Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2014’

Where do you get your ideas?

Some of Holly’s lessons have wonderful tools for generating story ideas. But ideas don’t just come from our imaginations – …

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Saving a muse … and a marriage

Every writer has experienced it: the soul-sucking feeling of writer’s block. When life blows up in unexpected ways, it can …

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to ISBN or not to ISBN — that’s an important question

ISBNs are a must for a lot of retailers. If you want printed copies of your book (through createspace, Lulu …

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Happy Holidays 2014

It has been an eventful year around here. We’ve seen a significant redesign of the website. We’ve experienced the re-launch …

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How Much Magic?

For fantasy writers with stories set in non-earth locations, the amount of magic to put in a story is completely …

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The Forums Are Back!

Just in time for Christmas, we have a sweet treat for you here on the site. Dan, who almost certainly …

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Twelve Sweet Writerly Treats

In the excitement of getting our stories written, between learning the right and wrong of writing fiction and discussing our …

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Forums are down

Into every life a little rain must fall. For us, right now, it’s falling in the forums. After over a …

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Standalone Start to a Series

Traditional publishing wisdom states that to sell a series, a new author has to make sure the first book can …

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The New Pips in Town

Now that the drop cloths have been pulled away and the dust swept up after the forum renovation, members have …

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