Castles and Crowns

Castles and Crowns

By M. H. Woodscourt
Musings and perusings of one fantasy author, discussing all things fantasy writing, reading, and whatever might fall between.
3D Characters: The Heartbeat of Your Story
Wanna know the secret ingredient to every great, memorable story? The characters! In this podcast, I dive into why that's so; and how to flesh out your original characters to create or enhance your plot, using fantasy book and movie examples! Need a few character-building tips or want to know how I tackle mine? Give it a listen!
21:08
March 27, 2020
Life Experience: Harnessing Your BEST Writing Tool
In this raw and personal podcast, I lay out how to harness your pain and other life experiences to add depth and dimension to your writing. Pain can have a purpose.
16:07
March 20, 2020
Writer vs. Reader: The Voices in My Head?
Writers are sadistic. That's something we ALL know, right? So what really keeps us writers from crossing too many lines? Meet the second half of our brains: The Reader. In this episode I delve into these two mind-sets and how they work in tandem in my writing efforts.
15:15
March 13, 2020
Your Real Audience: Fantasy's Not Dead!
In this podcast I discuss whether the fantasy genre has a place in today's reading market, and then dive into a discussion with other writers about WHO your audience really is in that ageless writer's debate: Do you write for yourself or for your readers? Also included: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Twilight.
15:38
March 7, 2020