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Top 10 Reasons to take the Anthropology, Archaeology & Romance Writer Workshop

Posted by dreilley at Apr 20, 2017 1:30 am in , , ,

by Darlene Reilley Hi! I’m really excited to be here! Thank you for being so warm and welcoming. I’d love to share with you my love of anthropology and the top 10 reasons to take this workshop. This fun, inclusive workshop will merge my two loves: writing and anthropology! If you’re a writer who wants […]


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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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How to Write Succinctly and Keep the Attention of your Reader

Posted by Guest at Apr 16, 2015 1:37 am in , , , ,

or, Beware the Info Dump, My Child By Elizabeth MS Flynn w/a Eilis Flynn Say you’re starting work on your latest story. You’ve just done a ton of research on it to get all the details right, down to the button detail of the outer ridge of your heroine’s boot, a distinctive triangular pattern as a post-modern […]


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Discovering a New Area of the Universe

Posted by Guest at Apr 3, 2014 1:18 am in , , , ,

By Sally J. Walker  When you write for yourself, the entire experience is carefree, laidback, easy because you know your audience.  But the moment you begin to write for someone else, you should feel the pressure of meeting expectations and doing a good job for that other person. Only the most arrogant of writers think anything […]


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Take Your Dragon Quiz! Some Dragon Q&As

Posted by Guest at Feb 27, 2014 1:42 am in , , ,

By Eilis Flynn and Jacquie Rogers The names may change, but whatever you call them, dragons have been good and evil, sometimes a symbol of order and sometimes of chaos. How much do you know about dragons? Find out with this sorta-quiz! Q: Why don’t we have dragon stories in North America? A: We do! […]


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SPIN ME A WEB by author Sally J. Walker

Posted by Guest at Dec 16, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , , , ,

  Instinct dictates to a spider how a web must be constructed. Hm, if it were only that easy to spin the plot of a novel!   In January, I will take participants on the journey of learning the signposts that anchor a plot’s web and the principles that link the novel’s words into a fascinating […]


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More Effective Proofreading by Ally Broadfield

Posted by Ally Broadfield at Dec 6, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , ,

Once you finish writing a manuscript,what do you do? Edit until it shines, of course, but before you submit it to an agent or editor or self-publish it, don’t forget the final step: Proofreading.   Consider the following paragraph:   Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers […]


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Finding Your Audience by Suzanne Rock

Posted by Guest at Jul 24, 2012 11:00 am in , , , , , ,

Marketing your book can be an overwhelming task. There are so many options out there, some that cost money, others that cost time, and many that cost both. How do you know which one to choose? Well, before you do any book marketing campaign, you need to establish clear goals. What is it that you […]

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BUTTONOMICS by Pat Hauldren

Posted by Guest at Jun 28, 2012 8:00 am in , , , , , , , , , , ,

Are you a healthy writer? Most of us don’t put “healthy” and “writing” into the same sentence, much less in the same universe. If you’re like me (and Gawd help you, you are not), the better you get at writing, the better you get at sitting. And the better we get at sitting, the better […]


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What the Heck is Deep Point of View? by Carrie Lofty

Posted by Guest at Jun 12, 2012 7:30 am in , , , , , , , , , ,

So often when receiving critiques from peers, editors or agents, the subject of “deep point of view” can rear its head. What, exactly, does that entail? How can we add depth to characters–and therefore depth to our stories–by immersing readers into unique, powerful points of view? My upcoming course for FF&P is title “Beyond Research: […]


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