The Writer’s Block Podcast
World Building - An Integral Part of Your Story

World Building - An Integral Part of Your Story

January 28, 2020

Today Jessica Castillo, author of The Mark of the Dragon Whisperer, available on Amazon and Barns and Noble’s website, joins Debby to discuss the importance of transporting your readers into the world of you story.       

  • What is world building
  • Not much difference between fiction and non-fiction you must bring your reader in
  • How does the time period play into the story?
  • Show your reader don’t tell them…adding tiny details can pull your reader in deeper
  • How can a cliffhanger ending help sell the next book?
  • Using foreshadowing can help tie multiple books in your series

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Well Behaved Woman Coming Undone Launches Today

Well Behaved Woman Coming Undone Launches Today

July 17, 2018

 

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. Mandra Biscornet, Shelly Devlin, and Deborah Monk to discuss the launch of Deborah’s new book as well as the re-release of her first book:

  • Available on Amazon: “Well Behaved Woman Coming Undone” and “Searching for Julia Stone”
  • Along with the book the merchandise that goes long with the art that appears in the book launches on the keepsake tab of DeborahMonk.com
  • Enter Deborah’s monthly contest on her website to win some of her one of a kind pieces
  • Would you like Deborah to speak at your book club?
  • Do you own an independent book store and want to carry Deborah’s book?
  • Her book’s and some of her stained-glass art are available at Sisters We Three in Newburyport, Ma
  • Watch for the video trailer coming soon Follow her on Facebook and YouTube to get notified as soon as they are uploaded

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Hey Ma, Your Husband’s Dead

Hey Ma, Your Husband’s Dead

July 10, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. Mandra Biscornet is out this week so Rick Peoples sits in on the panel with Shelly Devlin and Deborah Monk to discuss:

  • Rick Peoples Wrote “Hey Ma, Your Husband’s Dead”

  • Self-Published
    • How long does it take to self-publish once the editing is done?
    • Hire an editor…You cannot self-edit. A fresh set of eyes can make ALL of the difference.
    • What are the total costs to self-publish?
    • How do you figure out what you really paid for your project?
    • Formatting programs can limit your creativity.
    • Should you buy your own ISBN number?
    • Who pays for the ISBN number becomes the publisher of record
  • People judge your book based on its cover. How can you make the process easier?
    • What are the colors that people are drawn to on books?
    • What Fonts are most popular

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

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