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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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How to be a Gracious Blog Guest

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Apr 7, 2016 9:16 am in , ,

I serve as one of the FF&P Blog Chair-people. This is a re-posting of an article I shared here in February 2015. Since TODAY’S GUEST did not show, nor contact me as to why, I thought this was a good time to remind people HOW TO BE A GRACIOUS BLOG GUEST. Promotion is one of […]


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Research – Beware the Vortex by April Alieda

Posted by Guest at Feb 29, 2016 1:30 am in , , ,

My favorite job, until I started writing, was a bookstore clerk in a visitor center. There wasn’t a day while I was there that I didn’t learn something new. The visitor center was more of a half-way point than a destination so rapid research was the name of the game. The researching skills I gained […]


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Harvesting the Most From Your Research by Michelle Boule

Posted by Michelle Boule at Feb 25, 2016 1:30 am in ,

I love research. I loved research so much that I became an academic librarian. As a writer, I am able to indulge my love of research often, but I know many of you shudder at even beginning this endeavor. I think that most people who shy away from delving too deeply into rows and rows […]


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Interview with Editor/Author Rhonda Helms

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Feb 18, 2016 1:30 am in , , , ,

Please welcome Rhonda Helms to our blog. She is here to give our readers a new perspective from the other side. Rhonda, please tell our readers a little bit about you, such as why did you become an editor? Rhonda- Well, I started in the publishing industry as an author, but since I got my […]


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