Writing Tips and Writerly Musings

with Morgan Hazelwood

About the show

Welcome!

If you want to hear writing tips from the big names, the medium names, and everyone else, look no further.

As a blogger, vlogger, and unpublished fantasy author, I am addicted to attending all the writing panels a person could possibly attend at a convention. We're talking attending upwards of 25 hours of panels in 3 days.

Fortunately for you? I love sharing my copious notes.

But, I also get real. I share my struggles, my failures, and... hopefully, my writing successes.

Thanks for listening.

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Episodes

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    A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 5: Tumblr & Reddit (The “Dark” Side)

    March 15th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  9 mins 47 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, social media, writers, writing, writing tips

    While tumblr has dropped a lot in popularity since this episode was first recorded, there are still a lot of good reasons to use both Tumblr AND Reddit.

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    A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 4: Instagram & Pinterest

    March 8th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  12 mins 23 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, social media, writers, writing, writing tips

    The visual side of social media! You don't have to take photos for this either, resharing content is fine (assuming you're not breaking copyright) I've got a lot more tips and tricks, though.

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    A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 3: Facebook, Twitter, and Hashtags

    March 1st, 2021  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 12 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, social media, writers, writing, writing tips

    Today I'm talking about ways to establish your presence and best practice guides fro using Facebook, Twitter, and hashtags. (which I use ironically and wrong ALL the time.)

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    A Starter's Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To "Establish A Social Media Presence": Part 2/6

    February 22nd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 24 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, social media, writers, writing, writing tips

    If you want to be a writer, the ubiquitous “they” tell you that you need to “Establish a Social Media Presence”, but so much of the advice out there is aimed at Non-fiction writers.

    Non-fiction writers sell books based on establishing their expertise in a particular area.

    Fiction writers? We sell books based on the story, the writing, and word-of-mouth.

    So how do we make social media work for us?

    In Part 2 - I talk about setting up a website and the decision to blog.

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    A Starter's Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To "Establish A Social Media Presence": Part 1/6

    February 15th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 32 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, social media, writers, writing, writing tips

    If you want to be a writer, the ubiquitous “they” tell you that you need to “Establish a Social Media Presence”, but so much of the advice out there is aimed at Non-fiction writers.

    Non-fiction writers sell books based on establishing their expertise in a particular area.

    Fiction writers? We sell books based on the story, the writing, and word-of-mouth.

    So how do we make social media work for us?

    In Part 1 - I talk about my personal approach to establishing a 'brand'

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    Why You Should Consider An Agent If You're Hoping To Be Traditionally Published

    February 8th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 50 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    You can only spend so long revising and editing a novel. Somewhere between revision 3 and revision 12, you’re probably going to be done with your book. But now what?

    If you want to get your novel traditionally published, you’re gonna need to query some agents. But why?

    In today's episode, I'm answering your burning questions: What are your publishing options? What are the benefits of having an agent? Where do you find an agent? And more!

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    Fix Your Rough Draft In 30 Minutes Or Less!

    February 1st, 2021  |  Season 2  |  6 mins 15 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    Getting a rough draft out on paper is a monumental achievement... but then? You've got to polish it. By using this trick, you'll be all set to have a clear plan to fix that rough draft in about 30 minutes.

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    Welcome to Writing Tips and Writerly Musings -- Season Two!

    January 25th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  42 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    I'll be back next week with more writing tips and writerly musings. Plus, a little more.