We invite you to cozy on up to your listening devices for part one of our Halloween Special!  This spooky and spoopy, cute and morbid, heart-warming and heart-ripping extra EXTRA special episode of Alone in a Room with Invisible People is sure to have a story or two fitting your tastes... be they for sweets or gore!

Writers and listeners of the podcast have once again given us some wonderful and entertaining stories to behold in our third and final annual holiday podcast!  Enough that you'll be getting one episode today and another on All Hallow's Eve itself!

Using Holly’s Free ‘How to Write Flash Fiction that Doesn’t Suck’ course, our authors have submitted their Halloween-themed stories.  Beginners and pros alike have joined in to give you hours of tales of the macabre, scary, goofy, quirky, sad and funny!!

There is a story for everyone, all in bite size, delectable chunks, just like your favorite pieces of Halloween candy! So carve out sometime on Hallowe'en to feast on candy & these stories!

If you liked what you heard, you can find the Author List (alphabetical by story), links and music in our Show Notes at AloneWithInvisiblePeople.com

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) are covering The Artifact.  We take on one way of creating this item, but we did something unique - we switched drawings!  So: Holly created something from my sketch and vice versa.  We go through many questions, building these artifacts and the stories (and worlds) they inhabit.

If you want to play along,  download the worksheet FREE (no email required) from our website here!  You can also take and create your own artifact for fun - but we HIGHLY suggest making your own.

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) are taking on worldbuilding in a "lazy" way.  We'll cover six different genres in our spur-of-the-moment worlds and show you how simple - and FUN - worldbuilding can be!

If you want to play along, pause after we give our basic start and write out how you would take the world and story along.  Come into the forums and share with us anything you came up with, either using our starts or just on your own!

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) put each other in the hotseat while showing how to create character from scratch and with nothing but a situation to go on.

We'll show what character is and is not while having fun.  If you want to play along, pause after we explain the situation and create your own character and their story!

Show notes at AIARWIP.com.

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) cover a much, muchrequested topic: the Series Octopus Map!  We go through what it is and how to do it, using Holly's Longview Chronicles series map as an example as well as one I created - and left a few spots blank so listeners could see how we filled them in.

Use your Octopus Map to write a series that WORKS from start to finish!

Download your worksheet and Holly's Longview Chronicles Octopus Map (offered as a demo of how to do this) HERE:
Free Octopus Map Worksheets

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the basics of worldbuilding for short fiction.  We'd love to help folks submitting to the Halloween Flash Fiction episodes and the three examples are flash fiction, but this is something that focuses on worldbuilding for all short fiction.

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

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In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the basics of culture for short fiction.  We'd love to help folks submitting to the Halloween Flash Fiction episodes, but this is something that focuses on culture for all short fiction.

Want to submit a story to the Halloween episodes?  Read the rules here and send us your work!

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

Share, rate and subscribe for weekly episodes! Good reviews help us find more writers like us!

September 8, 2020

How to Revise - The Big Basics

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the basics of revision in general but with an eye towards helping folks who wish to submit to the Halloween Flash Fiction episodes.

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

After the episode: Have something to say? A question to ask? Jump into the FREE forums at HollysWritingClasses.com (no purchase or ownership of courses necessary) and share with us.

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How to Write Fiction:

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) want to get you ready to write and submit to the Halloween Episode!  Holly goes through two examples of her Flash Fiction, we talk a bit about what a good flash fiction story needs and then we go through a couple of prompts which include a genre and a random word from Holly.

If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

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How to Write Fiction:

How do you create a hero and villain that are perfectly at odds?   How can you create an antagonist that pushes the bounds of conflict for the main character?  How can you get the most out of these three important roles?

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle has created a workshop (no download this time) and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) go through it live!  After the questions are asked (this is a pause and jot down episode) we'll go over our answers.  What will you come up with?

If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

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