Jul
21
2014
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Dialogue - Keeping it Fresh

Written by Jo Michaels

Discussing the different ways to write dialogue so you don't bore your reader or cause read-rash.

Jul
17
2014
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FantasyCon: 10 Awesome Things in Pictures

Written by Johnny Worthen

2014 saw the first installment of FantasyCon a geek convention with a different vibe.

Jul
17
2014
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Accept Your Story's Place

Written by Adam Gaylord

Finding your story a home and being OK with wherever it lands.

Jul
10
2014
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Advice for writing a book set in New York City

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some advice for using the popular New York City setting, either historical or contemporary.

Jul
1
2014
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Letting go of ELEANOR

Written by Johnny Worthen

A moment of reflection before the release of ELEANOR THE UNSEEN.

Jun
24
2014
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Angela Hartley & Metal Folks

Written by Johnny Worthen

Debut urban fantasy author ANGELA HARTLEY drops by the Blog Mansion looking for metal people and leaves with a rare happy ending.

Jun
17
2014
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Make your characters anti-ciphers!

Written by Carrie-Anne

It's so important to have a wide variety of characters, not only write about people exactly like you, or base every character on yourself.

Jun
16
2014
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Designing your own cover (if you must)

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some advice for artists who want to design their own book covers. Don't try this if you have little or no art experience or talent!

Jun
16
2014
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Dan Levinson gets a taste of Armageddon

Written by Johnny Worthen

Science Fiction author Dan Levinson drops by The Blog Mansion during an attack from the Blog Bungalow. Will diplomacy work?

Jun
13
2014
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What makes a gimmick?

Written by Carrie-Anne

A run-through of some of the most common gimmicks found in writing, and why they should generally be avoided.

Jun
9
2014
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In the mind of a publisher & author Kate Jonez

Written by Johnny Worthen

Kate Jonez, publisher, editor & author discusses dark fiction, publishing, her new book & suffers permanent brain damage at The Blog Mansion

Jun
2
2014
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Book Review: Wake by author Amanda Hocking

Written by adduling

My review of the book Wake by author Amanda Hocking