Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2014’

Time To Keep Score

In first draft writing, characters sometimes steal the show, striding onto the page in gorgeous finery, wielding all sorts of …

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Beginning with the beginning

Once upon a time…. Uh, no. It was a dark and stormy night…. Not even. Call me Ishmael…. It’s been …

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Support from Your Writing Peers

Members of How to Think Sideways have a special little table in the Idle Chatter cafe, though what they do …

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Harmonizing a Serious Theme with a Light Tone

An ambitious writer has hidden some serious topics inside a romp of a spy-thriller with a romance subplot. It’s a …

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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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How Long is a Flash?

This is the kind of question that pops up all the time. How long is a(n) *insert type or genre …

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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’s 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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Taming your doubts

You’ve diligently worked through your lessons. You have developed some interesting characters and a setting you like. You have processed …

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