Category Archives: Writing Tip

Learn How to Publish a Book: FREE Download from Writer’s Digest


We’re doing a lot of publishing today, so it seems appropriate that I find out about Learn How to Publish a Book: FREE Download from Writer’s Digest | WritersDigest.com after I publish my first eBook. Their focus is on the “traditional” publishing … Continue reading

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*Insert Name Here*


“Hey, it’s me. Again. Who am I? I’m your main character. You know, the one you haven’t given a name? Yeah, that’s me. Oh, yeah, and the antagonist is pretty pissed, too; and I think the minors are all creating … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Your Novel Blueprint


I recently came across this wonderful outline for crafting long fiction, Your Novel Blueprint | WritersDigest.com. More than just an outline, it explains major pieces of a novel, and offers suggestions for building them. Two concepts stood out to me. The … Continue reading

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The Writing Café


I have very recently come into the fascinating world that is Tumblr and all of the magical bits it has to offer.  A good friend of mine (who is much more savvy in the Tumblrverse) sent me a link to … Continue reading

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Puzzles, Words, and Things


You know what I’ve realized lately? Is that despite the fact that our fictional stories are well, fictional, they still need to make logical sense. Everything in the story needs a reason that makes sense. It may not make sense … Continue reading

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What Do You Do With a Journal?


I just bought myself a new, nice, soft-leather journal. I knew that I needed a new place or a new start in the way that I write–try something different, you know? See if anything comes out. But as I sat … Continue reading

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How to Write Haiku or Senryu (Video)


Here’s a fun and easy method for writing haiku or senryu, which is similar in structure to haiku, but is usually about human nature, and is often humorous or satiric. There’s no need to worry about following the rules exactly–that … Continue reading

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Relationships: Author and Editor — Part 3: Author and Submissions Editor


You’ve finished writing your next best-seller. After at least 5 revisions, read-throughs by your friends, family and beta groups, you are ready to find a publisher! Not any publisher will do. You want the perfect publisher for your baby. Here … Continue reading

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Undercover Characters


Lately I’ve been formulating an idea for a science fiction story that one day popped into my head while I was watching Doctor Who. When I told my manager and my editor about the idea that I had, they were … Continue reading

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Relationships: Author and Editor — Part 2: A Few Pointers…Keeping the Author/Editor relationship alive and kicking!


1. Keep things professional. Have a good working relationship, with the understanding that the quality, end product of the work is the ultimate goal. No room for petty ego struggles here! Keep your mind clear and focused. Never hesitate to … Continue reading

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