Links & Opportunities

Page Turner Awards
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Click here to see all the judges for the 2022 awards and here to enter the contest.

Could Your Book Be A Film 1250 x

If you're all about improving your writing and learning new techniques, here are a couple of podcasts you could check out (we're not affiliated with them; it's just the stuff we found useful ourselves).

Writing Excuses

Established writers like Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells and Howard Tayler share their knowledge in bite-sized episodes. We recommend Episodes 16.35 to 16.42 for an extensive look at the MICE Quotient

The Story Grid Podcast

Especially helpful if you've read Shawn Coyne's The Story Grid (which we recommend as well) and want quick reminders. We recommend Value Shift 101 (podcast) and The 5 Commandments of Storytelling (Article).

Fiction Writing Made Easy

Savannah Gilbo is a Story Grid editor. Her podcast is great if you need bite-sized episodes on specific elements of the Story Grid. The episode How to Write a Well-Structured Scene goes through the 5 Commandments and gives you an example from Harry Potter.