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Pass it on Before You Pass On

or: I’m glad I learned the lesson from a master by Thea Atkinson I wrote a post last week for amwriting. I had scrambled through my brain trying to find a topic and decided on the two little pet peeves

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8 tips you can use today to breathe life into your characters

Being a writer who defines her work as character driven, I always find it interesting to discuss how other writers develop the invisible people that populate their pages. Some day I’ll write a post about what I do to help

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Do you repeat yourself? A Writer Wednesday exercise

On Unconscious Repetition in Your Writing Walter Shuler I’ve never felt particularly comfortable giving writing advice. Mostly that’s because while I’ve written all of my life, I’ve really only written in earnest and for the public recently. I guess that

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Writer Wednesday: that junk in your trunk is Steampunk @goblinWriter

Prelude Ramble by thea Sometimes you find someone on Twitter that a the most intriguing handle (@goblinwriter) (mine is the very boring @theaatkinson) , and then you discover they have mentioned you on their blog, and THEN you realize they

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What works in self publishing by Katie Salidas @bk36 @quixotickatie #blitz

Katie Salidas explores her success in Self Publishing Self-Publishing wasn’t an easy decision, that’s for sure. Like all new writers, I originally envisioned J.K. Rowling-like fame. I was going to write a series that would have readers clamoring for more.

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Tag Wrestling and writing dialogue? #ww exercise for #writers

This week I thought I’d offer up the writing exercise to a guest to direct. I put the call out on twitter and one lone wolf called back: Dan Holloway, author of: The Company of Fellows. He offers us a

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Do your sex scenes sizzle or fall flat? @bethanyhalle @gpwriter #mywana

Writer Wednesday Exercise Sex scenes are tough. How hot is too hot? Just exactly what DO you call the necessary bits of anatomy? What if the writing just falls…limp? Finding the right balance between steamy and corny is my greatest

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