AmericanWriters.com -- Creative Writing PodcastAuthor: Tom Occhipinti (AmericanWriters@gmail.com)
20 Aug 2018

AmericanWriters.com -- Creative Writing Podcast

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The Creative Writing Podcast at AmericanWriters.com is designed to help writers of all levels. The focus is on characterization, narrative, plot development, dialogue, conflict, setting, literary archetypes, etc. Episodes are not centered around mindless, useless pep talks and recycled writing tips. Rather, the Podcast at AmericanWriters.com offers in-depth analysis of what works and what doesn't, with explanations and original writing samples. Contact Tom at AmericanWriters@gmail.com.

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    Writing 009 -- Characters of Tragedy and Redemption

    This episode looks at two different kinds of protagonists: the fallen and the redeemed. Each can evoke strong emotions in the reader and speak to the human condition. Properly handled, tragedies and redemption stories become very powerful character-driven pieces. If you listen to the podcast but have not yet subscribed for free, please consider doing so via iTunes or another aggregator. Visit AmericanWriters.com for details.

  • Posted on 29 Jul 2007

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    Writing 008 -- Writing Historical Fiction: Part 2

    We continue our discussion of how to write historical fiction. Toward that end, we examine what some established authors have done -- and we break the topic into three sections.

  • Posted on 16 Apr 2007

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    Quick Writing Tip 015 -- Writing Deus Ex Machina (Not!)

    Learn about Deus Ex Machina -- its pros and cons and how it can hurt fiction.

  • Posted on 25 Mar 2007

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    Quick Writing Tip 014 -- Motives Beneath Motives

    This episode doesn't just talk about what superficially motivates characters; it looks at the forces that need to stir at deeper levels.

  • Posted on 06 Mar 2007

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    Quick Writing Tip 013 -- Writing a Novel Prologue

    Many authors are disparaged for using prologues to start their novels -- but is it such a bad practice after all?

  • Posted on 04 Feb 2007

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