Episode 72: Becoming a more Productive Writer with Bryan Collins

In this episode, I interview Bryan Collins, an author from Ireland who helps writers build authority and earn a living from their creative work. He’s published several books on becoming a writer and on writing productivity, as many writers want to write faster and produce more (myself included). While some of his tips are old…

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Episode #71: Byron Lane: Crafting Fiction from Your Life

The force was with Byron Lane, former personal assistant to Carrie Fisher, when he wrote and published his debut novel, A Star is Bored, about a personal assistant to an eccentric movie star. While he drew on personal experience, the novel is fully fictionalized and hilarious. Byron openly shares his struggles and wins as he…

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Episode 70: How to Read Like a Writer

Reading like a writer means you’re a reflective reader, intentionally looking at specific elements as you read, which means you not only read but also think about and study your favorite authors’ writing. You pay attention to how a book is written and this more intentional step happens after you finish reading for enjoyment. In…

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Episode 68: Tips to Develop a Believable Villain, villain series #2

Why your villain (or antagonist) does what they do is crucial to developing well-rounded characters your audience loves to hate. In this second episode in the villain series, I share specific strategies on how to to do that. Here’s what you’ll learn in this solo episode: how you can develop a well-rounded villain how and…

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Episode #64: How to Write Diverse Characters with Caitlin Berve

We live in a diverse nation, a diverse world, but often the characters in our fiction don’t reflect that diversity. With all that’s going on currently in the world surrounding race, as writers we can feel pressure to be inclusive in our writing, but we want to avoid writing in a way that’s offensive or…

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Episode #63 – New Name, New Focus

Big announcement – we’ve changed the name a bit and narrowed in the focus of this podcast to…writing and even more specifically, writing novels and memoirs. The Dear Creativity, Let’s Write Podcast is for both brand new writers who are just beginning to get their story out of their heads and onto the page and…

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