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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TSS024: What’s the Recipe for Creating Unforgettable Characters?

Is there a Recipe for Creating Unforgettable Characters? With the understanding that she’s still learning, Taylor shares five ingredients she believes are critical to the creation of memorable characters. While delivering the recipe Taylor uses the phr...


 2015-10-27  22m

TSS023: The Power of Beliefs

In this episode, Taylor talks about beliefs, especially our unconscious beliefs, and the power those beliefs have over us.  She uses an example from her own life where she kept delaying the completion of a first draft and then explains why her beliefs ...


 2015-10-20  17m

TSS022: An Author Gets Real on Other Authors’ Quotes

In this episode, Taylor shares her thoughts on some of the most quoted observations on the craft of writing by authors like Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Gore Vidal, Lawrence Block and Harper Lee. The author quotes we cover include: “The only kind of...


 2015-10-13  19m

TSS021: Sometimes Ignorance can be a Bonus

In this episode, we discuss publishing truisms and how sometimes there’s an advantage in not knowing enough about a subject (publishing) to have misconceptions. Then we move on to the value of talking to the experts who have actually done the things yo...


 2015-10-06  19m

TSS020: The Power of Focus

This episode is all about focus and goals. The show begins with Taylor sharing her thoughts on the different types of focus and what works for her. Then we move on to goals and how powerful they can be when it comes to maintaining your focus on what’s ...


 2015-09-29  21m

TSS019: Juggles within the Juggles, or Managing Multiple Projects

The topic of this episode is juggling, but not in the traditional sense of tossing balls, bowling pins, or rings. We’re talking about managing multiple projects while also managing a household and raising children. We get into dealing with publishers,


 2015-09-22  22m

TSS018: Can music feed creativity?

In this episode we discuss using music to engage and activate the creative parts of the brain. And Taylor explains why she play the same music in a loop while writing, until a book is finished. Then we get into a discussion of some of her favorite musi...


 2015-09-15  16m

TSS017: Why Publishing Contracts Include Word Counts and Other Listener Questions

In this second Q & A episode, Taylor and Steve battle their way through thunderstorm related technical glitches while Taylor responds to listener questions, including:  Do book contract word count clauses cause authors to lose pace and readers?


 2015-09-08  20m

TSS016: How Success Can Feel Like Failure

In this episode, Taylor poses the question, “Why does success so often feel like failure all the way to the finish line?” She shares specific examples of the kinds of failing towards success all authors go through with each book.


 2015-09-01  16m

TSS015: Hacking your Way to Writing Success

In this episode we discuss Taylor’s unusual writing education, the importance of understanding the difference between writing and story, specific writing concepts, and her struggle with writing transitions.


 2015-08-25  23m