Novel Writing

Ep 32: Book Titles and Book Covers

Episode 32: Book Titles and Book Covers In this episode, we talk about cover designs. We talk about things like how to make your book cover stand out and get noticed, how to get the book from the shelf into the shopping cart, and how the title plays a role. …

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Ep. 31: The Voice You Cannot Hear

Episode 31: The Voice You Cannot Hear Episode 31 talks about writer’s voice. JT attempts to define voice and where it needs to be used. We also cover the different voices you can use as well as making voice constant throughout your project. You can listen to the episode right …

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Ep. 30: Thick Skin is For Writers Not Rhinos

Episode 30: Thick Skin is for Writers Not Rhinos Thick skin is a must for any writer. Editors will show you your mistakes, agents and publishers will reject you. In episode 30 we learn why we need thick skin, how to handle rejection and criticism as well as when it …

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Ep. 29: Show Vs. Tell

Episode 29: Show Vs. Tell In this episode, we cover how to Show instead of Tell. We look at why the “Show Vs. Tell” battle continues on, how to identify when you are telling, and of course how to show instead. We also give you an exercise to practice with …

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Ep. 28: Never Show Your Work

Episode 28: Never Show Your Work Episode 28 teaches you why you need to do extensive research on a topic for your novels. It explains the two main ways to display this knowledge (Trickle Effect and Data Dump) and which one you should use. Research is important for accuracy and …

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Ep 27: Write What You Know

Episode 27: Write What You Know In episode 27 we take a look at the adage “write what you know,” and then break it down. Understanding that the meaning is far deeper than some surface definition will help your writing be more accurate, detailed and enjoyable. You can listen to …

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