How to Write Fiction: Workshop with Us While We Build Worlds in Around 5 Minutes (or less!) a Piece.

Are you the type of write who, like Holly, can spend endless hours - days upon days, weeks upon weeks, and more - world building?  Or are you the type of writer, like Rebecca, who ends up writing characters speaking and doing things in a barely there setting?  Perhaps you're the type of writer who is a middle grounder, who does some world building but all of these writers can still wonder: have I done enough?

Today's episode is all about world building fast.  If you tend to overbuild, underbuild or just wonder if you've really done enough, this episode is for you.  Even if you're confident in what you've done, this might be a new approach to building stories and worlds that you haven't tried yet.

Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) walk through prompts from our own brains, surprise prompts from each other and then collaborate on two ideas - creating no less than 6 rich worlds and story ideas in under an hour.

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: Today we cover three different questions our listeners have asked -

1. How Do I Know Which Idea is Better?  What happens when the Muse is giving you more than one idea or keeps coming up with different ways your story could go?

2. How do I Hit Word Count without Padding?  How do you create target word count goals for individual scenes?

3. Why are you guys always saying you don't play the Name and Shame Game when some people have acted in ways that deserve consequences?

Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com (no purchase or ownership of courses necessary) and get to typing!

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November 12, 2019

How to Plot Twists that Fit

How to Write Fiction: How to Find Twists that Fit Your Story

Afraid of “anvils and aliens” intruding on your historical romance?  Finding your sweet YA has suddenly become horribly R-rated?  Maybe you've tossed a few spells into that Sci-Fi book you've been slugging along on.  Or perhaps you keep introducing new characters because your Muse says "Oh, here, this guy will TWIST things up!"

You know when something you've written doesn't fit, sometimes intuitively and sometimes it's just plain obvious.  Coming up with twists that fit the story and the world is not always easy.  In fact, most of the time it can be downright difficult.

(This week's episode also features a Halloween Story Rebecca left out of the Special Episodes by accident - ENJOY!).

Join us in this week's episode and as we answer this question, talking process, Muse, Inner Critic, letting go, limitations and how to chase that damned slippery twist.

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How to Write Fiction: Do you know what your most influential authors have done for you?  For your work?

In this week's episode Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) delve into our top ten (well, okay, it's more than that, sorry) authors and point out why and how they influenced our lives and our work.

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