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Writing for Audiobook

Do you love audio books?  Maybe you like to devour the latest epic fantasy novel while you’re on an equally epic road trip, or let a new thriller by your favourite writer entertain you during a boring but necessary house clean. Maybe you have a child who adores the Harry …

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Odyssey Writing Workshops

ODYSSEY ONLINE One of the top writing workshopsin the world offers online classes! LIVE, INTENSIVE, INTERACTIVE Only once per year.Only three classes.Only 14 students per class.Don’t miss out! 1. Riveting Descriptions: Bringing Your Story to Life in the Reader’s Mind Taught by award-winning author & editor Lucy A. Snyder 2. …

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Writing What Scares Us: Awakening the Monster Inside

Photo credit: mythja A few months before The Fifth Petal came out, my agent remarked that she hadn’t been able to read the manuscript before bed because of the nightmares it invariably provoked. Her statement shocked me, as I didn’t consider it a very scary book. It was definitely dark, …

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The Hack’s Guide to Writing an Outline

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Science fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman once told me, “If you’re having trouble writing a book, try writing about the book.” …

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Writing Through Chaos

I’m not the first writer to observe that these are chaotic times to write in. Sometimes the news is too dispiriting to ignore. Sometimes the news is too riveting to ignore. Sometimes the news is so absurd that it feels weird writing fiction. Sometimes there is just news. Like many …

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Writing As Resistance

Over the past week, I’ve struggled to write. I’ve struggled to do many of the things that typically bring me joy or at least make me feel remotely content. Sleep has been elusive. These are difficult times for our country. We’re living in a moment when our democracy demands our …

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Writing Someone Else’s Story

image by Sheng P. My novel The Kitchen Daughter was published in 2011. Seven years is not that long ago, really, but for many reasons, it feels like a different lifetime. The world has changed a great deal in less than a decade, and publishing has changed along with it—in …

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An Introvert Walks Into a Writing Group …

Flicker’s Team Work by Easa Shamih Talk of collaboration is in the air lately. At Writer Unboxed, we’re not only great at supporting our fellow writers, we’re good at working with them too! Author Heather Webb’s recent post on the positives and pitfalls of collaboration immediately made me think of …

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Writing the Authentic Modern Woman (especially if you’re a man)

www.skedline.com This is one of those topics that’s sticky and tricky and I have to admit, I had my qualms about posting it. In the end, it seemed too important a topic NOT to post. Important in today’s climate and mostly, important to those of us who want to be …

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Writing Through Uncertainty (With a Writerly Life Jacket)

Please forgive me in advance, but this is going to be an unusual post. Writing-life-wise, I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts, you see. And it seems to have had an effect on my WU essay routine. I normally write my WU essays about a week in advance. I …

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