This year I was invited for into a StoryBundle for the first time… and I accepted the invitation because the bundle includes not just a bunch of really good writers of both fiction and nonfiction, but two of my genuine writing heroes — Lawrence Block, whose Telling Lies for Fun and Profit helped me teach myself… Continue reading The Write Stuff 2022 Story Bundle… and me!
Category: Create A Character Clinic
The HWC “What do we do with No FORUM?!” page
We’re getting ready to shut down the HollysWritingClasses.com site for its update (This will happen in 0-48 hours… don’t know yet). But while the site is down, HWC members can ask questions and talk to each other here. This is not a place to report problems. For that, go to the HWC Help Desk and… Continue reading The HWC “What do we do with No FORUM?!” page
“No plan survives first contact with the enemy…”
Or second contact… Or third… The quote may come from Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, or Carl von Clausewitz, or Dwight D. Eisenhower… or just some dude who knew shit. But it’s true — and it isn’t just true about war. It’s true about any sort of creation that requires spontaneous adaptation to unknowable but… Continue reading “No plan survives first contact with the enemy…”
The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2014 words, and sneaking up on my ending
Today I discovered something I did not know — that the layered conspiracy that pulled Cady and her allies into danger did so with way more initial planning than I’d realized. That the horrifying crimes she uncovered and solved might have just been a convenient way for someone to get her in front of a… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2014 words, and sneaking up on my ending
Marketing Tuesday: Cleaning and Revising Character Clinic for re-release
I’m doing a third edition of Character Clinic — the second one had a bunch of dead links, I never did get a print version put together for it, my class website has changed domains, and a few other things. So today I did bug-hunting, put together a new cover, (one that matches my better… Continue reading Marketing Tuesday: Cleaning and Revising Character Clinic for re-release
Why I shut down my Patreon fundraiser
I’d intended to send a Questions & Answers email to my How to Write a Novel launch list, but that’s going to have to wait.Instead, I did THIS. Closed my “Move out of Florida while writing fiction” fundraiser. Here’s why — it’s this clause in the Patreon Legal Agreement https://www.patreon.com/legal By posting content to Patreon you grant us a… Continue reading Why I shut down my Patreon fundraiser
The writing shop on HollysWritingClasses.com is now live
Even though my new Holly’s Writing Classes site is still in high beta, I’m delighted to finally have the writing shop open. We haven’t made the site pretty yet, and for the moment the shop is very plain and simple (no frills), but things work now. So I’ve brought back many of my previous classes,… Continue reading The writing shop on HollysWritingClasses.com is now live
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… Continue reading HowToThinkSideways.com Site Move: LAST Chance to Correct Your Account
My bonuses: Last day for Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula
If you buy Jeff Walker’s course through my affiliate link below, you will get the massive course and bonuses he’s offering, plus you will also get the following for free, FROM ME: BONUS ONE: The UGLY WORKSHOP My adaptation of the PLF course to work specifically for writers, put together from my working notes as… Continue reading My bonuses: Last day for Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula
I have NEW Fiction and Nonfiction available!
It’s taken a while to get past the indigestible lump that was How To Think Sideways, but from now on, I’m hoping to get at least one new item into print every month. This month, I have two—LIGHT THROUGH FOG, the first Holly Lisle Single (short fiction), and CREATE A CHARACTER CLINIC, 2nd EDITION. Both… Continue reading I have NEW Fiction and Nonfiction available!