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Concept Vs. Premise, My Takeaway from a Workshop by Story Coach Larry Brooks

“Voice is like air: the best air is crisp and clean.”—Story coach, Larry Brooks

we Never Stop Learning

Books on the craft of writing line my desk like dominos. 639 more words


Plotting, Pantsing and the Genius of B.S.

Plotter or Pantser? This is a question that comes up among writers from time to time. Especially writers undertaking the novel. The mother of all projects. 898 more words

Foxy Writer Chick Talks Writer's Craft

Story Basics: Start with the Scene

So Arjuna and Krishna you know they’re hanging out on the battlefield

Arjuna is like tired of war, he’s trying to get out of this battle… 733 more words

Staying Grounded in Basic Storytelling Principles

This last year I’ve really gone ‘dark’ as they say, which means I’ve been very quiet (and unproductive) on all fronts. It’s been a good break, a needed break so I could recharge and take care of myself, but now it’s time to get back to work. 430 more words

Fiction Writing, Write To Heal, Survivor

Ten Steps to Select a Publisher

As an Indie author, I chose Amazon’s Createspace for paperbacks and its Kindle Digital Platform for my ebook distribution. Two reasons dictated this choice : initial cost is free, and I maintain total control of my work. 765 more words

Sheron McCartha

Short Recommendations: Books to Help You Write Books

I remember hearing somewhere that there is more money in books on how to publish novels than there is in publishing novels.  This is clearly not cited, verified, or quantified, but there’s no doubt that there’s money in “how to” books, and one of the most meta how-to books are books about publishing books.  439 more words

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