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219. Editing Essentials 4: Editing and the Author’s Voice

My co-host for the series on Editing Essentials, the great Jennia D’Lima, is back for another episode. Our topic is the author’s voice and we talk about the care and attention that an editor has to devote in order to recognize it and (mostly) not interfere with it. In both fiction and non-fiction.

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218. Getting Under Your Skin: A Conversation about Horror

My guest today is Miles Tritle. He is the writer and narrator of The Warning Woods, a podcast of horror stories. He’s also published two novels. We talk mostly about horror, though, not only examples of it but also how he defines it and what are its characteristics. Spoiler alert: he comes up with a pretty succinct definition of the genre.

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217. Drawing Conclusions and Not Just Writing Summaries

My guest today is Ashton Rodenhiser. Ashton sometimes describes herself as a professional doodler, and she has published a book called The Beginner's Guide to Sketchnoting. She’s a consultant who uses drawing or visual note-taking as a tool to inspire thinking. She’s helped everyone from students in the classroom to executives in the boardroom.

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216. Simple Creative Copy, Creative Writing, and Life in General

My guest today is Stephanie Cansian. She runs a small copywriting agency called Say It Simply, but along the line she had an epiphany that affected both her work and her personal life, notably her emotional eating habits. She lost weight, became re-engaged in her work, wrote a book, and is now working on another book. It’s a fascinating and very open discussion.

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Posted in: 2023

215. Your Website, Front and Back

My guest today is Charles Johnston, who is a writer and blogger with an interest in anything tech. He’s also got years of experience working in IT in the corporate world. I asked him to come on the podcast to talk about writer’ and editors’ and anyone’s website: what they should look like on the web, and what tools are used these days to create and manage them.

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