This week Kelly and JJ discuss HOW to write compelling characters. Once again, we talk way too much about Dragon Age and Life is Strange. 😂 Show Notes Previous episodes on characterization Protagonists Villains Ancillary characters What makes a compelling character? Vulnerability. Vulnerability differs from strengths and weaknesses in that vulnerability stems from the character’s subconscious emotional needs. Vulnerability often manifests itself as a driving philosophy or world view that affects all of the characters’ […]
So what is life like after your first book comes out, or as Kelly would say, when you’re no longer the baby of the family? This week JJ and Kelly talk about expectations and the things that change in your life once you become published. As per usual, they are On Brand with some downer talk, but hey, you love listening to us for this, right? …right? Also, be prepared for so much discussion of […]
The Thanksgiving holidays are over so we are back to a regular posting schedule! This week Kelly and JJ are discussing Conferences and Festivals: what they are, which ones are worth attending depending where you are in your career, etc. Show Notes The different types of festivals and conferences Craft-based (e.g. MWA, RWA, SFWA, and SCBWI) Industry (e.g. BEA, ALAN, NCTE, etc.) Reader or consumer-oriented (e.g. Comic-Cons, BookCon, YALLFest, Rochester Teen Book Festival, etc.) Before […]
WE’RE BACK! JJ and Kelly have at long last found a way to be together…on the metaphorical airwaves, so to speak. Some catching and answering of questions are owed y’all. We think this is the return to our regularly scheduled podcast episodes, so stay tuned!
Whoops. We kinda vanished on you. Sorry for the unintended radio silence over these past few weeks while Kelly’s been sick and JJ’s been without a computer! We ask for your patience and understanding for just a little while longer, while we get things in order so that we can pick up recording Pub Crawl on a regular schedule. We miss you guys!