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Writing Expensive Words
18 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
How to Give Them Everything Without Divulging Anything
Today we're going to talk about how to use real emotions in your writing without having to tell the reader any of your deepest darkest secrets. Let's do this.Keywords for this episode:-What makes a good sad story-Why is mood important in story-Why do we like sad stories-Why emotions are so powerful-What makes a story emotional-What is your emotional story-How to write an emotional story
17 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Today we're going to talk about emotion-based imagery (also known as emotional imagery) and why readers love it.Questions/prompts to think about:How to write about your feelings.How to write character feelings.How to write emotional characters.How to write emotionless characters.How to write characters in love.Write about feelings.How to write feelings story (AKA a testimonial).
59 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Understanding Your Feelings as a Writer (with Author Kristina Adams)
Today's guest is the wonderful Kristina Adams, the host of The Writer's Mindset podcast. Learn how to be more in tune with your emotions so that you can write better character emotions, and learn a lot of other awesome writerly things in this episode.The Writer's Mindset Podcast:https://www.writerscookbook.com/podcast/Kristina's Author Website:https://kristinaadamsauthor.com
19 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Being Okay With Your Story Idea Changing
Today we're going to talk about:Transformation of idea into reality.How to transform idea into product.Transform your idea into a real business.How to turn idea into business.Transform idea into vision.Ideas to transform your writing.Can you change?
22 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Why Gimmicks Offend Readers
Readers are sick of gimmicks with no story.You don't want to betray the reader.How to listen to reader feedback (especially with your first story).How to avoid writing a bait and switch.Why you shouldn't change the rules halfway through.How to deal with extreme reader reactions.Be who you are, not who you think they want (and you won't have to worry about covering your lying butt).
24 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
You Can't Write Your Way Out of a Gimmick
Today we're going to discuss:Gimmick Writing MeaningWriting Gimmicky CharactersGimmick DefinitionWhat Is a Literary Gimmick?Examples of Literary GimmicksWhat is the worst writing gimmick?andHow to Distract Readers From Iffy Writing (and why this idea is wrong and you don't need it)Learn how to write an irresistible intro for free by heading to:literarysymmetry.com/hello
18 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
How To Avoid Gimmicky Writing
Today we're going to talk about how to avoid gimmicky writing and we'll define and answer the following:Gimmick Writing MeaningWriting Gimmicky CharactersGimmick DefinitionWhat is a Literary GimmickExamples of Literary GimmicksWhat is the worst writing gimmick?How to distract readers from iffy writing?
16 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Can You Sell a Story Idea?
According to askthepublic.com writers all over the world are searching about how to sell their story ideas. But should you do that? Can you sell story ideas? Find out on today's episode of Writing Expensive Words.
30 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Reel Story Breakdown: The Queen's Gambit Part 3
Learn how The Queen's Gambit approaches storytelling in a compelling and convincing way that has won over at least 62 millions viewers.Today we're going to talk about foils and feelings of loneliness. Plus foreshadowing. When it comes to The Queen's Gambit, it's always about foreshadowing.
46 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Learning how to keep going when you feel like trash. As a writer, but also in general.We're going into the Dark Night of the Soul, so buckle up.
10 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Should Writers Ditch Adverbs Altogether?
This is the best (and shortest) class on adverb use you'll ever take. Become a master in adverb usage in under 10 minutes!
36 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Reel Story Breakdown: The Queen's Gambit Part 2
Learn how The Queen's Gambit approaches storytelling in a compelling and convincing way that has won over at least 62 millions viewers.Foreshadowing galore as we meet almost all of most important characters in the story in one episode.
23 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Reel Story Breakdown - Free Guy
Today we're going to talk about how even if your story has the same basic premise as another story, it can still be just as epic as the aforementioned story.Today we're going to compare "Summer Frost" by Blake Crouch to the film Free Guy written by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn.Let's do this!
20 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Stop Playing Hard to Get
Today we're going to talk about how to be creative without confusing or alienating your reader.Books and Films discussed in this episode:"You Have Arrived at Your Destination" by Amor Towles"Guardians of the Galaxy" directed by James Gunn"Emergency Skin" by N.K. Jemisin"If I Let You In, Again" by Kristin N. Spencer (https://kristin-n-spencer.medium.com/if-i-let-you-in-again-ad0a7abd9e34)
25 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Reel Story Breakdown: The Queen's Gambit Part 1
Today we're going to talk about the introduction to the show "The Queen's Gambit" and whether a flash-forward intro is a good idea.This episode mentions:The Queen's GambitGuardians of the GalaxyThe Tomorrow Warand some show I can't remember the name of
26 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Otherness and Superheroes
In today's episode we are going to talk about otherness is, why it matters to the reader, and how superhero stories use otherness to gain fans.Mentioned in this episode:-Black Widow-Superman-Miles Morales's Spiderman
24 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
When Launch Day Comes
How to get to launch day, and why I haven't made a video or podcast in two months.Write, self-edit, sensitivity reader, self-edit, send to copy editor, implement and argue over notes, format final manuscript, make cover, upload...The Bryan Cohen advertising course [FREE] can be found here: https://bryancohen.lpages.co/july21/
19 minutes | May 27, 2021
Expensive Doesn't Equal Complicated
Just because you use real emotions that cost you something to write (expensive words), doesn't mean that everything you write has to be super complicated. Today, we're going to talk about simplicity, and why it's every writer's friend.
18 minutes | May 5, 2021
Is Envy Ruining Your Writing?
Today we're going to talk about what envy is doing to your writing and your life, and what you can do to stop it.
17 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Embracing the Uncomfortable
Whenever you learn something new or try something difficult, you are putting yourself in a position where you are likely to feel uncomfortable. But if you are willing to take that risk and to embrace the comes-fast-goes-fast nature of uncomfortable, that might just be your superpower.
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