Host Rebecca Galardo and Author/Teacher Holly Lisle answer a listener's question on what to do when the Inner Critic starts interfering with the fiction you READ as well as the fiction you write. Holly discusses the price you pay for being a writer, as well as how best to turn that to your advantage.
PART ONE: In this experimental episode, Author/Teacher Holly Lisle walks host and writer Rebecca Galardo through a brainstorming session. Feel free to play along with free worksheets, downloadable immediately from their website (no need to give your email address or any other information). Using these worksheets and working with the Muse (right brain) and Inner Critic (left brain) Holly and Rebecca create story fragments from scratch.
Host and writer Rebecca Galardo and Author/Teacher Holly Lisle broach the topic of Debugging a Plot, covering an easy definition of plot, problems that can arise when one goes awry, good plots, and directions to look for when trying to figure out how to fix what breaks.
Host and writer Rebecca Galardo discusses Building a Better Character with Author/Teacher Holly Lisle, covering problems writers face with characters, how to overcome those problems, what a good character is and does, and more.
Host Rebecca Galardo discusses the topic of The Inner Critic with Author/Teacher Holly Lisle, covering how it is both harmful and helpful to your fiction, how to use it to your benefit and also how to shut it off when you need to be focusing on your muse.