The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed


Episode 6 - Writing 'Rules'

So-called writing rules have been a touchy subject in the writing world of late. It all exploded after a list of rules by Jonathan Franzen re-surfaced, provoking a wave of ire not just against Franzen, but against so-called writing 'rules', the do's and don't's of the craft.

Around the same time, Richie conducted some research on the rules that writers hate most of all, and in this episode, we chat about some of them, namely passive voice, showing instead of telling and using adjectives and adverbs.

This is a topic in which people aren't short of an opinion, and as always we want to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing!

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Episode 7 - Talking Audiobooks with Chris Herron of Tall Tale TV

In this episode, we're thrilled to have Chris Herron from Tall Tale TV in the Shed! And we're talking all things audiobooks - trends, how to make your own, how to convert your novels, plus an exclusive audio snippet of Richie's upcoming novel, Pariah's Lament.There's been massive growth in the audiobook market. Last year they turned over money money than eBooks. We chat about what that could mean for writers, and how you could take advantage of this new lucrative market.Chris tells us all about making your own audiobooks. He talks us through ways to get your novels turned into audiobooks, discussing prices and all the different ways you could potentially fund a project. Chris also tells us all about Tall Tale TV and what the future has in store for this thriving audiobook platform.And as a little bonus, Richie previews his exclusive audiobook snippet of the first chapter of Pariah's Lament. Start listening to Tall Tale TViTunes - - - - -http://talltaletv.comWatch the YouTube video of Pariah's Lament, Chapter One to some of Richie's and JM's stories narrated by ChrisNoodlin - Richie - Adventures of Jaron and Bren - JM -