Category: Podcast

First Draft Characters

This week’s episode of Sentence to Paragraph is the first of a series that will be looking at the various elements that need to be included in any successful first draft. Do your characters guide your writing or do you tell them where to go and what to do? Daryll-Lynne and Molly discuss how their […]

Drafting a Second Time

Molly and Daryll Lynne are back this week to talk about moving forward with writing that second draft! In this week’s episode of Sentence to Paragraph, Molly and Daryll Lynne frame their discussion of writing second drafts through the pantser/plotter problem. How does a discovery writer know when they’ve discovered enough and its time to […]

Story Structure in Three Acts

Welcome to this episode of Sentence to Paragraph and the first of a series of debates about how to piece a plot together! In this week’s episode of Sentence to Paragraph, Daryll Lynne and Molly exchange ideas and experiences about how they get their story ideas onto paper through using techniques of both the discovery […]

Finding Your Story through Scene Building

Join Molly and Daryll Lynne as they workshop some of the writing challenges they have faced in the last week. Characterization, conflict, and compressing every detail into perfectly plotted places might make story building feel like trying to weave a tapestry with a million loose ends. In this week’s episode of Sentence to Paragraph, Daryll […]

Interview with Heather Ransom

*This is a re-release of an interview with Heather Ransom in celebration of the release of her new book Greener! Listen to this interesting episode of Sentence to Paragraph below!* Heather Ransom is a science fiction writer and educator. When not teaching middle school science, Heather enjoys exploring the great out of doors in Oregon. Her […]

Tracking the Premise

Join Molly and Daryll Lynne as they seek out what it takes to pull together a cohesive premise that drives the action of a story Letters from Molly’s editor and Daryll Lynne’s takeaways from a weekend at the Oregon coast illuminate the importance of premise in this week’s episode of Sentence to Paragraph. Listen below, […]

Looking at the Feedback Cycle

Curious on how to move forward after receiving disappointing criticism? Join Molly and Daryll Lynne as they confess their challenges with getting feedback and how they use critiques in the editing process. In this episode of Sentence to Paragraph, Molly and Daryll Lynne examine the often vulnerable world of revision. It can be hard to […]

Creating a Point of View

Daryll Lynne and Molly discuss narration and how to find the best point of view for every distinct voice. First person? Third person? Young Adult fiction? French Nihilism? These are the questions posed in this episode of Sentence to Paragraph where Molly and Daryll Lynne share what they do to write through different characters, places, […]

Into the World of Plotting

Story structure can be magical! Join Daryll Lynne and Molly as they explore the wizardry of formulating your ideas into writing. In this episode of Sentence to Paragraph, Molly admits to introducing plotting and structure to her writing practice (even though she is a confessed and loyal “pantster” at heart) while Daryll Lynne discusses her […]

Interview with M.K. Martin

Join James and Daryll Lynne for an interview with our very own M.K. Martin as she discusses the release of her new book Survivor’s Club. Get into the world of squishy creepy things as M.K. Martin reads excerpts from her new book the Survivor’s Club by listening to the recording below “Stories [are a] way […]