Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2015’

Hate, Rage, Anger and Ire

Most of the time we, as human beings, are instructed to keep our negative feelings to ourselves.  Emotions like hate, …

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Can Your Conflict Cut the Mustard?

Fiction writers can find story ideas everywhere. Dragons must be slain, wizards need apprentices, and stars explode with unintended consequences. …

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Exploiting random elements

Holly has been doing free monthly chats to answer questions from her students on writing, publishing, creating and marketing your …

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Will Indie publishing hurt you? or help you.

Writing a book is an awesome accomplishment but what do you do when the book is finished? The publishing world …

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To manage, or not to manage

Self-published authors have a lot of freedom. Freedom to publish when and as much as they want. Freedom to create stories …

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Undercover Muses

Writers often talk about elusive inspiration that lurks just out of reach as it slips in and out of the …

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Populating the world

When creating a setting, it’s important for it to feel authentic. It doesn’t matter if it’s someplace in the real …

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Discovery

The web designer tells you that SEO optimization and keyword strategy isn’t necessary on a writer’s website. Anybody searching for …

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Am I doing this wrong?

When you were in school you had to fill out worksheets. Many of those worksheets were intended to prove to …

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Feeding of a Fiction Writer

Writing fiction takes a lot of fortitude, and writers must rely upon virtues like patience, determination, courage, and plain old-fashioned …

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