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How to Plan a Series with an Octopus Map

How to Plan a Series with an Octopus Map

September 29, 2020

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) cover a much, muchrequested topic: the Series Octopus Map!  We go through what it is and how to do it, using Holly's Longview Chronicles series map as an example as well as one I created - and left a few spots blank so listeners could see how we filled them in.

Use your Octopus Map to write a series that WORKS from start to finish!

Download your worksheet and Holly's Longview Chronicles Octopus Map (offered as a demo of how to do this) HERE:
Free Octopus Map Worksheets

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 Worldbuild for Short Stories and Flash Fiction

How to Worldbuild for Short Stories and Flash Fiction

September 22, 2020

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the basics of worldbuilding for short fiction.  We'd love to help folks submitting to the Halloween Flash Fiction episodes and the three examples are flash fiction, but this is something that focuses on worldbuilding for all short fiction.

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 Create Culture for Short Stories and Flash Fiction

How to Create Culture for Short Stories and Flash Fiction

September 15, 2020

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the basics of culture for short fiction.  We'd love to help folks submitting to the Halloween Flash Fiction episodes, but this is something that focuses on culture for all short fiction.

Want to submit a story to the Halloween episodes?  Read the rules here and send us your 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!

If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

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How to Revise - The Big Basics

How to Revise - The Big Basics

September 8, 2020

In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the basics of revision in general but with an eye towards helping folks who wish to submit to the Halloween Flash Fiction episodes.

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Flash Fiction for Halloween - Finished Examples, Tips and Off the Cuff Ideas

Flash Fiction for Halloween - Finished Examples, Tips and Off the Cuff Ideas

September 1, 2020

How to Write Fiction:

In this episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) want to get you ready to write and submit to the Halloween Episode!  Holly goes through two examples of her Flash Fiction, we talk a bit about what a good flash fiction story needs and then we go through a couple of prompts which include a genre and a random word from Holly.

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