TitleDate
12.38: What Do Editors Really Want, with Toni Weisskopf and Cat RamboSep 17, 2017 Listen
12.37: SubplotsSep 10, 2017 Listen
12.36: Structuring a Mid-Length PieceSep 03, 2017 Listen
12.35: Short Fiction Markets, with Spencer Ellsworth and guest host Beth MeachamAug 27, 2017 Listen
12.34: Fulfilling the Reader’s Fantasy, with Brian McClellanAug 20, 2017 Listen
12.33: How to be Brief, Yet PowerfulAug 13, 2017 Listen
12.32: Structuring a Short PieceAug 06, 2017 Listen
12.31: What Makes a Good Monster, with Courtney AlamedaJul 30, 2017 Listen
12.30: Tools for WritersJul 23, 2017 Listen
12.29: “Oh Crap, the Cops are Here!” with Joe McKinneyJul 16, 2017 Listen
12.28: Trimming and ExpandingJul 09, 2017 Listen
12.27: Choosing a LengthJul 02, 2017 Listen
12.26: Q&A on Outlining and Discovery WritingJun 25, 2017 Listen
12.25: Hiring an Editor, with Callie StokerJun 18, 2017 Listen
12.24: Creating Great OutlinesJun 11, 2017 Listen
12.23: Proposals, Pitches, and QueriesJun 04, 2017 Listen
12.22: Hybrid Outlining and Discovery WritingMay 28, 2017 Listen
12.21: Narrative Bumper Pool, with Bill Fawcett and Carrie PatelMay 21, 2017 Listen
12.20: Retrofitting Structure into a First DraftMay 14, 2017 Listen
12.19: Structure on the FlyMay 07, 2017 Listen
12.18: Gendered Dialect, with J.R. JohanssonApr 30, 2017 Listen
12.17: Q&A on Style, Diction, and ParagraphingApr 23, 2017 Listen
12.16: Writing Crime Fiction with Brian KeeneApr 16, 2017 Listen
12.15: Pacing With ChaptersApr 09, 2017 Listen
12.14: Controlling Pacing with StructureApr 03, 2017 Listen
12.13: Beautiful Prose, Purple ProseMar 26, 2017 Listen
12.12: Words as Words, with Linda AddisonMar 19, 2017 Listen
12.11: DictionMar 12, 2017 Listen
12.10: Developing Your Own, Personal StyleMar 05, 2017 Listen
12.9: Q&A on ViewpointFeb 26, 2017 Listen
12.8 Short Stories as Exploration, with Tananarive DueFeb 19, 2017 Listen
12.7: Description Through the Third Person LensFeb 12, 2017 Listen
12.6: Variations on Third PersonFeb 05, 2017 Listen
12.5: Literary FictionJan 29, 2017 Listen
12.4: Hybrid ViewpointsJan 22, 2017 Listen
12.3: Project in Depth, “Risk Assessment,” by Sandra TaylerJan 15, 2017 Listen
12.2: How to Nail Character Voice in First PersonJan 08, 2017 Listen
12.1: Variations on First PersonJan 01, 2017 Listen
11.52: Elemental Ensemble Q&A, With Claudia GrayDec 24, 2016 Listen
11.51: Ensemble as a Sub-Genre, with Lynne M. ThomasDec 18, 2016 Listen
11.50: Hand-Selling Your Book to Potential Readers, with Michael R. UnderwoodDec 11, 2016 Listen
11.49: Elemental Ensemble, with Michael Damien ThomasDec 04, 2016 Listen
11.Bonus-04: Fantasy Food, with Elizabeth Bear and Scott LynchNov 29, 2016 Listen
11.48: Elemental Issue Q&A, with DongWon SongNov 27, 2016 Listen
11.47: Issue as a Subgenre, with Steven BarnesNov 20, 2016 Listen
11.46: Colonialism, with Steven Barnes, Tempest Bradford, DongWon Song, and Shveta ThakrarNov 13, 2016 Listen
11.45: Elemental Issue, with Desiree BurchNov 06, 2016 Listen
11.Bonus-03: Some Books Have Maps in the Front, with Maurice Broaddus, Mur Lafferty, and James SutterNov 03, 2016 Listen
11.Bonus-02: Horrifying the Children, with Darren ShanNov 01, 2016 Listen
11.44: Project in Depth, GHOST TALKERS, by Mary Robinette KowalOct 30, 2016 Listen
11.43: Elemental Drama Q&A, with Tananarive DueOct 23, 2016 Listen
11.42: Elemental Drama as a Sub-GenreOct 16, 2016 Listen
11.Bonus-01: Characterization and Differentiation, with Robin HobbOct 13, 2016 Listen
11.41: The Editor’s Wish List, with Navah WolfeOct 09, 2016 Listen
11.40: Elemental DramaOct 02, 2016 Listen
11.39: Elemental Relationship Q&A, with Greg van EekhoutSep 25, 2016 Listen
11.38: The Elemental Relationship as a Sub-GenreSep 18, 2016 Listen
11.37: Casting Your Book, with Gama MartinezSep 11, 2016 Listen
11.36: The Elemental RelationshipSep 04, 2016 Listen
11.35: Elemental Humor Q&A with Victoria SchwabAug 28, 2016 Listen
11.34: Humor as a Sub-GenreAug 21, 2016 Listen
11.33: Crossover Fiction, with Victoria SchwabAug 14, 2016 Listen
11.32: The Element of HumorAug 07, 2016 Listen
11.31: Futurism, with Trina Marie PhillipsJul 31, 2016 Listen
11.30: Elemental Thriller Q&AJul 24, 2016 Listen
11.29: Elemental Thriller as a SubgenreJul 17, 2016 Listen
11.28: Impostor Syndrome, with Alyssa WongJul 10, 2016 Listen
11.27: The Elemental ThrillerJul 03, 2016 Listen
11.26: Elemental Mystery Q&AJun 26, 2016 Listen
11.25: Elemental Mystery is EverywhereJun 19, 2016 Listen
11.24: Stakes!Jun 12, 2016 Listen
11.23: The Element of MysteryJun 05, 2016 Listen
11.22: Examining Unconscious Biases, with Shannon HaleMay 29, 2016 Listen
11.21: Q&A on Elemental Horror, with Steve DiamondMay 22, 2016 Listen
11.20: Horror as a SubgenreMay 15, 2016 Listen
11.19: Fashion for Writers, with Rebecca McKinneyMay 08, 2016 Listen
11.18: Elemental HorrorMay 01, 2016 Listen
11.17: Elemental Adventure Q&AApr 24, 2016 Listen
11.16: Adventure as a SubgenreApr 17, 2016 Listen
11.15: The Environment, with L.E. Modessit, Jr.Apr 10, 2016 Listen
11.14: The Element of AdventureApr 03, 2016 Listen
11.13: Elemental Idea Q&AMar 27, 2016 Listen
11.12: Idea as Subgenre, With Nancy FuldaMar 20, 2016 Listen
11.11: Self Publishing in 2016, with Michaelbrent CollingsMar 13, 2016 Listen
11.10: Idea, as Genre, with Nancy FuldaMar 06, 2016 Listen
11.09: Q&A on the Element of WonderFeb 28, 2016 Listen
11.08: Wonder as a SubgenreFeb 21, 2016 Listen
11.07: The Convention Survival Kit, with Gail CarrigerFeb 14, 2016 Listen
11.06: The Element of WonderFeb 07, 2016 Listen
11.05: Writing and World Building for Role Playing GamesJan 31, 2016 Listen
11.04: Newton’s Laws of WritingJan 24, 2016 Listen
11.03: Layering The Elemental GenresJan 17, 2016 Listen
11.2: How To Get The Most Out Of A Conference, with Kathy ChungJan 10, 2016 Listen
Writing Excuses 11.1: Introduction to Elemental GenreJan 03, 2016 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.52: Moving On, with Ellen KushnerDec 27, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.51: Q&A on Showing Your Work, with Daniel José OlderDec 20, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.50: How to Hand-Sell Your Manuscript to Agents and Editors, with Michael Underwood and Marco PalmieriDec 13, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.49: What Do I Do With This Thing Now?Dec 06, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.48: Project in Depth, The Devil’s Only FriendNov 29, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.47: Q&A on RevisionNov 22, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.46: How Do I Make This Pretty?Nov 15, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.45: Q&A at the GenCon Writing Symposium, with Kameron Hurley, James L. Sutter, and Michael UnderwoodNov 08, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.44: How Do I Fix What is Broken?Nov 01, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.43: Q&A on Endings, with Delia ShermanOct 25, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.42: How In The World Do I Tie All This Together?Oct 18, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.41: Your Character’s Moral PendulumOct 11, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.40: What’s the Difference Between Ending and Stopping?Oct 04, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.39: Q&A on Plot Twists with Kevin J. AndersonSep 27, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.38: How Does Context Shape Dialog?Sep 20, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.37: Being a Good Panelist and a Great Moderator, with Susan J. Morris and Marc TassinSep 13, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.36: How Does Context Shape Plot Twists?Sep 06, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.35: Breaking In, With Charlie N. HolmbergAug 30, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.34: Q&A on PacingAug 23, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.33: Combat, with Marie BrennanAug 16, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.32: How Do I Control the Speed of the Story?Aug 09, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.31: How Do I Control the Reader’s Sense of Progress?Aug 02, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.30: Q&A on Middles, with Marie BrennanJul 26, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.29: Why Should My Characters Fail Spectacularly?Jul 19, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.28: Polytheism in Fiction, with Marie BrennanJul 12, 2015 Listen
Writing Excuses 10.27: Why Can’t I Just Jump to the Ending?Jul 05, 2015 Listen