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Dump the Info Dump by Eilis Flynn and Heather Hiestand

Posted by Guest at Sep 23, 2016 12:39 am in , , ,

How to write succinctly and keep the attention of your reader Say you’re starting work on your latest fantasy or science fiction story. You’ve just done a ton of research to create and get all the details just so, down to the outer ridge of your heroine’s boot, manufactured in somewhere in Alpha Centauri, having […]

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Creating Paranormal Creatures by Rebekah Ganiere

Posted by VampWereZombie at Mar 10, 2016 10:26 pm in , , , , ,

It’s rather fortuitous that Paranormal Creatures is the topic for this month’s blog. I am currently teaching a class on Worldbuilding and Magic Systems and I just talked a bit about putting creatures into your world. I love writing Paranormal, Fantasy, Steampunk and Sci-fi. And I love being able to populate my world with all […]

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How to Keep Your Writing Resolutions & Goals by Augustina Van Hoven

Posted by avanhoven at Jan 15, 2016 7:57 pm in , , , , ,

It’s a new year and many of us are setting down our writing goals and resolutions. Everyone is thinking about finishing an old manuscript, beginning a new series or simply setting down the number of books and novellas we want to write this year. However, unless we also lay out a plan to achieve these […]


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Accomplish More and Reach Your Goals: Three Simple Techniques by Pat Esden

Posted by Pat at Jan 11, 2016 3:53 pm in , , , , ,

The keys to accomplishing more and achieving goals are consistency, accountability, and rewards. There are all kinds of apps and programs that can help a writer do this. But I’m going to talk about three low or zero-tech options. Technique #1–One of the easiest ways is to use a physical calendar and stickers to keep […]


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5 Ways to Keep Your Writing Resolutions by Jill Archer

Posted by Guest at Jan 7, 2016 12:51 am in , , , ,

It’s that time of year again. “Best of” Lists. Predictions. Millions of trees being mulched. Mountainous piles of cardboard boxes and wrapping paper being recycled. And many New Year’s resolutions being made. But how to keep them? FIRST, THINK BIG What’s your goal for 2016? To finish a novel? Start a novel? Get an agent? […]


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Holidays, Holy Days, Birthdays and More by Shannon Donnelly

Posted by Guest at Nov 26, 2015 2:09 am in , , , , , , ,

Almost all modern holidays—except for those invented to sell greeting cards or inventions such as Mother’s Day (celebrations of mothers goes way back, but the US holiday was created by Anna Jarvis and became an official holiday in 1914)—come to us from ancient times and from the lunar and solar calendars. All religions—pagan or otherwise—need […]


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When Holidays are Out of this World by Megan Morgan

Posted by Megan Morgan at Nov 10, 2015 1:35 am in , , , , ,

Do vampires celebrate Christmas? Do werewolves have birthdays? What do you get a demon for Valentine’s Day? The wonderful thing about inventing paranormal worlds and creatures is that you get to make up your own rules. Whether it be ghosts, witches, shapeshifters, the undead, or any other brand of unearthly being, you can create your […]


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Are You a Random Writer or Deliberate? By Sally J. Walker

Posted by Guest at May 19, 2015 12:00 am in , , , ,

No two writers create story the same way.  Now, there’s a “no-brainer.”  A second generalization is “There are no new stories.”  You think the plot you are working on is innovative and fresh?  I challenge you.  Why? Because as a species we humans recycle the experience of life, the stages of living, the perennial cycle […]


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Surprise Me by Elle Keen

Posted by ekeen at Mar 29, 2015 11:55 pm in , , ,

When I was younger, nine times out of ten my father fell asleep in middle of the movie we were watching at the local theater. As a child, I couldn’t understand how it was possible. We didn’t see that many and it was before we could watch movies at will a few months after they […]


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Interview with agent Sara Megibow from KT Literary

Posted by Guest at Mar 18, 2015 11:54 pm in , , , ,

We’re so excited to have agent Sara Megibow from KT Literary on the blog with us today. Welcome Sara! Please tell our readers a little bit about you, such as why you became an agent?Thanks for inviting me to this interview! I’m a huge FF&P romance fan and it’s an honor to cyber-meet you all. I […]


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