Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2014’

Fiction techniques for non-fiction

The main focus of the classes on this site is, obviously, to learn to write amazing fiction. Holly has created …

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Logic? or Intuition?

There comes a point in a writers life when they have to decide whether to land on the side of …

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More than a flash in the pan

Flash fiction. A lot of writers don’t quite get it, which is why there’s a lot of bad flash fiction …

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Marketing with Audio and YouTube

Catching the attention of your prospective readers. That is the purpose of any kind of author marketing. But what is …

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The First Official HTWAS Deadline!

In the How to Write a Series Expansion course, students are writing towards their first deadline. Two weeks ago, Holly …

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When it all comes together

It can be one thing to understand a concept, and another thing entirely to make it work. It’s true in …

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Dual protagonists … choose one? Or both?

Some stories start out simply: One protagonist, one problem, one happy ending. But what happens if another character is vying …

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When the story changes

It’s a common problem. A writer starts writing. She likes the idea for the story, the characters, the setting… but …

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Avoiding the “infodump”

Anyone who has been writing for a while has heard this cardinal rule: show, don’t tell. At it’s core, it’s …

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Is There a Good Word in This?

Do you ask yourself that question when you finish something? Or perhaps you are reading what you wrote and asking …

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