Marketing Your Fiction Live Chat, Tuesday June 9, 1pm ET

I’m trying to get ahead of this chat—I spent a couple hours working on the handouts this morning. Marketing fiction is something that has not been done with repeatable results before, and this is something my HTTS folks know I and a handful of volunteers are experimenting with, with the end of being able to do regular successful fiction launches … Continue reading →

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The HTTS Q&A Live Chat Replays link

I’ve now set the replays for the live chats up so that you can view them and get the downloads without having to login. I’ll add each one after any special offers I do in the live chats have expired (so that I don’t end up with dead coupons on permanent pages). Here’s the link: http://howtothinksideways.com/about-the-htts-qa-live-chats/ … Continue reading →

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LAST CALL — Free live writing chat today, with a little writing workshop thrown in

I’ve set up today’s writing chat so I should be able to answer some live questions along with the ones asked previously. IF YOU HAVE WRITING QUESTIONS… Today’s topics are: Story Planning (Plotting) Character Development Writing from Different Points of View What About Genre Writer Myths AND Writing Myths Revision and Editing (Are NOT Synonyms) And I have downloadable notes sheets and … Continue reading →

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Content for the 5 Free Live Writing Chats

I now have the 5 Free Live Writing Chats set up in my calendar, and have each chat broken out according to content. This way, if you have specific questions, you can plan accordingly. You can use this link to join the chat series at any time. (Link opens in new tab) You’ll receive notifications for the live chats, and … Continue reading →

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YES on one-step writer websites, YES to 5 free HTTS Live Chats, now scheduled

I’ve finally caught my breath on one of the wilder February/March combos I’ve been through. So now it’s time for me to catch up on a couple of things that have been left hanging. Writers’ One-Step Website Software. THAT’s a big YES. First, Dan’s and my question about whether anyone besides me wanted a one-step writer website was a resounding … Continue reading →

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Follow-up on my resignation from SFWA, with statement from SFWA’s president

Where this comes from: A new SFWA member happy to have qualified—who is also one of my writing students—contacted me privately to present misrepresentations of what I said here that were being presented in SFWA’s private forums. I will post MY first reply, the reply from SFWA President Steven Gould, and my definitive response: MY FIRST REPLY: The potential for … Continue reading →

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I’m sick…but I STILL kicked Bashtyk Nokyd’s ass

I couldn’t sleep last night because I couldn’t breathe last night. (Matt was sick for two weeks, the Kid has been sick for one, but is still sick—and now it’s my turn. So I sat up all night writing. I got 20 Sentences, which doesn’t seem like much until you realize that each Sentence is the condensed outline for one … Continue reading →

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BASHTYK NOKYD takes a nosedive…

There comes a point in every series where things go wrong. No. Let me make that a bit clearer. There comes a point in every series where things go “monster-jumps-out-of-your-closet-and-bites-your-head-off” wrong. I have met the monster, and it is Bashtyk Nokyd Takes The Longview. And here’s the thing. Even after you’re wandering around with your head chomped off, the series … Continue reading →

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