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Story Works Round Table | Conversations About Craft | Before You Can Be a Successful Author, You Have to Write a Great Story

Jul 27, 2017

This week’s show gets a bit heated as we struggle to define (or agree on a definition) of foreshadowing and all its nuance. What makes good foreshadowing? How does it function in a story? Can you write it in draft one, or is it revision only?

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Jul 20, 2017

This week, Alida, Kathryn, & Robert bring in novels and check out the way they open. We discuss what works for each of the very different stories and, at the end, Kathryn gives us the 3 key elements in any strong opener. Enjoy!

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Jul 13, 2017

Alida and Kathryn welcome cozy mystery author, Sara Rosett, back to the show to discuss plotting mysteries. No matter the genre you write, plotting is integral to your story craft, as are twists, hooks, and suspense. Enjoy this conversation with Sara Rosett!


Jul 6, 2017

Alida and Kathryn welcome award-winning author Alina Sayre to discuss middle grade fantasy as part of our genre series. We cover lots of great topics from writing amazing prose to finding the voice of your protagonist to the fantasy canon we grew up on. A truly insightful conversation with lots of depth.

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