Category Archives: Writing Craft

RMFW’s Colorado Gold writers’ conference is Just Around the Corner…

And it’s time to do the conference tips thing. Here’s my post from last year about getting ready for CoGo. The advice is pretty much the same, especially about the coffee. Conference Tips for RMFW’s Colorado Gold. This year, I’m … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of August 27th

Social Media and Book Promotion Writer Lyn Horner on how to, and how NOT to, promote your book on Amazon’s reader forums. On Writers in the Storm blog. Do Facebook ads burn money? On Jeff Bullas’ social media blog.   … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of July 15th, 2012

From Alexandra Sokoloff, a great tip for writing a series. From writer Kait Nolan; Word Mistakes Writers Should be Ashamed of Making. The debut episode of a new YouTube series called Written by a Kid, put together by Geek and … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of June 25

E-Publishing Writer Susan Bischoff touts the Smashwords annual e-book sale, through July, on her blog, Hunting High and Low. Screenwriter and advice guru Alexander Sokoloff goes E, on her blog. Social MediaHow to set up a WordPress blog in five … Continue reading

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A New Way to Study Writing: Watching Too Much Television

Have you noticed a whole lotta’ lamenting going on that writers don’t want to study craft anymore? Social media guru Kristen Lamb’s incisive lament. And the people who run writer’s conferences are flooded with workshop proposals on how to format … Continue reading

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AMC’s The Killing: Fooled Me Once

I was like a lot of people last year when The Killing debuted.  I watched the first episode and went online to talk about it. “Good show. Kind of slow but it’s slow with atmosphere, not boredom.” My main nitpick: … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Entering the Colorado Gold Writing Contest

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers writing contest is in full swing and you can enter up till June 1, 2012. Details and entry form are here. As contest co-chair this year, I’m excited to be able to participate in this … Continue reading

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