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The WriterDojo is different than most other writing advice podcasts out there- our primary purpose is to cut through all the bad advice and help you tell stories that people want to read (& get you paid in the process.) This is advice on becoming a Professional Writer from two very knowledgeable Professional Writers. Authors Steve Diamond & Larry Correia discuss the ins and outs of writing for fun and profit. Readers will find plenty of interesting tidbits as well and may come away with new insights into what goes into creating the stories they love.
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S4 Ep4: Monsters (Round 1)
S4 Ep4: Monsters (Round 1)
This  week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss one of their favorite topics- Monsters. What makes a monster effective? Is it better to show them up front, or cloak them in mystery? And just what IS the  deal with the Humboldt Folk in MHI, anyway? Find out all this and more  on this week's exciting episode! If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo ____________________________________ *In Defense of the Second Amendment* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QreDvd (affiliate link) ____________________________________ "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
30:21
February 01, 2023
S4 Ep3: Westerns
S4 Ep3: Westerns
Saddle up for a rip roarin' discussion about the genre of Westerns with hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia. Yee haw, I guess? If  you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo ____________________________________ *In Defense of the Second Amendment* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QreDvd (affiliate link) ____________________________________ "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
46:18
January 25, 2023
S4 E2: Predatory Publishing
S4 E2: Predatory Publishing
This  week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the  differences between traditional (trad), independent (indy), and 'hybrid'  publishers. What's good, what's bad, and what to watch out for. If  you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo ____________________________________ *In Defense of the Second Amendment* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QreDvd (affiliate link) ____________________________________ "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
47:35
January 18, 2023
S4 Ep1: State of the Dojo Address (2023)
S4 Ep1: State of the Dojo Address (2023)
We're back, baby! This week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia take a look back at 2022 and a look forward at 2023. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo ____________________________________ *In Defense of the Second Amendment* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QreDvd (affiliate link) ____________________________________ "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
52:55
January 11, 2023
S3 Ep 24: Wrapping it Up
S3 Ep 24: Wrapping it Up
Sooner or later, everything must end. This week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond  and Larry Correia discuss wrapping it up- how best to go about wrapping up a story, a book, a series. (Fittingly, this is the last episode of  Season 3) If  you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/ *Alpha & Omega* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aPOmGk (affiliate link)
51:46
December 28, 2022
S3 Ep23: How to Approach an Author
S3 Ep23: How to Approach an Author
Slowly and cautiously. Oh not a long enough answer? Okay fine, fine- let's hear what Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia have to say on the subject. How do you  approach authors, how do you NOT approach authors, why do you approach authors? All this and more in another exciting episode of the WriterDojo If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com  A Christmas Surprise by Jason Cordova is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3G6iPN9 (affiliate link)
45:41
December 21, 2022
S3 Ep22: Titles (& Why We Suck At Them)
S3 Ep22: Titles (& Why We Suck At Them)
So you've finally completed your masterpiece, edited and re-edited it into  perfection and then you hit the big question- what are you going to  call this thing? Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss  the various ways of naming your work, some of the pitfalls and problems, and examine what they've done right and what they've done wrong.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com  ___________________________________________________ Servants of War by Steve Diamond and Larry Correia is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3OaWznG (affiliate link)
39:45
December 14, 2022
S3 Ep21: Sequels
S3 Ep21: Sequels
Many authors struggle to follow up on a first book. What are the expectations and requirements for a good sequel and how do you meet them? Hosts/Authors  Steve Diamond and Larry Correia dive deeper into a question asked by one of our awesome supporters that was so good, it needed its own full episode. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo   "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo  _________________________________________________________________  This week's episode is sponsored by *Residue* (by Steve Diamond)- available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3XK40GO (affiliate link)
52:32
November 30, 2022
S3 Ep20: Supporter Spectacular (Round VII)
S3 Ep20: Supporter Spectacular (Round VII)
Albert Einstein said 'The important thing is to not stop questioning' Judging by the ones sent in by our beloved supporters, they know this well. Once again, our Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to answer still more questions submitted by our lovely supporters. If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo 'Craig Nybo's Terrifying Lies Podcast' can be found at https://craignybo.com/
41:06
November 23, 2022
S3 Ep19: Third Person Narrative
S3 Ep19: Third Person Narrative
This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia follow up on the First-Person Narrative episode with a discussion of Third-Person Narrative. What is the best time/way to use it and when you should NOT use it. What are the benefits and the challenges?  If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com  _________________________________________________________ Servants of War by Steve Diamond and Larry Correia is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3OaWznG (affiliate link) _________________________________________________________
40:21
November 16, 2022
S3 Ep18: What's In A Name? (The Importance of Character Names)
S3 Ep18: What's In A Name? (The Importance of Character Names)
What's in a name? Quite a bit, it turns out. This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to the studio to discuss the importance  of character names, some methods of selecting them, and some of their  favorite examples. If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com _________________________________________________________________ This week's episode is sponsored by *An Illustrated Guide to AI Prompt Mastery* (by Jack Wylder)- available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3s478Pu (affiliate link)
44:31
November 09, 2022
S3 Ep17: Intro to Marketing with Jack Wylder
S3 Ep17: Intro to Marketing with Jack Wylder
This  week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia go over a few of the basics of Marketing with that Jack Wylder guy and discuss the need  for personal branding, the importance of an author's website, and more.  If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com  _________________________________________________________________  This  week's episode is sponsored by *The Lone Star, the Tricolor, and the  Swastika: Republic of Texas Navy Book 2* (by D.A.Brock)- available on  Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Dvizou (affiliate link)
49:14
November 02, 2022
S3 Ep16: First Person Narrative
S3 Ep16: First Person Narrative
With the FenCon 2022 live episodes behind us, this week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to the more nuts-and-bolts side of things with a discussion of First-Person Narrative. What is the best time/way to use it and when should you NOT use it.  If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com  _________________________________________________________________  This  week's episode is sponsored by *Texas at the Coronation: Republic of Texas Navy Book 1* (by D.A.Brock)- available on  Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xEnz8g (affiliate link)
44:55
October 26, 2022
S3 Ep15: Working With an Editor with Toni Weisskopf
S3 Ep15: Working With an Editor with Toni Weisskopf
At FenCon 2022 we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with some seriously amazing guests. This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and  Larry Correia were honored to sit down with one of the most respected editors in publishing, Special Guest Toni Weisskopf, to talk about the dynamics of writers and editors and how to prosper in the writing business. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.f/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com _________________________________________________________________ This week's episode is sponsored by *An Illustrated Guide to AI Prompt Mastery* (by Jack Wylder)- available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3s478Pu (affiliate link)
38:12
October 19, 2022
S3 Ep 14: Worldbuilding with Chuck Gannon
S3 Ep 14: Worldbuilding with Chuck Gannon
At FenCon 2022 we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with some amazing guests. This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia talked with Special Guest, Dr Charles E Gannon (Chuck) about Shared Worldbuilding and what it takes to make it in the writing  business.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this  podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes  at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com  _________________________________________________________________  This  week's episode is sponsored by *Earthrise* (by M.C.A.Hogarth)- available  on Amazon: amzn.to/3Cn5BbP (affiliate link)
45:42
October 12, 2022
S3 Ep13: Picking the Brain of Dr Rob Hampson
S3 Ep13: Picking the Brain of Dr Rob Hampson
At FenCon 2022 we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with some amazing guests. This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and  Larry Correia talked with Special Guest, neuroscientist/author Dr Rob  Hampson about big brain stuff.  If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com  _________________________________________________________________  This  week's episode is sponsored by *Trouble Walked In* (by Mike Kupari)-  available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Czhi0E (affiliate link)
43:25
October 05, 2022
S3 Ep12: Interview With a Completely Different Vampire
S3 Ep12: Interview With a Completely Different Vampire
At FenCon 2022 we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with some amazing guests. This week, hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia talked with Special Guest, author David Carrico about the writing process and his new book *The Blood Is The Life*   If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *The Blood is the Life*  (by David Carrico) is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3SAOZ72 (affiliate link)   "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com _________________________________________________________________ This week's episode is sponsored by *Against All Odds* (by Jason Haskell)- available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3RpnYSR (affiliate link) _________________________________________________________________
44:14
September 28, 2022
S3 Ep 11: the Problem With Problematic Authors
S3 Ep 11: the Problem With Problematic Authors
Recently, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia found a list on Twitter of authors someone found "problematic". Once Larry got over his sadness at not being included, they decided to explain why they have a problem with the list of problematic authors.   If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo*Texas at the Coronation* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xEnz8g (affiliate link)  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com
38:48
September 21, 2022
Special Edition (FenCon 2022)
Special Edition (FenCon 2022)
Recorded live at FenCon Sept 18th, 2022 Steve Diamond, Larry Correia, and Jack Wylder discuss the WriterDojo podcast in front of a studio audience. Less writing advice than normal, and there's a bit where we get ever so slightly political, but hopefully you'll enjoy it.
56:01
September 20, 2022
S3 Ep10: Developing Thicker Skin
S3 Ep10: Developing Thicker Skin
“Wanting to be a writer and not wanting to be rejected is like wanting to be a boxer and not wanting to get punched.” (-David Barr Kirtley) So how do you handle rejection? How do you handle criticism?  Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return once again to discuss the best methods for dealing with both.   If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *Division One: The Bounty Game* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3BAhNY1 (affiliate link)   "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com
38:21
September 14, 2022
S3 Ep9: Supporter Spectacular (Round VI)
S3 Ep9: Supporter Spectacular (Round VI)
Where do they get such wonderful questions? From our lovely supporters, of course! This week, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to answer even more questions submitted by our beloved supporters. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
48:09
September 07, 2022
S3 Ep8: Beta Readers and Writers Groups
S3 Ep8: Beta Readers and Writers Groups
Recently we were having a discussion on the WriterDojo Facebook group and the question of these came up, so this week, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the pros & cons of writer groups; what to  look for in a beta reader, and if a group is what you need.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  *Life Support: Secret Operations* by Joseph L Kellogg is available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3Kupp0I (affiliate link)  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
43:27
August 31, 2022
S3 Ep7: Supporter Spectacular (Round V)
S3 Ep7: Supporter Spectacular (Round V)
This week, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to answer more of these awesome questions submitted by our wonderful supporters.  Supporters, we appreciate you SO much- thank you all! If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *Bowl of Red* is available on https://amzn.to/3KAleQT (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com
41:56
August 24, 2022
S3 Ep6: Networking
S3 Ep6: Networking
With  Steve fresh back from his role as ambassador at GenCon, this week our  hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia share stories that  highlight the various aspects of networking- the good, the bad, and the  ambivalent. If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *Empire: Secret Police* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QtSfk5 (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
55:27
August 17, 2022
S3 Ep5: Nonfiction (round 1)
S3 Ep5: Nonfiction (round 1)
What’s the secret to writing nonfiction that sells? How long does it take compared to fiction? While nonfiction is not their usual subject, this week our hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia tap into their personal experiences to discuss this oft overlooked section of publishing and discuss some of the pros and cons. If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *Trouble Walked In* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3p6c84t (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
39:36
August 10, 2022
S3 Ep4: It Just Won't Stop (Tweet Bashing- Round 4)
S3 Ep4: It Just Won't Stop (Tweet Bashing- Round 4)
Our forbearing Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia so love our listeners that they will even hold their noses and wade into the Twitterverse to dredge up more bad writing advice to mock and ridicule for your amusement and edification.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *Division One: The Bounty Game* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3BAhNY1 (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
50:47
August 03, 2022
S3 Ep3: Writing Action 3/2
S3 Ep3: Writing Action 3/2
In this third part of a two part series, hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia continue their discussion on how to best write action for maximum impact. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *Phoenix* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PMbO6m (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
39:34
July 27, 2022
S3 Ep2: Writing Action (Round 2)
S3 Ep2: Writing Action (Round 2)
They're  ba-ack! This week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to continue their discussion on how to best write action for maximum impact. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *Alpha & Omega* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aPOmGk (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
36:02
July 20, 2022
S3 Ep1: Writing Action (Round 1)
S3 Ep1: Writing Action (Round 1)
What better way to kick off season 3 then to talk about what Larry is best known for- writing action. This week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss how to best writer action and how to switch it up for maximum impact. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo *In Darkness Cast* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3RwiU0j (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/
40:23
July 13, 2022
the State of the Dojo Address (2022)
the State of the Dojo Address (2022)
This  week we catch up with hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia and  follow up on the New Year's Eve Resolutions episode. What they are  working on now, what's coming up, and where they'll be for the rest of  the year. As a bonus, Larry reveals secrets about producer Jack Wylder  that he wasn't supposed to tell but no really, it's fine- it's FINE  Larry....  If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  *Burnout* is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3alPhy7 (affiliate link)  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/  The music in the ad for Stephanie's book is courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
41:30
July 06, 2022
Historical Fantasy
Historical Fantasy
We haven't done a Genre focused episode in a bit, so this week hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia will discuss Historical Fantasy with our friend Author/Editor D.J. (Dave) Butler. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  Dave (D.J.) Butler's Witchy Eye is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bzyloa (affiliate link)  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/  The music in the ad for Dave's book is courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
40:01
June 29, 2022
Supporter Spectacular (Round 4)
Supporter Spectacular (Round 4)
Once again hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to answer even more questions submitted by our beloved supporters. Supporters, we appreciate you SO much- thank you all! If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
42:17
June 22, 2022
the Rhythm of Writing
the Rhythm of Writing
There are really four people who make this podcast happen- you already know our hosts, authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia and you might know Jack, but who is the mysterious fourth person who makes it happen? And what writing advice did he give that Steve was so impressed with that he wanted to dedicate an entire episode to exploring? Find out on this week’s exciting and thought provoking episode of the WriterDojo! If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
39:25
June 15, 2022
Lessons From the Gun Range
Lessons From the Gun Range
Downtime is an excellent time to ponder things. Some people fish to relax, some  play golf- some subject themselves to hot weather and grueling training to become more effective shooters. This week hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss a recent gun training event they attended and share their insights in regards to both writing and in life. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
47:43
June 08, 2022
Don't Negotiate With Terrorists (Round 2)
Don't Negotiate With Terrorists (Round 2)
We don't do current events often, but every once in awhile it's appropriate. This week hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss a recent event in which a world famous author was savaged for using the right words in the wrong order. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo This week's episode brought to you by Joseph L Kellogg's Blood Pressure available on Amazon https://amzn.to/3GAIBIj or on the author's website at https://JosephLKellogg.com
43:19
June 01, 2022
Pitching & Acquisition
Pitching & Acquisition
In addition to being a successful author in his own right, guest Dave Butler is also an editor for Baen Books. This week hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia dive into it with Dave and explain how best to pitch your book to a publisher and get acquired.   If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo  Dave (D.J.) Butler's Abbott in Darkness is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kXsr1x (affiliate link)  "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/  The music in the ad for Dave's book is courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
45:35
May 25, 2022
World Telling
World Telling
Continuing our discussion with D.J. (Dave) Butler, this week hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the differences between World Building  and World Telling. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo Dave (D.J.) Butler's Abbott in Darkness is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kXsr1x (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/ The music in the ad for Dave's book is courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
38:40
May 18, 2022
Dave Butler Exposé
Dave Butler Exposé
This week we were lucky enough to have super-author D.J. (Dave) Butler in studio with hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia. Dave is a successful author who writes adventure stories for all readers and has been a lawyer, a musician, a consultant, and a corporate  trainer (his own story is almost as interesting as the stories he writes.) Dave tells how he broke into publishing and offers up tips & tricks you won't learn in any classroom. If  you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo Dave (D.J.) Butler's Abbott in Darkness is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kXsr1x (affiliate link) "Word Mercenaries" (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/ The music in the ad for Dave's book is courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
35:53
May 11, 2022
Urban Fantasy
Urban Fantasy
It's been a while since we dove into a specific genre, so this week Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia will be discussing Urban Fantasy. What exactly qualifies as Urban Fantasy and why on Earth do they call it that? If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
39:00
May 04, 2022
Q&A- Business & Marketing
Q&A- Business & Marketing
We get lots of questions from our beloved supporters, so this week our ever-grateful Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia take the opportunity to address a couple more of them. If you would like to join the ranks of our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
48:28
April 27, 2022
Sharpen Your Saw
Sharpen Your Saw
If you're a writer, you've probably heard the refrain "you should be writing!" If you're a reader, you might have told your favorite author the same. Our perspicacious Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to ponder the correct response to this and whether or not this is good or helpful advice.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
42:52
April 20, 2022
the Kickstarter Episode
the Kickstarter Episode
Recently, a well known writer launched a Kickstarter that did pretty well for itself. Does that mean traditional publishers are done for? How does this affect the writing community? Is everyone just going to do this from now on? Our insightful Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to ruminate on this and speculate on the long term effects.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
38:18
April 13, 2022
Don't Negotiate With Terrorists
Don't Negotiate With Terrorists
Cancel culture- it's insidious and it's everywhere. How do you handle the threat of cancellation? Our fearless Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to share their thoughts on this trending topic and provide some insight and guidance. (Plus Larry does his Twitter Voice!)  If  you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
33:38
April 06, 2022
Character Growth & Development
Character Growth & Development
Our dauntless Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to once again discuss an irresponsible tweet and explain how character growth & development SHOULD go (spoiler alert: it's not by running down a checklist)    If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
32:52
March 30, 2022
How to Tell a Story in 5,000 Words
How to Tell a Story in 5,000 Words
The market for short fiction is larger than it ever has been, with new anthologies coming out constantly. Having written short stories and novellas for many years, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to tackle the question- How do you tell a story in 5,000 words or less?  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support  this  podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes  at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
41:11
March 23, 2022
Mandatory Diversity
Mandatory Diversity
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to tackle the question- what's  the difference between natural inclusion and Mandatory Diversity? What  should be the focus of writing? How did Larry almost die? All that and a sneak peek behind the scenes of MHI! If you would like to join our  supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
50:06
March 16, 2022
Conventions (Round 2)
Conventions (Round 2)
Last week we covered getting the most bang for your buck attending conventions- this week, we go into the other side of it; what if you're one of the ones people are coming to see? What are your expectations and  responsibilities? How can you be the person Cons want to invite back again and again? Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return  to discuss the ins and outs of attending conventions. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
48:60
March 09, 2022
Conventions (Round 1)
Conventions (Round 1)
Conventions are a wonderful resource, but they cost both time and money.  How do you make sure you get the most bang for your buck? Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to discuss the ins and outs of attending conventions. If you would  like to join our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small  monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
45:21
March 02, 2022
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
IPs  (Intellectual Properties) can be tricky to write for. When does FanFic  become canon? What are the Dos and Don'ts? Having been on both sides of the equation, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to discuss the pros & cons of writing in someone else's property as well as having someone write in yours.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
43:53
February 23, 2022
Collaboration (Round 1)
Collaboration (Round 1)
Based partially on their recent experience writing Servants of War together, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to discuss the  pros & cons of working with other authors on a project.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
43:24
February 16, 2022
Supporter Spectacular (Round 3)
Supporter Spectacular (Round 3)
Hosts/Authors  Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return to answer yet more questions submitted by our wonderful supporters. Supporters, we appreciate you SO much- thank you all! If you would like to join our supporters, you can support   this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future   episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
38:25
February 09, 2022
Pacing (Round 1)
Pacing (Round 1)
Pacing  can make or break a book and it's something that many authors struggle  with. Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to  discuss the different approaches to pacing and provide some helpful tips  on how to pace yourself.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
43:16
February 02, 2022
Writing for Audio
Writing for Audio
Audio books accounted for over $1,500,000,000 in sales in the USA alone last year- and that number is growing steadily. Writing for audio is different than writing for readers, though. Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to discuss the differences and give you some ideas to create a better experience for listeners. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this  podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes  at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
38:29
January 26, 2022
Writer Groups & Beta Readers
Writer Groups & Beta Readers
Back during our First Supporter Spectacular, there were some questions just too big for a quick answer so we promised we'd get to them later- this week's topic is one such question. Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia will explore the Pros & Cons of Writer Groups and help explain how an author should choose and what they should expect from their Beta Readers. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this  podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes  at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
40:44
January 19, 2022
Canon
Canon
Our intrepid Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to once again dissect bad writing advice from a tweet and discuss canon and what it means to fans.   If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
36:37
January 12, 2022
Resolutions
Resolutions
Here  we are at the start of Season Two, and this one gets a little personal as hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia reflect on what they  did last year, what they're planning for this year, and make some suggestions to make your new year as productive as possible.  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
40:10
January 05, 2022
Long vs Short Fiction
Long vs Short Fiction
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia take time this week to contrast Long Fiction vs Short Fiction and discuss the Pros and Cons of each. (Also, this is the final episode of Season One! How crazy is that?? We've got some great things planned for Season 2, so stay tuned!)  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast  with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
33:29
December 29, 2021
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
Our intrepid Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia return this week to discuss a foolish tweet and explain why writing is NOT a zero sum game.   If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
40:04
December 22, 2021
Grand Theft Story
Grand Theft Story
Where is the line between homage and plagiarism? How do you tell a story that hasn't been done before? Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss these and many other questions in this week's episode. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain  future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
34:45
December 15, 2021
Your Muse Is As Real As Your Kid's Imaginary Friend
Your Muse Is As Real As Your Kid's Imaginary Friend
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the concept of 'the Muse' and how it can affect one's writing career. If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
36:31
December 08, 2021
Supporter Spectacular! (Round 2)
Supporter Spectacular! (Round 2)
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia answer even more questions submitted by our wonderful supporters. Supporters, we appreciate you SO much- thank you all! If you would like to join our supporters, you can support  this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future  episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
38:18
December 01, 2021
Supporter Spectacular! (Round 1)
Supporter Spectacular! (Round 1)
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia answer questions submitted by our wonderful supporters. Supporters, we appreciate you SO much- thank you all!  If you would like to join our supporters, you can support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
34:29
November 24, 2021
Horror
Horror
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss one of their favorite genres: Horror. This was originally supposed to air on Halloween 2021 but Producer Jack went and got sick. Sorry! If you would like to support this  podcast with a small monthly  donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
37:53
November 17, 2021
Dialogue
Dialogue
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the importance of writing good dialogue and the differences between actual conversations and written conversations. If you would like to support this  podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
34:06
November 17, 2021
Worldbuilding: Setting
Worldbuilding: Setting
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss starting with a setting rather than a character. If you would like to support this podcast with a  small monthly  donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
33:36
October 27, 2021
Tertiary Characters
Tertiary Characters
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the importance of fleshing out your background characters and the opportunities therein.  If you would like to support this podcast with a  small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
34:33
October 20, 2021
POV
POV
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the importance of choosing a Point of View.  If  you would like to support this podcast with a  small monthly donation to  help sustain future episodes, you can do so at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
34:56
October 13, 2021
Heroes vs Villains
Heroes vs Villains
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia dig in a bit deeper on Characters and discuss how to write engaging heroes and villains.  If you would like to support this podcast with a  small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
36:57
October 06, 2021
Building Character
Building Character
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the basics of writing engaging characters and which comes first- character or setting. If you would  like to support this podcast with a  small monthly donation to help  sustain future episodes, you can do so  at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
32:56
September 29, 2021
Genre
Genre
Someone tweeted "...fantasy is not a genre- it is a setting". Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss this idea and delve into the purpose and promise of genre. If you would like to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to  help sustain future episodes, you can do so at:  https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
35:37
September 22, 2021
The Discipline of Idea Management
The Discipline of Idea Management
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the importance of being disciplined in regards to your ideas. (Also, be sure to listen for the origins of everyone's favorite manatee, Wendell!) If you would like to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
33:06
September 15, 2021
Outlining vs Discovery (Round I)
Outlining vs Discovery (Round I)
In this no holds barred bare knuckles battle, Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia argue the merits of writing using the Outlining Method versus using the Discovery Method. If you would like to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help  sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
33:07
September 08, 2021
the Basics of Business (Round I)
the Basics of Business (Round I)
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the basics of writing as a business. If you would  like to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help  sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
39:09
September 01, 2021
Hobby vs Business (Round I)
Hobby vs Business (Round I)
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia discuss the differences between writing as a hobby versus writing as a business. If you would like to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
33:47
August 25, 2021
Welcome to the WriterDojo!
Welcome to the WriterDojo!
Hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia explain what we’re doing with this podcast and why we’re doing it. If you would like to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes, you can do so at: https://anchor.fm/writerdojo
31:21
August 17, 2021