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Writing Between the Sexes by Leigh Michaels

Posted by Guest at Jul 10, 2012 12:00 pm in , , , , , , , , , ,

Let’s say you’re wandering through the bookstore, you flip open a book by someone called Chris Smith, and you read this: Joe had spiffed himself up by putting on a tie, a silly one decorated with the Three Stooges. Elizabeth was still wearing her tan suit, but she’d removed her jacket, revealing a holstered .38 […]

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Lessons from the Olympics by Monica Stoner

Posted by Guest at Jul 3, 2012 11:00 am in , , , , , , , ,

            I was NOT going to get involved in the Olympics this year.  Especially not in the preliminaries.  I have far too much to do, my preferred sport is not going to be well televised if at all, it can be such a time thief. Yadda Yadda Yadda.  Besides, it’s all the same every time, […]

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Writing Outside the Box – A Gift or a Curse by Lisa Kessler

Posted by Lisa Kessler at Jun 19, 2012 8:00 am in , , , , , , , ,

Hi everyone – Thanks for inviting me to the FF&P Blog today! Do you write outside the box? Maybe you write paranormal romance with secondary characters who are under 18, so you keep getting rejected because it’s straddling the line of Paranormal Romance and Young Adult. Or maybe you wrote an Urban Fantasy with intermittent […]

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What the Heck is Deep Point of View? by Carrie Lofty

Posted by Guest at Jun 12, 2012 7:30 am in , , , , , , , , , ,

So often when receiving critiques from peers, editors or agents, the subject of “deep point of view” can rear its head. What, exactly, does that entail? How can we add depth to characters–and therefore depth to our stories–by immersing readers into unique, powerful points of view? My upcoming course for FF&P is title “Beyond Research: […]

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