Eva shares the cold-sandwich approach to critiquing others’ writing, insights on Southern fiction, and her unquenchable passion for helping aspiring writers reach the next level of excellence.
Former TV executive and international bestselling novelist Simon Toyne talks through what he learned in the film industry and how anyone can shape better stories by applying those lessons.
Gabriela Pereira has a passion for helping writers strive for excellence and find a community of like-minded “word nerds.” Listen in as she shares her seven scintillating secrets to creating better characters and building better stories.
A truly organic writer, award-winning novelist Deborah Raney shares keys to working without an outline. Learn about choosing the best words to enhance the emotion of a scene and how a master at penning women’s fiction writes male characters. Tune in for a lively, intriguing conversation that will bring a smile to your face.
Three-time Edgar award-winning mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker takes us on a detailed journey into what really makes a mystery work, how mysteries differ from suspense, and the important of promise-making—and keeping in fiction writing. You’ll also hear about his latest release The Room of White Fire and what led him to write it.
Tune in as one of the nation’s most popular and prolific authors shares insights that have led her to write sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers. (No, that’s not a typo.) You’ll learn about catalytic events, invisible villains, the “Aha!” moment, how to turn an idea into a story, and more. Don’t miss it!
As one of the A-list screenwriters in Hollywood, Mark Bomback is best known for his movies Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall, Insurgent, The Wolverine, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and the forthcoming War for the Planet of the Apes. Listen in as one of Hollywood’s top writers shares his approach to writing, storytelling, and how to break in as a new screenwriter.
Listen in as Steven picks the brain of veteran Hollywood writer and producer Brian Bird about the power of redemptive stories, the Four Quadrants of moviemaking in Hollywood, and the importance of asking the right narrative questions. If you’re a movie fan or screenwriter, don’t miss this episode!
Listen in as bestselling author Douglas Preston shares about exploring lost civilizations in South America, being the first to enter a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and researching one of the cruelest serial killers in the world—oh yes, and also his tips on writing and what it’s like to collaborate with Lincoln Child on their NYT bestselling Agent Pendergast novels. Don’t miss this enthralling episode!
Bob Schultz is a writer/producer/instructor with nearly 20 years of experience in Hollywood. He’s also the co-founder of ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest, which has been rated by Script Magazine as the #1 pitchfest and screenwriting conference in the world. Bob shares his passion for great films and his insights for pitching scripts of your own.