How to Write Fiction: Story Ideas VS Fiction Length

Two common scenarios, each is one side of the same coin: 1. you're writing a short story that won't end or 2. you've run out of steam with your current novel.  The short story is too involved, while the novel isn't involved enough.

So how can you tell whether or not your story matches the length of the work you want to write? 

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss just this question, providing you with a few examples (real and imagined) as well as questions to ask yourself if you find you're running into this very familiar problem.

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How to Write Fiction: Example of How to Revise

Man... revision.  Whew.  'Nuff said, am I right?

Revision can feel like you're stumbling around in a room the size of a football stadium, one with booby-traps and sharp objects, big, hard furniture - and you're blindfolded.  Did I mention you're also trying to find a particular object in this quest?

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss what revision is (and what it is not - hint, editing) and we'll break it down into very basic steps.  We'll use flash fiction examples written especially for this episode.  You'll hear the first drafts, the revised but still rough versions and listen as we try and help each other out with our stories.  If you work on this yourself, please share your work in the forums!

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How to Write Fiction: How to Write Holiday Centric Fiction!

Have you ever wanted to write a story surrounding an upcoming holiday, but feel locked into certain tropes?  Have you ever struggled to put your own spin on a piece of work you want to write for a specific holiday?  Maybe you want to create a new take on the celebration or focus the darker side of any number of these "special" days.

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss how much fun writing holiday-based fiction can be, how to go about it in an easy and orderly way and how to find what matters to you in each and every holiday.

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How to Write Fiction: How to Beat Burn Out

Most everyone has - or will - face burn out.  You're tired of even looking at the work you've been chipping away at.  You want to go hide in a corner or maybe you just push yourself harder at this big, unmovable force.  Either way you want it done and done yesterday.

But burn out isn't what you think it is.  This is a signal from the Right Brain Muse and/or Left Brain Inner Critic that all is not well that should be.  

In this episode Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) help to show how to recognize burn out, where we as writers need to ask questions and how burn out can actually be a key to making your work better and more you than it was before. 

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