Author: Stacy Overby

World-Building and Psychology
May 12, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

Did you know there is quite a bit of psychology that goes into world-building? Or at least there should be. What often comes to mind first in world-building is the physical environment, right? Then things like clothes, food, some cultural elements, and different races/peoples. Hopefully, you’re nodding your head agreeing with all of this so
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First Aid for Writer’s Block
April 14, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

Inspiration. The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. At least according to Google, this is the definition of inspiration. But, as any author knows, inspiration can be as elusive as finding the truth in a room full of teenagers in trouble. Let me help you out
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On Hearing Voices
March 29, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

No.  I’m not talking about literal voices.  What I am referring to are the different voices we refer to in writing.  There are two specific voices, and a few notes on style, to consider.  The first is character voice, and the second is author voice.  Then there is author style and editing problems to consider. 
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Editing 101
March 10, 2017 Editing,Writing Advice Stacy Overby

Editing, shmediting.  It’s all the same thing, isn’t it?  You’re going through making sure your draft looks good so you can get your work published, right?  At its heart, yes.  That is what editing is.  However, it’s much more than that.  There are several kinds of editing that focus on different aspects of the work. 
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Guest Post: Self-Care Is Good Business
February 18, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stacy Overby

When you think about the business of writing, you probably don’t think about good self-care do you?  Many people don’t.  Yet, I would argue it is a critical piece of any good business plan.  You won’t do yourself any good as an author if you’re not healthy.  Making good business decisions require clear, well thought
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