How to Write Fiction: How to Write Holiday Centric Fiction!

Have you ever wanted to write a story surrounding an upcoming holiday, but feel locked into certain tropes?  Have you ever struggled to put your own spin on a piece of work you want to write for a specific holiday?  Maybe you want to create a new take on the celebration or focus the darker side of any number of these "special" days.

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss how much fun writing holiday-based fiction can be, how to go about it in an easy and orderly way and how to find what matters to you in each and every holiday.

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How to Write Fiction: How to Beat Burn Out

Most everyone has - or will - face burn out.  You're tired of even looking at the work you've been chipping away at.  You want to go hide in a corner or maybe you just push yourself harder at this big, unmovable force.  Either way you want it done and done yesterday.

But burn out isn't what you think it is.  This is a signal from the Right Brain Muse and/or Left Brain Inner Critic that all is not well that should be.  

In this episode Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) help to show how to recognize burn out, where we as writers need to ask questions and how burn out can actually be a key to making your work better and more you than it was before. 

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How to Write Fiction: Working with a Theme in your fiction and characters!

Most writers at one point in their lives struggle with theme.  What is theme?  How do I incorporate it into my story?  How do I tie that in with my characters in actions and thought?  How do I make sure my point comes across?  Can I show different parts of the theme without seeming incoherent?

In today's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) cover all of this with an example that Holly comes up with and builds upon live.

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How to Write Fiction: What is Telegraphing in Fiction and What are the

What is Telegraphing and the Truth About Writers' Groups

What the heck is telegraphing?  And should I join a Writer's Group?  How do I choose one?  What are things to look for?  What are red flags to watch out for?  How can I contribute to one?

This week Author and Writing Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) answer two questions from our listeners.  We've got more coming and very soon, but if you've got a question you want to send to us privately you can either respond to the weekly email (if you're signed up for the episode notifications) or email us at show@alonewithinvisiblepeople.com.

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How to Write Fiction: How to Know if You're Struggling for Good Reason or If Your Book is Killing Your Joy.

It's not always a flaw in your character or a lack of self-disipline - sometimes it's just the story.  So then the question becomes: How Can You Tell the Difference?

Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) explain the method of looking deep into both yourself and your writing to find the cause of your struggles.  With real life examples we'll show you the difference between the thing we all eventually come to know as truth - WRITING is actually HARD - and the thing many of us might face more than once in our lives - Writing THIS THING is WRONG for me.

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How to Write Fiction:

Do you have issues with keeping the focus on your fiction?  Maybe you're overwhelmed with all you have to get done?  Or is the inconsistency of your schedule (or lack thereof) getting in the way?

If you're suffering from any kind of attention issues, we understand!  In this episode, Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) cover different issues writers face when it comes to putting words on paper and getting work done.  There are  a million things vying for your attention at any point in time - let's focus on the ones that point us in the direction of our dreams.

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How to Write Fiction: Writing Goals and Resolutions (or UNresolutions to Holly) and How To Set Them!

If you have always wanted to: write and finish that novel in your head, self-pub a bunch of your short stories, finally finish the one big revision that is driving you nuts and submit the damn thing, get a chapbook of poetry out...  

Whatever your writing goals, we've got you covered in how to set them, how to work on achieving them - and we've also set up a support system!

Author and Teacher Holly Lisle goes over her plan for the year, and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) come up with different examples to have Holly walk me through.  We'll show how to set achievable goals, how to track them, and where to find support all year long as you attempt to keep focused.  

The year 2020 is going to bring personal upheavals as every year always does.  It's not going to take it easy on you just because you want to finally make this your year.  So let's set some goals, get clear on why we want to achieve them and what good they'll do!  Let's keep the focus on taking action on our dreams instead of letting them stay dreams. 

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How to Write Fiction: Take Your Obsessions and Spin Unique Tales to Tell!

In this episode Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) break down how to create fiction out of the things in life you truly love or have an obsessive interest in.  

We not only show you how to find ways to hone in on what you can write about passionately - we also show you how to combine loves and create unique twists and combinations to create a truly different perspective for your future works.

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December 17, 2019

How to Nail Your Endings

How to Write Fiction: How to Write the Best Ending... and Discover the Wrong Ones.

If you're a writer odds are you have struggled with an ending or two.  Maybe you didn't have a clue how to end a work.  Or maybe you have something that just doesn't feel right.  

Trying to "nail" an ending is hard work - even the best of writers can become frustrated when it comes to tying everything up and creating a resolution that both pulls together the threads of your story and satisfies.  

So whether you're at a complete loss at the finish line or you just need a little help fine-tuning things during your revision, Author and Teacher Holly Lisle has got a few questions that might help you cross that finish line in first place.

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How to Write Fiction: How to Build onto Existing Stories and Ideas with examples!

Do you have an idea you love, but it's not really long enough for the word count you or a publisher wants?  Or did you start writing a novel to find you've only got the meat for a short story?

Join Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and myself (host, Rebecca Galardo) as we both build from a single prompt.  Holly creates live while I built mine  the night before the recording the episode.  Holly creates three different ideas (a flash fiction storyline, a short fiction story line and what could be a novel or series storyline) while I take the same idea from the one prompt and add bits and pieces to it to create all three length storylines required.

Added request: If possible, come up with your own work and share with us in the forums.  We love to see what you guys come up with.

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