This week, we take a quick look back, and finish the thoughts introduced in Episode 19, approaching from the other end: How do you end your series? Includes a review of "The Night and the Land" by Matt Spence at the end.
Join Holly this week as she discusses the correct use of dialogue and the tags that follow. He said, she said, indeed! Includes a review of "The Slow Regard of Silent Things" by Patrick Rothfuss at the end.
To use them, or not to use them, that is the question? Join Holly as she talks cliches and when to break them. Includes a review of "Cultown", by Duncan Smith, and the title track of the book's soundtrack, "Cultown", at the end.
Join Holly as she begins talking the technicals of writing, in the first episode of Chapter 3. She and her guest discuss the Dialogue-Description balance, and how to find it for your novel. Includes a review of "The Darkest Shade of Grey" by Alan Baxter, at the end.
Join Holly as she talks to Erinland author Kathryn Berryman about the amount for foreshadowing needed, and how to best set up a sequel to your works. Includes a review of "Erinland" by Kathryn Berrman at the end.
In this second-last episode of Chapter 2, Holly and her guest discuss whether the Happily Ever After is required reading, or if you can get away without happiness on all sides for your characters. Includes a review of "Goblin Fires", by Brantwijn Serrah, at the end.
Join Holly and Lauren as they discuss the last scene of a novel - the return home - and discuss whether it needs to be a physical return, as in fantasy, or a metaphorical, as in non-speculative fictions. Includes a review of "The Problem with Crazy" at the end.