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Story Slayer

Story Slayer

By Grant Ferguson
Arthur C. Clarke wrote in Profiles of the Future, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” So, what can technology do for you? The right technology can magically convert instructions into repeatable processes, encouraging creativity while improving the quality of your writing. DISCLOSURE: No books were harmed in the making of this podcast.
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Self-edit Your Novel (Part 2)
In this multi-post series, you’ll discover techniques and technology to help you self-edit. Part 2 offers advice on scene-by-scene editing of characters. To learn more, visit https://tameyourbook.com.
04:06
June 9, 2021
Self-edit Your Novel (Part 1D)
In this multi-post series, you’ll discover techniques and technology to help you self-edit your novel. Today's podcast discusses how you can use Scrivener's Custom Metadata to write and edit using deep point-of-view techniques. For more information about Custom Metadata and the 12 Techniques to Connect with Readers, visit the Story Structure page at https://tameyourbook.com/story/story-structure/.
03:11
June 2, 2021
Knowledge Retention Comes One Choice at a Time
Are you drowning in a sea of post-it-notes? You find answers to writing questions, but then must choose how to keep track of them. Knowledge retention comes one choice at a time—decide how you'll use technology to preserve your hard-earned education. To find out what technology can do for your writing, visit https://tameyourbook.com
01:54
May 26, 2021
Self-edit Your Novel (Part 1C)
In this multi-post series, you’ll discover techniques and technology to help you self-edit your novel. Today I’ll show how Custom Metadata can help you: Add, update, and track essential story information, Perform a scene-by-scene content review,. Enhance the bond between readers and characters, and Avoid distracting readers with the author’s voice. Visit https://tameyourbook.com to view the online post and examples.
03:20
May 26, 2021
Self-edit Your Novel (Part 1B)
In today’s podcast, I’ll cover how ProWritingAid can help you decrease reader frustrations, reduce critical reviews caused by embarrassing errors, improve the writing consistency, and edit Scrivener scenes with no copy and paste. To view the entire post with examples, visit https://tameyourbook.com/2021/05/19/self-edit-your-novel-part-1b/(opens in a new tab).
03:53
May 19, 2021
Self-edit Your Novel (Part 1A)
In this multi-part series, you’ll discover techniques and technology that will help you self-edit your novel. To see the blueprints and spreadsheet mentioned in this podcast, view this post at https://tameyourbook.com/2021/05/12/self-edit-your-novel-part-1a/.
05:26
May 12, 2021
Organize Your Character Profiles
Character descriptions can take on lives of their own. Some writers map out every little detail while others list only the highlights. Regardless of your preference, with a series, you’ll want to organize your character profiles. For more information, visit https://tameyourbook.com.
02:52
May 5, 2021
Add Stakes to the Story Spine
H. R. D’Costa’s book, Story Stakes, shows writers how to increase tension by leveraging the negative consequences of failure. For more information, visit https://tameyourbook.com.
04:13
April 28, 2021
Build a Story Spine
The Story Spine is a multifaceted writer’s tool, enabling you to improvise a narrative quickly, identify what it’s about, and edit a bloated draft. To view the written post, visit https://tameyourbook.com.
05:20
April 21, 2021
Personify Your Story Settings
Bring your story settings to life. Read the full post at https://tameyourbook.com.
04:11
April 7, 2021
What Can Technology Do for You?
Visit https://tameyourbook.com for a written copy of this podcast and to view additional writing resources.
03:31
March 31, 2021
Villains Are Heroes in Their Stories
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://tameyourbook.com/2021/03/23/villains-are-heroes-in-their-stories/
02:25
March 24, 2021
ProWritingAid Overview
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://tameyourbook.com/2021/03/16/prowritingaid-overview/ To read the in-depth review of ProWritingAid, visit: https://tameyourbook.com/reviews/prowritingaid-review/
03:36
March 17, 2021
Scrivener Software Overview
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://tameyourbook.com/2021/03/09/scrivener-software-overview/
04:29
March 9, 2021