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Stand Up and Write

Posted by Guest at Sep 22, 2014 1:47 am in , , , , ,

There have been several reports in the media this year, such as this one from the Washington Post,  about the health hazards of sitting, beyond the usual bad posture effect. This is bad news for writers who spend hours sitting in front of a computer. One alternative is to switch to using a desk where […]

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The Character Couch – Put YOUR Characters into Therapy

Posted by Guest at Jul 17, 2014 1:55 am in , , , , , , ,

In the action-packed movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are a husband and wife who don’t know each other are assassins. The movie opens with these two sitting in front of a therapist, squirming with discomfort; we guess this is as much from the possibility of having to bare their souls—something […]

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Make Your Characters Talk to You Again

Posted by Guest at Jul 7, 2014 1:39 am in , , , , ,

  Ever have one of those days? As writers, you know the kind. The ones where the “gel” of the story just won’t come together and our characters won’t “stand out” on the page? We all have, trust me, and I wanted to share a tip (a writing exercise, if you will) that helps your […]

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You Know It When You Read It 

Posted by Guest at Jul 3, 2014 1:07 am in , , , ,

Hi, everyone—thank you for having me here! So I’ve noticed a difference in how some Urban Fantasies are being marketed. Have you ever seen a book spine that identifies a story as Urban Fantasy Romance? Even though I’ve read more than a few UFRomances, I’m still hard pressed to identify what sets them apart from a […]

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Flashbacks: Can You Handle Them?

Posted by Guest at May 29, 2014 1:38 am in , , ,

“There are three rules of writing. Unfortunately, no can agree on what they are.”                                                                                   […]

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How I Use Pinterest in My Writing by Mina Kahn

Posted by Guest at Nov 18, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , , , ,

Hello from W. TX! I’m proud to be a FF&P member and it’s wonderful to be here today, sharing a slice of my writing world. I hope you enjoy the read! For me, Pinterest was love at first try. I’m a very visual thinker and often imagine scenes in my head (almost like movies) before […]

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What Defines You? By Bonnie R. Paulson

Posted by Guest at May 27, 2013 9:00 am in , , , , , , , , , , ,

     They give you surveys with questions like “What are your hobbies or interests?”  and “What is your favorite ____ (Fill in the blank)?”They try to peg you into a demographic based on age, color of skin, gender, religion, shopping interests, and reading preferences.  They pinhole you into a tax bracket, a health rating, a […]

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Getting Away From it All by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted by Guest at May 20, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , , , ,

Art is not in the …eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.   –Seth Goden So, my local RWA chapter took off for a weekend writer’s retreat up at Schweitzer mountain, a local ski resort, this past weekend.  To sum it up:  it was awesome! This is a picture of the view […]

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On the Road to Writer Hell by Kerry Schafer

Posted by Guest at May 9, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , ,

Last week I attended the Romantic Times Convention in Kansas City. I had a lot of fun, of course, but I also learned some valuable lessons. For example, writer creativity is not limited to books.   Writers are also good at parties and costumes, and like to socialize over drinks. And if the bar should […]

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