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Writing Snippets Classics: Revision

In this classic podcast, first posted in May 2011, the Writing Snippets Crew discusses how we revise our novels (or don’t in some cases). We also touch briefly on the difference between short story, poetry and article revisions. Please note – the giveaway mentioned in this podcast is closed.

(about 23min.)

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Writing Snippets Classics: Podcast on Writing Around Your Full-Time Job, featuring Mark Forman

On this beautiful spring morning, we bring you a classic podcast featuring one of our favorite guests, Mark “M.L.” Forman, author of the Adventurers Wanted series. Jocelyn hosts, while Lauren and Mark talk about life at a full time day job when you are also a writer.

Enjoy this lively discussion all over again.

(about 17 min.)

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Extra Giveaway! Featuring picture book author Ginger Churchill

A few months ago we shared two interviews with picture book author Ginger Churchill, and one of the books from our giveaway was never claimed! So here is a repeat of our great interviews with Ginger, along with another chance to win a copy of one of her picture books.

Leave a comment below to enter the drawing for this giveaway. If you share this giveaway on social media, provide a link to each outlet where you spread the word, and we will enter you in the drawing an additional time for each place you share the news (maximum of 3 additional entries).

You have two and one half weeks to enter. We will announce a winner in a special Wednesday post on April 10th. So leave your comment below and start spreading the word.

And don’t forget to listen to Ginger’s great interviews!


In this interview, Ginger discusses the art of writing picture books.


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And in this interview, Ginger talks about how to engage in effective self-critiquing.


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Writing Snippets Classic Podcast: Writer’s Block

Feeling burned out from NaNoWriMo and/or the holidays? Check out this classic podcast (the 4th we ever posted) on writer’s block and how to overcome it.

Happy Holidays from everyone at Writing Snippets!

(Today is the last day to enter the drawing to win a picture book by Ginger Churchill. Go drop a comment under one of her interviews to enter. The winner will be announced on the 26th.)

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Podcast: Author Ginger Churchill on self-critiquing

Writingsnippets welcomes Ginger Churchill, picture book author and teacher of an online reading course called Writing in Depth with Caleb Warnock, for her second interview. This time she talks about critiquing yourself — how to see the flaws in your own writing and view your writing with new eyes so you can improve it. Some suggestions she makes include: reading your story out loud, having lots of other people read it, and critiquing other people’s writing. As always, comment on either of our interviews with Ginger for a chance to win a signed copy of one of her books! (Winner will be announced Wednesday after Christmas.)



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Podcast: Author Ginger Churchill discusses the art of writing picture books

We’re pleased to present our interview with picture book author Ginger Churchill (Carmen’s Sticky Scab and Wild Rose’s Weaving) as she talks about the art of writing picture books and shares her wisdom and experiences with us in a fun and interesting way. She tells us how long it took her to get published, how she did it, and how she got her ideas. She also covers the technical parts of picture books: format, page length, plot, rhythm, etc. As always, comment for a chance to win a signed copy of one of her books! (Winner will be announced one week after we post our second interview with Ginger.)



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Podcast: Author Heather Ostler talks about the querying process

Find out how Heather Ostler wrote, edited, and published her first book, The Shapeshifter’s Secret. She talks about building a platform and finding an editor, two things that helped her sell her book. Comment on either of her interviews for the chance to win a signed copy of her book. A winner will be announced in the middle of next week, entry deadline is next Monday.

To learn more about Heather, you can visit her blog.


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Podcast interview: Author Heather Ostler talks about networking

In this episode, we talk to debut author Heather Ostler. Her YA paranormal, The Shapeshifter’s Secret, was released over the summer, and she also happens to be a good friend of the Writing Snippets crew.

In this interview she talks about her experiences networking prior to the sale and release of her book. Comment below to enter a drawing to win a signed copy of her book!

To learn more about Heather, you can visit her blog.

Finally, we are aware that we’ve been slow in announcing the winners of our last two drawings. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we’re working to get that announcement made as soon as possible! Thanks for your patience.

Now here’s the interview!


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Writing Snippets Classics: World Building 101

This classic Writing Snippets podcast, first posted in January 2011, features Jocelyn, Lilly, Alice, Ava and Lauren discussing the basics of world building in your writing.


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(about 22 min)

The authors and books mentioned in this episode:

Robyn Mckinley

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Lois McMaster Bujold

Scott Westerfeld

Grace Lin

J.K.Rowling

Lois Lowry

Jim Butcher

Suzanne Collins

Shannon Hale

Chaim Potok

Jan and Stan Berenstain

 


Talking with Robison Wells about Living and Writing While Dealing With a Mental Illness

Rob Wells

In this interview, Robison Wells, author of Variant, a YA dystopian novel, opens up about his severe panic disorder. He shares his experiences to help others coping with mental illness in their own lives or in the lives of friends and loved ones. He talks about how his disorder impacted his life, his family, and his career. Please excuse the background noise – Jocelyn had to bring her baby to the recording session.

variant cover

He’ll be doing some book signings for Feedback, the sequel to Variant starting Oct. 2nd.
Check his website at http://www.robisonwells.com/ for details. And as always, leave a comment if you want the chance to win a signed copy of Variant. A winner will be chosen sometime next week.


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