Category Archives: writing technique

Novel (ebook) that has great bonus material to help writers – for only $0.99 (for limited time)

I think Randy Ingermanson is a great writing teacher. I read a lot of his articles years ago, and I found them so helpful. Now he (and writer John Olson) have a new sci-fi ebook out–OXYGEN–that is packed at the … Continue reading

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Free videos on writing by Ray Bradbury, Penelope Lively, and Clive Cussler

Do you write fiction? If you do, you may want to check out these five free videos on writing by Ray Bradbury, Penelope Lively, and Clive Cussler. I love technology! How cool is it that we can watch master writers … Continue reading

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Don’t stop the flow of your writing

I like this writing tip by Kim Harrington on not stopping the flow of your writing by using a code when you come to something like a name you don’t know, something you need to research, etc. I do this, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Banishing the Blahs From Your Fiction by author Deborah Halverson – and a giveaway

Today I have a real treat for you–a guest post by Deborah Halverson with some wise advice on writing teen fiction, AND a giveaway. Deborah Halverson is the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies and the teen … Continue reading

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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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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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free online writers’ conference – The Muse Online Writers’ Conference

What can be better than a FREE Writers’ Conference? Free is often a helpful thing, especially for writers, who often don’t have much money. And when the FREE conference is an online writers’ conference, where there is no expense for … 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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Where do authors get their ideas from?

People seem to ask this question all the time of authors. If that question interests you, check out M. J. Rose’s Backstory blog, where authors write about the things that sparked the ideas for their books. If you’re an author, … Continue reading

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Writers–Want free feedback on your query letter?

Do you want free feedback on your query letter from a literary agent? Then send your query letter (for fiction manuscripts) to Query Shark blog. Not all queries will be critiqued, but even if yours isn’t, you can learn from … Continue reading

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