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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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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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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   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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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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TSS203: Choose Your Weapons – Guns, Knives, Fists, or Smarts


In today’s episode, Taylor shares her thoughts on the need for subject matter expertise when it comes to choosing the weapon of choice for your protagonist. The show opens with a chat about Friday the 13th (not the movie) and winds up with Ricochet Rab...


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 2019-09-17  26m
 
 

TSS202: Adding Emotional Depth To Your Villains


In today’s episode, Taylor uses the show Deadwood as a springboard to a discussion of adding emotional depth to the villains in your stories. Thanks so much for joining us again this week! If you have questions or suggestions for future shows,


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 2019-09-10  23m
 
 

TSS201: Taylor Gets A New Computer, A Cautionary Tale


Today we have something completely different. Taylor recently purchased a new computer, but she chose a different path, (the path with a Hello Kitty USB drive). She bought an inexpensive Windows laptop for the sole purpose of setting up Linux and runni...


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 2019-09-03  21m
 
 

TSS200: What’s The Expiration Date On That Book?


Do books have expiration dates? Steve read a recent blog post in which the question of expiration dates for books was raised. In this week’s show, we discuss that concept as well as Taylor’s new hobby. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!


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 2019-08-27  33m
 
 

TSS199: How Do Delivery Dates Work Within Publishing Contracts


In this week’s show, we discuss the issue of delivery dates within publishing contracts, what happens when those dates aren’t met, and the value of an agent when it comes to dealing with contract issues. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!


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 2019-08-20  21m
 
 

TSS198: The Importance of Libraries to Your Writing Career


In this week’s show, we begin by chatting about a recent Library event that Taylor attended, then she shares her experience in working with libraries and librarians and why they’ve been so important to her career.


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 2019-08-13  28m