Writing Walks

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In today's Writing Walks, Alex talks first about how he works: his writing process, schedule, writing spaces, his approach to writing; he then talks a bit about chapter lengths and how they are important. He ends the episode with a recommendati
In today's Writing Walks, Alex talks first about how he writes a podcast and how it compares to other podcast writing, and then talks about the good days and the bad days of writing and how to work through those. He ends the episode with a reco
In this episode Alex goes into detail talking about query letters, going from the time he was submitting one of his manuscripts to agents and that whole process with a synopsis and putting the query letter together, and gives plenty of examples
In this episode, Alex talks first about the dreaded adverbs in writing, then on the importance and helpfulness of journaling, ending with a recommendation for the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to
In this new episode of Writing Walks, Alex review his writing goals for 2020 and how he did given the pandemic and everything else going on in 2020, and then lays out his goals for 2021, ending the episode with a recommendation for the "Woman i
In this new episode of Writing Walks, Alex once again gets to do the walking part of Writing Walks on a new trail at Crane Creek Canyon Regional Park, and the episode begins with some nice ambient sound. Nature really performed for this episode
In Writing Walks episode 14, Alex talks about dreams, specifically when and how to use dreams in writing, and the potential pitfalls with them, and then how best to record and use your own dreams in your writing. He then talks about the importa
In this episode Alex finally makes it out to do the walking part of Writing Walks again, as well as talking about the importance of conflict in writing, as well as the troublesome art of making yourself write, ending the episode with a recommen
Alex is recording this Writing Walks from his home studio once again due to severe smoke pollution in California. In this episode who goes through his ten steps for how he writes a novel.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if
In this episode, Alex isn't able to get out and go for a walk due to the pandemic and severe fires that has made the air very smoky. He talks about Getting Stuck in your writing, the pros and cons of Word Counts, and then his recommendation for
In the tenth episode of Writing Walks, Alex talks about the keys to juggling multiple projects at the same time and still getting writing done. He then talks about research and the positives and potential negatives. He ends the episode with a r
In Episode 9 of Writing Walks, Alex talks about the Writer's Determination in telling the story they want to tell through their characters, he then talks about writing First Drafts, and ends the episode with a recommendation for "Saga" by Brian
In Episode 8 of Writing Walks, Alex is joined by a surprise guest, his six-year-old son. They spend their walk talking about Owen's writing projects and what he thinks about writing.Apologies for the noisy traffic at times; Alex won't be using
In Episode 7 of Writing Walks, with the coronavirus now very much a central part of our everyday lives, Alex talks about how his creativity has changed with this pandemic and how he's dealing with it, as well as discussing the pros and cons of
In Episode 6 of Writing Walks, Alex pays a visit to Taylor Mountain Regional Park, and talks about writing as a parent, as well as trusting your intuition as a writer. He ends the episode with a recommendation for Stephen King's book "On Writin
In the fifth episode, Alex talks first about Writing Goals, how they can most benefit writers, and whether or not they'll work for everyone. He then talks about Writing Situations, where we always feel we want to write in specific conditions bu
In this new episode of Writing Walks I pay a visit to my favorite regional park on the planet: Armstrong Redwoods State Park. I also talk about what it's like going through tough life events and writing about them and becoming a better writer f
In this episode a lot happens. I visit the North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park, briefly get lost, then spend a long time walking up hill and not recording, but when I finally make it to the top I get to sit for a while and talk about the episod
In this second episode of Writing Walks, Alex takes a walk around the Laguna de Santa Rosa Regional Park, as he talks about the big and notable steps in his life that led to him becoming a writer, starting way back in the early days of high sch
In this first episode of Writing Walks, Alex takes a walk around Crane Creek Regional Park, and talks about why he's making a podcast about writing, what he hopes to get out of it, and what he hopes listeners get out of it too. In the second pa
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