journey

Storytelling

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Storytelling - Ep. 01 - Georg Rockall-Schmidt

Storytelling - Ep. 01 - Georg Rockall-Schmidt

February 11, 2020

I discuss the art of storytelling with Georg Rockall-Schmidt.

*Apologies for any video/audio issues in this presentation. I've learned a few things here. A few things will be corrected going forward.

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Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 02 - Broken Roast

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 02 - Broken Roast

February 10, 2020

Walt is back and bRoKeN as ever talking about the flaws that make our characters memorable.

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Becoming an Editor, Ep. 2.06

Becoming an Editor, Ep. 2.06

February 7, 2020

Join Kalene and Ellen as they talk the nitty gritty on becoming an editor!

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Ep 5.05 - LIVE! World Building - From Concept to Reality

Ep 5.05 - LIVE! World Building - From Concept to Reality

February 3, 2020

Josh, Scott and Chuck discuss the ins and outs of their world-building processes, highlighting what helps them create a fully realized world for their stories.

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Intro to Editing with Ellen Campbell, Ep. 2.05

Intro to Editing with Ellen Campbell, Ep. 2.05

February 1, 2020

In this extra-special first episode of our editing series, Ellen turns the tables on our hosts and SHE asks the questions. We get the scoop on how the ladies first started editing, what lessons they've learned along the way, and what's coming down the pike in 2020.

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