Follow along with hosts Jeff Adams and Will Knauss as they attempt to make the transition from part-time, to full-time authors of gay fiction. As of September 30, 2020, the podcast is on hiatus until at least the new year. You can continue to listen to back episodes at any time. Below are five of our most popular episodes.
In part one of our interview with author LaQuette, we discuss her Critical Lens workshop. The class is designed to teach authors, reviewers and readers how to use literary criticism to view your own work, or the books you’re reading, through an alternative lens. For authors this can provide critical insight into alternative perspectives that can help you identify and eliminate problematic and harmful content before you publish.
Author and podcaster J. Thorn talks with Jeff about the recent Supercharge Your Scene Challenge, where J. laid out his approach to scenes. J. walks through the worksheet and scene that Jeff submitted for the challenge, which provides valuable insight into scene structure. Jeff and J. also discuss J’s podcasts, the events he puts on and what got him into working with authors on craft.
Programming note: We’re taking next week off. We’ll be back with a new episode on August 15.
Full Episode Audio
Video for the Worksheet and Scene Breakdown
Author E. Davies joins us this week to talk about the market research he does focused on best selling tropes and how that influences his books. He also discusses shared universes, including insights on what it takes to manage one and guidance for authors who want to join one.
After Jeff reveals the details on the anthology project he’s been alluding to over the past few weeks, Will dives into a discussion on story structure, specifically The Set Up phase described in Gwen Hayes’s Romancing the Beat. After reviewing the elements of that phase, they talk about it in action through a couple of stories and Jeff gets into the Set Up he’s working on for his Christmas story.
Nora Phoenix joins Jeff and Will to talk about the results of the survey she did of m/m romance readers. We talk about demographics, the huge amount of books readers consume as well as audiobooks, reviews, BookBub and social media platforms.