Every week we interview an author or publishing pro and dig into how they work. We get as detailed as possible, exploring their tools, techniques, and workflow secrets, and share their tips and tricks so you can use them too.
We talk about how her passion for video games led her both to learn English and to start writing and we explore the importance of time in her writing process, both sleeping on her next days scenes and letting her finished books sit.
Notebook both with words and pictures
Googledocs on her phone when she doesn't have her notebook
She uses Jami Gold's Save the Cat Beat Sheets
Diana is also a portrait painter you can check out her work here.
Formed over twitter around writing contests
Asks for them on twitter
The Spy with the Red Baloon by Katherine Locke
Find Her Online
@Pinguicha on twitter and instagram
I talk to K.D. Edwards about all the normal writer process stuff we love so much only this interview is the day his debut hit stores so we also talk about launches the times between launches and the fact that he is hiding out at home.
I, yes just Paul this week, talk with CB Lee about superheroes, comics, using multiple whiteboards, and constructing a book out of pieces written out of order. We also talk a little about the challenge of labeling works that a striving to be inclusive in bookstores and libraries.
Our conversation with Rich covers a ton of ground, including the open door policy he established with his family. Moving from New Jersey to New York to California to Willmington and how he uses his screenwriting paradigm to write his novels and gets to fill every movie making role when he writes prose. Andrew and I were both also impressed by how he pitched his books at the end of the podcast so if you are having trouble talking people into reading your book give the end a listen.
Cherish shares her journey to getting an agent, teaches us about being a turtle writer, and we talk about doowop music and Tin Pan Alley.
Today we talk about how Deborah uses her experience as a teacher in her writing process for inspiration and feedback, how you don't even want to know what the new slang is and how people who don't like the movie The Princess Bride should be suspected of cannibalism.
In this episode, we talk about how one scene appeared in Montiese McKenzie's head one day and it led her to be an urban fantasy writer. Her "rear window" writing process and diversifying her cast.
We talk with sci-fi author M.D. Neu about how his characters talk to him. Working through his dyslexia. The challenges of finding a professional community as a writer and how writing LGBTQ characters interacts with genre choices.
Kevin E. Jackson talks to us about how and where he writes, how he went from 90 rejections to having an agent he loves and how he found his writer tribe.
A conversation with Andy Reagan about the Hedonometer and his work using computers to discern and understand the shapes of plots, the general happiness of twitter, and who swears most on the internet.
We talk with Kristina Stanley about her writing, sailing around the world, creating Fictionary and how she found success selling her books to non-bookstores.