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Spring 2017 Workshops at FF&P

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Feb 23, 2017 1:30 am in , , ,

  Spring is right around the corner and 2017 is the year you will commit to learning all you can in order to succeed as a writer.  The folks at the Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance writers have a handle on what their members, and writers-at-large want. Here is a sample of upcoming on-line workshops along […]

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Crisis? Ask yourself these four powerful questions! by Allie Pleiter

Posted by Guest at Sep 15, 2016 4:55 pm in , , , , , , , , , ,

My online class next month deals with survival tactics to keep your creative self alive and well when life’s chaos is giving you a beating. Here’s a taste of some of the things you’ll learn if you join us—the power of asking yourself the right four questions inspired by leadership guru Michael Hyatt. Question #1. […]

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What the Tweet: Building Relationships with Social Media

Posted by Guest at Jun 22, 2015 1:30 am in , , , , , ,

by Jess McQuaid I often hear from authors that they don’t know anything about social media, and they wouldn’t do it anyway. It’s all about selling, and they just don’t want to push their book on everyone all the time. I’m here to challenge that perception. Social media is not all about promotion. Yes, it’s […]

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Avoiding TOO STUPID TO LIVE Characters

Posted by Veronica Scott at Jun 1, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

by Veronica Scott There was an interesting discussion recently in one of the public Facebook  science fiction romance groups I frequent, about the first book in a new series where the heroine does some Too Stupid To Live stuff and there are other ‘convenient’ dumb moves on the part of those who are supposed to […]

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Research Intimidation by Donna Steele

Posted by dsteele at Aug 18, 2014 1:30 am in , , , , , ,

I have to admit I didn’t have to look far to do research for my latest work. Global warming information is in our faces right now and politics aside, something seems to be happening. I chose to go with an old virus in my civilization-ending story – it’s an entirely plausible theory, but what caught […]

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Unblocking Writers Block by Diane Wylie

Posted by Guest at Jun 9, 2014 1:23 am in , , ,

We’ve all have those times when you sit down to write something, whether it is an email or a full novel, and end up staring at the blank screen. Maybe you’ve been writing along without a problem and suddenly you can’t think of what will happen next. It all amounts to writer’s block. There have […]

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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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Writing Thirty Minutes At A Time by Valerie Twombly

Posted by Valerie Twombly at Feb 10, 2014 1:30 am in , , ,

Being an author who also holds a full-time job, I’m often asked how I manage to work, write, and do social media. I willing admit there have been times I wanted to scream, pull my hair, and simply plant my face on the desk and cry. However, that does not get anything accomplished. Therefore, here […]

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Title: The Baboon Jumped Through the Window

Posted by Guest at Feb 3, 2014 1:30 am in , ,

Subtitle: Suspending Disbelief by Lynn Crandall  Have you ever listened to young children make up stories as they tell them? If so, then you know that the child’s story can take improbable twists and turns that can make the listener feel like, “Wow! Really? And then a baboon jumped through the bedroom window and stole […]

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Be Accountable … to Yourself

Posted by Guest at Jan 9, 2014 1:24 am in , , , , ,

  Jack London reputedly locked himself in a room for three days and came out with the completed manuscript of CALL OF THE WILD.  His family was destitute with no food in the house.  He was motivated by desperation.  I know of a struggling screenwriter who devotes a Friday evening through Monday morning to the first […]

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