Winds of Change are Blowing

The more things change, the more things stay the same.  Hmmm…. That’s an annoying cliche. How about, when one door closes, another one opens.  I don’t really like that one either. But things become cliches because there’s truth in them. The reality is, sometimes it’s just time to move on. And right now, we’re finding that it’s time to move …

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Who Are Your Heroes?

It was shocking to hear the news that rock god David Bowie died. Shocking again two days later to lose …

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Fresh Fiction

It’s been said before – Holly’s students publish! Many of us are pursuing self publishing. But many are also becoming …

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

We all know the feeling. Having stories, well ideas for stories anyway, floating around in your head, but somehow not …

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Genre Swapping

It has been said that a certain, well-loved sci-fi franchise is really nothing more than a western in space. One …

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Thirty Words Will Set You Free

Members of How to Think Sideways have always contended with the challenge of defining an entire story with a single …

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Offensive Writing

Sometimes characters in stories say, do, or believe things that would be offensive if they happened in real life. Sometimes …

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Hop ‘Til You Drop

We’re doing it again, and you’re invited! What is it we’re doing? A blog hop, of course. On January 27th, …

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To boldly go…

Grammar and punctuation are interesting subjects to many writers. It’s not so much that we care about them for their …

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Prepublication Palpitations

Does the prospect of publication give you butterflies? Finally pulling the cord on the publication parachute after all the meticulous …

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Let’s have a chat…

In real life if you need to find something out about a person, you’ll probably talk to them. Maybe invite …

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