Archive | April, 2013

Ask Alex: Summer Publishing Courses

Happy April!  This month I’m back with a question submitted to me via email (I’m happy to take questions here in the comments, but you’re more than welcome to email me if you’d like to ask privately. I’ll always double-check to make sure it’s okay to post the question here.) From Ashley: Hi Alex! Thanks for taking time to answer everyone’s questions… I hope you don’t mind me emailing you, but it’s kind of time […]

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A Conversation between Critique Partners: Maintaining Passion for a Story

So last week, Sarah J. Maas wrote a post about world-building (that I chimed in on). As she mentioned, we talk A LOT during drafting, and our methods of creation are—at least in some ways—very similar. One thing we both agree on is this idea of a magical source of inspiration (i.e. daemon, genius, muse, collective unconscious, God, etc.). Is it really magical? That’s up to you to decide, but there’s undeniably something incredible at […]

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