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Event Writing Part One: Preparation

Event Writing Part One: Preparation

May 28, 2019

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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When Do You Know it’s Time to Go Indie? - How Should I Publish My Fiction?

When Do You Know it’s Time to Go Indie? - How Should I Publish My Fiction?

May 21, 2019

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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Muse Toys - How to Connect with Your Muse

Muse Toys - How to Connect with Your Muse

May 14, 2019

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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How to Write Endings for Fiction

How to Write Endings for Fiction

May 7, 2019

Writers want to make their endings powerful, meaningful, satisfying and yet leaving the reader wanting more and more of their works.  But many times we're at a loss, especially if something is going wrong with the words on the page.

This week Holly and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) go over what differentiates weak endings from strong ones and how you can dissect your own.  We provide examples as well as discuss previous works, using these as case studies.

If you want to get the ending that doesn't just scratch that itch but has your reader (maybe potential editors) screaming "YES!" listen in to this episode.

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