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Archive for Writing Fiction

A Merry Ergonomic Christmas

A Merry Ergonomic Christmas

I’m sure you’ve heard all the hype about how sitting is really bad for your health. Crazy statistics that [...]

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Everyday Phrases Coined by Famous Authors

Everyday Phrases Coined by Famous Authors

Throughout the years, authors and writers have done their part in growing the English language. In fact, some calculate [...]

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Do You Know Diddly Squat?

Do You Know Diddly Squat?

Did you ever wonder where certain unpredictable sayings, called idioms, come from? Like “Riding shotgun?” This phrase originated back [...]

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Crazy Origins

Crazy Origins

Language is constantly growing and changing. Just this year, the words awesomesauce, MacGyver, melty, and holodeck made the Oxford [...]

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3P’s of Writing

3P’s of Writing

Writing. It’s so easy yet so hard. My writing process is a bit of a mix. I call it [...]

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Exciting News!!!!!!

Exciting News!!!!!!

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you some exciting news. Lorna Seilstad is a Carol Award [...]

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Oh, Those Characters!

Oh, Those Characters!

Without a doubt, characters are the heart of my stories. I often have a large ensemble in mind for [...]

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How to Write Like a Plantser

How to Write Like a Plantser

What? You’ve never met a plantser before? Well, allow me to rectify that situation. My name is Kim, and [...]

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Signpost Plotting

Signpost Plotting

I’ve been a nonfiction writer, well, it seems like forever. I’ve worked for several newspapers, written for magazines, blogs, [...]

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Assignments for Fun and Profit

Assignments for Fun and Profit

If you’re still waiting for that first book contract and wondering if that magical moment will ever arrive, maybe [...]

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