Fiction Writing Made Easy

By Savannah Gilbo

How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, whether you're brand new to writing, or a seasoned author looking to improve your craft, this podcast is for you!

  1. 1.
    10 Tips for Writing Better Scenes
    16:10
  2. 2.
    10 Reasons Why Novels Get Rejected
    19:20
  3. 3.
    The 6 Scenes Every Action Novel Needs
    15:55
  4. 4.
    How to Write a Well-Structured Scene
    18:24
  5. 5.
    The #1 Reason Why So Many Novels Go Unfinished
    13:38
  6. 6.
    Romance Genre Conventions
    21:05
  7. 7.
    5 Questions to Ask Before Writing a First Draft
    12:35
  8. 8.
    What is a Book Coach?
    12:15
  1. 9.
    3 Reasons Why You're Not Writing
    14:15
  2. 10.
    How to Plan Your Writing Projects for the New Year
    21:00
  3. 11.
    5 Takeaways From Coaching Writers This Year
    17:25
  4. 12.
    How to Start Editing Your NaNowriMo Draft
    16:30
  5. 13.
    The 6 Scenes Every Thriller Novel Needs
    12:00
  6. 14.
    4 Reasons Why You Need a Target Word Count
    12:30
  7. 15.
    Horror Genre Conventions
    18:20
  8. 16.
    Red Herrings: How to Mislead and Surprise Readers
    14:15
  9. 17.
    The 6 Scenes Every Performance Story Needs
    14:10
  10. 18.
    The Inciting Incident: How to Get Your Story Into Motion
    19:24
  11. 19.
    Bonus: Conquering the Writing Blues Summit Interview with Dr. Susan Hickman
    36:00
  12. 20.
    Worldview Genre Conventions
    22:05
  13. 21.
    10 Steps to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo
    24:15
  14. 22.
    The 6 Scenes Every Romance Novel Needs
    15:29
  15. 23.
    How to Evaluate the Conflict in Your Draft
    17:56
  16. 24.
    Progressive Complications: How to Write Better Conflict in Your Novel
    15:46
  17. 25.
    5 Strategies for Getting Unstuck While Writing
    15:15
  18. 26.
    Thriller Genre Conventions
    17:19
  19. 27.
    5 Mistakes Writers Make in Their Opening Pages
    12:09
  20. 28.
    The 6 Scenes Every Horror Novel Needs
    16:52
  21. 29.
    Conventions vs. Tropes: What's the Difference?
    18:51
  22. 30.
    How to Figure Out the Shape of Your Story
    16:13
  23. 31.
    How to Handle Character Backstory in Your Novel
    15:08
  24. 32.
    5 Things That Kill Narrative Drive (and How to Fix it)
    13:11
  25. 33.
    3 Ways to Create Narrative Drive in Your Story
    12:37
  26. 34.
    10 Tips for Writing Better Love Triangles
    15:00
  27. 35.
    How to Create Memorable Characters Using Hooks
    17:11
  28. 36.
    Value Shifts: The Quickest Way to Determine if a Scene Works
    14:42
  29. 37.
    7 Secrets to Success That Every Writer Should Know
    18:23
  30. 38.
    5 Questions to Help You Write Better Characters
    16:07
  31. 39.
    3 Reasons You Should Write in Scenes vs. Chapters
    12:24
  32. 40.
    3 Ways to Figure Out the Theme of Your Story
    14:47
  33. 41.
    Bonus: Ask Savannah (Listener Q&A)
    16:42
  34. 42.
    How to Identify Your Story's Ideal Reader
    18:00
  35. 43.
    How to Decide Which Story Idea to Write Next
    13:11
  36. 44.
    The #1 Myth That Holds Writers Back
    16:04
  37. 45.
    How to Choose the Best Genre for Your Story
    23:21
  38. 46.
    Introducing the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast!
    2:37

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