Monthly Archives: March 2012

WHAT I LEARNED TEACHING A WORKSHOP

     Last Saturday ten eager writers gathered in an all day workshop to learn how to publish their work to Kindle. I sat in front of this class, all twenty eyes drilling me, shouting teach, teach, teach. This wasn’t … Continue reading

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WHY ARE WE HERE? WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Ever wonder what you’re doing in this business? Wish you’d taken up something easier, like mountain climbing or bungee jumping or studying Russian? I know I do. Almost daily.But, on the other hand I wouldn’t change a minute of the … Continue reading

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GET TO KNOW YOUR CHARACTERS

Now it’s time to get to know these characters. One excellent way is to have your pivotal character write you a short letter telling you about what’s going on in his or her life. Something that perhaps happened to them … Continue reading

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HOW TO PEOPLE YOUR BOOK

Let’s talk about the characters that should be in your book.A protagonist drives the story. This is the main character, the one who has the most to gain and lose. The story will evolve around him. In most romances there … Continue reading

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SHORT AND SWEET

Welcome to guest blogger Caroline Baines  There’s no doubt that the short story has been gaining in popularity recently. For a while it seemed that short fiction was no longer in vogue, yet with e-books and self-publishing becoming so successful … Continue reading

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