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Magic as a Superpower

I really enjoyed watching Marvel’s recent release of Doctor Strange to the movie world, and it got me thinking about other things I’ve read or watched regarding the treatment of magic or magical powers in the superhero world. I remember discussing with my husband as we were waiting to see the movie how Dr. Strange’s [...]

By | 2016-12-31T14:12:45+00:00 December 31st, 2016|On Writing, Palladian, Writing Tips|Comments Off on Magic as a Superpower

Junior League for Writers: Fanfiction

Are you interested in getting others to see your writing, but are feeling shy about simply jumping into publishing your own serial, or independently publishing your work? If so, I’d like to recommend you try fanfiction first, as a way to dip your toes into the water and get feedback on your writing. My experience [...]

By | 2016-08-28T13:08:39+00:00 August 28th, 2016|On Writing, Palladian, Writing Tips|Comments Off on Junior League for Writers: Fanfiction

What is Your World’s Power Level?

This article will focus on a primary concern for writers of super heroes fiction. To a certain extent, the ideas here may apply to fantasy and some other genres as well, but supers fiction will definitely take center stage here. To put the titular question another way: Do you know the limits of what's possible in [...]

By | 2017-11-11T04:43:00+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Robert Arrington, Writing Tips|Comments Off on What is Your World’s Power Level?

The Magicians: A Guide on What NOT To Do

For readers seeing this on Pen and Cape Society, let me preface this with the fact that I know the show involved isn't a superhero show. However, there has been interest in the writing process I and my colleagues in the Society follow and this article speaks to mine: namely how I deconstruct all the [...]

By | 2016-02-23T19:57:20+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Landon Porter, On Writing, Writing Tips|Comments Off on The Magicians: A Guide on What NOT To Do

5 Tips For When Your Characters Are Stuck In The Mud #amwriting

Are your characters lifeless? Are they mired in boring, like a stick in the mud? Try out these 5 tips to create characters who are unique and exciting. #1  If you are looking for a hobby or job for one of your characters, try this tip: Go to Amazon Kindle's bestsellers list to look for free [...]

By | 2016-01-28T14:20:11+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Lisa M. Collins, PCS Officers, Writing Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips For When Your Characters Are Stuck In The Mud #amwriting

The Secrets of Self Publishing to Libraries

I snuck into the hidden world of librarians by having a table at the ALA Midwinter conference. Here's what I learned as a self publisher among giants. Now you won't have to repeat my mistakes! Advanced Reviews There are several publications that offer free reviews and paid reviews for libraries and school libraries, along with [...]

By | 2016-01-11T12:22:58+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Marketing, On Writing, Scott Bachmann, Writing Tips|Comments Off on The Secrets of Self Publishing to Libraries

Writers and Illustrators

What follows is a discussion of the relationship between writers and illustrators in self publishing. Some of it applies to traditional publishing, but there's often editors and publishers in-between and in the way. This is why most writers hate their book covers. I'm primarily a writer of comics and illustrated books, even though I set [...]

By | 2015-12-23T09:41:04+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|On Writing, Scott Bachmann, Writing Tips|1 Comment

Editing, Condensed

When I first began editing a book with intention to publish, I had no idea what to do, or what to look for, so I went to one of my favorite places to find information these days, the internet! I found a whole lot of advice there, some good, some not, but the place I [...]

By | 2015-10-25T13:05:49+00:00 October 25th, 2015|Book Series, Palladian, Writing Tips|Comments Off on Editing, Condensed

And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!

I'm overdue for contributing something to this site. I think I've written an article...never? Yup. Never. So *knuckle crack* here we go. Kids in Fiction Most of my works involve children and I occasionally write stories for children so I thought kids in fiction might be a worthy topic. We all know what kids are. We've [...]

By | 2015-12-23T08:41:38+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|On Writing, Scott Bachmann, Writing Tips|1 Comment

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