How to Write Fiction: Twists and What They Are

When many writers hear the word they think plot twist, or twist ending and that's about it.  Did you know that every good, meaningful scene has a twist?  Or that every scene should have one?

In today's episode Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) explain the tricky definition of a "twist" and then go through the 11 Questions you can ask of every single scene to find one.  Twists are always about knowing how to ask better questions.

This episode contains a spontaneous and live workshop.  We each set up three very basic scenes, then work through both the obvious - and boring - options and then create ways to bring about different kinds of twists into play.  Join us and learn to find the twist in every single scene you write.

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How to Write Fiction: Where to publish and why?  Writers worry about pay, sure, but sometimes there is more value in a smaller, non-paying market.  How can this be?

Answering another question by a listener, Author and Fiction Writing Teacher Holly Lisle gives us the breakdown in today's episode - and it's a big one.  You as a writer need to know the values of both paying and free markets.  They're not always what you'd expect.  There is genuine value in smaller markets that cannot even pay with copies.  And there are huge drawbacks to the big paying markets.

So join us in this episode and find out what all there is as well as how to stay safe: the things to look for in contracts, how to spot scams and how to make sure the market you're looking at is as good as it seems.

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What are "Book-A-Likes"?  How will they help you in the long run?  How do they help you with your marketing?  To find your readers and make a career out of writing?

How do you know what books out there are your book-a-likes without having to read everything in the genre in which you believe you're writing?

In today's episode Author/Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss this topic in depth - based on a question from a listener.  Also, stay tuned for a message about the upcoming 2019 Halloween Special: Listener Edition!

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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Today's episode is another workshop!  You guys asked and Holly delivered.

Based on a question from one of our listeners, Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss how to use your short fiction (flash fiction or short stories) to your advantage.  Whether you want to give an existing readership something to chew on while they wait for your next book, start building a readership before your big novel comes out, work on a hard drive zombie, create something new or just do background, this workshop can help you out.

So print off the pages, play the episode and share what you got with us in the forums!

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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