Episodes

The Write Approach, Episode 3: Pioneering the Legal Thriller with Scott Turow

The Write Approach’s first guest is #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Turow. We talk about how marketing new books has evolved, the drive that kept him practicing law for more than 20 years after he was a well-established bestseller, and how he approaches new writing projects.

Scott Turow’s newest book, Suspect, releases on September 20, 2022, and Barbara Hinske couldn’t find enough good things to say about its characters during the interview.

Also on September 20, J. W. Judge’s third book in his dark fantasy series, The Zauberi Chronicles, hits bookshelves wherever books are sold online. Go pick up your copy of Forging Bonds.

The Write Approach Pioneering the Legal Thriller Genre with Scott Turow

The Write Approach, Episode 3: Pioneering the Legal Thriller with Scott Turow

Listen to the audio:

Find The Write Approach on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Amazon Music, and Audible.

You can also watch it on YouTube.


Scott Turow’s website — https://www.scottturow.com/

Barbara Hinske’s  author website — https://barbarahinske.com/

J. W. Judge’s author website — https://jwjudge.com/

J. W. Judge’s writing blog — https://expectantwriter.com/

The Write Approach, Episode 2: Should You Write Under a Pen Name?

There are many business decisions to make as an author. Primary among them is which name to write your works under. Co-hosts Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge have both opted to write their fiction under pen names. In Episode 2 of The Write Approach, they discuss their personal reasons for using pen names, the benefits of using a pseudonym, and some of the difficulties that accompany it.

The Write Approach Episode 2 Should You Write Under a Pen Name

The Write Approach, Episode 2 — Should You Write Under a Pen Name

Listen to the audio:

Find The Write Approach on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Amazon Music, and Audible.

You can also watch it on YouTube.


Barbara Hinske’s  author website — https://barbarahinske.com/

J. W. Judge’s author website — https://jwjudge.com/

J. W. Judge’s writing blog — https://expectantwriter.com/

The Write Approach, Episode 1: Where Do Story Ideas Come From?

In Episode 1 of The Write Approach, Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge introduce themselves to listeners and discuss: (1) where the ideas for their stories and series have come from, and (2) what they do with those story ideas once they have them.

The Write Approach Episode 1 Where Do Story Ideas Come From?

The Write Approach: Episode 1 — Where Do Story Ideas Come From?

Listen to the audio:

Find The Write Approach on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Amazon Music, and Audible.

You can also watch it on YouTube.


Barbara Hinske’s  author website — https://barbarahinske.com/

J. W. Judge’s author website — https://jwjudge.com/

J. W. Judge’s writing blog — https://expectantwriter.com/

A Snippet from Episode 1

Listen to Barbara Hinske share her story about her inspiration for her Guiding Emily series and her motivation for the series’ success as she raises awareness and funds for the blind community.

Episode 1 of The Write Approach — Where Do Story Ideas Come From? — will be release on podcast platforms and YouTube on Tuesday, September 6. All future episodes will be released on Tuesdays as well.

A Snippet from The Write Approach, Episode 1: Where Do Story Ideas Come From?

The First Interview Is in the Can

Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge like to set high expectations to live up to. So for their first interview (which you’ll hear in Episode 3 on September 20), they talked with an author with 35 years of novel-writing experience,n one other than #1 NYT bestselling author Scott Turow. We can’t wait to share his approach to writing novels and thoughts about the evolution of book marketing. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything.

Recording in Progress

We wanted to drop a brief note to let you know that we’ve recorded three episodes of The Write Approach and can’t wait to start sharing them with you when in the podcast launches on September 6. Here are the titles of the first two episodes just to let you know what you’re in for: Episode 1: Where Do Story Ideas Come From?, and Episode 2: Should You Write Under a Pen Name? Look for more in the coming weeks!

Here are the hosts, Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge, recording Episode 2.

Screenshot of Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge recording Episode 2 of The Write Approach

Brief Update — Expecting a September Launch

Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge have been working hard behind the scenes for an exciting and practical launch to the podcast. You can expect a launch in early September. It’s looking like the first episode will be about where story ideas come from and what to do with them once they’ve adhered themselves to your brain. We can’t wait to share more as the launch date approaches.

We have already set up the YouTube channel for The Write Approach, so if that’s where you like to watch/listen to your podcasts, go ahead and subscribe so you get new episodes in your feed as they release.

Welcome to The Write Approach

The Write Approach is (or at least, it will be) a podcast for writers about the craft of writing. It is hosted by USA Today bestselling author Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge. Hinske has written twenty romance and mystery novels, including The Christmas Club which became a Hallmark movie. Judge has authored a dark fantasy trilogy, The Zauberi Chronicles. You can find out more about Hinske and Judge on the About Us page.

The Write Approach will begin releasing episodes in January 2023.