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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TSS183: Withholding and Revealing Information In Your Stories

In this week’s program, Taylor shares her thoughts on how and when to reveal information in your stories.  As she puts it, “Story sense really is a revealing of information and the timing of that reveal. Things mentioned on this show: The Mackenzie Aug...



TSS182: What Does Failing Forward Look Like?

In this week’s show, we discuss the lengthy delay between shows, and how the writing life can so often feel like failure when the reality is that if you keep putting one foot in front of the other, you’re in the process of accomplishing your writing go...



TSS181: Character Growth Over A Multi-book Series

In today’s show, Taylor shares her thoughts on character growth over the course of a multi-book series as a way of answering Steve’s question on his current work in process. As a note, we’ll be taking the next two weeks off so that Taylor can focus exc...


 2019-03-05  13m

TSS180: Narrating your own audiobook, with Jessie Garcia

In this week’s show, author and listener Jessie Garcia joins us to share her experience with writing, producing and narrating her audiobook, Death At The Dog Park, released as an audio exclusive in late December 2018.


 2019-02-26  35m

TSS179: The Value of a Wandering Mind for Authors

In this week’s show, we discuss the value of the Wandering Mind to the writing process, and how the busyness of life can eliminate the wandering and force us to think on the page. Taylor discusses how changes in her own life have forced her to find new...


 2019-02-19  26m

TSS178: What Can Happen When You Allow Plot To Drive Your Characters

In this week’s episode, Taylor shares a problem that she’s had for the past week or so with the way two of her point of view characters interacted in a scene.  She explains the source of the issue and a simple solution that solved the problem for her a...


 2019-02-12  25m

TSS177: The Importance of Understanding The Audience For Your Book

During the intro for week’s episode, we discuss this year’s Bouchercon conference which takes place in Dallas, October 31st – November 3rd.  Both Taylor and Steve will be there this year and we’d love to see you there as well.


 2019-02-05  28m

TSS176: What Happens When you Don’t Hit Your Writing Goals?

We open this week’s show with a discussion of superhero movies and how they relate to a previous show, then we get into this week’s topic on not hitting our (Steve’s) writing goals. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!


 2019-01-29  23m

TSS175: How Your Life Impacts Your Writing

In this week’s episode, we discuss Taylor’s post-publication marketing activities and then get into the ways in which the life you’ve lived can affect your writing in ways that you may not understand. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!


 2019-01-22  22m

TSS174: How To Keep Your Fight Scenes Interesting

In this week’s show, we discuss fight sequences and how to keep them interesting for your readers while maintaining the non-fight-scene drama of your story. Thanks so much for joining us again this week! If you have questions or suggestions for future ...


 2019-01-15  28m