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AWRW Interview of Contemporary Women's Fiction Author Katie O'Rourke

Hi everyone!

Author Katie O’ Rourke recently re-leased her formerly traditionally published novel, The Long Thaw, on her own, plunging into the world of self-publishing. To read more on that, check out her insightful guest post, … 860 more words

A Well Read Woman Blog

Stuck for a name for your characters. Look no further than your own family tree.

One of the problems with writing short stories and also novels with a cast of thousands is trying to find original last names for your characters. 1,235 more words

Self Publishing

Writerfy Defined

As a writer, part of the fun is the invention of words, including new never-heard-of-before character names. J.K. Rowling is an expert at it in her Harry Potter books. 105 more words

Writing Life

Weird things it's okay to know when you're a writer

Research is often one of the most annoying parts of writing a story. It gets in the way of the actual writing, but no matter how tempting it is to just skip over it and start writing, you never actually can. 401 more words

Creative Writing

Writer's Toolkit: the Placeholder

Often in the writing life, we’ll be cruising along in our story until we come to a place where the dialogue (or description or whatever) just doesn’t ring true at first draft. 643 more words

Writing Advice

What Makes a Name Special? by Mae Clair

It’s another blog touring day for me as I hop over to Romance Novel Giveaways to share a post about character and place names. I don’t know about you, but naming characters is my favorite part of starting a new novel. 173 more words

Mae Clair

How To Name Your Character

One of the things many authors and screenwriters struggle with is naming their characters.  It is one of the first things I do with a story idea – often before I even write out my beats.   678 more words