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A Meeting with a Beta Reader and More Genre Issues

I had a wonderful opportunity yesterday to sit down and discuss my new, unreleased novel with one of my beta readers yesterday. He provided some terrific insight in regards to characterization and novel pacing. 353 more words

How long should your book be?

A common question that I hear when I teach novel writing or even talk with other writers is, “How long should my book be?”

My answer is usually, … 455 more words

Writing Comedy in Genre Fiction

How am I funny?

– Just … you know, how you tell the story, what?

– No, no, I don’t know. You said it. How do I know? 1,536 more words

A Writer Gets A Word In

There can be only one.


* not my usual style of writing*

When someone has said to her:

 oh, you’re pretty.

She always gets mad and ditzy and insulted. 915 more words


Changing Genre Midstream

As writer and reader I’ve noticed few authors write in more than one genre. I wondered why.

An author of a crime mystery series, I decided to try another category of writing. 672 more words

Thoughts On Writing

Genre Writing Questions

So Asylum’s been up for a little while now, long enough that I’m finally at a place to have a feel for my audience’s understanding of it’s setting. 247 more words

Writing About Writing

Emotion Conundrum

The thing most writers are afraid of, and the one thing we must learn to master in our writing, is emotional truth. According to John Vorhaus, contributor to… 702 more words