Editor John Adamus, of writernextdoor.com and managing editor of Parvus Press, joins Rekka and Brian to talk editing. Rekka has worked with John for the past two years on her SFF novels and invited him on to the show to get an editor’s perspective on the universe, and let Brian get some questions in.
Something Brian said sparked an idea for a topic: How competent your character is will affect the perception of your story. – How competent your character is effects the way the story works – Your character’s abilities must fit the limitations you create in your universe – Your characters can learn the boundaries of the […]
Everything’s set, the book is primed for publication, then…? There’s been a bit of upset in the schedule for FLOTSAM’s release, so Brian and Rekka take the opportunity to talk about what happened, why it happened, and how Rekka reacted to it.
Today Brian and Rekka discuss the decision-making process of small details in a story, inspired by watching a small human picking the crayons during coloring. Brian got to thinking about the way we make decisions while writing, and where those decisions come from, and what they do for the story. Rekka and Brian each pick […]
From Mexican Mocha to Proof-reading, Brian and Rekka talk about editors and the various stages of editing a manuscript might need to go through. – An editor, your silent partner in making you look good – Rekka suggests being your first editor, to do your best to get it clean before anyone else reads it. […]
Brian and Rekka discuss the importance of setting your goals as a writer, and what to do when things get messy. – Brian focuses mainly on actionable goals (e.g. “write 1,000 words per day”) – Rekka focuses on the core “why” of her writing