Category Archives: Young Adult

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy with Special Guest David Barr Kirtley | Fiction School Podcast #33

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy with Special Guest David Barr Kirtley | Fiction School Podcast #33

Yeah, it SAYS #33, but this shoulda been #30.  But. Of course. When we invite a science fiction writer on our podcast, that’s the ONLY time the tech stuff goes wrong and a digital gremlin gobbles up our show…  Oh, irony. But we had a great guest (who’s also a fellow podcaster with several tech disasters under his belt).… Continue Reading

Judging a Book By Its Cover: What Makes A Good Cover, Why They Matter So Much…and DRAGONS! | Fiction School Podcast #20

Judging a Book By Its Cover: What Makes A Good Cover, Why They Matter So Much…and DRAGONS! | Fiction School Podcast #20

This week we’re celebrating the cover release of Tommy’s next book in the Messiah Trilogy, Armageddon, Texas, forthcoming from Atticus Books. And may we say: DRAGON!! It’s an awesome cover, and inspired a great conversation about book covers. Congrats, Tommy! Click here to see more of the cover and to read an excerpt of Armageddon,… Continue Reading

Horror Writing, New Trends, and Graphic Narratives with “The Wonder Woman of Horror,” literary agent Bree Ogden | Fiction School Podcast #18

Horror Writing, New Trends, and Graphic Narratives with “The Wonder Woman of Horror,” literary agent Bree Ogden | Fiction School Podcast #18

This week on the show, we welcome a true literary Renaissance Woman to the show: Bree Ogden. She’s a literary agent with D4EO Literary Agency, an editor with the macabre children’s magazine Underneath the Juniper Tree, an instructor at LitReactor.com where she teaches courses on writing graphic novels, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Most awesome… Continue Reading

Reading Like A Writer and Using Your Influences to Grow Your Writing Voice: The Thankfulness Show | Fiction School Podcast #13

Reading Like A Writer and Using Your Influences to Grow Your Writing Voice: The Thankfulness Show | Fiction School Podcast #13

This week, it being Thanksgiving and all, we’re feeling thankful. We’re thankful to be writers, thankful to have readers.  We’re thankful to have listeners to our podcast (Thanks!). And we are thankful for writers, especially the ones whose books made us want to write, authors who changed our lives and influenced the kind of stories… Continue Reading

The New World of Self-Publishing, Indie Authors and the DIY Revolution for Writers | Fiction School Podcast #12

The New World of Self-Publishing, Indie Authors and the DIY Revolution for Writers | Fiction School Podcast #12

A quickie first: Announcing Baker’s newest novel! The Play’s the Thing, Book Two in the Such Sweet Sorrow Trilogy and sequel to Stealing the Show (free here or here!).  Listen to the podcast to hear a chapter and more about the The Play’s the Thing! Get your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo!  (Coming soon to… Continue Reading

The Business of Writing, Getting a Literary Agent, and Getting Published, with special guest Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services

The Business of Writing, Getting a Literary Agent, and Getting Published, with special guest Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services

Two quick announcements before we get down to business. First, are you a writer in need of a website?  Fiction School offers free website setup when you buy hosting through us–check out all the details at Websites for Writers.  Thanks for supporting the show! Also, our bad boy theme music-makers, The Dexateens, have a sweet… Continue Reading

Writing Romance, Love Stories, and Sex Scenes | Fiction School Podcast Episode #6

Writing Romance, Love Stories, and Sex Scenes | Fiction School Podcast Episode #6

When we’re little, romance stories end in “happily ever after.”  But then, a little later, a few hormones coursing through us and we wonder what happens after happily ever after.  Especially, you know, immediately after. That’s when we start learning about stories with a little “Bow-chicka-wow-wow.” Then we turn into writers (which may or may not… Continue Reading