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Ask the Bards Podcast

New York Times bestselling authors, friends, and co-writers Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson answer audience questions about writing and publishing. Questions can be posed on Twitter via the hashtag #askthebards.

info_outline Episode 14: In which we discuss how long it takes to finish a book, do you need to do writing exercises, which genre to publish first, and the difference between plot and conflict 05/25/2020
info_outline Episode 13: In which we discuss how we found agents, how to get published if you don't know anyone in publishing, and the books that make us go WOW 05/18/2020
info_outline Episode 12: In which the Bards are joined by Chuck Wendig 05/12/2020
info_outline Episode 11: In which we discuss word count and when to trunk or dust off a story, plus we plot our story in real time 05/04/2020
info_outline Episode 10: In which we discuss LLCs, how to measure daily progress, making character success feel earned, and writer highs and lows. 04/28/2020
info_outline Episode 9: In which we answer lots of smaller questions from Twitter and continue plotting the story we began last week, focusing on secondary characters. 04/20/2020
info_outline Episode 8: On whether to query during the pandemic, fear of comp titles, description, and a BONUS story plotted on the spot 04/13/2020
info_outline Episode 7: On planning your novel, newbie writer mistakes, and common writing advice that doesn’t work. 04/06/2020
info_outline Episode 6: On writing a synopsis, 1 POV vs. multiple, and writing through challenging emotions 03/30/2020
info_outline Episode 5: On writing through hard times, dealing with disappointment, and some tips for working from home. 03/23/2020
info_outline Episode 4: On going deep with your characters and how to write for Star Wars or other IP 03/16/2020
info_outline Episode 3: On what happens after you get an agent and the tricky reality of 'genre' 03/09/2020
info_outline Episode 2: On when to query and what to do when agents aren't responding 03/02/2020
info_outline Episode 1: On ideas, second drafts, and Kevin's doggies 02/23/2020