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  • Historical Tidbits- Strigoi

    Posted September 8, 2014 by Mandi Konesni

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    Random tidbits for my current work in progress that I wanted to save so I could refer back to them in one easy to find place. In Romanian mythology, strigoi (English: striga, poltergeist)[1] are the troubled souls of Read More...

  • Exploring Characters Exercise Answer

    Posted September 7, 2014 by Donna B

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    For this exercise, http://literarysocial.com/blog/5/exploring-characters-part-1/ . This is a character sketch so to speak. 1. Norma Jean was short in stature, but as feisty as they come. Her blond hair, blue eyes and Read More...

  • The Books that We Read

    Posted September 4, 2014 by Donna B

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    I've read a fair amount of books over time. Found some really great ones and also some that were pure torture to get through. Some I didn't even finish due to a total lack of connection to the characters or story. I r Read More...

  • Writing Dialogue that Makes Your Characters Real

    Posted September 3, 2014 by LS Admin

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    Today we are exploring dialogue. While researching for good advice to include, we came upon this Huffington Post article. For this exercise, we will use that article as a guide. From that article: [quote] Four ke Read More...

  • Exploring Setting

    Posted September 2, 2014 by Donna B

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    From Writer's Digest are some good tips about writing your settings for your stories. These tips from author David Morrell should help you write more realistic settings for your readers. In line with that article, let Read More...

  • Exploring Plot

    Posted September 1, 2014 by LS Admin

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    The definition of Plot, from Wikipedia is: [quote] Plot is a literary term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, Read More...

  • Time to Write?

    Posted April 14, 2014 by Donna B

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    So I've done it again. Lost my time for writing to other things that seem to come up. My novella that is done with the second edit now needs a final edit before I send it to publishers. It sits, waiting. I keep saying th Read More...

  • Using Gimp for Your Book Artwork

    Posted April 3, 2014 by LS Admin

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    The free program for working with images, creating icons, etc called Gimp is similar to Photoshop and is what we've used for years to create various icons and things, resize images and make animated .gifs. We review f Read More...

  • LibreOffice

    Posted March 20, 2014 by LS Admin

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    We accidentally stumbled upon LibreOffice when we were looking for good writing software. OpenOffice had been our choice of MS Office alternative for the past few years and so we were surprised to learn about this other Read More...

  • Scrivener

    Posted March 14, 2014 by LS Admin

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    We had seen a lot of good reviews for Scrivener and so we decided to download the demo version and try it ourselves. This writing software has a great introductory tutorial and a full 30 day trial period to try befor Read More...