Writers are alway told "show, don't tell," but that's not always right. Show & Tell discusses when you shouldn't use summary (telling) and when you shouldn't.
The Most Common Intermediate Mistake & Fixing the Most Common Intermediate Mistake focus on what makes a protagonist active, and how scene-sequel structure can force a lazy protagonist to get off his butt and run your plot!
A Time to Write bursts the myth of "finding" time.
And Are you the Next American Idol? (revised!) deals with the question of whether or not you should self-publish your novel.
Hilari Bell has been called the poster child for persistence. The first novel she sold was the fifth she'd written, and when it sold she was working on novel fourteen. She now has seventeen conventionally published novels with two more under contract, and is now branching into epublishing her backlist novels and her writing tips.
She likes board games and "decadent" camping. (In a pop-up trailer with a space heater, a stove--even a toaster!) She says camping is the only time she gets to do enough reading...though when it comes to reading, there's really no such thing as enough.
She's also a member of the best writing critique group in the universe. (Her opinion, anyway.) And you can find their webpage at http://thewildwriters.com/read more
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