How to Write Fiction: Being Naked and Proud

Only you can truly see through your eyes... that is until you put them on the page through your characters.  And then everyone can see it.  For better or for worse - and sometimes both - you're revealed in ways even you were not aware of.

Being naked on the page is being honest, is showing others who you are, why you believe the way you do, what you think is important and how you want the world to be.  In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss how to write true to yourself, why you'd want to put the best, worst, and ugliest parts of ourselves out there for the world to consume and what we as writers get out of it.

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How to Write Fiction:

We are such strange creatures.  We desire comfort and chaos, routine and inspiration.  In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the importance of creating space in your life for your art.  We go into each of the three types of space in detail and why they're important.  

If you're lucky enough to be able to do all three, they can only help in aiding in the building of your writing habit.  Consistent efforts to create and maintain your space will benefit you to creating the life you want to live.

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How to Write Fiction: Stories using both the Editor and the Muse!

For three weeks we have been talking Sweet Spot Map.  From building a one, to building a world and then building your characters.  In the fourth and final installment, we go over how to use the map for story building.

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss how to take what you've written down on your map and to find key conflicts, mixing and matching over and over to fine-tune your story.  Using examples from both of our works and maps, we'll go over how to find the conflict in the parts you love (and hate) most.

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Please hang with us. We have a really fun episode this week we think you'll love.

Holly

How to Write Fiction: Build Characters using the Muse's input!

Two weeks we went over building a Sweet Spot Map, last week we went over building a world.  This week we go over how to use the map for character building.

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss how to take what you've written down on your map and build the characters that will inhabit your worlds, using examples from both of our works. Anything on these maps can be used to build characters you've just created or enhance ones you've had around for a while.  We go into how much to include, how to look at different sections in more than an obvious way and drawing from your own life.

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How to Write Fiction: Build your Fictional World using the Muse's input!

Last week we went over building a Sweet Spot Map.  This week we go over how to use the map for worldbuilding.

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss how to take what you've written down on your map and build the world from it, using examples from both of our works.  We'll show you how almost anything can be turned into a worldbuilding element, how to pick out the important parts and how to navigate your way through your muse's more incoherent ramblings.

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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