Category Archives: Memoir

How To Keep Tension Rising, and Rising, and Rising in Your Book | Fiction School Podcast #28

How To Keep Tension Rising, and Rising, and Rising in Your Book | Fiction School Podcast #28

This week, we’re answering a voicemail from Bonnie J. Rough, who actually made a guest appearance on Episode 25. Her question was a great one that many writers (including us) struggle with: how do you make sure you keep the tension rising in the right way over the course of a book or long narrative?… Continue Reading

How To Revise a Big Ol’ Book-Length Project: Advice From Over a Dozen Writers | Fiction School Podcast #25

How To Revise a Big Ol’ Book-Length Project: Advice From Over a Dozen Writers | Fiction School Podcast #25

Sometimes, you just can’t stop the good times from rollin’.  Like this week, many special things happened.  First, Tommy’s pleading and begging for all these weeks finally came into fruition.  It happened.   We. Got. A. Voicemail. It was a great question from a listener, Joseph, and we knew we wanted to do a show… Continue Reading

The Business of Writing, Getting a Literary Agent, and Getting Published, with special guest Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services

The Business of Writing, Getting a Literary Agent, and Getting Published, with special guest Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services

Two quick announcements before we get down to business. First, are you a writer in need of a website?  Fiction School offers free website setup when you buy hosting through us–check out all the details at Websites for Writers.  Thanks for supporting the show! Also, our bad boy theme music-makers, The Dexateens, have a sweet… Continue Reading

Writing From Real Life in Fiction and Memoir, with special guest Suzanne Morrison | Fiction School Podcast #8

Writing From Real Life in Fiction and Memoir, with special guest Suzanne Morrison | Fiction School Podcast #8

It’s weird being a writer.  Everything you do is research.  Everyone you meet could end up on a page you write.  Everything that happens to you might happen to a character someday. A perfect quip somebody whips out in an argument?  A 3 a.m. wakeup from an overly amorous cat?  That time you were trying… Continue Reading