Category Archives: Writing Process

Get That Novel Going!

By Catherine Hedge I’m starting a new novel.  I have a whole 11 pages done so far.  (Yippee!)  But when I start worrying or doubting my abilities, I reach for my favorite tonic, a little bit of Mr. B.  (Leonard … Continue reading

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” I Commiserate.” The Trauma of Trilogies

By Donna Gillespie and Beth S.  While working on the third book of my Light Bearer series, I wrote this post, The Trauma of Trilogies.  Thank you, Beth S.  for a great dialogue on the process and for your permission … Continue reading

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52 WEEKS + 52 CONSISTENT BLOG POSTINGS = GRAND INROADS INTO STORY AND CHARACTERS.

by Raji Singh      An imperative for writing fiction is to write consistently.  Do so, even if you have work or other time constraints.  Find an an hour, two, or three daily, five or six days a week.  Above all … Continue reading

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THE PARADE OF STORYTELLERS THROUGH THE AGES HAS BUT ONE GRAND MARSHALL – IMAGINATION.

by Raji Singh      ‘Of course it never ever happened.  But wouldn’t it be fun if it did.’ What better premise for writing fiction or composing for oral storytelling? Maybe an event that really did occur is interesting, yet deserves … Continue reading

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Have Fun With Your Fiction

by Raji Singh (archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) Have fun with your fiction.  Just keep inventing and making it up.  Don’t be afraid you’ll ever run dry of of story material.  As our mentor for the writers at Pen In Hand, … Continue reading

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HOW A TALE IS BORN

by Raji Singh    The telling of tales has been a grand part of human history.  We escape to other worlds with Carpier and Hans Christian Anderson.  We adventure ourselves away in 1,001 Arabian nights, and travel the Canterbury trails seeking … Continue reading

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Concerto Petite for Miss Shelva

By Raji Singh Writers should strive to utilize a character’s chains of emotions to broaden, complicate, or redirect his or her story.  This change of emotion always must be valid and believable.  It is the writer’s charge to do it … Continue reading

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Getting Serious!

By Catherine Hedge When I was a kid, I used to daydream about being a storyteller.   It’s in my Irish blood.  My great uncles could take a two minute event and stretch it to at least a half hour, especially … Continue reading

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Goblins In Your Desk Drawer?

By Raji Singh Writers beware.  Word and sentence gobbling goblins may live in your desk drawer. Writers, be prepared:  You with manuscripts years, or maybe decades old are most at risk!  They don’t seem to attack recent works.  You may … Continue reading

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The Trauma of Trilogies

By Donna Gillespie When I first made the jump from short stories to a novel, I used to say that if the raw excitement of getting swept up in a short story could be compared to starting an affair, writing … Continue reading

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