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Publishing Strategies: Crowdfunding 1

Publishing Strategies: Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding models like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are becoming more and more popular for creative projects of all kinds. What’s really interesting, though, is what this is going to do – and already doing –...

Bad Cover Art…Redesigned: When Spirits Walk 6

Bad Cover Art…Redesigned: When Spirits Walk

Welcome to Bad Cover Art…Redesigned! Where I bring you the most horrible of all cover art I can find on the world wide web and try to come up with an alternative (that I...

Featured Club: Queer Inklings 0

Featured Club: Queer Inklings

Some of you, especially older members, may recall The Gay Writers and Support Group. It’s been around for a long time, predating the Clubs section, with humble beginnings as a usergroup. Recently, they’ve changed...

Fiction Focus Week 5- Heroes 5

Fiction Focus Week 5- Heroes

One of the things that turns up in fiction (particularly sci-fi, fantasy, adventure and YA) again and again are heroes- and heroines, but for some reason the word “heroine” has much more Victorian connotations,...

Challenge Corner #4 – Chocolate 4

Challenge Corner #4 – Chocolate

Hello again, Challengers! I hope you had a good time playing with Cerberus last time. There’s been radio silence in the comments section so far, but Challenge Corner doesn’t believe in deadlines, so I...

The Editing Cycle #3 – Character Growth 4

The Editing Cycle #3 – Character Growth

Whether you’ve finished writing your novel, or have only just begun, one of the most important things to consider is character consistency vs character growth. Every character in your novel goes through a journey...

Word of the Week #4 0

Word of the Week #4

I must go to Professor Chuffkin’s auction–I hear there is a delightful selection of chinoiserie. chinoiserie (noun)  shin-wahz-REE 1. Anything reflecting Chinese culture: Chinese artifacts, designs, artistic styles, behaviour.

To Break or Not to Break? 0

To Break or Not to Break?

snap, crackle, pop Writers of all ages and all places are aware of line breaks. Sometimes we’re not aware of what line breaks are doing, exactly, but we definitely know they’re there! Completing a...

Featured Poem 3/11 – “I Will Pronounce Your Name” 2

Featured Poem 3/11 – “I Will Pronounce Your Name”

I Will Pronounce Your Name by Leopold Sedar Senghor   I will pronounce your name, Naett, I will declaim you, Naett! Naett, your name is mild like cinnamon, it is the fragrance in which...