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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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Top 5 Ways to Build a Flimsy Villain with a “Mustache Twirl”

Posted by pmillhouse at Oct 29, 2015 1:14 am in , , ,

by Paul Millhouse #5 Fashion your villain after creeps on the evening news, or your mother-in-law. #4 Surf through Facebook for icky stories. #3 Steal your villainess from Pop-culture movie characters and give her a sinister laugh – Mwahahahahaha…hahaha. #2 Equip your villainess with lots of explosives, minions, weapons, and give her an impenetrable castle […]

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Five Tips for Writing Paranormals

Posted by Rebecca Zanetti at Nov 3, 2014 1:00 am in , ,

by Rebecca Zanetti Hi All! I love October so much!  The leaves start to change, the nights get colder, and suddenly mist covers the ground every morning.  Somehow the moon is higher and brighter…and kind of mysterious.  For those of us who write paranormals, this is a great time of year to be inspired. Yeah, […]

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Creating New Characters in a Character Driven World by Sayde Grace

Posted by Guest at Jan 22, 2013 7:16 pm in , , , , , ,

Hello everyone! First let me give a huge thank you to FFnP for allowing me the honor and pleasure to be here guest blogging today. When I first decided to write a book I knew two things: one I wanted it to be about werewolves and two I had no clue where to start. Thankfully […]

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The Strange and Unusual by Mimi Sebastian

Posted by Guest at Jan 17, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , , , ,

Among the many writing tips I’ve come across, one that has stuck in my mind is to incorporate an element of the strange and unusual in your book. My debut Urban Fantasy series involves a necromancer, zombies, and demons. It doesn’t get much more unusual than that, but I guess it depends on how you […]

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Revising with Timelines by Laura Bickle

Posted by Guest at Jan 14, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , , , ,

Writers tend to get into a lot of trouble with time. There’s making time to write, managing deadlines, and the vagaries of market timing. One issue with time, however, is entirely within the author’s control. And that’s the timeline of the story. I never paid a whole lot of critical attention to time when I […]

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Mixing Magic and Modern Times by Nancy J. Cohen

Posted by Guest at Sep 27, 2012 3:43 pm in , , , , , , , ,

How do you mix magic into modern times? If you’ve been writing straight contemporary stories or tales set in another universe, it might take an adjustment to mix these elements together. Here are some tips to show you the way. Determine your setting. Where will the story take place? What is different about your reality? […]

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