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FicFest: #TeamTahiti Reveal

Participating in #FicFest has been an absolute pleasure — I’ve absolutely loved reading your submissions, scrolling through the feed on Twitter everyday and getting to know some of you lovely writers. 194 more words


#WritingTips Active Vs. Passive #WWWBlogs #Writinganovel

This is a post I wrote a while ago that deals with an issue many writers struggle with.

When developing your writing craft, one of the ‘rules’ you will often hear is that you should avoid the passive voice. 466 more words


Reading Outside Your Genre

A key point about writing genre novels (and what ISN’T a genre these days) is to read heavily in the genre you wish to write in. 490 more words


First Monday: May 2016

Is it really May already? It seems like just yesterday I was still trying to recover from my trip to Ireland.

April was another busy month. 495 more words

Amanda K Byrne

Building The Better Evil Antagonist

I’ve got a couple of novels cooking on back burners, both created as a Pantser with weak antagonists. What is an antagonist? He or she is  your hero’s adversary, the character who opposes or competes, who creates a visceral reaction in readers. 331 more words

My Writing

Falling down; getting stuck.

Last week I sprained my ankle, and I couldn’t help feeling torn down. Frustrated. Defeated.

Over the past decade I’ve had a history of bad ankle injuries.  955 more words


Using Scrivener Templates To "De-Pantser" Your Romance Writing

“Pantsing” a novel is fun, frustrating, and time-consuming. I thought pantsing would be liberating and allow me to please my muse, get a high word count, get my writing finished and ready to go to an editor. 410 more words