Category Archive for: ‘Writer Talk’

The Word Nerds are Watching

Do you know your grammar rules? Do you know when to use singular vs. plural verb forms? Or the differences …

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A little help from your friends

One of the great things about being a member of a writing community like the HTTS boot camp forum, is …

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Getting a Kickstart on Publishing

Let’s face it – the publishing landscape is changing rapidly right now. It has never been easier to become a …

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Chapter or Scene?

Stories, usually, are made up of smaller chunks of storytelling. We call these chunks Chapters and Scenes. But that begs …

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What came before

A prologue, generally speaking, is a piece of storytelling that takes place prior to the main action of a novel. …

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Creating Culture

Canada celebrates Canada Day – the uniting of 3 colonies into a single nation.  The US has the Fourth of July …

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Profiling

Some authors make a point of developing complete character profiles before writing, planning out physical descriptions, jobs, personal histories, and …

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Learning to analyze the market

One of the best skills a writer can learn is to observe the work of other authors. Especially those writers …

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Will Indie publishing hurt you? or help you.

Writing a book is an awesome accomplishment but what do you do when the book is finished? The publishing world …

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To manage, or not to manage

Self-published authors have a lot of freedom. Freedom to publish when and as much as they want. Freedom to create stories …

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