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014I – Writing From the Middle: An Interview with James Scott Bell
Episode 1418th January 2018 • WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast: Write a Book, Change the World with Kitty Bucholtz • Kitty Bucholtz
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James Scott Bell is a Christy Award-winning and International Thriller Writers Award-winning author in several fiction genres, and a beloved and sought-after writing teacher. He has written many nonfiction titles on the craft of writing, including several for Writer's Digest Books.

In today's episode, Jim talks about how he got the idea for his craft book, Writing From the Middle. He wanted to write a book that would have helped him earlier in his career. So he went to his favorite books and movies to find out why they work so well. And more to the point for this book, he looked at the midpoints of each story, trying to figure out exactly what happens there.

Jim discovered "a moment" that these stories have in common, regardless of genre. Join us for this fascinating discussion!

Follow James Scott Bell on Facebook and Twitter, and join him and other writers as they discuss the craft at Kill Zone Blog.

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