Brock Booher, Aaron Blaylock, Adrienne Quintana, and Randy Lindsay answer questions from the audience at the Ready-Set-Write conference at the Tempe library. The questions include: how many times did we have to submit before we were published, how many pages before you can expect to reach the story climax in a romance, and what is the best piece of writing advice you've received and what is the worst.
Recorded at the Tempe library as part of the annual Ready-Set-Write conference. Brock Booher, Aaron Blaylock, Adrienne Quintana, and Randy Lindsay answer questions from the audience. The questions included a request for tips on how to write great dialogue, marketing tips for self-published authors, and whether to go the traditional publishing route or to self-publish.
Janette Rallison, Brock Booher, Aaron Blaylock, and Randy Lindsay discuss where they go for inspiration in their writing. The crew then visits with Heidi Tucker about her book, Finding Hope in the Journey and how writing about her family affected her life.
Janette Ralllison, Brock Booher, Aaron Blaylock, and Randy Lindsay answer questions from their guests. Emma asks how to make your characters more interesting and three-dimensional. Charlie asks how you keep all the characters straight if you have a large cast. Randy places both guests on the spot by asking for their elevator pitches.
The Ready-Set-Write crew discusses how they use social media to interact with their fans and promote their books.
Janette Rallison, Brock Booher, Aaron Blaylock, and Randy Lindsay discuss the methods they use to start a novel.
Janette, Brock, Aaron, and Randy discuss their biggest grammar problems and when to work on editing those mistakes. The grammar rules prove to be too much for Randy and he announces his retirement as an author.
Janette, Brock, Aaron, and Randy discuss critical reviews they have received. They also talk about the nature of critique groups and the process of giving and receiving critiques.
Janette, Brock, Aaron, and Randy discuss what scares them (which in Aaron's case is a lot). Randy makes the mistake of mentioning the possibility of doing videos for the podcast. Then they finally address the topic of "Coping with fear and self-doubt."
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.