May
14
2014
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The importance of a glossary (and other supplemental material) for historical and multicultural books

Written by Carrie-Anne

Many historical and multicultural novels benefit from including a glossary, explanatory notes, appendices, and other back or front matter.

May
14
2014
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Of Zombies and Buttons

Written by Johnny Worthen

F.J.R. Titchenell drops by the Blog Mansion for Cinde de Mayo to discuss Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know of).

May
14
2014
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Should Secondary Characters Change?

Written by Mooderino

There are some good reasons to keep secondary characters (both friend and foe) fixed in how you represent them in a story.

May
14
2014
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Regionalisms in your writing

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some things to consider when writing characters from an area whose local vocabulary differs from your own.

May
14
2014
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Mime in a Box: What "Phineas and Ferb" is Really About

Written by Carl Duzett

Is it possible that the protagonists of "Phineas and Ferb" aren't actually Phineas or Ferb? Yes, of course it is. What a leading question.

May
14
2014
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Blog Hop Event: Why I Write What I Write

Written by Ann Marie Meyers

Blog Hop: Here I answer four questions about writing as well as about my writing style and process.

May
7
2014
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Reviews. Ugh.

Written by Jo Ann Schneider

As an author, what should you do with those pesky reviews? Ignore them? Read them? Let them ruin your day or go blissfully on your way?

May
7
2014
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Digging for Writing Advice Gold

Written by Mooderino

Advice, for writing and for everything else, is situational. In some cases it applies, in some it doesn’t.

May
5
2014
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Jo Schnieder and the smothering incident

Written by Johnny Worthen

Debut author Jo Schnieder drops by the Blog Mansion to discuss her new book, NEW SIGHT and then things get weird.

May
5
2014
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Typography dos and don’ts

Written by Carrie-Anne

A succinct run-down of the best fonts for text, headings, and title pages, plus fonts to avoid.

Apr
28
2014
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Balancing Family, Day Job, and Writing

Written by Sharon Bayliss

In this article I share my secret (or lack thereof) to writing novels with a life brimming with other responsibilities.

Apr
24
2014
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A Writer at Comic Con

Written by Johnny Worthen

A list of ten wonderful things from my ComicCon FanXperience experience.