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The Diction Dude Podcast #001: An Introduction

In this inaugural excursion into podcasting excellence:

  • We review 10 news bulletins about the publishing industry, from the last 10 days.
  • 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.

The Diction Dude Podcast helps emerging writers to hone their craft, find their voice, and join their tribe.