Welcome Visitor! Login

 

Separating my Vampires From the Masses by Brooklyn Ann

Posted by Guest at Nov 19, 2014 12:27 am in , , ,

With the popularity and variety of vampire stories out there, it was crucial for me to develop my own unique mythos to differentiate them from the rest. As I developed my vampires’ characters and world-building for my historical paranormal “Scandals With Bite” series and my Urban Fantasy “Brides of Prophecy” series, I focused on their […]

4 Comments

read more »

Pump Some Iron, Pump up Your Writer Health

Posted by Cathryn Cade at Sep 29, 2014 1:31 am in , , , , ,

Before I begin my post, a quick note to say I’m signing off as co-host of the FF&P Blog as of October 1st. It’s been great co-hosting this year with author Nancy Badger. I’ve met so many authors and teachers of  the craft of writing, and learned from each of you. Can’t wait to see what my […]

2 Comments

read more »

The Seven Most Common Dialogue Mistakes

Posted by Guest at Sep 25, 2014 1:50 am in , , , , , ,

We all know great dialogue when we read it—and the best dialogue seems effortless. But good dialogue takes work, sometimes needing multiple edits and thinking it over and totally revising a scene. It also takes a few key ingredients. There are a few things that can help you punch your dialogue into shape—and that means […]

Be the First to Comment

read more »

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 […]

2 Comments

read more »

Pantser or Plotter … or Somewhere In Between?

Posted by Guest at Sep 11, 2014 1:09 am in , , , , , , ,

  I’m often asked whether I’m a pantser or a plotter when it comes to writing.  I’m neither … and both.   When I began my writing career, I tried to be a plotter.  I’d start my novels with pages and pages of beautifully outlined plot points and scenes. But once I got past the first […]

Be the First to Comment

read more »

Step Away from the Computer: Tips to get Your Body Moving

Posted by Guest at Sep 1, 2014 1:09 am in , , , ,

Since we writers sit for our profession, if we want to stay healthy, we need to counter all that sitting with movement.  In this article, I’ll cover some of the tools and techniques I use to get me moving. I share these with you from my perspective as an amateur athlete and having completed four […]

Be the First to Comment

read more »

Steam with an Attitude

Posted by Guest at Jul 28, 2014 1:12 am in , , ,

I heard the word steampunk whispered in the dark halls of the library once and raised an eyebrow.  I was clueless. What was a steampunk romance? I started poking around and found out it was steam with an attitude that even Queen Victoria couldn’t match.  A steampunk adventure is generally set in the early industrial period […]

1 Comment

read more »

IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE… ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BORROW BITS AND PIECES

Posted by Guest at Jul 21, 2014 1:38 am in , , , ,

When you’ve been in the middle of a very involved political fantasy like GAME OF THRONES or another of George R. R. Martin’s series, or one of Kate Elliot’s or of someone elses, do you wonder how they thought this all up, how they weave it all together? How each group of characters is slightly […]

Be the First to Comment

read more »

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 […]

2 Comments

read more »

To Series or Not to Series

Posted by Guest at Jul 14, 2014 1:29 am in , , , , ,

Thank you so much for having me!  I don’t write many BLOGs.  I think I’ve done maybe twelve in my career – most of them dealing with one real life experience I know a bit about:  Walking my dog in Alaska in all kinds of weather.  I’m almost afraid of BLOGs.  I wonder what on […]

2 Comments

read more »

Next Page »





Skip to toolbar