Finding the Friction

Let’s face it – as writers we do terrible things to our characters. It’s not that we really want to. …

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Happy Holidays for All!

As the gifts are unwrapped and the toasts made, the How to Think Sideways Boot Camp crew would like to …

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Going back, or moving forward?

It happens to a lot of members. They’re following the lessons in HTTS, and at some point they simply get …

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Taking stock of the year

So, how has this year treated you? Did you accomplish everything you’d hoped? Have you thought about your goals for …

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Do you know your end from the beginning?

Some writers (we’ve talked about them here before) are plotters. They begin their writing with a solid outline and know …

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When Stories Go Sour

Good storytelling often consists of a hefty chunk of planning, mixed with a dab of character development, heated up with …

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Welcome, New HTRYN Members!

We are so glad you’re here! What’s more, we know that you’ll be glad you’re here when your novel becomes …

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Better late than never…

With the launch for How to Revise Your Novel going on, I completely missed alerting you to the annual Indie …

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How goes the journey?

How is your writing treating you these days? Are you breezing through chapters, racking up words like points in a …

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Changing trajectory

If you’re aiming for Mars, and the trajectory is off by even a tiny margin, you might miss your target …

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