Feb
5
2014
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Diseases and historical fiction, Part V

Written by Carrie-Anne

The fourth official installment of a series on common diseases and health ailments to consider including in your historical writing.

Feb
5
2014
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The Glacier of Speculative Fiction

Written by Patrick Stahl

The mostly-hidden writing glacier (of which only ten percent is seen) coupled with the Triangle of the Familiar and the Strange unite.

Feb
5
2014
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Three Goals for Every Character

Written by Mooderino

You can break down each character’s goals into three types: professional, private and personal.

Feb
3
2014
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Diseases and historical fiction, Part IV

Written by Carrie-Anne

The third official installment of a series on diseases and health conditions to consider including in your historical fiction.

Feb
3
2014
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Book Trailers (part 2) Mood Medley

Written by Johnny Worthen

I continue my investigation into the phenomenon of Book Trailers, where literature and music videos collide. Fun stuff.

Feb
3
2014
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The 10,000-Hours Rule: Will Time Alone Improve Your Writing?

Written by rbirkin1@msn.com

Will 10,000 of writing make you a bestselling author? Maybe not. But time plus these two elements may be the key to improving your skill.

Feb
3
2014
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Disease and historical fiction, Part III

Written by Carrie-Anne

The second official installment of a series on common diseases and health ailments you may want to include in your historical fiction.

Jan
30
2014
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Magic's Impact on the Economy

Written by Patrick Stahl

When writing magic, many writers fail to consider the effects of magic on fantasy economies. Don't.

Jan
28
2014
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Where Is Your Story Headed?

Written by Mooderino

It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Jan
24
2014
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Book Trailers (part 1)

Written by Johnny Worthen

As a film student and writer, I take a look at the odd intersection of writing, film making and social media and investigate Book Trailers.

Jan
23
2014
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A Look at Blog Tour Companies

Written by Jo Michaels

If you're an author thinking about a blog tour, read this first. If you're a tour company, read and learn how to better serve your authors.

Jan
22
2014
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Complex Villains

Written by Jo Michaels

What makes a great villain and how to avoid endearing him/her to your reader.