Episode Archive

201 episodes of Writing Tips and Writerly Musings since the first episode, which aired on August 20th, 2020.

  • Yes, You Can Be a Writer, Even WITHOUT A Visual Imagination

    April 4th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  5 mins 8 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    Not everyone has a visual imagination. While some of you are out there taking dictation from the movies in your heads. That's not how it works for me.

  • Dealing the With Emotional Roller Coaster That Is Writing

    March 28th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  10 mins 33 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    Being a writer requires: 1. Resilience, 2. Persistence, and 3. Perseverance. How do you handle setbacks?

  • Making Endings Ring True

    March 21st, 2022  |  Season 4  |  6 mins 59 secs
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    One of the hardest things to do as a writer is to make the ending work for your readers. To tie everything together, in a way that the readers feel satisfied.

  • Don't Give Away Your Writing Time

    March 14th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  6 mins 35 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, time, writers, writing, writing tips

    Our lives are busy, but it can be all too easy to blink and realize you've wasted your writing time. Here's a reminder for those of you who want to make your writing a priority.

  • Finding My Way Out Of The Eternal Revision Round About

    March 7th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  5 mins 42 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, editing, revision, writers, writing, writing tips

    The problem with being a writer is we can always edit and revise and change and improve things. How do we know it's time to stop?

  • What You Have To Give Up When Writing

    February 28th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  6 mins 42 secs
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    I'm not Catholic, but as the season of Lent comes upon us, here are things I'm trying to give up -- for my writing. What do you need to give up?

  • 6 Things I’ve Learned By Attending Book Launches

    February 21st, 2022  |  Season 4  |  8 mins 57 secs
    beta-reading, book launch, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    I've attended a few book launches in my day. Here are things I like, things that seem to work, and a few things I'm not a fan of.

  • The 5 Stages of Grief -- I mean Feedback

    February 14th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  3 mins 45 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    Dealing with feedback has a lot in common with the stages of grief. And just like grief? You don't necessarily progress in order.

  • Finding the Right Writing Mentor

    February 7th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  16 mins 14 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    As you grow yourself as a writer, it always helps to have someone ahead of you in the process that can guide you and understand your worries and fear. Here are some tips for vetting these mentors and making sure you're working with someone who is a good fit.

  • My Technique For Managing Multiple Muses

    January 31st, 2022  |  Season 4  |  7 mins 7 secs
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    What do you write when you've got multiple stories pulling you in different directions?

  • Morgan's 5 Biggest Fears When Facing Feedback

    January 24th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  6 mins 23 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, feedback, writers, writing, writing tips

    If you put your work out there, you're going to get feedback -- whether it's friends, beta-readers, or people who purchased your book. And that feedback can be scary. Here are my top 5 fears when receiving feedback.

  • If Your Writing Isn't 3D, Layer It!

    January 17th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  7 mins 11 secs
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    When I write, I'm pretty focused on the characters and what's going on -- both plotwise and in their heads. That can leave my descriptions... lacking. But! That's okay, because you don't have to get everything in during your rough draft! You can layer in detail.