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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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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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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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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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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TSS209: The Bouchercon Edition (Where Taylor & Steve finally meet)


Episode 209 marks the first-ever (drum-roll…..) face to face podcast recording session for The Taylor Stevens Show. Taylor and Steve meet up for the first time ever in Dallas Texas at Bouchercon 2019. In this episode,


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 2019-11-05  29m
 
 

TSS208: What’s the Why For Your Writing?


In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve discuss the upcoming conference schedule, and then get into a discussion of “why” and how your why relates to your writing. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!


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 2019-10-21  32m
 
 

TSS207: How to choose which darlings to kill


In this week’s episode, Taylor and Steve discuss the long-time writing maxim of “killing your darlings.” We discuss what can qualify as a writing darling, and how to decide which of your darlings should be removed.


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 2019-10-15  25m
 
 

TSS206: Avoiding the two extremes when it comes to writing description


In today’s episode, we discuss the importance of description, the ultimate purpose of description, and how to avoid the two extremes of writing description in your stories. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!


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 2019-10-08  28m
 
 

TSS205: The Importance of Getting Your Action and Emotional Beats Right


In today’s episode, we discuss the importance of action and emotional beats in our stories, and how to be sure you gain maximum benefit from those beats. Thanks so much for joining us again this week! If you have questions or suggestions for future sho...


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 2019-10-01  23m
 
 

TSS204: How Careful Plotting Helps To Make Your Characters Smarter


In today’s episode, we finish what we started last week, by digging deeply into the idea of building characters for whom smarts is their secret weapon. Thanks so much for joining us again this week! If you have questions or suggestions for future shows...


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 2019-09-24  21m