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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 28m. Bisher sind 308 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 6 hours 37 minutes


TSS028: The Critical Nature of the Inciting Incident in Fiction

In this episode, we discuss the critical nature of the inciting incident in fiction, which Tayor describes as “a single thing without which none of the characters in the story would have come together.” We use examples from Taylor’s book,


 2015-11-24  19m

TSS027: When is a Book Finished?

In this episode, we attempt to answer the question of completion for authors.  More specifically, when is a book finished? As you might expect the answer varies, but Taylor makes a valiant effort to respond,


 2015-11-17  22m

TSS026: What are the challenges of writing in multiple genres?

In this episode, we discuss the differences and the similarities between writing high-octane character focused thrillers and a young adult novel. Among the many challenges facing an author writing in a different genre is finding a publisher.


 2015-11-10  18m

TSS025: Ms. Stevens (finally) Goes to College

In this episode, we discuss Taylor’s recent visit to the North Lake College in Irving, Texas, where she spent time teaching a class that included creative writing students and several faculty members. Taylor’s done a great deal of public speaking and h...


 2015-11-03  14m

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