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Category Archives: Writing Life

Letters from your Characters

by Julie Eshbaugh ~~~ (This post originally appeared in a slightly different form on my personal blog in October, 2010. I revisited it recently and decided to share it here.) Wouldn’t it be great if, when you went to your mailbox today, you found a letter inside from the main character of your work-in-progress, telling […]

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Pick Six: The How to Create a Character Game

by Janice Hardy For some writers, characters pop into being fully formed like Athena from Zeus’s forehead. For others, creating a character is a bit more laborious, filled with uncertainty where to start or what’s needed before they can start writing. Maybe the idea is more plot focused, or more about exploring an idea than […]

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On Handling Criticism

by Alex Bracken — On Saturday morning, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across an article written by another author, describing the great lengths she had gone to to track down and, I guess, expose a reviewer she felt was too harsh and inaccurate in her review of this author’s work. […]

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Holding Yourself Accountable & Staying Motivated

by Susan Dennard — I’ve talked about productivity in great detail before. I’ve discussed how BICHOK is a sure-fire way to get your writing where it needs to be, how endurance can be increased, and how fear can often hold back your writing. But what about those times when it’s just plain ol’ laziness that’s keeping you from […]

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Book Recommendation: The History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours

By Biljana Likic — So you’re writing that sweeping historical novel full of war and political intrigue, and you maybe need some inspiration. Where better to turn than to history books? Only problem is that they can be a bit dry, and at times the forced impartiality (“I must present this as facts uncoloured by my […]

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