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So You Want to Write

If you want to write meaningful fiction, You’ll need a setting that forces your characters to grow. Shall it be modern, Edwardian, or antebellum? Which conflict will nurture the plot elements you sow?   You need a hero to carry

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Interview with Meradeth Houston

Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her: She’s a Northern California girl, now braving the cold winters in Montana. When she’s not writing,

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Interview with Elizabeth Welsford

Elizabeth Welsford is the author of the IPPY-winning The Five Step Plan. She’s a mom, culinary adventurer, and single malt scotch aficionado who has become obsessed with writing historical fiction.  For the past few years, she’s made it her business to learn

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Your Protagonist–Don’t Write a Mary Sue

New writers have a tendency to write characters who are unrealistically perfect. After all, if you’re female, wouldn’t it be great to have long blonde hair, perfect boobs, and big blue eyes that charm every guy around? And if you’re

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