Brian and Rekka both have very busy lives, into which they manage to fit their writing habits. In this episode, they talk about how they make time for writing, and what tools or tricks they use to get in the right frame of mind. Note: Brian recommends an app called ‘Writerly’ during this episode, but […]
As NaNoWriMo looms, Rekka and Brian discuss how they prepare to sit down and write a first draft of any project. Brian makes a lulu of an argument about what it truly means to ‘pants’ and Rekka deflects his philosophizing. References made: The Busy Writer’s One Hour Plot by Marg McAllister Formula to determine (roughly) […]
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 […]