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Guest Post: How Do You Picture Your Fictional Characters? by Alana Cash

How much do you know about the characters in your writing? Do you know what they look like? I don’t. That’s right! I know everything about their lives and psyches and personalties and quirks, but not always the way they look. 1,111 more words

Guest Post

Writers, Artists, Creatives: What Inspires You?

Is it music that sets your imagination on fire?

Books? Poetry? Movies?

Nature? Cultures? Myths?

The world is full of wonderful creations that inspire us to delve into our own worlds of fantasy, art, and creativity. 48 more words


NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month

I believe in signs. All of them. The good, the bad, the quiet, the loud.

Recently, I burned a novel I’ve been working on. There have been signs for months telling me to destroy it, but I didn’t listen. 674 more words


It's All About Location

With NaNoWriMo quickly approaching, I thought I would give you some last minute plotting advice. A few weeks ago I gave you characters, today I’m giving you setting. 748 more words


The Delights of Writing About Food and Drink

I started writing about food and drink in one place on the Internet. It is a blog called Food With Legs and since early 2009 it has been the easiest place to find my geeky, curious, rant-filled thoughts about the very best things to eat and drink. 79 more words

Writer's Ink News

On Not Getting It Right the First Time

This post is dedicated to a couple of young people I know who struggle with the idea of having to get things right the first time. 281 more words


Liquid Gold Blog Series 10: The Benefits of Tunnel Vision

This is a specialized Blog series I am posting about the process of publishing my next book from Inspiration to Publication. The working title is Liquid Gold and it is a sequel to my second novel Freedom’s Treasure which is available from Amazon for the Kindle. 941 more words