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An Expedition Into The Dark, Tumultuous Heart Of Authorial Self-hatred

You’re sitting there. You’re writing. It’s going good. Or just okay. Or whatever. Your fingers are moving, your brain is barfing up ideas, and sentence by sentence, this story comes to life. And then: this radar ping, where you unconsciously send out a signal to test your self-worth as a writer to ask the innocuous…

25 Steps To Being A Traditionally Published Author: Lazy Bastard Edition
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25 Steps To Being A Traditionally Published Author: Lazy Bastard Edition

So, here’s the deal — August for me is, as the kids say, “supa-cray-cray.” I’m working on like, 17 novels and two scripts or something like that. As such, I have put out various tendrils and pea shoots and solicited the aid of various Friends of Terribleminds (TM) to drop in throughout the month and…

25 Humpalicious Steps For Writing Your First Sex Scene

Some folks are allowed to post guest blogs here. Even fewer of those folks are allowed to take over the coveted Tuesday “25 Things” spot, but here’s Delilah Dawson anyway, with a post I couldn’t refuse if only because of the word “humpalicious” (AND ALSO SHE HAS A GUN HELP PLEASE HELP SEND HELP CALL…

Brooke Johnson: Five Things I Learned Writing The Guild Conspiracy

In the face of impossible odds, can one girl stem the tides of war? It has been six months since clockwork engineer Petra Wade destroyed an automaton designed for battle, narrowly escaping with her life. But her troubles are far from over. Her partner on the project, Emmerich Goss, has been sent away to France,…

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On Sentence Fragments And Other Stylistic Jibber-jabber

I received this comment here at the blog: Dear Chuck, “Can you help me? There’s something I need to do, but I haven’t got the strength to do it.” From one Star Wars fan and student of English to another, I came here today looking for answers. Respectfully: I didn’t like what I read of…

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