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What Happened to the Flash Flood Typist?

Wow. *looks around the empty room* Ladies and Gentlemen, it has been a long time since human beings stepped foot in these silent halls. In times of yore, this mansion was teeming with life. Human beings bustled to and fro, and children frolicked in the meadows outside the great gates. ... just me? The voices … Continue reading What Happened to the Flash Flood Typist?

Back to the Basics: How to Find Your Novel’s Genre

Let’s face it, sometimes the genre boxes are just too constraining. Your novel doesn’t take place on Earth, so it can’t be realistic fiction. But it also doesn’t contain magic, so can it really be called fantasy? Calling it alternate-history implies a connection to Earth, but alternate-universe brings up connotations in readers’ minds to Game of Thrones.

Your romance doesn’t have a HEA (happily ever after). Is it still called a romance? Is it woman’s lit? Are you limiting yourself by calling it so?

Back to the Basics: Discovering Your Writing Identity

Are you a new writer? Have you been writing for a long while but feel like you've lost your direction? (*raises hand* Hello, me.) You have come to the right place. *bows* In my last Back to the Basics post, I discussed my writing identity - how every memorable story contains the author's soul. This post? … Continue reading Back to the Basics: Discovering Your Writing Identity