Give Us an Hour Each Week, We’ll Give You the World

The Diction Dude podcast offers industry advice, interviews, business and craft tips and more — in just an hour or so each Saturday.

Our first show debuted on 17 August 2020:

Episode 001
  • We review 10 news bulletins about the most recent week within the publishing industry
  • This week’s interview segment? Jason Gillikin — the Diction Dude himself, wherein he introduces himself and shares his vision for helping emerging writers and poets to thrive.
  • In the Mailbag, we talk about “woke publishers” and about formatting text messages within a novel manuscript.
  • In the Craft segment, Jason offers five reasons why a long novel with a single point-of-view character doesn’t make for optimal storytelling.
  • In the Voice segment, we’ll explore the top reasons why novel queries get rejected out of the slush pile, and what you can do to mitigate your risk.
  • In the Tribe segment, Jason highlights seven writing contests of note … but beware, they all have a due date of 8/31/2020 or earlier.

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