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Brian's Daily Grind
11 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
BDG SHORT: Love Not Lust
This episode talks about describing love versus describing lust.
4 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
BDG SHORT: You Don’t Need Permission
So many people are unsure if what they are writing is acceptable. Often times they worry about minutiae and seeking permission from others to write the story they want to write. Podcast RSS
5 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
BDG SHORT: Write Like Video Games
Great video games are shining examples of storytelling. The player gets to be the main character and experience the world of the game through well-constructed interaction. Building your stories so your reader can experience them first hand is a powerful method.
3 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
BDG SHORT: The Whole Farm
Be careful how much of your characters you give away in that first introduction. When you meet interesting people in real life, learning about them over time is the best thing ever. Let your readers invest the time to learn about your characters.
5 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
BDG SHORT: Stop World Building
Some authors will never ever get to writing their story. They have spent so much time world building that they forget to develop the story that goes with that world.
4 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
BDG SHORT: Shock Your Reader
Sometimes, the best way to really lock a reader into your story is to shock them. Make them say, “WTF?”
14 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
BDG SHORT: Writing Like Pro Wrestling
We can learn a lot from pro wrestling. This art form is brilliant in its mastery of ongoing story and flexibility.
10 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
BDG SHORT: Plot Twist
Plot twists are a super powerful tool if used properly. In this episode we discuss some of the options and techniques for creating plot twists that deliver.
4 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
BDG SHORT: The Mirror and The Mask
Every one of us sees the true version of what we are in the mirror and knows what lies behind the mask we put on for others. Your characters should have the same traits.
5 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
BDG SHORT: Kick-ass First Chapter
This episode shares some tips and tricks for writing your first chapter and making it as bad-ass as possible.
12 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
BDG SHORT: Beat Writer’s Block
Writer’s block is a nasty condition that preys on writers of all kinds. In this episode, I discuss some ways that you can overcome writer’s block.
3 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
BDG SHORT: Dictation
You have a secret weapon in your pocket. Your phone can help you with writing by using it for dictation when you are on the go.
3 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
BDG SHORT: Connections
Every person on this planet has connections to something or someone. So, why should your characters be any different? This short episode is about adding character connections in your writing.
4 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
BDG SHORT: Character Introductions
This short episode is all about how to introduce characters. What to tell the reader and when to tell them about personality traits.
6 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
BDG SHORT: Writing Action
This is a short podcast about writing action. In this episode I discuss tips and tricks for cranking out your next action scene. Podcast RSS
11 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
BDG Episode 004: Assigning Roles For Different Perspectives
Characters need to have different roles in each situation. If you are plotting out a scene, you need to give your actors rolls to play and motivations to guide what they do and say. This is what I am discussing in todays episode.
12 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
BDG EPISODE 003: Guide Your Reader’s Attention
In this episode, we discuss keeping the reader’s attention focused and not distracting from the important content.
12 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
BDG Episode 002: Let The Reader Breathe
When ever we rush into action, we deny the reader an opportunity to breathe in what is about to happen. There are so many things we can do to help a reader get exited for what is about to happen.
13 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Episode 001: Transitions Between Emotions
I pull a piece from my book “The Gospel of Jill” to talk about the transition from one emotion to another. We often times need to show a character making a transition from one frame of mind to another…
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