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How I Learned to Write by the Seat of My Pants

by Kassandra Lamb ~ The story of how I discovered I should write by the seat of my pants is a good lesson in two things—everybody is different and trust your instincts.…

The Speed of Write (Plus a New Release)

by Kassandra Lamb ~ I suspect most people realize that writing a novel is a lengthy process. But how lengthy varies from author to author. Also sometimes “the speed of write” is…

The Fun and Challenges of Writing Holiday Stories

by Kassandra Lamb ~ A couple of weeks ago, I guest blogged about the fun and challenges of writing holiday stories, on Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers, the blog of Anastasia Pollack…

Reality in Our Fiction

by Kassandra Lamb ~ We fiction writers invent all kinds of things—make-believe settings, fictitious events, imaginary friends (er, I mean, characters). In other words, we make stuff up. But we are often…

Writing a Crossover Novel (plus a New Release)

by Kirsten Weiss ~ Writing a crossover novel has some unique challenges and some interesting payoffs. If you grew up in the eighties, you may remember those crossover TV specials. (Simon and…