The Taylor Stevens Show

Information and inspiration on writing, publishing, craft, mindset, productivity and making the most of your writing life with New York Times bestselling author Taylor Stevens and indie author Stephen Campbell. This podcast will help you kick writing in the butt one word at a time.

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TSS218: Should You Give Away a Free Book to Encourage Readers to Signup to Your Email List?


In this week’s episode, we discuss putting your best foot forward with readers if you choose to give away free books as lead generation for your email list. If you don’t yet have your copy of Liars’ Legacy, you can get it wherever books are sold,


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TSS217: Do You Know Your Villain as Well as You Know Your Hero?


In this week’s episode, we dig into the strength of your protagonist, and how that strength depends upon your antagonist. If you don’t yet have your copy of Liars’ Legacy, you can get it wherever books are sold,


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TSS216: Keep the Flow Moving Smoothly In Your Story


In this week’s episode, we dig into the idea of flow — one of the three primary components of the Hack The Craft™ process. We talk a lot about Anchoring and Perspective on the podcast, but this is our first lengthy discussion of Flow,


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TSS215: The Liars’ Legacy Episode


In this week’s episode, we (finally) have the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion of Taylor’s new book, Liars’ Legacy. We discuss the characters, the complexity of the story, and the challenges that complexity brought to the writing of the book....


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 2019-12-24  30m
 
 

TSS214: Don’t Make it Easy with your Dialogue


In this week’s episode, we dig into the need to avoid the easy route in our writing. This will become an over-arching topic for us, but in this episode, we’re focusing on Dialogue. Taylor also mentions that autographed copies of Liar’s Legacy will be a...


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 2019-12-17  30m
 
 

TSS213: Every Scene Needs a Purpose: Description


In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve expand on the idea that every scene needs a purpose, with a focus on description. She also shares some thoughts on how unnecessary details can bog down readers, and she reminds us of the ultimate purpose for des...


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 2019-12-10  37m
 
 

TSS212: What Should You Do With That Manuscript You’ve Tucked Away In A Drawer?


In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve discuss a process for dealing with manuscripts that you’ve written and tucked away in a (digital) drawer. We also discuss a chance meeting Steve had with author Echo Miller at the 20books Conference in Las Vegas...


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 2019-12-03  25m
 
 

TSS211: Avoiding Character Aimlessness to Improve Pacing and Characterization


In this week’s episode, Taylor shares some thoughts on avoiding aimless scenes in your books. Thanks so much for joining us again this week! If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you.


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 2019-11-26  27m
 
 

Yikes! The Apology Episode


In this episode, we apologize for being unable to record an episode for this week, but we will be back next week. Thanks so much for joining us again this week! If you have questions or suggestions for future shows, we’d love to hear from you.


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 2019-11-20  0m
 
 

TSS210: Creating Purpose with the Bookends to your Flashbacks


In our final episode from Bouchercon, Taylor shares some thoughts on confirming that all scenes have a purpose and how to create that purpose when ‘bookending’ flashbacks in your writing. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!


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 2019-11-12  22m