How to Write Fiction: Writing Goals and Resolutions (or UNresolutions to Holly) and How To Set Them!

If you have always wanted to: write and finish that novel in your head, self-pub a bunch of your short stories, finally finish the one big revision that is driving you nuts and submit the damn thing, get a chapbook of poetry out...  

Whatever your writing goals, we've got you covered in how to set them, how to work on achieving them - and we've also set up a support system!

Author and Teacher Holly Lisle goes over her plan for the year, and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) come up with different examples to have Holly walk me through.  We'll show how to set achievable goals, how to track them, and where to find support all year long as you attempt to keep focused.  

The year 2020 is going to bring personal upheavals as every year always does.  It's not going to take it easy on you just because you want to finally make this your year.  So let's set some goals, get clear on why we want to achieve them and what good they'll do!  Let's keep the focus on taking action on our dreams instead of letting them stay dreams. 

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How to Write Fiction: Take Your Obsessions and Spin Unique Tales to Tell!

In this episode Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) break down how to create fiction out of the things in life you truly love or have an obsessive interest in.  

We not only show you how to find ways to hone in on what you can write about passionately - we also show you how to combine loves and create unique twists and combinations to create a truly different perspective for your future works.

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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December 17, 2019

How to Nail Your Endings

How to Write Fiction: How to Write the Best Ending... and Discover the Wrong Ones.

If you're a writer odds are you have struggled with an ending or two.  Maybe you didn't have a clue how to end a work.  Or maybe you have something that just doesn't feel right.  

Trying to "nail" an ending is hard work - even the best of writers can become frustrated when it comes to tying everything up and creating a resolution that both pulls together the threads of your story and satisfies.  

So whether you're at a complete loss at the finish line or you just need a little help fine-tuning things during your revision, Author and Teacher Holly Lisle has got a few questions that might help you cross that finish line in first place.

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 to Build onto Existing Stories and Ideas with examples!

Do you have an idea you love, but it's not really long enough for the word count you or a publisher wants?  Or did you start writing a novel to find you've only got the meat for a short story?

Join Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and myself (host, Rebecca Galardo) as we both build from a single prompt.  Holly creates live while I built mine  the night before the recording the episode.  Holly creates three different ideas (a flash fiction storyline, a short fiction story line and what could be a novel or series storyline) while I take the same idea from the one prompt and add bits and pieces to it to create all three length storylines required.

Added request: If possible, come up with your own work and share with us in the forums.  We love to see what you guys come up with.

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How to Write Fiction: How to get story ideas while building a Language and Culture!

What can you create with ten sounds and three words? The in-depth start to an entire world! The same with creating a belief like like an every day item is Sentient and Evil!

Join Author and Teacher, Holly Lisle, and her daughter (writer and host, Rebecca Galardo) as they spawn ideas that thrill them from just the tiniest of worldbuilding!

Special Note: Never were the type to be interested in creating a language?  COOL!  I (Rebecca) was the same!  Please: give it a go anyway.  Try it out.  It won’t take long and the worst case scenario - you’ve completely a unique writing exercise you don’t have to ever do again and you maybe got a story idea out of it.  Your Muse (Right Brain) needs stimulation and the Inner Critic (left brain) is the one telling you "I don't do languages." or "That's not for me." and "You don't need them in your genre/writing/work."

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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