“Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge” Podcast – Episode 17

Welcome to the seventeenth episode of a special podcast series: Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge, produced by author Josh Cane (pen name J.P. Cane). This 12-week podcast series runs during the 90-Day Write (January, February, March), making today’s episode the third episode of the 2019 season.

At the moment, we are hosting these podcasts on this website only, so your best experience is to listen from the website, but we are moving them to iTunes, Google Play and the like so that the entire podcast can be heard on mobile devices. (Right now, iPhone users may experience a “loop” at the two-minute mark.) Stay tuned. Those accounts are being established now and will be announced shortly.

IMAGE: Podcast: Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge

Series Recorded: January 2019
Length: 19:18
Intro and outro music: “The Strategy”

In this episode, listen as Josh interviews Traci-Anne Canada as she embarks on the first month of the 85K Writing Challenge 90-Day Write cycle.

A few of the topics discussed (in no particular order):

  • Regardless of word count, any new words are words you didn’t have before.
  • Working on two different projects during one challenge.
  • Writing with the intent to publish.
  • The fun of writing fan fiction.
  • Making plans to stay on track amid life’s busy schedule.
  • Routines used during writing.
  • Three levels of plotting – Traci-Anne shares her process.
  • “Scrivener is like an iceberg.”
  • Teaching yourself a software program like Scrivener.
  • The value of using the binders in Scrivener.
  • Getting inspired by Pinterest.
  • Sources for inspiration.

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Enjoyed this podcast? Want to hear more? Listen to the thirteen episodes produced in 2018 featuring writing duo Murandy Damodred and Justine Alley Dowsett, as well as Jeffrey McGraw, E.J. Runyon, and Josh Cane, by visiting the master list of all “Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge” podcasts by J.P. Cane.

About Josh Cane (producer)

J. P. Cane is a long-time reader and first-time writer of vampire stories. His debut novel, Shadows Within, begins The Shadowless series and is largely set in his hometown of Philadelphia. He hosts a podcast on writing and, as a member of James River Writers, enjoys supporting fellow writers. Learn more and subscribe to his monthly newsletter at jpcane.com. To listen to more of Josh’s podcasts, visit jpcane.com/podcasts. Follow Josh on Twitter at @jpcane. Subscribe to J.P. Cane’s newsletter.

About Traci-Anne Canada (featured)

Traci-Anne Canada is an MG and YA writer with a love of all things fantasy. She is using 85K90 to finish her 4th and 5th novel and plans to query agents this spring. You can find her on Twitter rambling about random things at @TraciAnneCan.

Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie

85K Writing Challenge: Embracing the writing life by advancing the practice of productive writing from the first word to the first reader.

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