Category: Special Feature

Show Vs Tell Character Description by Emma T. Gitani
June 24, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Emma T. Gitani

We’ve all heard these expressions. Show don’t tell. Give meaningful description but don’t make  a laundry list. The example below takes on showing character description without creating a laundry list. Laundry List Example: Matt started magic school two weeks ago, and he watched the girl who sat at his lunch table. She was skinny and
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The Magic of Multiplicity: JD Estrada
June 17, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature A.L. Mabry

As an indie author who also has a day job, a lot of people have asked me where I find the time to work on my projects and how I’ve been able to publish the books I have with the schedule I keep. The one word answer I can offer is that I focus my
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Guest Post: Building Cities by Paul R. Davis
June 1, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature,Writing Advice Paul Davis

I’m addicted to city builders. I thought about this the other day when I started playing Folk Tale, a fantasy city builder still in alpha stages, and suddenly it was 1am. When I was little we would play SimCity on the SNES. Then Godzilla became a permanent resident and burned that mother down. I’ve played Cities
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Make Your Imagination Work: Great Secrets of Word Building
May 20, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Melinda Harmon

Having an impressive vocabulary is going to take you very far in life. We all know that one person who always throws in some big words where we try to figure out what exactly it means. Do not wait for those mind blowing moments before you start your own word building exercises. Learn new words
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Tips from Bestseller Novels on How to Overcome Writing Obstacles by Melinda Harmon
April 22, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

There are many individuals dreaming of becoming a writer and living a carefree life. A life where you can determine your own working hours and sipping coffee with your laptop open while writing a bestseller. The dream is amazing, but many writers soon find out that there is more to being a writer than the
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Writing Styles and Techniques You Should Try in 2017 by Melinda Harmon
April 1, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

Choosing a writing style is a very important task. If you want to communicate your message or story effectively, this is kind of a make or break area. There are many options to choose from, but first ask yourself, what you would like the reader to experience when reading your story. What tone would you
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Writing Groups-Create-Join-Benefit by Cindy Tomamichel
March 25, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

Today’s post is from author Cindy Tomamichel. Cindy Tomamichel is a writer of action adventure romance novels, spanning time travel, sci fi, fantasy, paranormal, and sword and sorcery genres. They all have something in common – swordfights! The heroines don’t wait to be rescued, and the heroes earn that title the hard way. She has
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The Top Editing Tools for Writers
March 18, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

Every writer knows the task of endless and disheartening task of editing. No matter if you are a website contributor or a novelist, editing is part of the job. After you let the creative juices flow and complete your first draft, you have to go back over your work, and many times end up deleting
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Guest Post: The Writing Process by Frank Montellano
March 4, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

The Writing Process: War of the Woods Frank Montellano has worked (in no particular order) as a movie projectionist, travelling stuffed animal salesman, sailor, aircraft electrician, teacher, KMart employee, vice-principal, and media specialist. He is also a veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. He is married, living in Louisiana, and has
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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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