Category Archives: Advice

Some PCW Love For 2016

In case you still aren’t reading her blog (you should), Patricia C. Wrede has been blogging for the past few weeks about how to handle dialogue.  Well worth reading all of the posts.  But this one I bookmarked to share: … Continue reading

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50,000 Words A Month Is Very Doable

It’s Nano.  Which means everyone is pushing themselves to write 50,000 words towards a novel this month.  And it seems like a lot when you’re trying to have a life, too.  But, really, it isn’t.  Not if writing is a … Continue reading

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Some Great New Resources for Writers

I’m of the opinion that a writer has to keep learning and growing. (I actually think that there’s a bare minimum level of writing capability that’s needed to write things people will read and that it’s a lot lower than … Continue reading

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Long-Term Relationships (In Business)

So, KKR had a great post yesterday on John Scalzi’s recent ten-year, $3.6 million dollar deal for thirteen books.  It’s all about how each of us have our own careers and get to make our own choices and how what … Continue reading

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DWS On Stages Of A Fiction Writer

Dean Wesley Smith has a series of lectures he’s put together on the stages of a fiction writer. I watched the video version of this a while back and found it informative (albeit frustrating at the same time, because I … Continue reading

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Having Multiple Creative Interests

Since PCW is still taking a break from blogging due to a broken elbow (heal fast!), I figured I’d share one of her posts that I bookmarked a while back: Cross-training creativity Basically, it’s an argument for pursuing other creative … Continue reading

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Handling The Low Points

Back to sharing the brilliant wisdom of others.  Here’s a great guest post by Jim C. Hines aptly titled Despair about how all writers at some time experience feelings of failure and inadequacy.  Actually, many times if they stick with … Continue reading

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You Have To Choose

Another great post to share from PCW. (Who is currently out of action with a broken elbow, poor thing.  Hope she heals soon.) Here’s a great quote from it: “The most effective writing is often counter-intuitive. In this case, it … Continue reading

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Following Trends

I’m still working my way through old blog posts I’ve bookmarked to share, but I ran across a new one by KKR yesterday that I figured was worth sharing now: Business Musings: Following The Crowd This one’s especially interesting because … Continue reading

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Brilliant Storytelling Advice

Yet another post to share.  This one from Hayden Trenholm: Sorry, Your Submission Didn’t Grab Me So much good advice in here.  Read the whole thing even though at one point he cautions that it’s a long post. I think … Continue reading

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