How to Write Fiction: How to Define a Chapter in Your Written Works

What goes in a chapter?  Is there a best way to use them?  Are there different ways to use pacing, scenes and chapters together?  What are my options?

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the weirdness of The Chapter.  What is it?  What should it include?  What should you do - or not do?  Do I have to even include chapters in my work?

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How to Write Fiction:  Why do people tell me all of my character’s sound the same and what can I do about it?

Ah… character voice.  We’ve all been there.  Maybe you’ve written a few stories and published or shared them.  Or even the first draft of a novel.  Either way you’ve got trusted writer friends telling you your characters “sound the same” or are missing a distinct “voice”.

What can you do?

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss Character Voice (not to be confused with your voice), what it is, what it is not and what you can do to work it into your work in a way that deepens and enriches the final product.

What does your characters’ dialogue say about them without them spelling it out?  How can mixing it up create deeper, more interesting characters?  What is specialized dialogue and why do we have to be so damn careful with it?  How does being the weirdo eavesdropping on others help you out as a writer?

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How to Write Fiction:

Some people are naturally good at coming up with names for their projects.

This episode is not for them, but if they'd like to drop into our podcast forums and help out, we'd love to hear their take on this!

For the writers out there who struggle to come up with titles that get the book into a reader's hands but also evoke an almost magical desire to read the subject matter, we hear you and we're going to do our best to discuss the subject matter today!  

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss titles, how to dig deep to create ones that fit, the importance of maintaining objectivity on what you've created and talk about a few examples here and there.

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How to Write Fiction:

The Internal Conflict.  This can be either the driving force of an entire series... or the doom of your book (and anywhere in between, but that's less dramatic).

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss a question posed by a listener regarding internal conflicts, common problems with how they're written and how to do them justice while driving the plot ever onward!

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