Posts tagged "Craft"
Novel Beginnings

Novel Beginnings

Want to write a novel but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you’ve started a few but they’ve run out of juice 20, 50, or even 100 pages in and you’re not sure what went wrong? This workshop will guide you through the messy process of creating a novel. You’ll build a solid foundation ... Continue Reading »
May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

Join Cai Emmons on May 16  as she discusses Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House.
Interview with Heather Ransom

Interview with Heather Ransom

We had the great privilege of talking to Heather Ransom about her young adult sci-fi novel Going Green (and we get to hear Heather read from the opening of the book for us!). Heather Ransom is a science fiction writer and educator. When not teaching middle school science, Heather enjoys exploring the great out of ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Cidney Swanson

Interview with Cidney Swanson

What a blast talking with Cidney Swanson! Daryll Lynne is a big fan of the Ripple series, and James is focused on indie publishing, so Cidney hits that sweet spot of great stories and successful self-publishing. We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Bonus—Cidney reads from her newest book, Siren Spell! Cidney Swanson ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Eric Witchey

Interview with Eric Witchey

We had so much fun talking with Eric about many things, but especially about his new novel Bull’s Labyrinth. (Eric reads the whole first chapter—so, so good!) Eric Witchey has sold more than a hundred short stories in many genres to publications like Clarkesworld, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, and many others. He has ... Continue Reading »
Fiction Fluency Seminar 2: Character Lives, Desires, and Conflicts

Fiction Fluency Seminar 2: Character Lives, Desires, and Conflicts

  Learn to develop clear character agendas for all characters on and off stage. Discover the importance of backstory and how to use it ever, ever so sparingly. Finally, explore and practice various types of conflict and how to present them alone and simultaneously to keep the reader up all night reading. Mr. Witchey’s often ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Bill Cameron

Interview with Bill Cameron

We had the great privilege of talking to mystery writer Bill Cameron about his new young adult mystery thriller Property of the State (and we get to hear Bill read for us!). Bill Cameron is the author of the Skin Kadash mysteries: County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke, and Lost Dog. His stories have appeared ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 6 click here. M.K. Martin: Editing – For some writers editing can range from daunting to boring. What can writers learn from self-editing that paying a professional ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 5 click here. M.K. Martin: Many writers are very resistant to plotting, planning, etc. preferring to fling themselves into the stream of inspiration and hope for the ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 4 click here.   M.K. Martin: Often stories, especially short stories, are rejected because they fall apart at the climax or shortly thereafter (For more on this, ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Thriller writer and master teacher John Reed will lead a three-month series of writing workshops at Springfield Library!
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 2 click here. M.K. Martin: What is your favorite scene that you wrote and why? Eric Witchey: Wow… I have no idea. Of the many thousands ... Continue Reading »