Finding the Sweet Spot of Sanity with Worldbuilding Frames

I started out writing as a pantster, got nowhere, and naturally veered into the other extreme (as all converts tend to do), before I finally landed somewhere in the middle. Nowadays, I plot my big turning points and pants the individual scenes; create "character frames" and discover my characters' actual personalities while I write them; …

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Building A World Without Going Insane

If you think the title is over the top, you’ve either never suffered from Worldbuilder’s Disease, lucky you (and yes, it’s a real affliction!), or your story takes place in this world, which just sits there, ready-made for the risk-averse writer. Just kidding. Even if your story takes place in the so-called “real world,” you …

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A Dose of Romance Realism – by M.C. Torrent

Let’s talk about story romances y’all. I’m no expert on writing romance, but this comes coincidentally with some possibly terrible life choices I’ve made so I guess we’re stuck with this. So, yeah, this is probably nothing new, but you know what? Let’s talk about YA because as a person who falls into the YA …

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Tips on (Apparently) Traditional Publishing – by Joy Fetters

Hey, all!  Sorry in advance that this post is so short—I completely forgot that this was my week to write a post and I’ve been doing homework all day, so…it’s probably going to be pretty short! 😀 So, I never actually thought that I would be the expert on this in the group—I honestly expected …

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RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chaos Circus!

We're excited to announce the release of our second sponsored book, THE CHAOS CIRCUS!  That's right, TCC is now out in the world! This book, with flavors of CARAVAL, THE NIGHT CIRCUS, and THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, The Chaos Circus follows junior reporter Tessa LaRoche on a wild adventure to recover a lost and valuable possession - though …

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