Holly and I (host Rebecca) dive back into the many pages of questions that we’ve gotten (and continue to get) from our listeners while preparing another two parter on a different topic.  

Today we look at choosing a specific POV and issues with limitations as well as how to describe creatures to readers without exposition or lengthy bits of wordage.  These two questions were a lot of fun for us both to answer.

So 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!

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The first in many episodes, (we have over a full year's worth of questions!) Holly and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) start diving into the many pages and pages of questions that we've gotten (and continue to get) from our listeners.

This week we cover several topics including motivation on bad days, how to connect with a story you're losing interest in, the ideas we have and where the true value is in them, how to ask yourself the right questions and so much more!

So 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!

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In today's episode we are answer another request - another new worksheet! Many of our listeners have asked for another free worksheet (which can be downloaded with one click at https://www.alonewithinvisiblepeople.com/downloads/) and workshop.  Holly uses her current Ohio series as a base and I (Rebecca) worked from scratch but... well, you'll see.

So grab the worksheet, dive right in with us and start building your world in 30 minutes!  Or more... Or less!

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In today's episode we are republishing the much-requested Holly Lisle On Writing - the first three episodes from Holly's original 2006 podcast.

Holly covers tips of all kinds: what to look for in an opener, motivational odds for writers looking to publish in the traditional market, how to test accents, tips on the many ideas you'll have and what to do with them while you're working on something else, revision, and begins her talks on trilogies.  She pulls examples from her own works as case studies.

The regular podcast will return next week (7-2-19).

Featuring Spenser the Cat.

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Taming the Wild Middle - How to Prevent (Plot) Explosions

Okay, so we listened to a good portion of our audience when they downloaded the episode 'How to Write Middles for Fiction' and then said - I HAVE THE OPPOSITE PROBLEM!

So what happens when ideas are coming at you from every angle?  What is PACTS and how can it help you tame the runaway beast that has become your novel?  How do you narrow it down to just good ideas?  What if all of the ideas you are getting are good?

Holly and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the topic of the ever-expanding and growing middle and how you can narrow your focus, what to prioritize on and what you can do with the extra ideas.  We also explain why it's a good thing to keep your book lean versus following every thread down each and every path.

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The Summer of Fiction Writing has a lot of writers setting goals and beginning on their paths towards completion!  Even if you're listening to this for NaNoWriMo, Script Frenzy, 3 Day Novel or something else, this is fully applicable.

This episode covers Follow Through, both as in finishing the even and on taking something with you.  What do you take with you after the event?  We cover that.

In this episode, Holly and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) will discuss not only how to learn from the events, but how to get “paid” by them (and we’re not talking money), how to use objective standards to view  your goals and define success as well as know if you're on track? 

We’ll also go over how to adapt goals, what “bleeding on the page” should be and should not be and how to find your sweet spot within the event.  

Enjoy the final part of the three-part series, all surrounding event writing!

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The Summer of Fiction Writing has begun!  Or perhaps you're listening to this for NaNoWriMo, Script Frenzy, 3 Day Novel or something else.  Either way, you're event is under way!  How exciting!

But how do you know how to define what you need to get done?  What about that middle-of-the-run slog?  How do you stay focused?

In this episode, Holly and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) will discuss the second and biggest part of event writing: process. We'll discuss the most important aspects of the process of EVENT WRITING as well as cover the questions above including keeping the magic and motivation going.  We're here for you doing your event!

Enjoy this second part of a three-part series, all surrounding event writing!

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Have you ever wanted to do NaNoWriMo?  Maybe you've done it and felt like a failure?  Maybe you've heard of the 3 Day Novel and you really want to try it.  Or you're looking at Holly's Summer of Fiction Writing and wondering what wonderful, amazing thing you can create in three months.

In this episode, Holly and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) will discuss the first part of event writing: preparation. We'll discuss what you need to do in order to first decide if an event is for you, how to prep yourself for success, what goals you need to look at, what actions you'll need to take beforehand and more!

Enjoy this first part of a three-part series, all surrounding event writing!

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Trad Pub (traditional publication) VS Indie.

It's a well known conflict at this point, because there are pros and cons to both.  There is the credibility of Trad Pub versus the control of Indie.  There is the Publisher handling the marketing, cover and copy versus the writer handling all costs and/or work.

But there is more to it than that.

In this week's episode Holly and Rebecca discuss what pros and cons are there for both Trad Pub and Indie for both beginning authors and authors already working within the traditional industry.

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What does fighting space pirates have to do with connecting to your Muse?  How about climbing on top of a car?  And why would you even do that?  How about "guilty pleasure" tv, films or music?

In today's episode, author and teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) talk about how we connect with our Muses, what kind of tools are in our different toolboxes and how everything above helps us create new stories, work out story twists, break past those places where we're 'stuck' in the writing and more.  We talk about where ideas come from and how to make your own Muse happy.

At the end, if you want to see that picture I spoke of, check out the Show Notes for this episode on our website: alonewithinvisiblepeople.com

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