Category Archive for: ‘How to Think Sideways’

Arranging for authors

One of the most important aspects of publishing your own work is making sure your book looks like a professional …

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Spicing up the Story Stew

Summarizing a story in one sentence is a great way for fiction writers focus on the essence of the story …

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Big Repeaters

When I hear the word “repeater” my brain thinks of a Tommy Gun, the machine guns the gangsters always have …

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Hate, Rage, Anger and Ire

Most of the time we, as human beings, are instructed to keep our negative feelings to ourselves.  Emotions like hate, …

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If You Build It They Will Come

Welcome to the carnival of your latest work in progress. It is twilight as you wander inside and peer through …

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Who are you?

What do you like? What do you read? Why do you write? These are important questions that we must all …

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Reading and Writing

It has been said often. Writers are readers. It’s absolutely true. It’s hard to write books people will love if …

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Questions in the Dark

The Shadow Room (HTTS lesson 1) can be a fun and interesting way to get your creative juices flowing. Letting …

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Recalcitrant Characters

One of the most interesting techniques that Holly teaches is to interview your characters to learn more about them. Trying …

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The Dot and the Line

So a Dot and a Line walk into a bar. The dot says, “I see something has changed.” The line …

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