Category Archive for: ‘How to Think Sideways’

Casting Call: Critique Partner

Writing a novel is a lonely business. Listening only to the music of our imagination, we compose stories from nothing …

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Life after Classes

You’ve taken the classes. You’ve written the book. What comes next? One of my favorite aspects about Holly Lisle’s Boot …

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Something Interesting Happens Here.

Those of us who have had the pleasure of meeting Lesson 5 of How to Think Sideways remember Holly‚Äôs horror …

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Creating the Perfect Storytelling Storm

Wikipedia defines lightning as a massive electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged regions within clouds, or between a cloud and …

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How To Entice Your Reader To Read The Kind Of Scenes He Thinks He Hates

Your story excites you, but it requires a type of scene that has fallen out of favor. In this discussion, …

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Head Room or The Writer’s Office

Maya Angelou keeps a hotel room in her home town. Some writers (all writers?) dream of a secluded cabin in …

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The Ghosts of Christmas

In all the excitement about creating resolutions for the new year, it is sometimes easy to overlook the accomplishments and …

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New year, new beginning

Well, the best-laid plans of mice and men… I know how it is. You have big dreams. You have a …

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