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61 Stop The Presses!

61 Stop The Presses!

Hello once again to all of you faithful followers of our little but mighty podcast! This week finds us delving into the chaos that happens when your book is ready to go to a publisher. If you joined us last week, you know that we discussed literary agents and what...

60 Mission Impossible? Part Two

60 Mission Impossible? Part Two

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another round. This week we're continuing our foray into the world of literary agents and querying. We know, you probably don't think literary agents are as cool as secret spy agents, but these folks could make your life a whole lot...

59 Mission Impossible?

59 Mission Impossible?

Hello again friends! Sorry about the two-week absence, but we had a corona-virus concern that put us off our game a little bit. Turns out that everything is fine and we're grateful for that. Hopefully all is just fine with you as well. This week, we're focusing on...

58 The Cutting Room Floor

58 The Cutting Room Floor

Hello again, friends. Thank you for joining us once more.This week, as we explore the post-production phase of your writing, we talk about editing and revisions. This is the process of preparing your material by correcting, condensing, and modifying. For some folks,...

57 That’s A Wrap!

57 That’s A Wrap!

Well, here we go again and thanks for joining us for another week. On this episode we're talking about what to do immediately after finishing your book. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! Writing a book is a momentous task and you deserve a moment to bask in the glory of...

56 Shaken or Stirred? The Mixology of Plot

56 Shaken or Stirred? The Mixology of Plot

Hello everyone. We hope that this entry finds you and yours doing well. This week, we discuss a veritable cornucopia of methods and techniques to help you move the plot of your book along. There are all sorts of goodies that you can mix and match to produce a great...

55 And Your Point Is…?

55 And Your Point Is…?

Howdy Partners! I'm in a western sort of mood today, so that's what you get. This week's episode brings us to the topic of "Theme", you know, that underlying basis for your story. Oh, there's a bunch of popular themes out there and we're going to discuss a bunch of...

54 A Long Time Ago In A Place Far, Far Away

54 A Long Time Ago In A Place Far, Far Away

Hello everyone! We hope that all of you are doing well and staying safe. This week, we're tackling the setting for your work. Specifically, the time and place. While you could intentionally be very vague in these respects, it helps to give the reader some information...

53 Ready, Set, Go!

53 Ready, Set, Go!

Hello to you, our brave and loyal listeners and to those who are just learning to appreciate the joy that is " Method and Muse". This week, we continue our focus on plot and how it affects your story by delving into pacing and timing. There is a big difference between...

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