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The Seven Most Common Dialogue Mistakes

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Workshops · Writing

We all know great dialogue when we read it—and the best dialogue seems effortless. But good dialogue takes work, sometimes needing multiple edits and thinking it over and totally revising a scene. It also takes a few key ingredients. There are a few things that can help you punch your dialogue into shape—and that means [Read more…]

Be Accountable … to Yourself

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Workshops

  Jack London reputedly locked himself in a room for three days and came out with the completed manuscript of CALL OF THE WILD.  His family was destitute with no food in the house.  He was motivated by desperation.  I know of a struggling screenwriter who devotes a Friday evening through Monday morning to the first [Read more…]

Are You Ready for 2014? by MM Pollard

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

editor, Black Velvet Seductions, the MM in Workshops with MM Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Maybe a better question is, Do you keep your New Year’s resolutions? We all have the best intentions on January 1st with our new list of resolutions, whether that list has one resolution or many. Here are some tips [Read more…]

FF&P On-Line Workshop Line-up

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

    The Fantasy-Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of the RWA Presents the line up of great workshops for 2013! Click here to see the full line up: http://romance-ffp.com/page/workshops PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE FANTASTIC ON-LINE WORKSHOPSTARTING SOON!Setting in Paranormal-presented by Tina Gerow Aug.19-25: The settings for paranormal stories are just as important as the paranormal characters themselves. After all, what [Read more…]

Hung Up on the Small Stuff

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by  Monette Michaels   Have you ever started writing a book and then couldn’t move forward because you got stuck on details in your world?  This isn’t a sagging middles problem or hitting a wall issue since both of those tend to be something wrong with your plot. This is more of a world-building-creating-stasis type [Read more…]