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.

Dec
10
2014
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Making it Quotable

Written by gorion

My wife and I were talking about the Star Wars movies the other night, and I made the off-hand comment that no one has ever quoted episodes

Dec
4
2014
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How to Write an Eastern Orthodox Character

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some important things to keep in mind when writing a story featuring Eastern Orthodox characters.

Dec
4
2014
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2014 Tony Hillerman Writing Conference

Written by Johnny Worthen

Spent a weekend in Santa Fe with some awesome writers. What did I take away? Read this and see.

Nov
29
2014
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Lucy Stoners in Your Writing

Written by Carrie-Anne

How to accurately depict women who keep their birth surnames. Women in many countries also traditionally retain their names.

Nov
29
2014
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Borsts at the Blog Mansion

Written by Johnny Worthen

Amie and Bethanie Borst drop by the Blog Mansion to discuss their new book LITTLE DEAD RIDING HOOD and face the denizens of the Dark Portal.

Nov
29
2014
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The Strange Case of the Teacher by Day, Plagiarist by Night

Written by Janet Kay Jensen

One modern wannabe author tried to find an easier way to get published, but in doing so she committed multiple felonies.

Oct
6
2014
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The Trial of the Brothers Washburn

Written by Johnny Worthen

With their new book MOJAVE GREEN coming out soon, Johnny puts the Brothers Washburn on trial to learn their secrets at The Blog Mansion.

Sep
19
2014
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League of Utah Writers 2014

Written by Johnny Worthen

Before scoring big prizes, I gave the keynote address at the League of Utah Writers Fall Conference. It went well. Here it is.