No, I didn’t plan this. I thought I had another three weeks of writing to hit the end. Yesterday, I was galloping along, and I’d planned to pick up today with the logical continuation of the scene I wrote yesterday, where my characters were in trouble… And when I loped back into the office this… Continue reading FINISHED BOOK FIVE OF THE OHIO SERIES!!!
Category: Create A Plot Clinic
A Giggly Scene, A Wicked Secret… and I Love You, Tomorrow
No big secret that these books are set in a decidedly sideways version of the Ohio town in which I live. I love this place, and I’m having a wonderful time building some seriously wacky shit into what is in reality a lovely old town with a great history, and some fine and friendly people.… Continue reading A Giggly Scene, A Wicked Secret… and I Love You, Tomorrow
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 Ohio Series: Taking the measure of a novel
Yesterday was Marketing Day, and I got the first half of the 4th edition of Create a Plot Clinic finished. Next week if all goes well I’ll finish and do a new cover, and take that class live and wide. Today, I worked for several hours, and got 1010 words of the 2000 I’d planned.… Continue reading The Ohio Series: Taking the measure of a novel
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
Things Don’t Look Good for My Future With Apple
This is the follow-up post to Uncrippling the Lesson. As I said I would, I paid my book packager to create a separate version of How To Think Sideways, Lesson 6 that did not include links to Apple. I uploaded the corrected version. A couple days later, I got this message: Dear Holly Lisle, One… Continue reading Things Don’t Look Good for My Future With Apple
This is the price for a Short Courses Community membership.
I’ll offer two ways to pay: PAYMENT PLAN PRICE: The price for a SHORT COURSES Membership is going to be $5 a month for six months. After the final payment, the student becomes a lifetime member at the SHORT COURSES level. At any point during the six months in which payments are being made, the… Continue reading This is the price for a Short Courses Community membership.