Holly Lisle

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What’s Coming For HWC Members 2018

The last few years have been focused on site development. On getting: Classrooms working Classes back in place The forum functioning Access to classes fixed The old shop replaced with a new shop The broken affiliate program replaced with a top-notch program Last year, I also worked on existing classes, doing an overhaul and update […]

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Be An Actor

Today we are pleased to bring you a new blog feature, Holly’s Writing Insights. Coming to you the first Tuesday of each month, these posts will be short, to-the-point bits of wisdom that you can apply immediately to your writing. Here’s today’s insight. Be an actor? That’s a WRITING TIP?! Yeah. Seriously. You have to […]

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Read Fiction

All writers are readers. Not most, not some. ALL. It’s one of the few times you’ll ever hear me make an all-encompassing blanket statement. If you want to write, you have to read. If you want to write well, you have to read a lot. Not to learn voice—you have your own, and you don’t want to […]

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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. […]

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