All posts tagged Joss Whedon

Believability in high stakes with paranormal fiction–can death be pulled off?

!SPOILER ALERT! I will be mentioning by name the death of a secondary character in a Nora Roberts’ Circle Trilogy book, and characters in a Joss Whedon film, so if you’d rather not know, don’t read further. Okay… I’m the the middle of reading Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts, and King just died and I […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Baumgartner Space Jump LEGO Reenactment!

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Pride (In The Name Of Love),” by U2 NEWS: This week MUST LOVE BREECHES won 1st place in FF&P’s On the Far Side contest in the time travel/steampunk/historical category and a full request from the judging editor. It also finaled today in the Windy City Four Seasons Contest, […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Stormtrooper Hygiene

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Begin the Begin,” by R.E.M. NEWS: I will have some awesome news to report next week about MUST LOVE BREECHES (re: status in Query Land) and STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY finaled in its first contest (and the first one it entered), The Golden Pen, ironically beating out MUST LOVE […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Batman Spa (and some Firefly)

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Let’s Dance,” by David Bowie NEWS: I signed my first contract! BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS, coming January 2013 from Secret Cravings Publishing! Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy and Deep POV: You’ll Have to Go Through Me: Eliminating Filter Words Querying? Wise words from Query […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Jar-Jar Binks Target Practice

Song playing right now on my playlist: “On the Radio,” by Regina Spektor NEWS: MUST LOVE BREECHES finaled in the Celtic Hearts RWA chapter contest, the Golden Claddagh, in the paranormal category! Writing and the Writing Life: Those writing historical fiction, great post by Merry Farmer on marriage customs in the Middle Ages, and it’s probably […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Star Wars parody of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janice Joplin Writing and the Writing Life: What could be Worse Than a Cliché? Tiffany Lawson Inman has a quick search you can do on your manuscript that could help you punch up your prose. Dear Author reports on a disturbing practice by some self-pubbed authors: When […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Harry Potter theme played on wineglasses

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Anywhere Out of the World” by Dead Can Dance Writing and the Writing Life: Margie Lawson has a guest post on Fresh, Fresh, Fresh Character Descriptions! Just discovered this yesterday and have already put it to good use. Scan Your Work For Overused Phrases, Words, and Clichés, and Monitor Words […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Sendak/Avengers Mashup

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Take a Chance on Me” ABBA Writing and the Writing Life: The next in their series: The Dos and Don’ts of Writers’ Conferences: Part 2 Did you know you could get an MFA in writing romance? Alexandra Sokoloff with another great blog post on how screenwriting concepts can improve […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Whedon as Bathroom Coach

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Monday Morning” Fleetwood Mac Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold on Cliffhangers: Not Just for the End of a Book. And while we’re on hooks, Jody Hedlund also had a post this week on the subject: 4 Ways to Hook Your Readers & Keep Them Wanting More Kat Latham […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Vader Hugging a Unicorn

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Bittersweet Symphony,” by the Verve. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Writing and the Writing Life: Are your characters constantly trying to stand, run, smile? Well did they succeed or not? You could be weakening your prose. Janice Hardy explores this common writer crutch: Do or Do Not. There is No […]

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