Writing Tips and Writerly Musings

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

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    Morgan's 2021 Resolutions

    January 22nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 43 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips

    Last year was a year of querying/submitting, revisions, reading, and networking.

    This year? The goal is publication! Yet again, I need to refocus on what will get me there.

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    3 Things To Consider... BEFORE 'Fixing' Your Manuscript

    January 18th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 4 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, editing, querying, writers, writing, writing tips

    How Do You Please Everyone With Your Writing? Spoiler Alert: You can’t.

    In the query trenches, you see agents posting about what they don’t want and there’s this knee-jerk reaction, when I recognize a trope from my writing in their ‘no thank you’ list. The feeling of, “Oh! I can fix it! And then you’ll love it!” Especially when you see so much of your story in their ‘please send me’ list. But, before you do, listen to this episode where I discuss 3 reasons NOT to 'fix' your manuscript.

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    5 Ways To Use The Moon As World-Building Inspiration

    January 11th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 44 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, world-building, writers, writing, writing tips

    When you look at our history books and the artifacts that exist from prehistory, there’s a definite trend. Humanity has always looked upwards. From Stonehenge to the Pyramids in Maya and Egypt and elsewhere, to China’s Puyang Tomb and its mosaic of constellations, the moon and stars have always inspired us. In this episode, I discuss 5 aspects of world building the moon can influence.

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    Morgan's 2020 Retrospective

    January 8th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 52 secs
    books, critique, goals, resolutions, retrospective, writers, writing, writing tips

    I had a lot of SMART goals set for 2020. Let's see how I did with my writing resolutions, check my top viewed content on all my different sources, and -- for my own sake -- talk numbers and stats for my social media. While not strictly writing related, a writer's platform can be pretty useful.

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    So You're In The Editing Doldrums Again?

    January 4th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 25 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, editing, writers, writing, writing tips

    After you’ve written your novel and revised the BLEEP out of it, one thing remains: To edit your manuscript! In this episode, I share 5 sites that can help.

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    3 Reasons NOT To Set New Years Resolutions -- and Why I Did

    December 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 14 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, goals, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    Goals aren’t for everyone. Goals in January? Even less so. In this episode, I talk about why sometimes? Setting goals is just setting ourselves up for failure. You need to take a good hard look at where you are, where you want to go, and what stands in your way.

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    Morgan's 2020 Resolutions

    December 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  19 mins 20 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, goals, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share what my plans for 2020 were. As we all know... NOTHING happened like I'd expected.

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    Morgan's 2019 Retrospective

    December 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 39 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, goals, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share what my plans for 2019 were... and the realities.

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    Morgan's 2019 Resolutions

    December 27th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 47 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, goals, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share my goals and dreams for 2019.

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    Missing The Magic: Holiday Magic and Writing Magic

    December 21st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 46 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode to 2018's holiday season, I reflect on just exactly what I was missing.

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    Morgan's 2018 Retrospective

    December 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  19 mins 21 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share what my plans for 2018 were... and the realities.

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    Visiting Home: A Holiday Story

    December 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 25 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, stories, writers, writing, writing tips

    The first year after I moved out, going home for the holidays was a little different. In this special holiday episode, I share a memory'

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    Plotting and Planning for 2018

    December 11th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 7 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share my goals and plans for 2018.

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    6 Tips To Recharge your Creative Energies

    December 7th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  3 mins 22 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    Eventually, we all need a break. In today's episode, I discuss 6 ways you can recharge your creative energies.

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    Morgan's 2017 Retrospective

    December 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 18 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, goals, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share what my plans for 2017 were... and the realities.

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    So You've Finished Your Rough Draft. Now What?

    November 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 13 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    When a writer finishes a rough draft, they often feel like celebrating -- but they also know they've got a LOT of editing ahead. In this episode, I talk about the ways to handle the end of a draft, and what your next steps could be.