Setting

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Writing Epic Love Stories with K.M. Weiland

If you haven’t discovered the talent and savvy of K.M. Weiland – you are in for a treat today! Writing Epic Love Stories Of all the story types, the love story is perhaps the most evergreen. After […]

Setting—It’s More Than The Name of a City with Kat Cantrell

A big thank-you today for Kat Cantrell who’s filling in for Handsome Hansel on super short notice. Her post below on setting is a definite keeper! One of the greatest inventions of the last ten […]

Mary Buckham presents: What is ACTIVE SETTING and Why it Should Matter to YOU!

Your story’s setting is much more than a GPS reading for your reader. Author and workshop guru extraordinaire, Mary Buckham, explains why setting plays a substantial role in enhancing a reader’s experience. Welcome, Mary!   […]

Welcome Home: How Setting Can Make Your Series Sing with Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid is an artist when it domes to depicting settings that act as additional characters in her books – and I’m not just saying that because I’m her critique partner. Whether it is in the Blue Ridge […]

A Cowboy, a vampire, & a detective walk into a bar …writing across genres with Rebecca Zanetti

I am envious of people who can do different things equally well and Rebecca Zanetti is one of those people. In fact, if she wasn’t so darn awesome – I’d probably hate her. She writes across several […]

The Pressure of Writing with Handsome Hansel

Handsome Hansel is back! Today, he talks about what he’s learned about writing (and himself) when faced with a deadline.  As writers we are predisposed to lie to ourselves. It begins with the illusionary fact we […]

The Beauty is in the Details, by Sherry Thomas

Due to a scheduling glitch, we’re posting one of our favorite columns written by historical author Sherry Thomas.    Some people say the devil is in the details. I say the divine is in the […]

DELECTABLE, DEVILISH, DREAMY, DRAT…with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

One of my favorite instructors – as well as one of my favorite people! – is Laurie Schnebly Campbell. I learn something new and amazing in each of her classes AND in each of her […]

Engaging the Senses with Maria McKenzie

Welcome back to Maria McKenzie! Maria joined us last fall with a fabulous post on The Art of Writing Dialogue. Today she tells us how to engage the senses. What you see is what you […]

Book Launch Day with Loucinda McGary

Today, we’re celebrating Loucinda McGary’s latest release, Dead Girl in a Green Dress! An avid traveler, the locales of her novels are a result of places she’s visited.  A trip to Mackinac Island sets the […]

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