Musings

Guest Post by S.L. Armstrong and K. Piet

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The Challenges Of Publishing Other People One of the biggest challenges is resisting the temptation during the editing process to inject my own writing style. I had to learn to tell the difference between actual grammatical errors and what were merely style choices of an author. Everyone has their own way of writing, after all. […]

Craft

Guest Blog Post: Kit Moss: Writing Kick Ass Dialogue

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Every editor I have ever had has said the same thing. “Where did you learn to write dialogue like that?” I like writing dialogue. It accomplishes two things: It allows you to convey a character’s feelings without TELLING the reader how a character feels. That is a great reason, to be sure. But the BEST […]

Writers

Guest Post by Joely Sue Burkhart

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When the Well Runs Dry Sometimes when I’m under stress, I actually work better.  The more I have to do, the more efficient I become.  That’s important since I have a full-time day job, three kids, and still must find time to write for three publishers.  But sometimes, it doesn’t matter how hard I push, […]

Writing

Guest Post by Deniz Bevan

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Kick Start Your Writing Sooner or later, most of us get bogged down in the middle bits of a novel and find our drive and attention dwindling as fear and self-doubt creep in – even Nathan Bransford. This happened to me not just with a novel but with all my writing in the last few […]

Tools

Guest Post by R.B. Wood

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Not to sound like my old man, but I can remember (“back in the day”) when a trip to the library and a dance with Mr. Dewey and his Decimal system were the only ways to do research; not only for a book, but research on professionals in the writing business.  Agents, editors and publishers […]

Blogging

In Search Of Guest Bloggers

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Since I have nothing in particular on my mind this morning, I thought I’d go ahead and make my call for guest bloggers!  I’m going out of town at the end of this month to visit friends in Omaha for Oktoberfest, and while I will have access to the internet, I’d just as soon not […]

Musings

Midweek Belly Laugh (A Bit Late)

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Hey y’all.  I’m over at Trivial Pursuits today for my first guest blog ever (yeah one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to do at least 2 of those this year).  Thanks Shiloh! And now for your belly laugh. This is a true story, proving how fascinating the mind of a six year old is. […]