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Galley Table Episode Eight – Gypsy Pirate Rants

In episode eight we leave Laura all alone in the wheelhouse and she rants! This is another one of our NaNoWriMo themed shows.
Mentioned:
Snowflake Method
NaNoWriMo
Scrivener
Write or Die

Galley Table Episode Seven – Bubbly Evil

In episode seven we chat about organization in preparing to write.
Guests:
Zack Ricks
Jeff Hite
Laura Frechette
Mentioned:
Snowflake Method
NaNoWriMo
Scrivener
Write or Die

I am a reader first

October 18, 2010
I am a reader first

If you are a reader, no matter what you are reading  you understand what it means to be really into a story.  You also know how utterly disturbing it can be when something jars back into the real world.  Technically this is called “suspension of disbelief,” or in this case, the loss of the suspension […]

Ways To Ensure You Will Not Be Published

I find myself repeating the same two critiques over and over as I’m working through the pile. Here, I’ll point them out, so you writers will know to avoid them, and the readers can appreciate that we’re doing this so they don’t have to.

Ambiguity

July 26, 2010
Ambiguity

Brand Gamblin (vidcaster, writer, and creator extraordinaire and author of the novel Tumbler and one of the stories in our first issue) had this to tweet “You know what “Nebulous ending” means? It means you didn’t have the stones to finish the story.”  To give you some context, he was replying to a post on […]

Getting to Know Your Character

One of the most important parts of a story is you main character, without whom the story is just a nice detailed description about something happening. That is not to say that you can’t write a story that has no main characters, but that is a whole other post. Just like in life, if you […]

The Importance of a hook

July 12, 2010
The Importance of a hook

First lets talk about what a hook is. When you use Google to define: hook you will find a definition that is about two pages long with so many different meanings that I think it is important to make it clear what I am talking about. A hook in the way I am thinking is […]

What do I buy? Stories.

July 10, 2010
What do I buy? Stories.

That should be pretty obvious, right? However, after looking over the last round of submissions, and over the first wave of the current one, it looks like we need to talk about what I’m looking for. Yeah, I’ve posted a little on that over at madpoetfiles.com, but what I was talking about was the emotional […]

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