Fiction Writing Made Easy

By Savannah Gilbo

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Subscribers: 138
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 149

JJ
 Jul 11, 2022
Helpful podcast. The best part is that the episodes are short. The tips are helpful, and many are new to me.


 Mar 24, 2022

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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!

Episode Date
#144. Student Spotlight: How She Landed A Book Deal With Her Dream Publisher (With Savannah Carlisle)
May 28, 2024
#143. How To Pitch Podcasts With Michelle Glogovac
May 21, 2024
#142. How To Write A Query Letter That Get Requests
May 14, 2024
#141. How To Create Believable Monsters With Randy Ellefson
May 07, 2024
#140. First Chapter Analysis: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Apr 30, 2024
#139: 5 Multi POV Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)
Apr 23, 2024
#138: How To Manage Your Creative Anxiety With Rhonda Douglas
Apr 16, 2024
#137: 5 Tips For Writing Better Fiction (Even If You're Just Starting Out)
Apr 09, 2024
#136: First Chapter Analysis: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Apr 02, 2024
#135: Mastering Point of View and Voice: Expert Tips From Gabriela Pereira Of DIY MFA
Mar 26, 2024
#134: How To Stop Procrastinating: 5 Productivity Tips For Writers
Mar 19, 2024
#133: A Week in the Life: 7 Days Behind the Scenes with Savannah (March 2024)
Mar 12, 2024
#132: First Chapter Analysis: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Mar 05, 2024
#131: 5 Steps To Start Planning Your Book Series
Feb 27, 2024
#130: How to Craft Romantic Chemistry & Tension Between Characters
Feb 20, 2024
#129: Overcoming The Fear Of Marketing With Alexa Bigwarfe
Feb 13, 2024
#128: What Are Obligatory Scenes And Conventions?
Feb 06, 2024
#127: First Chapter Analysis: The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Jan 30, 2024
#126: Save The Cat! Troubleshooting Common Plot Problems With Jessica Brody
Jan 23, 2024
#125: Novel Writing Pitfalls: Don't Make These 5 Mistakes
Jan 16, 2024
#124: Student Spotlight: 5 Lessons Learned from Notes to Novel (Season 3)
Jan 09, 2024
#123: How To Overcome The 5 Types Of Imposter Syndrome
Jan 02, 2024
#122: Counting Down The Best Tips From FWME In 2023
Dec 26, 2023
#121: 5 Takeaways From Coaching Writers in 2023
Dec 19, 2023
#120: First Chapter Analysis: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
Dec 12, 2023
#119: Student Spotlight: How Fern Bernstein Wrote A Dual Timeline Novel Based On The Edies of Grey Gardens
Dec 05, 2023
#118: How To Find The Major Dramatic Question Of Your Story
Nov 28, 2023
#117: Exploring the World of Beta and Sensitivity Reading with Julie Taylor from The Spun Yarn
Nov 21, 2023
#116: First Chapter Analysis: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Nov 14, 2023
#115: Student Spotlight: How Anne Mortensen Went From Inspiration to Publication (& Indie Published Her Novels)
Nov 07, 2023
#114: 3 Common Dialogue Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)
Oct 31, 2023
#113: First Chapter Analysis: The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Oct 24, 2023
#112: 5 Questions Your Reader Shouldn't Have To Ask
Oct 17, 2023
#111: Student Spotlight: From Messy First Draft to Publishing His Debut Novel With Edward J. Cembal
Oct 03, 2023
#110: Is A Writing Course Really Worth it For Beginners?
Sep 26, 2023
#109: 5 Common Scene Issues (And How to Fix Them)
Sep 20, 2023
#108: Why Your Capacity For Zero is Crucial As A Writer
Sep 14, 2023
#107: Email List Building Essentials For Authors
Sep 05, 2023
#106: 5 Steps to Building Your Author Platform
Aug 29, 2023
#105: First Chapter Analysis: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Aug 22, 2023
#104: 10 Tips For Writing Better Dialogue
Aug 15, 2023
#103: Morality Genre Conventions
Aug 08, 2023
#102: 3 Common Interiority Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)
Aug 01, 2023
#101: First Chapter Analysis: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Jul 25, 2023
#100: A Week in the Life: 7 Days Behind the Scenes with Savannah (July 2023)
Jul 18, 2023
#99: 5 Mindset Tips to Help You Unlock Your Writing Potential
Jul 11, 2023
#98: How to Add Subplots to Your Novel
Jul 04, 2023
#97: First Chapter Analysis: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Jun 27, 2023
#96: 5 Worldbuilding Tips for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writers
Jun 20, 2023
#95: How to Start Writing Your Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
Jun 13, 2023
#94: How to Reveal Your Character’s Inner Life on the Page
Jun 08, 2023
#93: First Chapter Analysis: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
May 30, 2023
#92: The 5 Functions of Dialogue in Your Story
May 23, 2023
#91: Student Spotlight: How She Went From First Draft to Landing Her Dream Agent with Jamie Varon
May 09, 2023
#90: How to Choose the Best Point of View for Your Story
Apr 04, 2023
#89: Student Spotlight: How She Used Short Stories to Hone Her Craft (and Publish Her Debut Novel) with Pauline Yates
Mar 21, 2023
#88: Perfectionism vs. Procrastination: What's REALLY Going On?
Mar 14, 2023
#87: First Chapter Analysis: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Feb 28, 2023
#86: A Week in the Life: 7 Days Behind the Scenes with Savannah (February 2023)
Feb 21, 2023
#85: Student Spotlight: How She Overcame Her Fear of the Blank Page (and Indie Published Her Novel) with Jennifer Lauer
Feb 14, 2023
#84: The 6 Scenes Every Status Story Needs
Feb 07, 2023
Bonus: Ask Savannah (Listener Q&A)
Feb 02, 2023
#83: What Kind Of Editor Do You Need For Your Book?
Jan 31, 2023
#82: Show, Don't Tell: What This Advice Really Means
Jan 24, 2023
#81: First Chapter Analysis: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Jan 18, 2023
#80: Student Spotlight: 5 Lessons Learned From Writing a First Draft
Jan 10, 2023
#79: 3 Things to Focus on if You’re a Brand New Writer
Jan 03, 2023
#78: Down The Best Tips From FWME In 2022
Dec 27, 2022
#77: 5 Takeaways from Coaching Writers in 2022
Dec 20, 2022
#76: Student Spotlight: The Power of Outlining (and How He Finished a First Draft in 3 Months) With James Beswick
Dec 13, 2022
#75: Crime Genre Conventions
Dec 06, 2022
#74: When Should You Write in Scene vs. Summary?
Nov 29, 2022
#73: The 4 Phases of Editing: How to Revise Your Novel
Nov 22, 2022
#72: The 6 Scenes Every Morality Story Needs
Nov 15, 2022
#71: Student Spotlight: How She Wrote a Novel in 6 Months (and Landed an Agent 10 Months Later) with Stefanie Medrek
Nov 08, 2022
#70: Status Genre Conventions
Nov 01, 2022
#69: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Oct 26, 2022
#68: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Oct 18, 2022
#67: The Pros And Cons Of Independent Publishing
Oct 11, 2022
#66: The Pros And Cons Of Traditional Publishing
Oct 04, 2022
#65: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix with Abigail Perry
Sep 20, 2022
#64: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire with Abigail Perry
Sep 06, 2022
#63: Don't Start a Scene Without These 3 Things
Aug 23, 2022
#62: The 6 Key Scenes Every Crime Novel Needs
Aug 11, 2022
#61: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban with Abigail Perry
Jul 19, 2022
#60: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets with Abigail Perry
Jul 14, 2022
#59: First Chapter Analysis: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone with Abigail Perry
May 25, 2022
#58: 10 Querying Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
May 18, 2022
Bonus: Be A Bestseller 3.0 Summit Interview with Emma Dhesi
Mar 15, 2022
#57: Action Genre Conventions
Feb 15, 2022
#56: 5 Reasons Why Readers Stop Reading
Feb 03, 2022
#55: 3 Tips for Writing a First Draft in 90 Days
Jan 18, 2022
#54: How to Test Your Story Idea Before Writing
Jan 11, 2022
#53: Counting Down the Best Tips from FWME in 2021
Dec 21, 2021
#52: 5 Takeaways From Coaching Writers in 2021
Dec 14, 2021
#51: 3 Tips for Writing Unforgettable Secondary Characters
Dec 07, 2021
#50: Save the Cat! The Ending Beats
Sep 08, 2021
#49: Save the Cat! The Middle Beats (Part 2)
Aug 24, 2021
#48: Save the Cat! The Middle Beats (Part 1)
Jul 13, 2021
#47: Save the Cat! The Beginning Beats
Jun 22, 2021
#46: The 6 Scenes Every Worldview Novel Needs
Jun 01, 2021
#45: How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome
May 25, 2021
#44: Performance Genre Conventions
May 18, 2021
#43: 10 Tips for Writing Better Scenes
Apr 20, 2021
#42: 10 Reasons Why Novels Get Rejected
Mar 30, 2021
#41: The 6 Scenes Every Action Novel Needs
Mar 09, 2021
#40: How to Write a Well-Structured Scene
Feb 23, 2021
#39: The #1 Reason Why So Many Novels Go Unfinished
Feb 16, 2021
#38: Romance Genre Conventions
Feb 09, 2021
#37: 5 Questions to Ask Before Writing a First Draft
Jan 26, 2021
#36: What is a Book Coach?
Jan 19, 2021
#35: 3 Reasons Why You're Not Writing
Jan 12, 2021
#34: How to Plan Your Writing Projects for the New Year
Jan 05, 2021
#33: 5 Takeaways From Coaching Writers in 2020
Dec 15, 2020
#32: How to Start Editing Your NaNowriMo Draft
Dec 01, 2020
#31: The 6 Scenes Every Thriller Novel Needs
Nov 24, 2020
#30: 4 Reasons Why You Need a Target Word Count
Nov 17, 2020
#29: Horror Genre Conventions
Nov 03, 2020
#28: Red Herrings: How to Mislead and Surprise Readers
Oct 27, 2020
#27: The 6 Scenes Every Performance Story Needs
Oct 21, 2020
#26: The Inciting Incident: How to Get Your Story Into Motion
Oct 06, 2020
Bonus: Conquering the Writing Blues Summit Interview with Dr. Susan Hickman
Oct 01, 2020
#25: Worldview Genre Conventions
Sep 29, 2020
#24: 10 Steps to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo
Sep 15, 2020
#23: The 6 Scenes Every Romance Novel Needs
Sep 08, 2020
#22: How to Evaluate the Conflict in Your Draft
Sep 01, 2020
#21: Progressive Complications: How to Write Better Conflict in Your Novel
Aug 25, 2020
#20: 5 Strategies for Getting Unstuck While Writing
Aug 12, 2020
#19: Thriller Genre Conventions
Aug 04, 2020
#18: 5 Mistakes Writers Make in Their Opening Pages
Jul 21, 2020
#17: The 6 Scenes Every Horror Novel Needs
Jul 14, 2020
#16: Conventions vs. Tropes: What's the Difference?
Jul 07, 2020
#15: How to Figure Out the Shape of Your Story
Jun 23, 2020
#14: How to Handle Character Backstory in Your Novel
Jun 16, 2020
#13: 5 Things That Kill Narrative Drive (and How to Fix it)
Jun 09, 2020
#12: 3 Ways to Create Narrative Drive in Your Story
Jun 02, 2020
#11: 10 Tips for Writing Better Love Triangles
May 19, 2020
#10: How to Create Memorable Characters Using Hooks
May 12, 2020
#9: Value Shifts: The Quickest Way to Determine if a Scene Works
May 05, 2020
#8: 7 Secrets to Success That Every Writer Should Know
Apr 21, 2020
#7: 5 Questions to Help You Write Better Characters
Apr 14, 2020
#6: 3 Reasons You Should Write in Scenes vs. Chapters
Apr 07, 2020
#5: 3 Ways to Figure Out the Theme of Your Story
Mar 31, 2020
Bonus: Ask Savannah (Listener Q&A)
Mar 24, 2020
#4: How to Identify Your Story's Ideal Reader
Mar 24, 2020
#1: The #1 Myth That Holds Writers Back
Mar 17, 2020
#2: How to Choose the Best Genre for Your Story
Mar 17, 2020
#3: How to Decide Which Story Idea to Write Next
Mar 17, 2020
Introducing the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast!
Mar 10, 2020