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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.

Dec
4
2014
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Book Review: Heart of Annihilation

Written by Lehua Parker

A debut black ops military sci-fi thriller with a kick-butt heroine by C.R. Asay. Don't miss it.

Dec
4
2014
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Goblin Accounting Office (A Short Story)

Written by gorion

A Halloween short story for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

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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Style Sheet, You Need One

Written by CMKeller

How a style sheet can help you write and edit.

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.