Blog
Holly’s Writing Classes

Blog

Blog

Words, Words, and More Words

I’ve been considering words lately in a deeper way than in the past–their meaning, their power, their significance, all in only a few letters. Consider: “Die!” and “Live!” Such powerful sentiments packed into three or four letters. Checking out a couple of online dictionaries reminded me just how many ways we use the word “word.” […]

Continue reading

The Accidental Editor

Asking the Wrong Question at the Right Time It all started with Holly’s email on July 26, with this subject line: “SERIES price increase delay… yowls of pain noted” for her ‘How to Write a Series’ course. It was a training I’d known about for a few years, and one I desperately needed. I knew that […]

Continue reading

Not A Member Yet?

Get the free 3-week short fiction class, the community of dedicated working writers, and the writing boost you need to reach YOUR goals.


Join for Free

Writing Equals Passion Plus Thought

Think. Don’t just emote. This advice runs counter to what you’ll get in many, many writers’ guides, courses, and classes, where you’ll find yourself encouraged to “feel the words” and to “feel what your character feels” and where you’ll hear the words “don’t over-analyze.” And frankly, this is good advice as far as it goes. […]

Continue reading

Tackling Book Marketing the Hard Way

I recall the first time I indie-published a book on Amazon. After months of bleeding words onto the written page, reading, rewriting, editing, designing a cover, crying in frustration, cursing at my monitor when Amazon asked questions about things mysterious to me, and then finally clicking the coveted “Submit” button…nothing. 3

Continue reading