Podcast Directory

Podcast Index

An alphabetical index of topics covered in the podcast with clickable url’s, and the relevant episode number.

Topic

Episode

Action scenes

91

Active Verbs

9

Active Voice

9

Adrian Tchaikovsky interview

93

Al Robertson Interview

56

Alastair Reynolds interview

32

Anne Perry interview

85

Antagonist character arc

53

Arthur C Clarke award Director Tom Hunter

74

Authenticity

97

Becky Chambers and Nisi Shawl interview

78

Becky Chambers interview

66

Bob Hartman interview

82

Character and characterisation

59

Character and characteristics

49

Character creation

11

Character Essence

46

Character Integrity

10

Character Motivation

13

Character: character interactions

55

Character: goal, motivation, passion

47

Character: interior life

48

Characters with Edge

15

Claire Keane Interview

22

Closing scene

84

Comedy

6

Contract with the readers

81

Deeds not words

14

Derek Künsken and Marie Bilodeau interview

98

Derek Künsken Interview

17

Dialogue

2

Favourite reads of 2016

88

Feeding your mind for writing

52

Flashbacks

86

Foreshadowing

28

Genre setting and story

70

Gollancz team interview

87

Guiding Principle of story

27

Ian Mc Donald interview

71

Immersive setting

62

Information -seeding it into your work

69

Jeanne Cavelos interview

29

Julie Crisp interview

45

Just in time storytelling

8

Lee Harris, senior editor at TOR.com interview

35

Lessons from 100 podcasts

100

Marie Bilodeau interview

25

Mid-story crisis

26

Nancy Kress interview

50

Nick Page interview

41

Nisi Shawl and Daniel José Older interview

60

Opening Line

30

Opening Scene

83

Peter F Hamilton interview

63

Planners and ‘Pantsers’

24

Planning your story

20

Point of View

58

Power of Suggestion

5

Protagonist character arc

51

Publishing – the routes in

96

Qualities of a good writer

12

Rejection Letters

7

Research for characters

68

Research setting and backstory

67

Research: magpie and compost heap

65

Research: respect and reasoning

64

Romance scenes

90

Scenes – writing the scene

80

Self-publishing

33

Sensory Language

4

Sentence, paragraph, scene

89

Setting – principles

72

Setting: credible and immersive

61

Showing not telling

1

Six-stage story process

36

Sound of writing: tips and tools

79

Sound of writing: tips from great writers

76

Sparse and Specific Description

3

Story fundamentals I

21

Story fundamentals II

23

Story stage 1 – Start and opening exposition

37

Story stage 2 – inciting incident

38

Story stage 3 – momentum and rising action: story psychology

39

Story stage 3 – story excellence

40

Story stage 4 – the crisis

42

Story stage 5 – the climax

43

Story stage 6 – the resolution

44

Story theory – lessons from history

31

Story theory – tips and insights

34

Supporting characters

57

Symbol, dilemma, and innovation

95

Tests of a good character

16

Themes, ethics, and morality

94

Tone, style, and voice

73

Trope and genre

92

Voice

77

Wendy H Jones interview

54

Writer’s life: looking after yourself

99

Writing for yourself

19

Writing style

75