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TWJ 2.03: Managing Reader Expectations with Molly Lerma

January 16, 2020

Episode 2.03 – Recorded 01.16.2020 – Managing Reader Expectations with Molly Lerma. Our guest tonight is a debut novelist crushing it in sales. One key to her success–managing reader expectations. In this episode of The Writer’s Journey, we talk about how to set reader expectations with your genre, blurb, and cover; meet them in your […]

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TWJ 2.01: AMA with Walt Robillard

January 2, 2020

Episode 2.01 – Recorded 01.02.2020 – AMA with Walt Robillard. Walt joins Lauren and Kalene to talk about New Years plans and field audience questions.

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TWJ 1.55: Simplifying Your Book Marketing Plan with Ally Machate

December 20, 2019

Episode 1.55 – Recorded 12.19.2019 – Simplifying Your Book Marketing Plan with Ally Machate. Welcome to The Writer’s Journey! Tonight we discuss simplifying your book marketing plan with Ally Machate!

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TWJ 1.54: Outlining a Novel Series with Clark Chamberlain

December 13, 2019

Episode 1.54 – Recorded 12.12.2019 – Outlining a Novel Series with Clark Chamberlain. Got a series idea brewing but you’re not sure how to plot it all out? Author and editor Clark Chamberlain joins us to tackle the questions of why and how an author would plot a series before writing it.

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TWJ 1.53: Writing Realistic Characters with Joshua Gayou

December 6, 2019

Episode 1.53 – Recorded 12.05.2019 – Writing Realistic Characters with Joshua Gayou. Want to write stronger characters? Joshua Gayou, writer of the hit post-apocalyptic Commune Series, joins us to share his secrets for writing characters to life. Bring your questions, comments, snide remarks, and tacos because this nerd fest kicks off in the following episode […]

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TWJ 1.52: Breaking Through Writer’s Block with Hank Garner

November 30, 2019

Episode 1.52 – Recorded 11.29.2019 – Breaking Through Writer’s Block with Hank Garner. We’ve all been there: you’re staring at your unfinished manuscript, but the words just won’t come. How do you get that book written when you keep getting stuck? Author and host of The Author Stories Podcast, Hank Garner, joins us to explain […]

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TWJ 1.51: Writing Effective Dialogue with Louise Harnby

November 22, 2019

Episode 1.51 – Recorded 11.21.2019 – Writing Effective Dialogue with Louise Harnby. Are you getting stuck in your dialogue? Do you find that your characters sound alike? Maybe the pacing seems slow, the writing confusing or drab? If so, you’re not alone. We feel that way too, but we’re on the hunt for solutions. In […]

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TWJ 1.50: Roundtable – How Do I Reverse-Engineer My Plot?

November 8, 2019

Episode 1.50 – Recorded 11.07.2019 – How Do I Reverse-Engineer My Plot? You just thought of the most brilliant ending ever! Now what? How do you get your characters from Point Z to A? Kalene and Lauren discuss this helpful plotting technique, starting with the end and working your way to the beginning. Enjoy!

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TWJ 1.49: Pacing & the Saggy Middle with Mal Cooper

October 31, 2019

Episode 1.49 – Recorded 10.31.2019 – Pacing & the Saggy Middle with Mal Cooper. Gotten lost in the middle of your plot? Feel like something’s missing, but you’re not sure what? NYT bestselling science fiction author Mal Cooper is here to talk story structure, pacing strategies, and how to tighten up the middle of your […]

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TWJ 1.48: Cutting Purple Prose with Ellen Campbell

October 25, 2019

Episode 1.48 – Recorded 10.24.2019 – Cutting Purple Prose with Ellen Campbell. Do you, my most estimable yet remarkably humble reader, sometimes, while the sun beams brightly through yonder window upon your face as you read this sentence in all its glowing prose, wonder if–perhaps, maybe, even mayhaps–it’s better to be concise? If you don’t, […]

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