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Where we learn how to keep the drama on the page and out of our writing process! Let's see... writing is a wondrous, mysterious, unknowable process, right? Um... #notsomuch! Once past the inspiration point, the rest is craft and craft can be learned! And we are here to talk craft, keeping yourself motivated and so much more! If you want more of this kind of booty-kicking encouragement every day, check out my Twitter stream @writingnodrama for tips and tricks 24/7! Also don't forget to set a reminder through blogtalkradio for Saturdays at 2pm PST! Talk to you then!

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We will be talking about what to do with your book AFTER you write it! Join us for a 1/2 hour of marketing talk!

First off, not all novels need a theme. As a matter of fact if a theme doesn't naturally bubble up from your subconscious, you probably don't want to try and wedge one in there just because it sounded cool to have a theme. We have all... more

Nothing makes a book crackle more than romantic tension. Most people's minds go to the 'opposites attract' place. Aka "Moonlighting." However your characters do not have to constantly fight to create some sizzle. Tune in Saturday at... more

In fiction we hear that term a lot... "Wow, that author really knows how to turn a phrase." You probably think, ya for them! But unless you are getting spontaneous compliments about how you turned a phrase well, you probably... um... you... more

You would think this one would be a no brainer, right? Wrong! When I ask so many of my pre-clients/students who the top 5 bestsellers are in the genre they look at me funny! So on Sat we are going to talk about the importance... more

If you think agents and publishers can be critical of your first 50 pages, just wait until you put them out to the public! You must capture a readers attention from word one and then live up to those first words to carry them into the rest of your... more

Screenwriters have done it for years. Poetry writers breathe work shopping to hone their words and performance. But prose writers? We have been slow to pick up the call. Sure we may have a crit partner or even a writing group. But... more

Besides taking a slew of questions from the @writingnodrama Twitter stream, we will be talking about a fundamental situation many writers find themselves in... When their family and friends do not support their writing. Or worse, are... more

That's right, we are back in the New Year kicking some booty and taking names. I talk all the time about how ANYONE can write a book. Well, now I am challenging you to! And not a crash 30 days, lose your life and your sanity kind of thing. I... more

As the holiday season pummels us... I mean greets us, it is a great time to breathe in the winter air (or summer depending on your hemisphere) and think about what writing means to us. Remember if you simply write 3 pages a day in... more
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