Tag Archives: Writing

Creating Effective Characters by Hal Bodner

Hal Bodner is one of the funniest and most delightful authors I’ve had the privilege of working with for a guest post on helluo librorum. (And I might add, a most patient and sweet soul.) Hal is a fascinating and accomplished … Continue reading

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win a query critique or a 25 or 50 page critique from Weronika Janczuk

To celebrate debut week for my novel, Miserere, I’m having a flash fiction contest at my other blog. Enter your flash fiction for a chance to win one of five prizes that include a query critique, a 25 page critique or a 50 … Continue reading

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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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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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author websites

Author websites . . . what a pain, but hey, when I decided I wanted to write for publication, I knew what I was getting into, and one of the marketing tools at my disposal was some form of web presence. I … 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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