This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe catches up with David Dalglish about publishing with both Orbit and 47North, co-authoring a series, and the differences between publishing traditionally and independently.
Part five (of six) of our series of episodes where we interview the hosts (present and past) of Hide and Create.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar, Jaye Wells, and a returning Diana Rowland discuss the last year developing and recording Hide and Create.
First there was an Essoe and an Ellinger. Then there was a Dalglish and a Rowland. The Dalglish had to move along, move along, but then came a Siregar the Third. The Rowland went Walk About and gave us a Wells. The Rowland will be back.
Happy Holidays! Thanks for making this first year of shows so much fun and so successful. We’ll be back again next week with Season 2! No rest for the wicked.
This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe talk about making your villain a protagonist.
If you’re like me you love a good bad guy. But why do you love them? What makes them characters you can connect with, enjoy reading about, and actually like? How can you have the bad guy do something terrible without losing the hearts of your readers?
Listen on, intrepid subscribers, and we shall reveal all. Well . . . twenty minutes of all, anyway.
This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, Joshua Essoe, and David Dalglish discuss how to craft compelling and believable settings.
As an editor, one of the most frequent hiccups I see in the manuscripts submitted to me are confusing or vague settings. Sometimes the author has forgotten to write one altogether. This, as you might imagine, could hamper your readers’ enjoyment or comprehension — not to mention your ability to get the story sold.
So today, ask not what your setting can do for you, but what you can do for your setting.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, and David Dalglish discuss writing environments and tools.
Lives outside of writing — we’ve all got them. Well most of us. How do you combat the evil and powerful monster of laziness? And when you are writing, what are the best tools to have on hand? Are you on team Scriviner or team Word? How in the world do you schedule writing time around family obligations, especially during the holidays?
It’s not all cuddle breaks, date nights, and Mine Craft addictions.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, David Dalglish, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger continue with part two of last week’s show about self-promotion for writers.
We discuss writing communities, and responding to negative book reviews, and why that’s bad, m’kay? Press releases and how to handle them, paying for reviews, and definitely not enough Felicia Day.
This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, David Dalglish, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger talk about self-promotion for writers.
How can writers promote themselves wisely? We discuss many of the tools available and how to use them efficiently without costing yourself too much money (or embarrassment). What is a waste of time? How do you organize your website and Facebook page? How do you use Facebook and Twitter effectively? What ad space will turn into sales? And maybe how to summon a demon or two.
But only fictional ones. Sorry.
In today’s writing podcast — deep, dark writing and editing secrets. We’ve all got them. What are yours?
Honestly we could probably fill more than one episode with these little guys. Rowland, Ellinger, Dalglish and Essoe divulge their secrets about writing every day, how and when to use spare moments to write, degrees, fall back careers . . . and being pretty.
Go on. Give a listen. You know you want to know.
Are you an incessant editor? Do you skip around your manuscript or leave notes to yourself that you come back to fix later on? Do you need eight cups of coffee to get motivated? What is a “TK,” and what does DSCR stand for?
In this week’s episode, David Dalglish, Jordan Ellinger, Joshua Essoe, and Diana Rowland discuss the strategies and methods they use to get motivated and to increase their word count. Their strategies vary from the “Muscle Draft” to “Writing by the Seat of Your Pants.”
Have a listen and maybe you can find a strategy that works for you!