Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2015’

Nurture the Story Seedling

Sometimes a story seed can start with the smallest of notions. An unattainable love. A war against despair. A secret …

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The reasons behind the words

Some writers (yours truly included) struggle to build a writing schedule that they can keep. Sometimes the reason is out …

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Contractual Navigation

Most burgeoning writers are seeking the same thing: the opportunity to sell their stories. For some, this means self-publishing and …

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Into the deep…

Have you ever found an old notebook or computer file with something you know you must have written, but that …

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Fiction and the Leap of Faith

Fiction writers have many ways to learn the art of storytelling. Bookshelves groan under the weight of countless craft books. …

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Writing without revising

I’ve known a lot of writers who never get around to being finishers. The problem is that somewhere along the …

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Self-pubbing detail work – Cover copy

As Holly was setting up the expansion for HTWAS, she realized that this would be the class most useful for …

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Revisiting your Map

From time to time, writers need to start over. Sometimes a project simply goes sideways and plans need to be …

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Keeping Readers Hooked Between Books

Books can take a long time to write. Months, even years. After the excitement of publishing that first piece, whether …

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Words and how to use them

Language is a funny thing. Not like funny, haha. More like funny, strange. Get two speakers of the same language …

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