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Story from Scratch

Feb 22, 2021

This week, we talk all about channeling genuine emotions in our fiction. We go over the benefits of drawing on your own experiences and feeling things alongside the characters. Justin poses the question of whether emotional arcs need to be present in a first draft or can be added during revisions. 

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Feb 15, 2021

It's our Valentine's Day special! Our friend Ana joins us again to discuss writing romance (particularly in genres other than romance). We get Ana's insights on how romance can absolutely gut a character, how to balance a romantic subplot with the main plot, and whether it's possible to write a blank-slate love...

Feb 8, 2021

This week on Story From Scratch... we have a difficult time staying on topic. Our good friend Anahita joins us for a discussion on writing multiple projects at the same time, not shying away from harsh critique, and how our educational backgrounds can inform our writing. We also discuss whether Casper was ever alive,...

Feb 1, 2021

We're back from our hiatus with a brand new season! To kick off the new year, Justin and Yale chat about their takeaways from 2020 and their writing goals for 2021. Yale talks about his new manuscript, and Justin reveals a very odd fact about himself.

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