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SW SPECIAL J‘s Beginner‘s Guide (part 3) HEROIC EQ

SW SPECIAL J‘s Beginner‘s Guide (part 3) HEROIC EQ

September 23, 2021

Episode 3 of A BEGINNER'S GUIDE to Writing a Novel teaches about building characters from the ground up. In this episode, J Washburn and Joe Bendoski tag team in a lecture that covers emotional intelligence, mimicry, and character names. We look at examples from Charles Dickens, George Lucas, J.K. Rowling, and George R.R. Martin. 

To see the visuals from the slide deck, check out this episode of Start Writing on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uVdnrFxhscg 

SW SPECIAL J’s Beginner’s Guide (part 2) WORLDBUILDING

SW SPECIAL J’s Beginner’s Guide (part 2) WORLDBUILDING

August 27, 2021

This episode covers how J Washburn goes through the worldbuilding process. He touches on examples from J.K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He explains how to make a Story Bible. Oh, and maybe most importantly, he teaches you about finding and defining your genre.

Watch the episode on YouTube if you want to see the slides: https://youtu.be/7Gyd-Lyn4bo

SW SPECIAL J’s Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Novel (part 1)

SW SPECIAL J’s Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Novel (part 1)

July 22, 2021

We've had a lot of listeners ask us where to start. Our backlog spans many years! So this is meant to be tips for a beginner. It was put together with J as the lead, rather than Joe. See the video version here: https://youtu.be/rogG8TCFQtc

Let us know what you think: me@jwashburn.com 

 

SW 122 Marketing Group: Email Super-fan Model

SW 122 Marketing Group: Email Super-fan Model

June 16, 2021

In the marketing group, we discuss the Email Super-fan Model approach and talk about how it can change how you run FB ads, how to set up the email chain, and what you are selling beyond just books.

Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com

Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast

Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

SW 121 INT Bryan Collins - Dialogue in Non-Fiction

SW 121 INT Bryan Collins - Dialogue in Non-Fiction

June 16, 2021

We talk to Bryan Collins about writing dialogue in non-fiction, and how journaling can be used to inform and fuel it. He talks about how he and other authors build a business around their non-fiction writing, and how time and events can change things.

Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com

Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast

Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

SW 120 Marketing Group: Facebook & Amazon Ads Phase 1

SW 120 Marketing Group: Facebook & Amazon Ads Phase 1

May 12, 2021

We take a very detailed look at Facebook & Amazon ads, setting them up, evaluating them, and targeting. There is a video that goes along with this on the Patreon Page.

 

Video: https://www.patreon.com/StartWritingPodcast

Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com

Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast

Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

 

SW 119 DIS: Dialogue 005: Switchtracking

SW 119 DIS: Dialogue 005: Switchtracking

May 12, 2021

We discuss what Swtichtracking and staying-on-your-own-track mean, and how to use them in dialogue to create tension and conflict.

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Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

Hills Like White Elephants

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SW 118 DIS: Dialogue 04: Don’t Write-On-The-Nose But If You Do

SW 118 DIS: Dialogue 04: Don’t Write-On-The-Nose But If You Do

April 6, 2021

We talk about Writing-On-The-Nose and how to address it. We go over examples and explore how it is approached in different genres.

Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com

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Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing

SW 117 INT Brett Godfrey: How to get a world class narrator to read your book

SW 117 INT Brett Godfrey: How to get a world class narrator to read your book

March 17, 2021

Brett Godfrey talks about how he writes dialogue. How he got one of the top narrators to take on his books, even though he had just launched it, and it's his first novel.

Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com

jbendoski@gmail.com

Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast

SW 116 DIS Dialogue 003: How the same action beats can kill or build tension

SW 116 DIS Dialogue 003: How the same action beats can kill or build tension

February 15, 2021

We look at the body language of action beats and breakdown how it can be used to build tension in a scene and look at multi-layering your dialogue for better pacing, and less predictable lines.

Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com

jbendoski@gmail.com

Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast

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