August 28, 2018

Settings and Worldbuilding

Host Rebecca Galardo discusses the topic of Settings and Worldbuilding with Author and Teacher Holly Lisle. They cover world building done right, why this is a crucial - and often overlooked - part of every well written story, how to start world building quickly and the questions to ask yourself.

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PART TWO: This experimental episode covers the closing up of the brainstorming.  Author/Teacher Holly Lisle walks host and writer Rebecca Galardo through the consult phase of the session.  Remember that when it comes to brainstorming you can go back and forth and falter.  The purpose of the consulting author is to help guide and act as a tether, helping their fellow writer find their way through the story and uncover gems.

As with Part One, feel free to play along with free worksheets, downloadable immediately from the 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.  If you want to try what Holly now calls 'The Ball and The Wall' Technique, we will have the rules available as a download as well.

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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.

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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.

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August 7, 2018

Debugging a Plot

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.

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