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7 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Leave A Review: Genres
Genres: Helpful? Sure. But are they doing their fair share? In today's Leave A Review, I review genres because, let's face it, if they're going to profile a book they might as well get it right.
24 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Ep. 012 Queries: Or how do I get an agent to help me make money off my writing
Yes, there's a ton of tips on queries out there already. But this has jokes!
7 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Leave A Review: Negative Reviewers
We all love reviews. They provide guidance, insight, and the opportunity to judge others anonymously while riding the high of ignoring our own failures in life. A new segment to tide you over until the next full episode of Write Wrong.
21 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Ep. 011 Time Management: The thing we do to smother the creeping awareness that time is holding us at knifepoint
No matter how much we try, time always gets away from us. Here are some managing tips because managing is what we do when we're too weak to control something, but too capable to ignore it completely.
21 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Ep. 010 Beginnings: Start with Waking Up!
Fellow writers, I’m going to begin today by going against the grain and give you advice that no one in their right mind would give you. Here are six ways the ‘establishment’ says not to start your novel, but I say maybe give it a try.
22 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Ep. 009 Why MFA Programs Are a Faustian Nightmare
Okay, the world is coronaviral and colleges are as close to figuring out if they should open their campuses as an Amish fourteen-year-old is to figuring out that nipples on women are more than just functional milk dots for boobies. But this episode is about education in general. Paying for it and getting it for free. I'm also a pessimist wrapped around a creamy optimistic center, and I believe that the future, although dark right now, will be a sunny day once again, when we can go to a baseball game, attend a concert, or have dinner with our parents and once again savor the ineffable pleasure of expressing our love by avoiding all talk about politics.
24 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Ep. 008 Embracing Your Imposter Syndrome: Because it's true, you don't belong here. Now please leave.
My god, judgment comes in so many forms. Here's another one we suffer (even me, in this episode) and ways to jam a corn cob into your judge-hole.
24 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Ep. 007 Authorship, or How to Avoid Writing Completely
They say if you want to become an author you need to think like a business person. I say, fine, but I don't have to like it. Here are few things I'm doing to try to be an author and not just a writer.
19 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Ep. 006 How Crummy It Is to be a Writer
Being a writer can be amazing, but strangely, only after you've written. The rest of the time, it can just ruin your day. Here are few things I do to get through the tough times of struggling to get words down, and even if you do feel like hell, no need to feel guilty because it's all gonna be okay.
22 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Ep. 005: Getting a beta reader: Because you do want strangers to eviscerate the novel you’ve spent over a year working on.
We need people to read our novels and that's even before we publish them. Here are a few ways I get mine, etiquette, and how to handle unhelpful feedback.
23 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Ep. 004: First Drafts. Pantser vs. Plotter: Deathmatch!!
First drafts are hard. And that's even before you get to your computer. Here are a few things I do to help. Plus, if you're a pantser or a plotter you WILL have opinions about this episode and should definitely tweet me to tell me how wrong I am.
18 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Ep. 003: You want to sell your book? Put a dog on the cover!
Sure, we could put a lot of hard work into a novel. But this is so much easier. Okay, if you don't want to put a dog on the cover, or lie to your readers about having a dog in your book, then listen to this episode.
20 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Ep. 002: Revising, or writing a novel and then destroying it to make it good.
You've spent all that time on your first draft, why not make it readable? Tips on revising. Things I learned to not do. And other things I do do. Do.
22 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Ep. 001: How I got an agent with my first novel and how I lost an agent with my second novel
Agents. They're so hard to get and yet so easy to lose.
6 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Ep. 000: Prologue to the Podcast, or an audio illustration of why people skip prologues
An introduction to Write Wrong Podcast, a podcast that talks about writing from the point of view of a writer who's been doing it wrong for far too long. This episode introduces you to me and tells you why you might want to listen.
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