Category Archive for: ‘How to Think Sideways’

Brainstorming for Marketers

Sometimes people need a gentle prod in a different direction. Sometimes people need a different perspective on their reality. And …

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Creativity Personified

One of my favorite aspects of Holly’s classes is that she manages to translate her own thought processes effectively into …

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Focusing on the details

Sometimes as a writer, you’ll have ideas for a few big, exciting scenes. Holly calls these Candy Bar Scenes,  and …

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From another viewpoint

Choosing points of view, and thus POV characters, can have a huge impact on a story. Not only does the …

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The best laid plans…

It has probably happened to every writer at some point. Something crashed, and the fireball it created was spectacular. Maybe …

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Can Your Writing Reveal Too Much?

Writers are encouraged to challenge themselves by not only trying new genres, but by reaching deep into their imaginations to …

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Ready… Aim…

It’s been said here many times. Some writers like writing from the seat of their pants. Pantsers, as they are …

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Packing a Perfect Query

If a novel were a leisurely summer abroad, the query letter would be a weekend getaway. And, just like some …

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Audio in marketing

When you want to tell people about your books, how can you make sure you’ll be heard? For some, the …

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What Should I Do?

Every writer has their preferred means of creation. Many these days write exclusively on their computers. Some still write things …

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