Category Archives: Voice

When Readers Strike Back: How to Understand and Use Reader Feedback | Fiction School Podcast #10

When Readers Strike Back: How to Understand and Use Reader Feedback | Fiction School Podcast #10

In every writer’s career, there comes a point where we have to do something terrifying in order to get better.  We have to start showing our writing to other people before it’s done, before it’s perfect.  We know something’s wrong, but not exactly what, or why.  And we don’t know how to fix it yet.… Continue Reading

How To Start a Story: What Makes A Great Beginning | Fiction School Podcast #2

How To Start a Story: What Makes A Great Beginning | Fiction School Podcast #2

You sit down to write your novel.  “Okay…” you think, “I’ve got a lot of story to tell.  But I’ve got sixty-thousand words to get there.  Shouldn’t be a problem.” And you almost type something.  Then you don’t.  Then you think you might have a good idea, but it isn’t good enough.  Because you know… Continue Reading