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A Shiny Spoon – Setting the Scene — CatalystPages

The dreaded phrase of many writers will and always will be, set the scene. I’m not sure where this fear comes from, but it’s a feral beast, one that haunts as they peer into the black and white abyss of a manuscript. 1,034 more words

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Middle Madness: The Descent

Today we’re back at it with our final post for Middle Madness!!! In the previous two posts we talked about controlling the chaos that our middles bring and building up suspense for our final climactic moment. 342 more words

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Genre Exploration: Reading vs. Watching Plays — Chapter Adventures

Another day, another installment of my Genre Exploration series, where I discuss genres and anything interesting I find about them.

Since I joined the online book community I’ve noticed that… 691 more words

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Writing and Drinking — Café Moi

“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.” 343 more words

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KDP Expands to Paperbacks

Amazon has expanded their KDP service to include paperbacks. As a self-published author who likes holding physical books in her hands and at the same time didn’t want to have to make a CreateSpace account, I decided to spend the last six hours testing the system. 1,099 more words


4 Things I Learned Writing at Breakneck Speed — Millie Ho

I finished Draft One of the new story today. The total manuscript is 476 pages and 98,298 words. To recap, I started writing last month after… 679 more words

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Write what you know

If I had to list the three writing tips I heard most often, they would be 1. Read all the time, 2. Write every day, and 3. 443 more words