Monthly Archives: May 2011

WS 22: The Writer Life

We all have fantasies of what a writer life should be, but the truth isn’t so edited or clean. Lillian hosts as we discuss how we fit writing into our lives, who has it worse Man vs. Women – the answer might surprise you, and the main objective we all should have. Juggling writing and a family is not easy, but it can be done. Do you have any tips on what works for you?

(23min)

Authors noted in this podcast are:

Ray Bradbury

Gail Carson Levine

Brandon Sanderson

James Dashner

Dan Wells

Dean Hughes

Don’t forget: This isย  your last chance to win SCRIVENER- the coolest, easiest and prettiest writing program out there. *45$ value.ย  (we are not getting paid to say any of this- we promise. It is just an awesome tool that has improved our writing that we want one lucky listener to win- since we can’t buy you all your own)ย  ** Bonus question- what song did we sing?


WS 21: Revision 2

Jocelyn hosts again as we discuss a detailed breakdown of the revision process we learned from Master David Farland at LTUE, a writing conference in Provo, UT.

about 21 min

David Farland does amazing writing workshops and one is being held in St. George Utah very soon. It has been said this is the last one he will do for the next 3 years and if you are in that area, it is well worth y our time and money to attend this amazing workshop.

Leave comments to be entered into winning Scrivener, a fantastic writing software. Thanks!


WS Episode 20: Revision

Revisions revisions. Jocelyn does a great job hosting how we, the Writing Snippet Crew revise our novels (or don’t in some cases). We also touch briefly on the difference between short story, poetry and article revisions.

(about 23min.)

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into a random giveaway. SCRIVENER a fabulous writing program.


WS Episode 19: Critiquing Part 2

Alice hosts part 2 of what to look for when critiquing. I know to the new novelist or writer that you want to shake us all and say ‘picky picky picky!’ My advice is to just pick one thing you have never heard of before and work on it. Listen to this again in a month and something else new will jump out at you. Writing is a journey, and we hope that sharing what we have learned so far will help others get a head start. Thanks for your support! Writing Snippets

(about 18min.)

This post qualifies as a Scrivener entry Post!


And the Winner is…. and announcing our Most exciting Giveaway!

Our Giveaway for the month of May is my (Lillian’s) favorite writing program I have ever tried- and I have tried a bunch! Scrivener!!!
Scrivener for OS X
Here is the lowdown. Starting May 2nd, comment on any of our MAY posts and each comment will be entered to win. 1 comment=1entry. 2 comments=2 entries, etc. If you spread the word about this contest you can gain more entries by telling us and providing a link. Each comment with a link will get another entry. Seriously peeps, you could get a ton of entries to win this! And it is worth it! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks to Scrivener for donating a copy to us- they are so awesome! Go and download your trial version soย  you are ready when you win ๐Ÿ™‚ย  (this is a MAC version, if you have Windows, win it for a friend and go get the beta version for windows now)

And the Winner of a signed copy of…. IS…

Hank! Contact us at writingsnippets at gmail dot com and we will get it sent out to you ๐Ÿ™‚


WS 18: Critiquing Part 1

Learn our styles of critiquing, the do’s and don’ts of critiquing and what to look for in critiquing your novel.

(about 25min.)

We will be announcing the winner of the M. L. Forman signed novel later.

We have announced the Scrivener Giveaway, and this post is eligible to comment on ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!