Minerva Wakes re-release, and new revision freebie

The Story: Ahead of a coming storm, Minerva Kiakra is fighting her way through crowded grocery aisles, when the last box of cereal is yanked from her grasp… …by the impossible. She does not see a dragon. Does not. Does NOT. And when the same dragon cuts her off in traffic? No, no, no. But the thing she doesn’t want … Continue reading →

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For the first time ever, I’m writing a novel in NaNoWriMo

I’ve spent the past few years doing very little fiction. First there were the problems with WordPress on my writing site that broke my writing classes and wrecked my income, and which had to be fixed. Then there were the five surgeries in twelve months that caused me enormous pain, a lot of down time for recovery, and meant I … Continue reading →

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HowToThinkSideways.com Site Move: LAST Chance to Correct Your Account

The move over at HowToThinkSideways.com is starting We’re starting to move member accounts onto the live new software, new domain, and new classrooms this week. In order to receive your new temporary password, you MUST have a working email address in your current account. Here are the steps to make sure you’ll be able to get to your stuff (INCLUDING … Continue reading →

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Trying Again: Sign-up for the Website Paper Test Version 1.1

Paper Testing ROUND 2 I’ll be gone next week for another tongue biopsy/surgery (not sure how much he’s going to need to do, but the recovery for both is the same). After that, I’ll set up the next paper tests. Parts of the site design look pretty close to ready. Parts of the site have proved to me that paper … Continue reading →

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Round 1 Testing for New Holly Lisle Writing School Website: 39 Volunteers Requested Now

CANCELLED WebinarJam has crashed every time but one on this, with people unable to reach rooms I’m in. I’ve checked my links, I’ve checked their links, and at this point, the only thing I can do to stop wasting people’s time is give up. I’m going to see if there’s some way to do this same process with Skype. I’ll … Continue reading →

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Cancelling the September 15th How To Think Sideways Live Chat

I’ve had something come up that makes doing the final live chat next Tuesday impossible. I am cancelling it rather than rescheduling it for two reasons. One, if I reschedule the chat rather than cancelling it and setting up a new chat, the bugs in the current 5-chat set-up will remain, and things like surveys, polls, and links will keep … Continue reading →

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Video & Podcast Test: How To Write Suckitudinous Fiction

I chose one of my funnier articles on writing fiction and turned it into both a video and a podcast. I’m testing new software that I hope to use for a number of different applications, including workshops, and I’d like to know how these two formats work for you. VIDEO TEST: AUDIO TEST YOUTUBE LINK: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTAksz1NFyc … Continue reading →

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Don’t miss the Writing Live Chat FIVE, Aug. 18, 2015

The chat will start at 1PM EDT. It may run over an hour (the last one did). Here’s your invitation if you haven’t yet signed up: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/4436/e963ecd928 Here’s our discussion schedule: Genre: Discussing What Genre Isn’t, and Why This Matters When To Go to War Over a Book…And When NOT To Writing As A Business (or A Hobby): From Getting … Continue reading →

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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 Philosopher Gambit is off to the copyeditor!

Finally. I’m having the folks at Silver Jay do an in-depth proofread for me—I’ll do the clean-up and publish when I get it back. I’m considering offering a print version of the first three stories, which would give the reader the equivalent of a 90,000-word novel. I KNOW I’m going to offer this book later, when I have all six … Continue reading →

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