How to Write Fiction: Do you find yourself trying to get the outline of a story or novel perfect before you write?  Do you feel stuck in a synopsis before beginning your work because you don't have it all figured out... so you don't get to the action writing fiction part?

In this week's episode I (host, Rebecca Galardo) and Author and Teacher Holly Lisle discussion outlining as a form of procrastination as well as planning your fiction and where your best ideas come from.  We go over how you can tell if you're working or if you're procrastinating, what you can do about it, how you can work with or around outlining stories...  and most importantly how to find what works for you.

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How to Write: How do I keep my scenes cohesive and get to the point?  How do I not lose sight of what the scene is supposed to be?

Today I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss writing scenes with Author and Teacher Holly Lisle.  What is getting in late and leaving early when it comes to scenes?  How do you know what to cut and what to leave in?  How to you even know what is integral to a scene and what to write in the first place?  What are the elements that are absolutely necessary in a scene?  

Holly's got the answers to these and more!

So grab a cup of coffee or tea and 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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September 10, 2019

Pen Names - Why and Why Not?

How to Write Fiction: When is a pen name or pseudonym in fiction writing a good idea?  Can it be bad for your career?  And how?

There are many good, valid reasons for having a pen name (or several!) and we discuss these.  There are good reasons to not have one either.  So how do you know if it's right for you?  How do you know if it a pen name will help your sales instead of hurting them?

In this week's episode, I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the pros and cons of pen names with Holly Lisle, as well as learning from the mistakes she's made over her almost 35 years in writing.

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How to Write Fiction: How do I capture the important relationships between both friends or even best friends?

Sometimes when we're writing relationships, friendships and best friends in fiction can often feel obligatory and empty.  At times when reading or writing, these characters can feel likeeclones of each other - or at the other end of the spectrum, people who would never, ever be even casual aquaintances, which will irritate a reader to no end, unless there is a reason keeping them together.

So what can we as writers do to create realistic friendships while maintaining that "they'll never get together - it's not sexual" tone?  How important are friendships in fiction?  What can we do as the author of the story to create a better book with deeper, more meaningful friendships?

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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