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. Celebrate their successes and learn from their mistakes, as they detail each step of their author journeys.
The guys kick off with a brief recap of last week, including the release of the Heart2Heart anthology, and what Jeff’s been up to with Camp NaNoWriMo and the Critical Lens class he just started taking. Jeff talks with author and podcaster Lauren Shippen about podcast fiction. Lauren’s written and produced several shows, going back to 2015 with The Bright Sessions, and she offers some guidance for authors who might be considering working in the podcast format.
The guys kick off with a recap of the past week, including recording an interview with Daniel Willcocks, an interesting invitation from J. Thorn and details on a class Jeff is taking during July. The discussion of story structure concludes with a look at the “Fighting for Love” section of Gwen Hayes’s Romancing the Beat.
Jeff talks about his experience last week with J. Thorn’s Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge. Will recommends a recent episode of The Rebel Author Podcast where Sacha Black talked with Libbie Hawker about outlining. The discussion of story structure, based on Gwen Hayes’s Romancing the Beat, continues with the “Retreating from Love” section. As always, Jeff shares the plot he’s developed for these story beats.
Jeff recommends the latest episode of Rachael Herron’s How Do You Write? He also talks briefly about J. Thorn’s Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge, which he will take part in next week. The guys continue their discussion on story structure with the “Falling in Love” phase from Gwen Hayes’s Romancing the Beat. Jeff wraps up the show by sharing the plot points he’s developed for those beats in his Christmas story.
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.