Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2015’

What do you have time for?

What would you do if someone said you had 10 minutes to write? If you’re a writer, here’s hoping you’d …

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Is it bigger than a breadbox?

Good things come in small packages. Lots of people say it. Sometimes it’s even true. Some of my favorite stories …

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Reading and Writing

It has been said often. Writers are readers. It’s absolutely true. It’s hard to write books people will love if …

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Airing Out Self Doubt

Once in a while a writer will look up from her work and want to take stock of how far …

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Questions in the Dark

The Shadow Room (HTTS lesson 1) can be a fun and interesting way to get your creative juices flowing. Letting …

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Treasure on a Map

What if there was buried treasure, and all you needed to find it was a map. What if drawing your …

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Recalcitrant Characters

One of the most interesting techniques that Holly teaches is to interview your characters to learn more about them. Trying …

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The Footsteps of Story

In novel revision, tracking the surprises and twists that keep a reader turning pages takes meticulous planning and pruning, and …

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The Curse of the Curse

Many people utter them from time to time. Many people are offended by them, at least in theory. Many people …

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Creating Cover Copy

Cover copy… It’s that tiny little salesman on the back of your book that tells readers, “This is the one …

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