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It is Not Enough to Have a Story

Posted by Guest at Jan 19, 2017 1:30 am in , , ,

by Beth Daniels     aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell   Before you actually decided to be a writer… Before you dreamed up your first story…or the ones after that… Before you opened a blank document on your computer… …did you have any idea that you’d need to do some school work? That’s what […]

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Interview with Editorial Director, Tera Cuskaden, from Entangled Publishing

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Oct 27, 2016 1:30 am in , , , ,

Please welcome Tera to our blog. She is here to give our readers a new perspective from the other side. Tera, please tell our readers a little bit about yourself and the Publisher you represent.  Tera– Hi! I’m Tera, and I’m the Editorial Director for Select Otherworld at Entangled Publishing. Books have always been a huge […]

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Villains We Love to Hate

Posted by Guest at Oct 20, 2016 1:27 pm in , , ,

©MM Pollard, October, 2016   If you want to create a villain your readers will love to hate, avoid the clichéd villain. Clichéd villain: If the villain is a woman (in any sub-genre) she’s the conniving other woman, she’s the evil mother-in-law, she’s the wicked/crazy twin sister of the heroine, she’s the wicked/crazy sister of […]


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Why is a Character’s Name Important to Your Book?

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Oct 13, 2016 1:30 am in , , , , ,

by Nancy Lee Badger When you start to create a novel, naming the characters might sound easy to an outsider, but it is an important part of the craft of bringing your characters to life. Whether you are choosing a name for lead characters, their friends, the villains, family members, or their pets, interesting and […]


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We Love to Hate Our Bad Guys

Posted by Guest at Oct 6, 2016 1:30 am in , , ,

by June Shaw Villains abound in literature, and we love them all. Our love affair with the despicable guy or girl or creature began when we were small children, and our parents sat us on their laps and read to us about a wolf wanting to eat our grandmas. What fun. No, actually, if that […]

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Portals and Other Mysterious Escape Hatches

Posted by VampWereZombie at Aug 25, 2016 1:30 am in , ,

by Rebekah Ganiere Hi Everyone! Welcome to another of my posts on the FF&P blog.  I love this month’s theme. When I first thought about this theme I thought, Wow, those aren’t done much. But then I realized they have been done forever. Mostly because some of my most favorite classic stories have Portals and […]

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Ruby Shoes, Rabbit Holes and Other Plot Devices

Posted by sdonnelly at Aug 18, 2016 9:02 am in , , ,

by Shannon Donnelly  When I got the idea for the SF/Paranormal romance Edge Walkers, I knew my heroine had ended up in a bad place—a really bad place where things existed that ate the electricity out of the human body. Into this other world she would come across the hero of the story who’d also […]

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“The Best Advice I Ever Received” — Rebekah Ganiere

Posted by VampWereZombie at Jun 16, 2016 1:30 am in , , , ,

After I wrote my first three books at 150,000 words a piece and each taking me only a month to write, I decided to head to a convention to see if I could land an agent. My husband took me to the San Francisco Writer’s Conference and at that time I was confident that my […]

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The Best Advice I‘ve Ever Received or Sometimes… you’ll get onions

Posted by Guest at Jun 2, 2016 1:30 am in , , ,

By Tanisha D. Jones When I was little, I had this weird habit of sucking my index and middle fingers the way most kids suck their thumbs.  It was a bizarre habit that stayed with me well into kindergarten until one Thanksgiving, my mother offered to paint my nails and informed me that if she did, […]


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Good Copyright Practices Keep the Planets Aligned

Posted by Michelle Boule at Apr 21, 2016 1:30 am in , ,

by Michelle Boule There are some things you can rely on with certainty. The cosmos will continue to turn and copyright will be important to authors. Whether you write on a platform meant to send content out serially, you indie publish, or you have a traditional publisher, copyright plays a huge role in your life […]


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