Episode 64 – Writing On the Road: How to Get Vacation Inspiration and Work Trip Words

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke tackle writing and creativity on the road! Includes getting inspiration from sensory details in your environment and using nearby locations for your drafting. Plus, how to find writing nooks in unlikely places.

Episode 63 – Conventions, Conferences, & Book Signings: Why, Why Not, and When

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke tackle author events in our first summer-tastic author episode! Learn about the best in-person author events for you and which ones to avoid. Plus, why potential readers may want you to ignore them.

Episode 60 – Retelling Myths and Fairy Tales: How to Keep It Fresh, Fun, and Legal

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke in an exploration of writing myth and fairy tale retellings! Learn how to stand out in the retelling genre and ways to tap into universal themes. Plus, why Disney isn’t the answer–and could get you into trouble.

Episode 56 – How to Write Outside References, In-Jokes, and Easter Eggs

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke as they explore awesome Easter eggs in your storytelling! Learn clever ways to use outside humor, the marketing benefits of in-jokes, and when an outside reference can break the mood. Plus, an ultimate meta way to cross-reference your stories!

Episode 52 – How to Use Fight Scenes, Warfare, and the Military in Your Fiction

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke as they tackle fight scenes and warfare in fiction! Includes important tips for writing fight scenes and how to use action for solid characterization. Plus, why plausibility can be more important than realism.