Feb
23
2015
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Creating Symbolism in a Few LInes

Written by Johnny Worthen

Johnny talks about his contribution to SECRETS & DOORS short story anthology and his use of symbolism.

Feb
23
2015
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10 Helpful Writing Blogs For Every Type of Writer

Written by Rebekah Grow

Spending too much time Googling questions about writing or publishing? Look no further. This list will tell you everything you need to know.

Feb
23
2015
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Lessons learnt from an attempted dual timeline story

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some lessons to be learnt from a first draft with dual timeline stories, applicable far beyond just this particular manuscript.

Feb
23
2015
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Magick + Love = Poetry

Written by Johnny Worthen

An interview with Maggie Moon about her new book, SELF-TORTURE FOR DUMMIES.

Feb
23
2015
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How to salvage an old idea or manuscript

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some suggestions on how to salvage an old story idea or manuscript written at a much earlier stage of your writing development.

Feb
23
2015
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Lessons learnt from an old unfinished play

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some lessons to be gleaned from an old unfinished project, which can be applied to anyone's writing.

Jan
7
2015
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Writing a hemophiliac character

Written by Carrie-Anne

Advice and suggestions for creating a character with hemophilia, a disease many people know of, but don't really know about.

Jan
7
2015
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The Great Joseph Nassise

Written by Johnny Worthen

Joseph Nassise visits the Blog Mansion to talk about his new book, awesome career, and that je ne sais quoi that allowed him to get there.

Dec
15
2014
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Writing an arm amputee character

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some helpful suggestions to keep in mind if one of your characters is an arm amputee.

Dec
15
2014
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Plain Talk on Using Said

Written by gorion

Let’s talk about dialog in writing. More to the point, let’s talk about how to skillfully use (or not use) the word ‘said’.

Dec
10
2014
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Suggestions for Writing Alternative History

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some suggestions on how to make your alternative history fresh and compelling, beyond overdone clichés.

Dec
10
2014
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JB Christopher in the Noir Room at the Blog Mansion

Written by Johnny Worthen

JB Christopher and his new detective noir novel ON THE EDGE are examined at the Blog Mansion. Those fans don't pay themselves.