Ep 113: Linear vs Non-Linear Writing

September 15, 2020

Do you write your scenes in order or out? And does it really matter as long as the book gets done? This week, the Misfits tackle linear vs non-linear writing

Eliza’s AOTW: How do you write a story? Do the scenes run straight through like a movie? Or are they all over the place?

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Ep 112: Beta Readers and Street Teams

September 8, 2020

Who can you trust to give you honest and useful feedback on an unpublished manuscript? How do you find reviewers who will give the same honesty about your new release? This week, the Misfits take the ins and outs of Beta Readers and Street Teams.
Eliza’s AOTW: Do you use beta readers for feedback prior to publishing? Do you use street teams or have someone organize that for you?

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Ep 111: Story Ideas

September 1, 2020

How do you come up with your ideas for books? How do you organize them? How in the world do you decide which ones to invest the time into and which ones to shelve? This week, the Misfits wade into the turbulent waters of inspiration.

Eliza’s AOTW: How do you handle all of the stories in your head? How do you organize them? Let us know!

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Ep 110: Subplots

August 25, 2020

It should be simple…it’s a story within a story, right? But when do you know when you need one? When should you cut it out? This week, the Misfits talk subplots.

Eliza’s AOTW: Do you use subplots? How do you know when to keep them and when to kill your darlings?

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Ep. 109: Timelines

August 11, 2020

Nothing can ruin a good story like time. Not time management. Actual time. Keeping timelines straight can be hard, from the simple (yesterday was Tuesday, but today is Saturday) to the baffling (how is it the sequel takes place two years later and the supporting character is still pregnant?)

Eliza’s AOTW: How do you keep up with timelines in your story and over a series?

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Ep. 108: Research

August 4, 2020

Oh, rabbit holes. Sure, social media and binge tv can derail a good writing day, but nothing is better at *feeling* like work without actually being work like research. This week Eliza and Adrienne give their tips and tricks to avoid getting stuck.

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Ep 107: Launch Plans

July 21, 2020

Is there anything more nerve-wracking than getting ready to launch a new book? Probably. But the Misfits can’t think of anything, so this week they talk about their strategies and plans for putting new books out into the world.

Eliza AOTW: What are your launch plans when you release a new book?

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Ep 106: Hella Words Update

July 14, 2020

This week the Misfits update on how the Year to Write Hella Words is going.

**Spoiler Alert** It isn’t.

Eliza’s AOTW: How is your Hella Words going this year?

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Episode 105: Sequel Bait

July 7, 2020

When setting up a series, you’ve got to bait the hook if you want to reel in the readers for later books. This week, the Misfits talk about seeing up sequel bait.
Eliza’s AOTW: How do you go about setting up your sequel bait?

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Ep 103: Chapters

June 16, 2020

Cutting a story into chunks is a lot like gift wrapping a present. Or is it? The Misfits don’t really know, but on this episode, they talk about both.

Eliza AOTW: How do you know separate your chapters?

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