How to Write Fiction: Creating Fictional Settings and Building Worlds

Host Rebecca Galardo discusses the topic of Settings and Worldbuilding with Author and Teacher Holly Lisle. They cover world building done right, why this is a crucial - and often overlooked - part of every well written story, how to start world building quickly and the questions to ask yourself.

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How to Write Fiction: Learning to Brainstorm Ideas for Plot

PART TWO: This experimental episode covers the closing up of the brainstorming.  Author/Teacher Holly Lisle walks host and writer Rebecca Galardo through the consult phase of the session.  Remember that when it comes to brainstorming you can go back and forth and falter.  The purpose of the consulting author is to help guide and act as a tether, helping their fellow writer find their way through the story and uncover gems.

As with Part One, feel free to play along with free worksheets, downloadable immediately from the website (no need to give your email address or any other information). Using these worksheets and working with the Muse (right brain) and Inner Critic (left brain) Holly and Rebecca create story fragments from scratch.  If you want to try what Holly now calls 'The Ball and The Wall' Technique, we will have the rules available as a download as well.

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How to Write Fiction: How to NOT let Being a Writer Ruin Your Fiction Reading Enjoyment

No one wants to destroy the fun of reading by being a writer, but we sometimes become extremely critical of what we read.

Host Rebecca Galardo and Author/Teacher Holly Lisle answer a listener's question on what to do when the Inner Critic starts interfering with the fiction you READ as well as the fiction you write.  Holly discusses the price you pay for being a writer, as well as how best to turn that to your advantage.

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How to Write Fiction: Learning to Brainstorm Ideas for Plot

PART ONE: In this experimental episode, Author/Teacher Holly Lisle walks host and writer Rebecca Galardo through a brainstorming session.  

Feel free to play along with free worksheets, downloadable immediately from their website (no need to give your email address or any other information). Using these worksheets and working with the Muse (right brain) and Inner Critic (left brain) Holly and Rebecca create story fragments from scratch.

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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How to Write Fiction: How can I find what is wrong in my plot?

Debugging a Plot can be difficult even when you know what to look for, much less if you're completely unsure.

Host and writer Rebecca Galardo and Author/Teacher Holly Lisle broach the topic of Debugging a Plot, covering an easy definition of plot, problems that can arise when one goes awry, good plots, and directions to look for when trying to figure out how to fix what breaks.

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