Episode 2.03 - POV (part two)

What makes first person POV work? Is second person doomed to awkwardness? And what about mixing and matching different POVs throughout a story? We cover Suzanne Collins, Italo Calvino, Erin Morgenstern, Markus Zusak, and Joe Abercrombie

Episode 2.02 - POV (part one)

Who’s narrating the story and how are they doing it? Join as as we break down Point of View (POV) and how it impacts the reader’s experience. We discuss Patricia McKillip, Stephen King, Cressida Cowell, and J.R.R. Tolkien. 

Episode 2.01 - Writing Greats

Season 2 is off and running! Join us as we gush over what we love: delving into new worlds, explosive fight scenes, and stunning use of language. We discuss Brian McClellan, Nnedi Okorafor, Sebastien de Castell, Madeline Miller, Leigh Bardugo, Mark Z. Danielewski, and K.J. Charles.  

Episode 1.10 - Writing Gripes

It's the season finale! Join us as we discuss our writing pet peeves!

Episode 1.09 - "Tom the Ghost" by Dana Hammer

Special guest Dana Hammer is back, this time to answer questions about her upcoming novella, Tom the Ghost.

Episode 1.08 - Writing Habits

That perfect cup of coffee. Setting timers and micro-goals. Locking yourself out of social media. Rubbing crystals together. On this episode, we discuss writing habits with special guest, Dana Hammer, and how to get it done!

Episode 1.07 - Monsters

Dig your teeth into Ep.7 of the Genre Hustle where we celebrate the glorious, literary monster. How to create one, what they tell us about ourselves, and why they keep us up at night. 

Episode 1.06 - Break into Two

This week we're talking about the break into Act Two. Join us as we discuss the choices we made in our own work alongside the works of George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, and Helene Wecker. Enter the 'upside down' with us!

Episode 1.05 - Magic Systems

In this episode of the Genre Hustle, we talk about magic systems and how to make great ones that serve your story. We compare our own work against that of Neil Gaiman, Brandon Sanderson, and Isaac Asimov.

Episode 1.04 - Dialogue

Crafting dialogue that does double duty for your story is easier said than done. In this episode, we discuss straightforward approaches to strengthening your scenes with the mighty power of dialogue. Tune in to listen to us talk about our own work and that of Kazuo Ishiguro and Haruki Murakami

Episode 1.03 - Protagonists

What makes a memorable protagonist? In this episode, we'll be discussing how to craft dimensional, kick ass protagonists, while comparing our own work to Lois McMaster Bujold, Douglas Adams, and Cressida Cowell

Episode 1.02 - Inciting Incidents

The good old inciting incident! On paper, it might seem like the lowly thing that kickstarts the story, but it's so much more than that! Listen to episode 2, where we dive into this important plot point and discuss some of our own work alongside that of Suzanne Collins and China Miéville

Episode 1.01 - First Sentences

Join us in our first episode of the Genre Hustle podcast! We're introducing ourselves and talking first sentences! In this episode we discuss our own work as well as the work of Dashiell Hammett, H.P. Lovecraft, and Neal Stephenson.