Sep
11
2012
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The Fantasy Novelist Exam

Written by Jessica Marcarelli

If you've wondered if your fantasy world is good enough (or if you're worried that your novel will be the literary version of the poor LARP nerds who believe they have created the perfect universe), this is for you.

Jul
12
2012
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Character Flirting 101: A Body Language Guide for Writers

Written by Angela Ackerman

Stuck on how to show your character's flirting style? These lists of body language, thoughts and visceral sensations will help you write both male & female flirters!

Feb
3
2012
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Problems With Prologues

Written by David Powers King

It seems like many in the publishing industry have a strong dislike for prologues while most readers I know don't seem to mind - some even like them! So what's the real problem with them?

Oct
17
2011
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Blogging for Fictioneers

Written by Kristy G. Stewart

For fiction writers, blogging can be a bit of a puzzle, especially if you expect your blog to build your readership. Here are some tips.

Oct
11
2011
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3 Common Conflict Killers

Written by Kristy G. Stewart

Avoid these three common pitfalls to keep your book's conflict satisfying.

Feb
3
2014
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The 10,000-Hours Rule: Will Time Alone Improve Your Writing?

Written by rbirkin1@msn.com

Will 10,000 of writing make you a bestselling author? Maybe not. But time plus these two elements may be the key to improving your skill.

Oct
22
2013
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Speak English!

Written by Adam Gaylord

An overused plot device or a clever means to an end? You decide.

Feb
7
2013
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The Spouse's Survival Guide to Being Married to a Writer

Written by Morgan Shamy

A hilarious post on being the spouse of a writer. Three easy to follow guidelines that will help you survive the emotional ups and downs of the writing process.

Sep
8
2012
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Sci-fi and Fantasy Paying Markets

Written by Adam Gaylord

A table giving all kinds of info about where you can sell your science fiction and fantasy short stories!

Aug
30
2012
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Spotlight on Subtext: When Characters Are Liars

Written by Angela Ackerman

Need to show a character is lying? Here are 8 WAYS a liar might reveal themselves to other characters and the reader through their actions & words.

Aug
30
2012
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Got FEAR? Showing Your Character's Emotions

Written by Angela Ackerman

Intense Emotions can be difficult to convey without tripping on cliches. This Emotion Thesaurus Entry provides a host of ideas on how to show your character's FEAR.

Aug
25
2012
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Characters: Is It All Relevant?

Written by Liesel Hill

Are your characters distinct right down to their quirks and ticks? Is all the information you gave the readers about them relevant?