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Writers! Grab Holly Lisle’s How To Write Short Stories course at her early bird price of $67. It will never be this low again.

I have bought many of Holly Lisle’s courses over the years–her short ones you can dive right into, and her bigger, more complicated classes–and I highly recommend them. Holly offers clear, detailed, truly helpful advice on writing fiction, and is … Continue reading

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Need a boost in your writing or editing? Check out Holly Lisle’s books and courses.

If you’re looking for some good writing technique books or online courses, I highly recommend Holly Lisle’s books and courses. I have her Create a Character Clinic, Create a Plot Clinic, and How to Write Page-Turning Scenes, and I’m seriously … Continue reading

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I love Superman…but I don’t love the new Superman movie Man of Steel

I love Superman. As an abused kid, I used to wish I could be like Superman–have bullets bounce off me, be strong enough to toss my attackers away. It helped me feel stronger, less like a victim, imagining I could … Continue reading

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Reading People – Books That Can Help You As A Writer

I’ve just ordered a book by face reader (or Face Pattern Recognition Expert) Naomi Tickle that I think will help me professionally as a writer, to make my characters even more believable, full, and complete, and also help me as … Continue reading

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Some Ingredients You Need For A Powerful Novel

Today I talk on YA writer Claudia Osmond’s blog about Some Ingredients You Need For a Powerful Novel. They’re things I used myself in writing SCARS and HUNTED, and I hope they’ll resonate with you.

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Learning story structure from screenwriters

I’ve thought for several years now that screenwriting books teach story structure and plot more clearly, practically, and fully than many books for novelists, with more insight and in a way that works (though I’ve also learned a ton from … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Publishing with a Small Press by Lori Calabrese

The road to publication for many is often a bumpy one, and it’s ultimately up to you the writer, to decide which way you want to steer. Should you turn that wheel and head toward the bright lights of New … Continue reading

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I’ve been immersed in a fantastic writing course

Hey, it’s been a week or so since I last posted. How did the time slip by? By my being completely immersed in a FANTASTIC writing course by Margie Lawson–Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist. If you’re … Continue reading

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read an excerpt from Donald Maas new writing technique book

Did you read and enjoy Donald Maas book Writing the Breakout Novel? I did. So I was inerested to see that the blog Type M for Murder has an excerpt from Maas’ new book, The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Cut out the unnecessary details in your writing

Have you ever read a story where the character starts going through their day–they get up, brush their teeth, get their breakfast–lots of boring details, but nothing happens? It makes you want to put the book or manuscript down. It’s … Continue reading

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