Feb
23
2015
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OLD SCRATCH AND OWL HOOTS

Written by Johnny Worthen

Announcing OLD SCRATCH AND OWL HOOTS - a new western horror short story anthology. Utah gets scary!

Feb
23
2015
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Creating The Perfect Anti-Hero

Written by Sharon Bayliss

Even the edgiest, darkest protagonists absolutely have to be likable, or the reader will put the book down.

Feb
23
2015
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Are You Eligible For the John W. Campbell Award?

Written by Adam Gaylord

You may be eligible for a major award and not even know it!

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.

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
10
2014
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Kindle Scout - The Contract

Written by Jo Michaels

A layman breakdown of the Kindle Scout contract for those seeking to enter their books.

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.