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 mini episode, we go over … Continue reading →
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 we cover: Basing Characters off … Continue reading →
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 bouncing ideas around on the … Continue reading →
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 be related to nonfiction or … Continue reading →
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 doing a workshop). I liked … Continue reading →
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 sure that “looking over your … Continue reading →
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 testing the writer’s block course, … Continue reading →
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 few funky mislabeling problems, so … Continue reading →
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.
It’s late. Really, really late. Deadlines clobbered me, but I’m back on my feet now. And I have a bunch of wonderful questions; today I’ll answer some of them. No new mic yet—the sound will be awful as usual. With luck, the content will overcome that.