How to Write Fiction: What is Process and can I change it?  How does Process effect my writing?

Have you been struggling with writer's block?  Maybe you've got a ton of Hard Drive Zombies and you just can't seem to finish anything.  Or maybe you've been writing a long time, have a decent amount of established work... and now what you've always done is failing you.

You're not alone.

So many writers have writers have run up against the agony that slams you full body into a brick wall when your process suddenly just stops working.  Some writers don't know what process is in general, much less can define their own.  

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss several different processes she has worked through when creating several different works of fiction including different genres and a collaboration.  So listen and then jump into the forums to let us know: What is YOUR process?  Has it changed?  Has it ever failed or is it staying strong?  What do you do: cling to process and force it to the end?  Or drop it at even the hint of Muse Resistance?

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss

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How to Write Fiction:

Who doesn't worry at some point that they're going to bomb with their fiction? Many writers put off publishing, revising or even creating for fear of a lack of skill.  

If you're a non-linear writer with scattered scenes, how do you know if you technically have a first draft?  

Should I change a process I love if I feel it's not getting results I think I am supposed to be getting?

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss several questions emailed to us by two writers who feel their issues were not common enough to warrant a post in the podcast forums - but these are very, very common issues!  Let's get to working on some solutions together.

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How to Write Fiction: Listener's Questions!

How can I know if the writing is boring to just me as the writer or to everyone?  How do you write flashbacks, dreams, and premonitions well and are they necessary for your main character to gain information when you're limited by point of view?  How do you avoid an info dump when the character has no information but needs it to figure everything out?

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss all of these questions in depth.  If you feel you're still lost, please come into the forums and let us know!

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How to Write Fiction

Technical difficulties have left us in a bit of a lurch, but we're not leaving you without content.  In today's episode we are republishing more of the much-requested Holly Lisle On Writing - the episodes 4 and 5 from Holly's original 2006 podcast.

In this blast from the past Holly answers questions from listeners and readers covering collaborations, world building, languages, themes and more.  We'll have updated links on anything possible in the show notes at AloneWithInvisiblePeople.com

The regular podcast will return next week (3-17-20).

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How to Write Fiction: With so many ideas, how do I know which ones are best?

If you're stuck in overwhelm on a current novel or story, surrounded by the ideas coming at you from everywhere, this episode addresses just that.  When we're writing fiction, ideas flood in.  The more you write, the more ideas you get.  So how in the world can you tell the difference between a good idea that supports your work and a bad one that derails it? 

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the overabundance of ideas, what to do with them, how to tell if they're good for a current work or not, and how to maintain your focus on the current story.

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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