We begin a new series focused on the key components of good fiction. The series is called Anatomy of a Novel and in the first video we discuss the all important topic of character.
In this episode we answer a viewer's question about how authors juggle multiple plot lines and still keep the story straight.
Writing is a creative act and keeping the creative juices flowing can be difficult. In this episode, we chat about ways to keep your creativity chugging away as it should.
Over the years we have seen a number of common mistakes made by budding writers. Some of those mistakes can short-circuit a career before it starts. In this episode, we have an honest and frank discussion of mental mistakes by new writers (some mistakes we made ourselves in the early days).
Writers are readers, or at least they should be. Writers read differently than other readers. In this episode Aaron and Al talk about how to read like a writer, what to look for, what questions to ask, and what can be learned.
Flannery O'Connor coined the phrase, "The habit of art" to emphasize the discipline necessary to every writer. In this episode, Aaron guides us through a discussion of writer discipline.
In this episode, we discuss the need for writers to know themselves and to know how their minds work.
Discouragement is part of being human. Sometimes things go wrong, we lose our way, we lose heart . . . well, you know. The episodes talks about discouragement in writing and what to do about it.