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Writing Across Genres with special guest Deanna Raybourn | Fiction School Podcast #27

Writing Across Genres with special guest Deanna Raybourn | Fiction School Podcast #27

ASOSG-150What do you do if you’re the kind of writer who likes to set books in the past, in interesting locations, but then your instincts tell you that the story has something mysterious happen there, too?  And also, yeah, your characters are kind of into each other as well, doing the chemistry thing while they’re […]

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Writing Sherlock Holmes, Researching Smarter, and Having a Career as a Writer with special guest Laurie R. King | Fiction School Podcast #26

Writing Sherlock Holmes, Researching Smarter, and Having a Career as a Writer with special guest Laurie R. King | Fiction School Podcast #26

Sherlock Holmes StatueYou know how, when you ask some writers for advice, they’ll say something like “Apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair,” and it’s so unhelpful it’s kind of infuriating? But then you ask other writers, and they give you actual advice that blows your mind? Changes your writing strategy? Gives […]

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How To Revise a Big Ol’ Book-Length Project: Advice From Over a Dozen Writers | Fiction School Podcast #25

How To Revise a Big Ol’ Book-Length Project: Advice From Over a Dozen Writers | Fiction School Podcast #25

Day074-7_June_Sometimes, you just can’t stop the good times from rollin’.  Like this week, many special things happened.  First, Tommy’s pleading and begging for all these weeks finally came into fruition.  It happened.   We. Got. A. Voicemail. It was a great question from a listener, Joseph, and we knew we wanted to do a show […]

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Writers and the Web: How to Use the Internet to Reach Your Readers | Fiction School Podcast #23

Writers and the Web: How to Use the Internet to Reach Your Readers | Fiction School Podcast #23

Plug In. (#76/365)Lots of people are saying it’s the best time in the history of the world to be a writer.  It may be true.  There’s lots of cool stuff going on, amazing opportunities writers couldn’t have dreamed of years ago. But there are some new jobs for a writer in this sweet new world.  One thing […]

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Writing Noir and Crime Fiction with special guest Megan Abbott | Fiction School Podcast #21

Writing Noir and Crime Fiction with special guest Megan Abbott | Fiction School Podcast #21

Film noir 1Fiction School is so stoked to have Megan Abbott on the show this week. She’s one of the best writers of noir and crime fiction in the business today, and she’s also an awesome and nice person.  (It’s good to chat with a nice person about, as she says, “people doing bad things.”) On the […]

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Judging a Book By Its Cover: What Makes A Good Cover, Why They Matter So Much…and DRAGONS! | Fiction School Podcast #20

Judging a Book By Its Cover: What Makes A Good Cover, Why They Matter So Much…and DRAGONS! | Fiction School Podcast #20

armageddon texasThis week we’re celebrating the cover release of Tommy’s next book in the Messiah Trilogy, Armageddon, Texas, forthcoming from Atticus Books. And may we say: DRAGON!! It’s an awesome cover, and inspired a great conversation about book covers. Congrats, Tommy! Click here to see more of the cover and to read an excerpt of Armageddon, […]

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