Randy Lindsay, Brock Booher, Janette Rallison, and Aaron Blaylock visit with guests from the Red Mountain library Local Author Fair. In this first session, Laura Walker offers a pitch on her latest novel for the Typeractive crew to critique. Carol Oen discusses her senior romance novel. Isabella Grace Morgan asks the group for marketing tips. Don Wooldridge offers a pitch on his latest novel, Broken Dreams, for critique by the group.
Janette, Brock, and Randy discuss how to hook readers early in your novel and keep them reading until the end. Janette offers suggestions on the best way to do chapter breaks.
Janette, Brock, and Randy confront the dreaded bane of authors -- writer's block. They reveal their personal kryptonite that prevents them from writing and rally together with suggestions on how to defeat the dark word void.
Just two sentences long, but perhaps the hardest thing for authors to write--the dreaded Elevator Pitch. Janette, Brock, and Randy discuss what's necessary for an effective elevator pitch.
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.
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.