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Every Author Needs an Editor...not just independents

I see so many posts admonishing independent authors to make sure they get their manuscripts edited. And while, I agree that editing is very important (probably as important as the story writing itself), I take offense at the implication that it is only independent authors who are lax about this step. 468 more words

Tricia Sullivan

To Swear or Not to Swear

Do fictional characters swear?

It seems like a simple enough question, but when you really start to think about it, it’s not that simple of a question at all. 514 more words

Tricia Sullivan

Creating a Sequel

How do you know when your story needs a sequel? It isn’t based on page count as many a novice author believes, it’s based on the higher story arc of the characters. 598 more words

Tricia Sullivan

Interview with the Characters from Danaria

A friend and I were speaking the other day about fictional characters and what it might be like to sit down with them and actually speak to them about their plans, desires, wants, and needs. 1,025 more words

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Distractions

How distracted are you, or do you even recognize it when you’re distracted?

I’m not speaking of the little interruptions that occur when you lose focus on a task. 618 more words

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Escorting the Dead...a reboot

I updated some of the material.

I added some bonus material.

I reformatted the interior.

And I redesigned the cover in anticipation of the companion book, “More from the Masters,” which is due to come out this fall. 25 more words

Tricia Sullivan