The Creative Writer Podcast

The Creative Writer Podcast

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53 When To Trust Yourself Over Feedback
June 14, 2022

There are times when the feedback is right and when it isn't. It's not always easy to know when to toss the feedback aside. Usually, I would trust the feedback. But you, as the original writer of the text, have a better understanding of your text's goals

52 Writers, Read More Genres
June 07, 2022

Don't stick to your own genre as a reader... as a writer. Especially not your sub-genre. There's a lot you can learn as a writer by reading more genres. Perhaps try out classics, contemporary romance, thrillers... There are so many genres. Maybe you'll fi

51 Developmental Editing Plan
May 31, 2022

Do you need a better process for developmental edits? I did and this is what I do now. Perhaps this way you can improve your process too. At least it's worth a try.THE CREATIVE WRITER PODCASTThe Creative Writer Podcast is a podcast for writers and auth

50 International Book Distribution
May 24, 2022

Indie authors, meaning self-published authors, this one is for you. Don't lose international readers for poor choices. In this episode, I tell you how to make your book available to more people internationally. Including me! Yes, I and many others want to

49 How To Use Tropes In Your Books
May 17, 2022

Just use it? Well, yes and no. It's not that simple... but it is simple. Book tropes are great for marketing, and most books use tropes one way or another. That's the point. How do you use them? How should you use them? That's what this episode is all abo

48 Good People Can Write About Horrible People
May 10, 2022

This episode was inspired by conversations I've seen online, for example on social media. Art usually represents a person's values, but that doesn't mean every piece of it does. A character is like a puzzle piece. You need that piece to build the puzzle b

47 Books For Writers
February 01, 2022

BOOKS FOR WRITERSHere is a list of books I've loved as a writer and as an author. Some of them are for finding your own voice and others will help you edit your book. If you want to hear more about any of these books or you'd like more similar book recom

46 Learn To Talk About Your Book + Announcement!
January 25, 2022

LEARN TO TALK ABOUT YOUR BOOKHas someone ever asked you what you are writing about? What is the story about? Have you shut down or started rambling? After this episode, you'll know what to answer when someone asks about your book. Explaining a novel in t

45 Fiction Isn't Real BUT...
January 18, 2022

FICTION ISN'T REAL BUT...I mean, it's not, but we pull our ideas for fiction from the reality. We as in writers, of course. Even readers read books from the perspective of someone who lives in this world. In the real world. That's why we often assume int

44 Developmental Editing Exercise
January 11, 2022

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING EXERCISEThis episode won't cover all of developmental editing. If you want an episode about that, request it and I'll try my best to make that happen! However, this episode will help you with the broader picture when you're going th