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Writing Roots

Writing Roots

25 Episodes By Ley Esses, Leigh Hull, AspenHouse Publishing writingrootspodcast.com/category...
We're here to help authors, published or not, improve. Each episode focuses on a step in the process, whether it's actually writing or getting your book out into the world through self-publishing.
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S37E9 – It’s Published, It Must Be Good
We’ve all done this at some point: picked up a... more
Nov 29 2022 11m
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S37 Bonus – Write What You Know
No piece of advice is shared more often than this: w... more
Nov 26 2022 25m
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S37E8 – Those Who Can’t Do, Teach
If you encountered a fork in the road of your author... more
Nov 24 2022 11m
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S37E6 – Characters Must Be Practically Perfect in Every Way
Few things are worse for your book than making a cha... more
Nov 21 2022 11m
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S37E5 – You Should Publicly Respond to Criticism of Your Books
Responding to critics, especially in a public forum,... more
Nov 17 2022 11m
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S37E4 – Other Authors are Your Competition
Few things are more damaging to the writing communit... more
Nov 14 2022 11m
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S37E3 – Don’t Write Dark Things, It Just Glorifies It
One piece of common bad advice we see among authors ... more
Nov 10 2022 10m
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S37E2 – If You’re Good Enough, You Don’t Need a Second Draft
There are few pieces of advise worse than this one. ... more
Nov 7 2022 10m
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S37E1 – You Should Only Write When You’re Inspired
Writers get bad advice all of the time. Often, it&#8... more
Nov 3 2022 11m
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S36E9 – Dark Psychology: Supernatural Curses
Supernatural curses have been a large part of storyt... more
Oct 31 2022 11m
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S36 Bonus – The Dark Triad: Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Machiavellianism
Researchers in 2002 coined the phrase The Dark Triad... more
Oct 29 2022 38m
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S36E8 – Dark Psychology: Writing Realistic Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), while not unde... more
Oct 27 2022 11m
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S36E7 – Dark Psychology: Writing Realistic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a common... more
Oct 24 2022 11m
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S36E6 – Dark Psychology: The Effects of Imprisonment
Imprisonment has a major effect on the minds of both... more
Oct 20 2022 11m
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S36E5 – Dark Psychology: Including Munchausen Syndrome in a Story
If you’re writing a thriller with a caretaker ... more
Oct 17 2022 11m
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S36E4 – Dark Psychology: Brainwashing in Fiction
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Oct 13 2022 11m
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S36E3 – Dark Psychology: Adverse Childhood Experiences
When you’re building a backstory for your main... more
Oct 10 2022 11m
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S36E2 – Dark Psychology: Writing Domestic Abuse
One of the more common types of abuse in fiction is ... more
Oct 6 2022 12m
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S36E1 – Dark Psychology: The Use of Gaslighting in Fiction
The human mind can be a dark and scary place, capabl... more
Oct 3 2022 11m
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S35E9 – The Confusion Caused by Bad Blocking
Few things throw readers off in a book like characte... more
Sep 29 2022 11m
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S35E8 – When the Cliché is Too Cliché
If you’ve been listening long enough, you&#821... more
Sep 26 2022 11m
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S35 Bonus – Bad Writing Distracts from the Book
The last thing any reader wants is to be distracted ... more
Sep 24 2022 26m
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S35E7 – Slow Beginnings Ruin Stories
In media res is a common phrase used to describe how... more
Sep 22 2022 11m
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S35E6 – The Problem with Annoying Main Characters
When we talk about main characters being annoying, w... more
Sep 20 2022 11m
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S35E5 – When Characters Make Bad Decisions
Few things are more annoying than when a character m... more
Sep 15 2022 11m
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