Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2015’

Taming Your Manuscript’s Menagerie

Every writer must learn to take charge of the characters in her story and to create interesting and plausible arcs …

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Generating your Genre

Do you know what kind of book you want to write… or possibly what you have already written? Sometimes a …

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Another Level of Bad?

In the Badly Written Bestseller thread we discussed what did or didn’t work for us in books by bestselling authors. …

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Planning for an edit

You’ve finally done it! You finished a manuscript, and you’re ready to print that sucker out and begin the arduous …

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Does Your Story Need a GPS?

Sometimes writers believe that a story plan is like a road marked with way points and rest stops. With their …

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The Sentence Revisited

One of the most useful tools in the HTTS toolbelt is The Sentence. It can help define the direction a …

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What Did You Do Today?

Writing like every other job out there is pretty much the same every day. We sit down; we stare at …

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A series of series

So you want to write a series. And you want to write another series. Actually, your one series connects to …

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The Reader/Character Connection

Writers sometimes ask themselves how best to connect their readers to their characters. Is it better to let the readers …

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Not just fooling around

Have you ever had to face something unpleasant about yourself, like infidelity? Have you ever been unfaithful to your story? …

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