And once again, I loved what I got. My poor, poor characters… And I got 1351 words, and am now at 68,056 — and the villains in town have just done something really interesting, and my MC just got to see the first tip of a brand new iceberg… But I now have to go… Continue reading Words went well, bad things happened…
AIARWIP Episodes 4, 4.5, and 5: Brainstorming (with worksheets) & more
Because of a certain amount of chaos in my daily life right now, I forgot to mention LAST week’s TWO Alone In A Room With Invisible People podcasts. In the Brainstorming Workshop, Part 1, Becca and I develop idea pieces from scratch (using the free, no-opt-in downloadable worksheets linked from the podcast page). In the… Continue reading AIARWIP Episodes 4, 4.5, and 5: Brainstorming (with worksheets) & more
Building A Better Character — Alone In A Room With Invisible People, Episode #2
Becky and I have our second episode live now. We jumped all over writing better characters, where it’s easy to make mistakes, how to prevent them, how to fix them… We had fun, and there are a few stories in this episode about how crazy characters can make you — and your story. Here’s what… Continue reading Building A Better Character — Alone In A Room With Invisible People, Episode #2
Alone in a Room with Invisible People: Our New Podcast
My daughter Rebecca and I get together every Sunday to talk. Knit. Show our goofy cats to each other. We do this online, because we currently live about 600 miles apart. But we also talk about writing. A lot. And at one point a couple months ago, we were having this really animated discussion and… Continue reading Alone in a Room with Invisible People: Our New Podcast
Questions for the Google+ Chat: What do you want to know about…
The Google+ Live Chat will start Friday at 12 NOON ET. THERE IS NO SOUND on the first 45 or so seconds of this video. Skip past those. I caught the error quickly. I’m going to answer questions you post here. This is pretty wide open. Your questions can be professional or personal, and can… Continue reading Questions for the Google+ Chat: What do you want to know about…
Did a freebie online writing workshop today. You can take the workshop.
The workshop is Creating Characters With Character. My host is Cindy Rushton, and we did this live on the air, so it has the usual rough edges you get with a live workshop…but also the energy you get from someone pacing around the room talking and gesturing (that would be me—cannot sit still while I’m… Continue reading Did a freebie online writing workshop today. You can take the workshop.
Two Awesome Success Stories
I got these e-mails today, and received permission to post both of them. This one from Liz B. Hi Holly! I have to tell you straight away. I’m so excited! I’ve bought the Feb Package yesterday, not for the Writers Block course specifically, it was the Hawkspar draft and revision stuff that sold me. I’m… Continue reading Two Awesome Success Stories
And All the Pieces Are Back Together
So. Heard from Air Force Kid, and he’s okay. That’s my huge news. Big news is, the store is back up and running, and has two new goodies. The small one is 21 Ways to Get Yourself Writing When Your Life Has Just Exploded, which I wrote in response to a friend who was beta… Continue reading And All the Pieces Are Back Together
I’m doing final wrapping up on How to Beat Writer’s Block (And Have FUN Writing From Now On). It’s primarily an audio course, but I’m adding some additional written material to it. Reports from beta users are coming back pretty excited, but I did have some problems with accidental overdubbing on one track, and a… Continue reading Swamped
Half the podcast finished
What started out this morning as a mild little headache has turned into a full-blown migraine, though, so I’m going to have to go take something and lie down for a while. Not a tremendously productive day.