In Episode 25 of The Write Approach, Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur talks with us about current trends on Amazon, scams that are prevalent on the Amazon platform and in the author community, problems with pirates, and dealing with copyright issues.
The Write Approach, Episode 25: Pirates, Scams, and Copyright Issues with Dave Chesson
In Episode 24 of The Write Approach, Laurie Fagen talks about writing novels with strong female leads, how to avoid harmful stereotypes, using news headlines to generate story ideas, and the role her career in journalism played in helping her find her voice as a novelist.
The Write Approach, Episode 24: Developing Strong Female Characters with Laurie Fagen
Karen Odden returns to talk about how we can make our secondary and side characters memorable to readers. Secondary characters help give our stories shape and our often the characters who readers fall in love with. Think Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter. Han Solo from Star Wars. They add depth and color. And if writers don’t keep their side characters in check, they can try to take over.
Karen first came on the show in Episode 15, when we discussed the research and effort she put into finding the right literary agent for her Victorian-era historical novels; the benefits of writing to a niche market; and the significant role the research plays in her writing.
The Write Approach, Episode 23: How to Make Your Side Characters Sizzle with Karen Odden
In Episode 22, we focus on how we decide which characters get points of view in the novels we’re writing. We discuss in detail how J. W. Judge’s work-in-progress has evolved from his expectation of having multiple viewpoint characters to deciding on only one. Barbara Hinske sheds light on how we can use viewpoint characters as accent pieces to make a story lighter or darker. We also talk about choosing between first-person and third-person narratives.
The Write Approach, Episode 22: Deciding Which Characters Get a Point of View