Moatcast NaNoWriMo 2018 Special

The Moatcast for November 2018 will be a 2 hour surgery. Not even kidding. November 1st from 8 pm GMT* And if you have a question, or an answer, or want to talk about your experiences in Novembers past, you can (if you want to) come on camera. NaNoWriMo is one of the best ways […]

On the Feast of Stephen – one from the archives

Some of my own writing… Originally written on St Stephen’s day, 1995. I updated it a little for a recording a few years ago. “Good King Wenceslas” A Christmas Fairy Tale GOOD King Wenceslas looked outOn the feast of StephenWhere the snow lay all aboutDeep, and crisp, and even.Brightly shone the Moon that nightThough the […]

Moatcast Live Lesson June 2018: The Three Unities of Communication

Storytelling is art, not engineering. Storytelling is social, not mechanical.​ Putting POV* to bed. A misunderstanding of POV is seriously hampering the effectiveness of your writing. In this free Live Lesson, I’m going to explore the purpose of POV, and show you why on its own, it’s not enough to achieve those goals. So I’m […]

Moatcast Q & A May 2018: The Lonely Author

A faster way to improve, and sell, your art. All publishing is collaboration. Are authors lonely? The obvious answer to anyone whose been an author for long is no – at least I think it is. This Moatcast is all about collaboration: why authors choose to collaborate artistically, and why authors can’t avoid artistic collaboration […]

Moatcast Live Lesson April 2018: The Last Word on POV

Storytelling is art, not engineering. Storytelling is social, not mechanical.​ Putting POV* to bed. A misunderstanding of POV is seriously hampering the effectiveness of your writing. In this free Live Lesson, I’m going to explore the purpose of POV, and show you why on its own, it’s not enough to achieve those goals. So I’m […]

Moatcast Q&A March 2018: Genre Fiction Writing

“chock full of advice how to be a good writer” I might have brought some writing talent to the table initially, but what made me the writer I am now? Listening to this man. Timandra Whitecastle  //  Author, The Living Blade series Scroll down for the replay… March 29th, Themed Q & A 00Days00Hours00Minutes00SecondsRegister here: […]

First Live Training: Cheap Thrill Alternatives

Announcement As you know I’m constantly designing new courses and looking for ways to teach authors all the things. At least all the things I know. On February 28th I’m doing a live webinar called “Cheap Thrills Alternatives: How to Hook Your Readers & Keep them Turning Pages Without Resorting to Cliffhangers, Melodrama, or Exhausting Pacing.” […]