Beginnings are tricky things. Janette, Brock, and Randy discuss where to begin your story. The hosts tell what they do when they start writing a new book and where they go from there. In addition to process the crew talk about pitfalls to avoid when starting a new story. Randy also reveals that he is clueless about theme.
Janette, Brock, Aaron, and Randy discuss the myriad forms of rejection, dirty homes, changes in how media is perceived, and the gathering of story fodder.
Janette, Brock, Aaron, and Randy discuss the tricky minefield that is publisher contracts and the items in contracts that authors should think twice about before accepting.
Janette, Brock, Aaron, and Randy discuss the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing routes for authors. They are joined by guest author and micro-publisher, Adrienne Quintana.
Aaron Blaylock joins the Ready-Set-Write cast as they visit with guest author Adrienne Quintana as shares her insights on indie-publishing and the services she offers as a micro-publisher with Pink Umbrella Publishing.
Janette, Brock, and Randy discuss what not to say in a novel as they explore common dialogue mistakes and no-nos.
Dialogue. Janette, Brock, and Randy talk about talking. They discuss writing dialogue for characters of the opposite gender, teen talk and advice on cutting the chatter.
Janette, Brock, and Randy discuss memorable characters, how to create them, and how to develop them.
The Typeractive gang discusses how they find time to write and how life experiences like moving are important to the writing process. The authors describe their writing spaces and what those settings say about them. And winners are announced for the logline contest held at the Ready-Set-Write conference.
Writing prompts. The gang discusses a few ideas on generating story ideas through writing prompts as well as the importance of having an elevator pitch ready for your novel.
Our first contest involves developing an elevator pitch for a story idea based on combining "Driving Miss Daisy" with "Silence of the Lambs." Winners will have their choice of the book prizes sent to us by Cedar Fort.
Ready-Set-Write is a podcast where we discuss the writing life, things we've learned along the way, and tips we have for those who dare to embark on the writing journey. We like to think of it as inviting you, the listener, into our homes for fifteen minutes of fun and education.