Tag Archives: fiction writing

how i learned to stop worrying and love the blurb

Ugly word, that. Blurb. Doesn’t even sound pretty when you say, but for me it’s an important writing tool. I know a lot of people put off writing their novel’s blurb until after the manuscript is completed, but I’ve learned to work … Continue reading

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lunch hour links — description, characterization, going indie and more

If you’re like me and enjoy surfing the net on your lunch hour, here a few links you might want to check out: My good friend Peter Cooper has written a very insightful article on writing description in your story. It’s … Continue reading

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Self-publishing–From the Trenches by Lindsay Buroker

Today I am pleased to host a guest post by my online pal Lindsay Buroker. I met Lindsay on the Online Writers Workshop (OWW) when she critiqued one of my chapters for Miserere. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her better through Twitter … Continue reading

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telling stories . . . or how to lie effectively

I love living in the south. We have all kinds of gentle euphemisms for ugly truths. My personal favorite is “telling stories.” If you’ve never heard it, it goes something like this: That Teresa! She’s something else–always telling stories! The … Continue reading

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Daydreaming . . .

Today I am over at my other blog, talking about Daydreaming Your Characters.

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pacing and dialogue and research, oh my!

This week I am thrilled to have a guest post by the talented Lisa Mannetti. Lisa’s debut novel, The Gentling Box, won the 2008 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement In a First Novel. A second edition of The Gentling Box is currently … Continue reading

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An Interview with Teresa Frohock

I have to say that asking the questions is a lot easier than answering them, but I really did enjoy doing this interview for Andrea over at The Written Connection. Andrea posted the same interview twice under each entry for … Continue reading

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An Interview with Greg F. Gifune

This week we’re going to be talking with dark fiction author Greg F. Gifune. I first heard about Greg when I interviewed Robert Dunbar, and Rob mentioned Greg’s novel, Judas Goat. It was many months later that I finally had … Continue reading

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an announcement to subscribers of helluo librorum

I have a new blog with an announcement regarding some changes here at helluo librorum. Helluo librorum isn’t going anywhere, but I hope you’ll pop over for just a moment and check out: a new blog & a new look.

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the editorial letter

Or how to take suggestions. I know some people dread the editorial letter, but I didn’t. I knew what to expect, because Weronika and I talked about my novel’s strengths and weaknesses before she offered representation. One important factor in the agent/writer relationship … Continue reading

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