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Story from Scratch

Apr 19, 2021

This week on Story From Scratch, Yale and Justin discuss how they approach the revisions process. Justin ponders Stephen King's advice about taking time away before beginning revisions, and Yale grapples with perfectionism. Questions are raised about the benefits of actioning writing group feedback. 

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Apr 12, 2021

Our friend Peter G. Reynolds joins us once again, this time for a deep dive into the hurdles of writing books for children. After all, children aren't (usually) the ones who write children's books. They're not the ones who edit them. And they're not the ones who buy them, either. How do all of these factors affect the...


Apr 5, 2021

This week, we have a chat with children's author and podcaster Peter G. Reynolds. We talk about the influence writing groups have on our creative process and how an author can become pidgeon-holed within their community. Peter also shares a bit about the inception of his lovely podcast, Musings and Other Nonsense, and...


Mar 29, 2021

This week, we get an update from Yale on how his querying journey has been going thus far... which leads us to the topic of how to deal with the anxiety of waiting and the crushing blow of rejection. We discuss some useful coping mechanisms we've employed, which hopefully will be of use to you once you've finished...


Mar 22, 2021

This week, we respond to questions and comments from our listeners! Sticking to our theme for the month, we touch on various topics related to querying. Find out how many agents to query at a time, whether you can query multiple agents at the same agency, and what sorts of unexpected questions agents might ask you to...