Category Archive for: ‘How to Write a Series’

Nurture the Story Seedling

Sometimes a story seed can start with the smallest of notions. An unattainable love. A war against despair. A secret …

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Self-pubbing detail work – Cover copy

As Holly was setting up the expansion for HTWAS, she realized that this would be the class most useful for …

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The Sentencing

Encapsulating a story idea into a brief but descriptive sentence is one of the cornerstones of Holly’s writing method. A …

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Can you be overprepared?

Is it possible to be too prepared for your writing career? A while back, one of Holly’s How To Write …

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Exploiting random elements

Holly has been doing free monthly chats to answer questions from her students on writing, publishing, creating and marketing your …

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Too Many Stories

Having ideas, or knowing how to generate ideas at will, is crucial for an author. Sometimes having an idea that …

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Creating Cover Copy

Cover copy… It’s that tiny little salesman on the back of your book that tells readers, “This is the one …

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Build a Better Blurb

Have you struggled to find just the right words to describe your novel? Are you seeking strong verbs to explain …

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A series of series

So you want to write a series. And you want to write another series. Actually, your one series connects to …

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What’s in a Name?

The new conventional wisdom for building a career writing fiction is all about volume. No, independently published authors don’t need …

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