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The First & Most Crucial Step to OWNING NaNoWriMo

I love all of you, so it might be best to hear this from me. Sit down. We need to talk. Writers are….”different.” This might not be news to some of you, but I imagine others of you are in denial. 1,482 more words

Kristen Lamb

Formatting---The Difference Between Mediocre & Magnificent

Today, I have a lovely guest post from a friend of mine, Travis Simmons. He’s here to enlighten us about one of the “unseen heroes” of book success. 974 more words


Cyberbullies, Trolls, Mobs & Haters---How to Protect Yourself & Others in a Dangerous World

As the WANA Mama, I am fiercely protective of my writer peeps…like Giant Kodiak Mother Bear Protective. I will and have gone to the mattresses for fellow writers who’ve found themselves under senseless attack. 2,286 more words

Kristen Lamb

Generate Nerve-Shredding Story Tension---Power of the Secret-Keeper

It’s tempting for us to create “perfect” protagonists and “pure evil” antagonists, but that’s the stuff of cartoons, not great fiction. Every strength has an array of corresponding weaknesses, and when we understand these soft spots, generating conflict becomes easier. 1,364 more words


Meet the Characters of The Stone of Kings - Ardan

What He Looks Like

Ardan has attributes that I wish I had. Curly, red hair. Blue eyes. Wide mouth. Probably freckled. Since I’m writing the screenplay, I tried to find an actor who I would cast in this role, but I’m a busy mom and just not in the know. 407 more words


Want to Reach New Heights as a Writer? Learn to QUIT

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month—November) is just around the corner. Many new writers take this as an opportunity to test if they can do this professional writing thing “fer realz.” Some of us dust off an old story and see if we can toss it in the crucible of peer pressure and FINALLY finish. 1,525 more words

Kristen Lamb

Young Entrepreneurs, School Fundraising Fiascos, & Parental PTSD

I was a BORN entrepreneur, and blessedly was a child of the 70s and 80s. I always had a business from the time I was four. 2,093 more words

Kristen Lamb