Authors Podcasts

Understanding Punctuation Podcast

Punctuation can be confusing and sometimes frustrating. If you want to better understand the fundamentals of punctuation, this podcast will help. It includes five key punctuation rules that will ease your frustration. Continued...


Bringing Your Plot to a Good Resolution Podcast

Are you looking for a good way to end your story, searching for the best way to leave your protagonist and resolve your plot? This podcast will help you decide the best way to end your plot with its insightful tips regarding protagonists and how to avoid a "paper dragon". Continued...


Interjections: A Guide to Using Interjections Effectively Podcast

Dialogue in a story should not be stiff, but should suit the characters. One way to add realism to dialogue is to use interjections. Ways to add realistic human touches using interjections are discussed in this podcast. Continued...


Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing Podcast

If you are a writer nearing the end of your writing project, it may be time to consider your publishing options. If you are wondering whether to use a publishing service or self-publish, this podcast provides basic information about both options in order to help you make a decision. Continued...


Understanding the Change to ISBN-13 Podcast

If you want your work sold worldwide, you need an International Standard Book Number. In recent years, various changes have been made that affect authors. We explain these changes in this podcast. Continued...


Five Habits to Avoid in Academic Writing

Everyone wants to sound smart and professional in their academic writing, but there are instances when an attempt to do so can come off as unappealing or difficult to follow. If you are a student or academic, this podcast can help you determine what to avoid in your writing. Continued...


The Plot Skeleton Podcast: How to Write a Plot Outline

A plot skeleton can also be called a plot outline—the structure or bare bones of a story. How to write a successful plot outline that incorporates characters, plot, and climax is the subject of this podcast. Continued...


Quotation Marks Podcast: When to Use Double or Single Quotation Marks

If you need some clarification on whether to use single or double quotation marks, this podcast is for you. Knowing the appropriate way to use these quotation marks is critical for clearly articulating what you want to say. Continued...


How to Write a Query Letter Podcast

A query letter is a way for you to attract the attention of an editor who may not otherwise read your unsolicited manuscript. Editors read query letters to find new content, and writing one that uses a business format can help. Of course, having a good hook is critical! Continued...


How to Write a Preface and a Foreword Podcast

If you have decided to write a preface or have been asked to write a forward, you may require some guidance. In this podcast, we explain a preface and a forward, as well as what to include in them. Continued...



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