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Finding Conflict

I am currently brainstorming the sequel to my novel Iron Goddess. Making the shift from editing back to brainstorming is tough for me. Probably tough for a lot of writers. Even assuming that I’m using many of the characters from the first book, I am faced with the question: What now? One of the tools … Read more Finding Conflict

Writing Contest: Writers’ Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Digest is now accepting entries for their 23rd annual Self-Published Book Awards contest. If you’ve self-published a book in the last year or so, you might want to consider entering this writing contest. The grand prize winner gets $8,000 in cash, a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference, a guaranteed review in Midwest Book … Read more Writing Contest: Writers’ Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Resource: Callsigns and Nicknames

Coming up with regular character names can be enough of a challenge. I find coming up with nicknames even more of a challenge. A good nickname is memorable, organic in origin, and often hints at an interesting story. Think about names like Puke Ass, Syndrome and Crazy T (which is the nickname for a good … Read more Writer’s Resource: Callsigns and Nicknames