Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2015’

Flash Fiction Shortlisted!

Entering writing competitions is a time honored way to hone your writing chops. Not only does a little friendly competition …

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Breaking “Safe” and “Perfect”

It’s rare to find writers who have never struggled with writer’s block. It’s possibly the most common malady of the …

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Tiny story editing

Flash fiction stories may be little, but they have the potential to pack a big punch. It’s a special kind …

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Outline Leap

Some writers are strict outliners, wanting to know every scene and plan every plot point before they begin writing. Other …

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Tuning In Tranquility

For some writers, the best place to find their muse and their words is in the peaceful tranquility of silence. …

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Formatting Tips

One of the biggest challenges facing those preparing to self-publish is figuring out the technical aspects of getting a finished …

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Fictional Settings in the Real World

Creating the perfect setting for a story can be a precarious proposition. For those writing non-earth settings, it’s a matter …

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Deciding on Point of View

Sometimes the hardest part of telling a story is deciding on who is going to tell it. Will it all …

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The Rewards of Revision

Every writer probably has a novel¬†manuscript or two¬†languishing on the back burner. How about you? Do you have story sulking …

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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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