Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2014’

Editing Essentials

It has been said that behind every great author lies a good editor. Indeed, many authors freely admit how indebted …

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Getting the Muse Out of the Shadows

Throughout her classes and workshops, Holly presents a lot of really useful techniques that nobody else is teaching. She has …

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The numbers count

I started building my platform at least three years before my first book was published. Holly Lisle has taken a …

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Discussion: What’s Your Job as a Writer?

This week, Holly’s introduced a new topic into the How to Write a Series forum: Writing is what you do …

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Is Eavesdropping Good Conflict?

Everyone knows that eavesdropping is bad manners–no matter how juicy the gossip. But what if characters overhear something important, and …

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Character Development Through Meaningful Obstacles

In police shows, such as Law & Order or Criminal Minds, the main characters deal with cases and obstacles that oftentimes reflect problems …

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Starting Over or Starting Again?

Starting over with a new book can be rough. When you have new characters, a new world, sometimes a new …

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The Power of Two

Week Two of the How To Revise Your Novel course takes a long hard look at promises the writer made …

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Story nuggets washing ashore

Most of us have heard someone say, “everybody has a book in them.” As writers, we probably believe that this …

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KDP Singles

Publishing is the tip of the iceberg. Once you get a product you need to market the novel. This week …

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