Tips and Tricks

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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Ep. 26: Hating on Online Grammar Tools

Episode 26: Hating on Online Grammar Tools Episode 26 talks about online grammar tools, where they are useful and when they are not. JT explains how online tools work and why you shouldn’t put too much stock into them. He also touches on professional editors and what you can expect …

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Ep. 25: Passive Vs. Active Voice

Episode 25: Passive Vs. Active Voice In episode 25, we talk about passive and active voice in your writing, how to identify passive voice and when to remove it. We also cover the struggles it can cause and give you a couple of extra learning platforms. You can listen to …

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Episode 7: Character Driven Writing Style

Episode 7: Character-Driven Writing Style In episode 7 we take a hard look at character-driven writing styles and see how they compare to plot-driven writing styles. We also examine how to write with a character focus and decide if you should or not. You can listen to the episode right …

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