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Aethon Books Writing Critiques, Ep. 3.24

July 20, 2021

So you've enjoyed the live edits, huh? Well, we're back with more! And this time on The Writer's Journey, we dragged Steve Beaulieu from Aethon Books onto the show.

This guy's seen it all, and has brought you some of the best stories the indie-verse has to offer. We made an open call for your word-donations, collected a few, and Steve is going to tear in and give you that live editing love.

Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: Steve Beaulieu/Jaime Castle

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

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04:36 Main Event – Aethon Books Writing Critiques

-First submission by Scott MacGlasson.

-Being in the character’s head, you don’t need things like ‘knowing’, ‘looking’, ‘watching’. -Drop infodumps where it doesn’t belong. -Editing as weeding and gardening.

-Submission by Aaron Holloway.

-Lean into the tropes or jokes.

-An anonymous submission.

-A submission by TK Taylor.

-Big fat one vs. big FAT “One”. -Steve turns pink. -Don’t give your reader too many questions; they’ll start to forget.

1:15:50 Closing remarks

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