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The Secrets Podcasts are the audio companion to The Secrets newsletter. The Secrets is a serious tool for writers. It addresses problems writers have and provides solutions as well as inspiration. Though the podcasts only cover a fraction of the material available in the print version of The Secrets, they cover issues critical to writers at all levels of expertise and career.

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  • The Secrets Episode Zero (Brief intro to the series)
  • The Secrets Episode One (Episode One was retired 6/9/05)
    • Segment 1: The First Rule of Writing: Show, don't tell
    • Segment 2: Where do writers get their ideas?
    • Segment 3: Cynanthropy
  • The Secrets Episode Two (Episode Two was retired 6/19/05)
    • Segment 1: The Second Rule of Writing: Double Duty
    • Segment 2: Write what you know.
    • Segment 3: Thieves' Vinegar
  • The Secrets Episode Three (Episode Three was retired 6/19/05)
    • Segment 1: The Third Rule of Writing: Continuity Bolts
    • Segment 2: Outlines and drafts
    • Segment 3: White-eye
  • The Secrets Episode Four (Episode Four was retired 6/28/05)
    • Segment 1: The Fourth Rule of Writing: He said, she said
    • Segment 2: Length and editing of a novel
    • Segment 3: Drumble
  • The Secrets Episode Five (Episode Five was retired 6/28/05)
    • Segment 1: The Fifth Rule of Writing: Research
    • Segment 2: How Well should you know your characters?
    • Segment 3: Nuthook
  • The Secrets Episode Six (Episode Six was retired 7/15/05)
    • Segment 1: The Sixth Rule of Writing: Point of View
    • Segment 2: Will a magazine reject a story because I published it on my website first?
    • Segment 3: Comet Wine
  • The Secrets Episode Seven (Episode Seven was retired 7/22/05)
    • Segment 1: The Seventh Rule of Writing: Write before you rewrite
    • Segment 2: What do you do when real life intrudes on your writing?
    • Segment 3: Transi Tomb
  • The Secrets Episode Eight
    • Segment 1: The Eighth Rule of Writing: Use all your Senses.
    • Segment 2: Copyrights, and how you decide how big a story will get.
    • Segment 3: Flesh Tailor
  • The Secrets Episode Nine
    • Segment 1: The Ninth Rule of Writing: Define the Conflict.
    • Segment 2: How do you find a market for your book?
    • Segment 3: Off
  • The Secrets Episode Ten
    • Segment 1: The Tenth Rule of Writing: Sympathetic Angles.
    • Segment 2: How long should your book be?
    • Segment 3: Copywritten


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