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Ah, the dreaded synopsis. The three pager. To me, it's like trying to park a Buick in a Wheaties box. After toiling with one for over a…

Started by Jude Hardin

27 Mar 23, 2007
Reply by Jude Hardin

Writers: Inny or Outy

A reply on one of my blog posts got me wondering, so I'm taking an informal poll. Do you go out of the house to write or lock yourself in y…

Started by Christa Faust

30 Mar 21, 2007
Reply by Brian Thornton

First Chapter: A Wonder Unto Many

I should have titled this post, "A Staggering Work of Selfish Indulgence," or something of the like. What follows (attached) is the firs…

Started by Scott Hess

12 Mar 21, 2007
Reply by Scott Hess

Bad men and good writing.

I was doing a bit of research (OK, I was goofing off) following the bread crumbs wherever they took me. I started looking at events in 1941…

Started by David Terrenoire

23 Mar 20, 2007
Reply by J.D. Rhoades

The Yin and Yang of Great Books

An author has many jobs to do when writing a book. They have to set the scene, introduce the characters, relay information pertaining to th…

Started by Sandra Ruttan

11 Mar 19, 2007

Story, Narrative And Heavy Lifting

The other day I ran into the keynote presentation from the SXSW technology conference by Will Wright, creator of a video game called the Si…

Started by Stephen Blackmoore

16 Mar 17, 2007
Reply by Daniel Hatadi

By Mr. Hatadi's Request

"Are writers who write about murder more fun than writers who write about women finding empowerment through quilting? That's the questio…

Started by Sandra Ruttan

8 Mar 9, 2007
Reply by Steve Mosby


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