What to Look for in a Writing Workshop

- by Elaine Isaak

It seems that new writing workshops crop up every day–at least every week!  There are bootcamps, retreats, on-line seminars, master’s degrees and certificates, summer-long sessions, and local weekly events run by the only person in town who has tried to sell a book. A google search on writing workshops brings back over eleven million results.  […]

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By The Seat of My Pants?

- by Barbara Meyers

Lots of authors write without plotting first, which is what I do.  I’ve survived so far, but it’s a lot of work, especially if you decide to start writing in a genre you’ve never written in before and you have no idea what you’re doing.  Such was the case when I began writing The Forbidden […]

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Too Much Freakin’ Magic

- by Elaine Isaak

Ya know, I like magic as much as the next person. . . no, I think I have to take that back.  I don’t like magic when it’s just a big special effects show.  I like magic to be fully integrated with the plot and characters of the book.  I don’t need to know how […]

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Confessions of a Conference Junkie

- by Elaine Isaak

Okay, so I have three days right now between the Novelists, Inc conference on the beach, and the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego.  Yes, the time for denial is over:  I am a conference junkie.  Every year I think I should cut back on the number of cons I attend. . .and every year […]

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