Podcast Episodes

The Rebirth – 7 Basic Plots

The Rebirth – 7 Basic Plots

Here's a blast from the past! The Seven Basic Plots are back! I was teaching class the other day and we were talking about the Seven Basic Plots and I was forgetting a couple of them so I jumped on to our website to get them all and found out we only had six of the...

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Editing Short Stories for Publication

Editing Short Stories for Publication

Short stories are an excellent road to traditional publication, but only if you understand how to give the publisher what they want. On this show we'll give you clear methods to improve your short stories and that you can put to work today.  Join Clark Chamberlain and...

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Raise the Stakes: Edit your Manuscript to be a Page Turner

Raise the Stakes: Edit your Manuscript to be a Page Turner

If you want to have readers continuing to turn the page, they need to have a reason. Raising the stakes in your manuscript will give them that reason. Clark Chamberlain and Peter Turley give you clear ways to increase the problems for your characters and plot. Prefer...

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Book Review of Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

Book Review of Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

  Are you looking for a great book to help you edit your manuscript? Want to take the reading world by storm? Then check out this review of Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. One of the important elements you'll find in this book is connecting with your...

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Editing Point of View

Editing Point of View

Clark Chamberlain and Peter Turley discuss how to edit the major Point of View styles: including 1st person, 3rd limited, and 3rd omniscient. Learn what to keep and what to change in your POV and deliver a smooth reading experience. Prefer to watch? Transcript: Clark:...

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Editing Fantasy 3 Elements you Must include

Editing Fantasy 3 Elements you Must include

  Every genre brings a unique aspect to editing. Fantasy is no different. From plot types, extensive world building, character arcs, and much more. Clark Chamberlain and Peter Turley look at the three elements each fantasy author must pay attention to in their editing...

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Editing Thrillers 3 Elements you Must Include

Editing Thrillers 3 Elements you Must Include

No matter what sub-genre of thriller you write there are three elements that must be found in your work to make it a success. Clark Chamberlain and Peter Turley share what those three elements are and how to edit them in your thriller manuscript. Prefer to watch?...

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Script Editing with Jacob Larch

Script Editing with Jacob Larch

Join us today as we look at the world of screenwriting with Jacob Larch. An unique look at the differences with writing from screen to novel, and how you can learn a thing or two about Show don't Tell. More about Jacob: Winner of an international screenwriting award...

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How to Amp Up your First 20 Pages for Submission

How to Amp Up your First 20 Pages for Submission

In today's show Peter Turley and Leslie Watts discuss how to make your first 20 pages showcase the best of your work. If you've wondered what the do's and don'ts are for those first crucial pages, this is not a show to miss! Prefer to watch? Transcript: Leslie:...

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