TSS054: What Should Your Novel’s Ending Include

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In this episode, we discuss endings, what they should include and what they should do for the reader. Taylor describes what she considers the most important role of a novel’s ending, when to begin wrapping up the threads of your story, and the critical role reader fulfillment plays in driving book sales through word of mouth.  We also discuss Taylor’s trip this week (Week of July 4th) to Thrillerfest and her planned Thrillerfest meet and greet with readers and fans.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

Steve’s Website www.stephenrcampbell.com

 

TSS053: Breathing Emotional Life into Your Characters

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Breathing Emotional Life into Your Characters

In this episode, the second in a new two-part series on going beyond the first draft, we dig deeply into Taylor’s process for adding emotional life to her characters. For her, this step can take place in a third pass, which she refers to as adding the “fine brush strokes” to the story. Have questions? Please call the show to leave them via voice mail so we can respond during a future episode.  The google voice phone number is 469-587-9367.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

Steve’s Website www.stephenrcampbell.com

 

TSS052: Going Beyond the First Draft

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In this episode, the first in a new two-part series, we discuss the way Taylor creates the different drafts of her manuscripts. She shares the reason why the initial 25%  of her first draft takes so long, and why the rest gets progressively quicker. Then we dig into her process for the second and third drafts, where she adds the texture and emotion that make the Munroe series so unique.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

Steve’s Website www.stephenrcampbell.com

 

TSS051: Writing a Richly Nuanced Antagonist

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In this episode, we discuss dogs, cats and the importance of the well-developed antagonist in fiction. We pull from examples like the easy to hate Dollmaker in THE DOLL, to Nonomi Sato, the antagonist that many of Taylor’s fans may have pulled for in parts of THE MASK.

We also announce a new way to get in touch with your questions – by leaving Taylor a voicemail at our new Google Voice number, which is 469-587-9367.  We’ll play your question and Taylor’s answer on a future podcast.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

Steve’s Website www.stephenrcampbell.com

 

TSS050: Comparing Indie and Traditional: After the Editing is Finished

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This episode concludes our two-part series comparing the publication processes for one traditionally published author (Taylor) with that of one indie published author (Steve.) On this show, we discuss what happens after the manuscript has been finished and the editing process is complete.  Everything from cover design and layout to writing back cover material, marketing blurbs, handling advance reader copies (ARCs), public relations, marketing, and launch strategies.  We also announce a new way to get in touch with your questions – by leaving Taylor a voicemail at our new Google Voice number, which is 469-587-9367.  We’ll play your question and Taylor’s answer on a future podcast.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

Steve’s Website www.stephenrcampbell.com

 

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